I've been very quiet this May (regarding mental health) which is in fact Mental Health Awareness Month, mostly due to the fact that I've been going through my own struggles with mental illness and feeling that stigma perpetuated by society. We are still far from safe spaces to discuss mental health(and why i don't feel comfortable sharing so much in the public eye) and i am hoping that anyone who struggles with this is able to get that access, care, support, and clarity to live their best lives for themselves and their families. I pray for healing for all my family members and friends going through their own particular mental health struggles, with 43.8 million, or 1 in 5 people in the U.S., experiencing episodes of mental illness every year, it is an epidemic yet something many who experience it are afraid to talk about. With so many mentally ill facing stigma and also death at the hands of police brutality and systemic injustice, I pray for a better world where we can all heal. We live in a society that has been sickened by so many interlapping oppressions, I hope to be able to support others going through the same.
Strong Black Women need Support Too.
To all the black women showing up for themselves and others.
We see you, we support you, the work do matters. 💚
Today we're sending support to these black women. @loveandguidanceproject
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Sebuah novel pertama oleh Dr Muharikah mengenai LGBT dan bagaimana #novelstigma kita pada mereka?
Bila kita bertemu dengan mereka yang yang homoseksual, apa persepsi kita terhadap mereka?
Mesti macam, 'err' dan cuba menjauhkan diri, kan?
Tapi tidak buat Dr. Iman. Bekerja di jabatan penyakit berjangkit menemukan dia dengan ramai pesakit HIV, yang kebanyakannya tergolong LGBT.
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Repost from @sweetalchemybakeshop - As many of you may know, May is National Mental Health Month. What you may not know is when I'm not baking, I actually work in mental health as a counselor. In order to raise mental health awareness and combat stigma, most of the posts for the remainder of the month are going to look a little different.
Here's some cupcakes from a previous event, inspiration courtesy of the @depressedcakeshop
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Actual cannibal Shia LaBeouf gets it. Another reason for clapping is when they show therapists or doctors not breaking every ethics code ever created. Don’t perpetuate the stereotype of “insane asylums”. AND/or don’t use mental illness as a source of super human powers. Can you think of a movie or tv show that does a good job? Leave a comment.
"Macam mana kalau saya terjatuh cinta kat dia?" ungkap Iman, serius.
Ketawa Zarith berderai, terbahak-bahak sehingga mengeluarkan air mata.
"Knowing you, I know akak takkan fall in love dengan orang macam Aleph. Kalau tak, ramai dah adik-adik kat Cairo dulu tu jadi kekasih akak," ketawa mereka pecah lagi. Menenggelamkan suasana bingit di kantin itu.
Iman tahu, Zarith hanya bergurau. Tapi, ada sisi kehidupan Iman yang berjaya disorok daripada Zarith.
Sisi gelap yang tak pernah dia kongsikan dengan sesiapa pun.
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Our first of many Summer Classic episode repostings! We welcome back Grace & Nivendra to kick off this special season. Nivendra, an incredible Sri Lankan psychologist intros us into Grace's episode by updating us on his continued walk through Sri Lanka in effort to raise awareness of Mental Health. We are honored to share the message of these two global guests on the podcast once again.
For those who know me, one of my biggest passions is advocating for mental wellness. For those wondering, the name of my blog “AROH LANCEUR” is significant to mental health advocacy. ⒶⓇⓄⒽ is an acronym for “A Ray Of Hope” and ⓁⒶⓃⒸⒺⓊⓇ means “to launch” in French. That said, the name’s translation means “To launch A Ray Of Hope” for a better tomorrow. In addition, MAY is •MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH• and I’m so grateful to share this blog with you! I’m also excited to share one of my favorite mental wellness past times! •
During college, there were times when numerous mental breakdowns tempted me to drive a straight 6-hour trip back home. My body felt numb, I refused to leave the dorm room and I spent most of my time sleeping just for the purpose of being unconscious. It seemed to be the only solution to achieving peace of mind. However, a vocational retreat Sophomore year offered a new solution. ✨ ᎫᎾUℛℕᎯℒℐℕᎶ.✨ Isolating myself on this porch has provided me •HOURS• of stillness, serenity and ultimate •PEACE OF MIND.• Spiritually speaking, my relationship with God has grown in ways I never knew possible. Journaling has allowed me to focus on my breathing, shut off technology & be attentive to my present emotions. Journaling has allowed me to be vulnerable with myself in a way that •showed me the fulfillment of self-love.• I still have much to learn about myself, but to this day, I never leave home without my journal. ••• Always remember to take care of yourself. Treat yourself. Take time off. Surround yourself with encouraging, uplifted people. Allow yourself to feel. Contrary to popular belief, therapy is always a good idea. More so, it’s past due that we eradicate the stigma & misrepresented mediated stereotypes associated with mental illness. Lastly, always remember: kindness to yourself is just as important as offering kindness to others. Take care, loves. ❌⭕️
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Between the ages of 22 and 24 I was in an abusive relationship. Physically and mentally abusive. The start is always amazing. They tell you everything you want, do everything they need to do to bait you in. I was blinded to it. For names sake lets call him Lucifer. Lucifer couldnt hold a job, had no money and no car. Everytime he got a job and lost it it was someone elses fault. Every single time. I was constantly paying for everything and driving us around everywhere. My parents would try and explain to me that he was using me but I just couldnt see it. We would much around play fighting, but he would actually hit me hard. We would fight constantly about him not being motivated in life. Of course he would cry and make me feel terrible. The first time he he was violent with me, he pushed me into the wall, the second time, he pushed me into the bed. The next period was him with his finger pushing into my forehead calling me names and telling me I was stupid. Every single time he would cry and say how sorry he was. Making me feel terrible. I never recieved a birthday present or Christmas present. But I would always go out of my way to make sure he didnt go without. One time he held me down and bruised my chin. Every Saturday night he would go clubbing and get mad when I said I didnt want to go. I was studying at uni and the weekends I just wanted to relax. The night he broke up with me he had me on the floor in the corner, he was punching the wall next to my head. He called the police on me. I didnt even do anything, i had brought him dinner. The funny thing was, he broke up with me. I found out years later he was cheating on me every Saturday night, with his current gf. Everytime Ive told someone, like his mum or sister that he was abusive to me.. he calls me a liar and starts putting me down. Ill never let anyone treat me like that again.
We move to Day #22 of our 31-portrait #MHAM tribute for 31 days of May’s Mental Health Awareness Month. This evening, we meet the truly amazing, artistic, and talented Carly, who has lived with #depression and has lost loved ones to #suicide : “An old college friend of mine recently died by suicide, and I was devastated. I had other acquaintances in my life who had also died that way, but this one hit harder than any of the others. I hadn’t seen her in a while, though we talked online from time to time. I found myself sobbing for days and wondering why she hadn’t reached out to someone…I do understand why, deep down, because I recognize the feelings of embarrassment and guilt attached to reaching out for help. I adored her and my heart aches for her close friends and family. When you lose someone to suicide, there are always the what-ifs, and that’s difficult to deal with. After her death, I was motivated even more to help break the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. I want people like her to know that they don’t have to hide their feelings and they deserve to be happy and healthy.” Read more about Carly’s experience right here: www.stanleysessions.com. #love#mentalhealth#mentalillness#stanleysessions#death#life#health#girlgaze#photography#femalephotographer#bnw#stigma#portrait#photojournalism#photojournalist#nikon#yourshot @anxymag @weareendpain @namicommunicate @afspnational #goodbye#photographer#sad#adolescentcontent#portrait#blackandwhite#stigma#bff#friends
So part of the fellowship opportunity is to fly to D.C. for the Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities. (Which is right up my alley) #nbcc .
I am both excited and exhausted all at the same time. For some reason I couldn’t sleep last night (which is never a problem for me) maybe I was nervous? I’m excited for the work we are going to do, the mentoring I will receive and the connections i have made! Heart full. ❤️
Me again. Thought I’d write about #mentalhealth again because, although #mentalhealthawareness week is over, every week is MHA week over at our #mentallyyours podcast. This time I’m thinking about booze. I took this pic by a neon beer sign in Cincinnati. One of the challenges of my job is having to navigate alcohol (yeah yeah, smallest violin in the world 🎻). I’m on #moodstabilisers for my #bipolar1#bipolardisorder which means I’m not supposed to drink alcohol at all. Ha, as if that happens. Luckily I don’t really like most booze, just the odd G&T / glass of champagne. Things get trickier during big social occasions like weddings and birthdays where you’re expected to get wasted (in England anyway). On my travels I also sometimes need to drink so I can write accurately about new pop ups eg cool new breweries. Again, smallest violin. It’s a delicate balance tasting alcohol to accurately write about it and not having so much it interferes with my meds. Sometimes I just say no, but people can be really weird / offended by that, especially if they’re drinking lots. It’s also a super fun thing to mention on dates. The usual conversation is - ‘what can I get you?’ ‘Soda and lime’ ‘no, let me get you a real drink’, ‘no thanks, I don’t really drink’ ‘oh. Do you mind if I drink?’ ‘Of course not’. Cue them thinking I’m a recovering alcoholic / religious zealot / prude. I’m not sure what the answer is. I really don’t want to lead with ‘I cannot drink because it will interfere with my meds, thanks, bye,’ although obviously meds are super sexy to talk about on a first date. If you’re in the same situation let me know how you handle it. If not, any and all ideas welcome xY #bipolarproblems#mentalillness#mentalhealthblogger#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthawarenessmonth#mental#bipolar#bipolargirl#bipolarbitch#bipolarblogger#bipolardepression#bipolarmania#bipolarmanagement#bipolarbitchesbelike#endthestigma#stigma#alcoholfree