It saddens me to hear that we lost our fight. After all the deep conversation we had over the last few months i was sure you was finally in a good place. Our last conversation was over a week ago and all we spoke about was killing it this summer. We spoke about the shop and you seemed excited for the future. I don’t know why the fuck water is coming out my eye right now but it’s deep. I guess I’m just mad that we lost a good one. No one can tell me nothing bad about you, I judged you on the person I met, the person I know. The guy with the big heart. Humble. Caring. The gentleman. You will be greatly missed my G. Rest in peace my friend. Until I see you again 🙏🏾💔🕊
1,45115416 March, 2019
Reposting this because I think it’s so important!
🛋 Have you ever wondered whether you are feeling anxiety or depression?
There can be a lot of confusion about the differences between anxiety and depression.
Often anxiety and depression go hand and hand with each other. We may have periods of feeling very anxious 😬, and then our body can rebound and recoup by feeling 😭depressed.
As a result there is a lot of overlap between them. And if we don’t know that, we can feel like there’s something wrong with us. I see it especially for women who have anxiety and get mad at themselves for feeling restless or irritable.
Here’s a chart 📈to help you see some of the differences between them and where there is also overlap.
Please keep in mind this chart is for educational purposes only and not meant as a guide for diagnosing yourself 😉
Are there any other depression and anxiety related similarities and differences you’ve experienced? I wanna know!
I’ve been so off all day, super anxious today, feel myself reverting back to the obsessive things I do when I’m feeling anxious and panicky. Feeling like all my progress is lost, but I know I’ve been here before and I know I’ll get back out!♥️ prayers and good vibes please.
Everyday isn't going to be great, some days are gonna leave you drained and hurting, and that's okay. Do your best to get through those days and know #itsokaynottobeokay
Social media can be so toxic when all you see is the highlights from other people's lives. Part of opening up the conversation and breaking the stigma around mental health is being okay with some of our lower moments and sharing our real selves. Well this is the real me on a day where life isn't all sunshine and rainbows, and that's okay. Going forward I want to be more real with you guys and not just show positive moments on here, but also some struggles because we all have times we struggle and it's time to break the stigma. No one is perfect, we all have quirks, ups and downs, and that's what makes us all unique and we should celebrate that.
Life is all about perception. Positive versus Negative. Is Spiderman on top in this comic? Or Deadpool? Slide left 👈
Fighting the Fight against Cancer, Mental Health or Anything Bad!
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Train your perspective and it will serve you well. It's always in times of darkness that ironically, life looks more beautiful and I create in abundance. When everything is going my way and I feel great, I probably only create about 30% of my art! It's funny how the hard days bring me more meaningful connections, ideas and purpose. .
I suppose this bittersweet existence might be a blessing in disguise. Without our struggles we cannot strive to succeed and it seems to me the human race has always been predestined for the intrinsic need for progress. .
I have been counting the days since I last saw you, since I last heard you laugh.
It's been over a month now.
I haven't seen any photos of you since, I dont know what you're doing or how you are progressing.
It's the worst to be a mother and not know anything that is happening with your child when you have a legal right to know.
I cry so much every day because I miss you.
This world is cruel and unfair and I just miss my baby.
I get so much hate for being sick but I am also getting so much love. But I dont have control over seeing you my sweet Azure and I hate that.
I'm just a mum who wants to see her baby in amongst all the hate in this world I want the see the one thing is this world that gives me the courage to carry on each day.
I've been trying to focus more on myself recently. The past few years I've really been struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide. As many of you know I try to share with others and be as open as possible to help others out there who may be struggling with the same thing.
I've been worried about what others would think of me if I showed any weakness. If I tried to take even a second to take care of myself. There's a stigma that if you deal with any sort of mental health issues: your feelings, thoughts and opinions almost seem discredited by others in certain instances.
But these past 2 months since I've been home I've found so much joy in learning how to take care of myself. Learning that it's okay to not be okay all the time and that doesn't mean I'm "crazy" or shouldn't feel validated when my emotions don't match up with someone else's.
Really I've come to learn that God gives us specific trials and also specific things that we can do to overcome those things. So let's try and help ourselves... And let others help us too? Because life is so much better when we feel better. Can I get an AMEN?
~Feel the fear and do it anyway~
Living in fear has been a place of comfort. Anxiety is what I know best, I lean into when it leans into me. I’ve spent years accepting it as normal and letting it bodyslam me into submission every damn time
I’m not saying it’s magically disappeared, or that I willed it away. I just got to a point where I was tired of it making all my decisions for me and keeping me stuck
So I feel the fear and do it anyway
And now I’ve made it to a place I never thought I would. And the thing is, when you do it anyway, you realize it truly isn’t as scary as you thought
Getting help is important. Understanding you TRULY ARE CAPABLE no matter what you’re feeling is important. Take a deep breath and dive, I bet on everything you’ll come back up and then some
Amazing views to end a great long weekend. There is beauty everywhere. Sometimes it's just easier to see than others.
I'm setting myself a challenge this week of finding something good in everyday no matter how hard my days are.
I'd like to post this to say a huge thank you to my gorgeous girlfriend for her love and support through life kicking me when I'm down. @sharnseast
My sister took her own life this year because depression and paranoia had overwhelmed her.. My sister can now rest peacefully, no longer suffers the daily difficulties of not wanting to live each day but each and everyday without her for me and my family is difficult to say the least. Every time something comes around like my time of the month (this morning) or just someone being rude brings me to tears. And I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend by my side even though she too struggles on the daily. But at least on days when we both want to "cancel the day" we can snuggle together in bed.
This photo was taken on our first trip on the new Gold MONA boat. Cheers to new experiences! 19.1.19
Sometimes I really do forgot how lucky I am. This is my view everyday when I wake up. ☀️
What happens is my brain then starts digesting that thought very quickly. I feel like I can actually watch it as an outside entity travelling to all the negative roads and pathways hitting the exact things I know it is going to hit before moving on. I’m just sat there watching without even stopping it because I’m somehow immobilised.👣 🤯
How can I be depressed if I live here?🙈
1. You won’t for to long because you will lose it
2. You don’t deserve this so we don’t pay attention
3. This is as good as you will ever get
4. Don’t enjoy it
5. Why can’t I feel happiness looking at this
6. Why can’t I feel happiness
7. You don’t deserve to be happy
8. Your meant to be doing something and you not
9. I’m lazy and won’t amount to anything
10. I can’t and so I I don’t. I’m better of being depressed so I have an excuse.
And that is all in a split second. From there I lose the thought pattern and I’m left with the feeling of heavy pressure, loss, emptiness, warmth and black. 🕳
It’s a crazy world inside that head of mine but I won’t punish it for being that way. It’s part of me and it needs my attention. When I can be conscious with it I try and give it love. 💕 .
That can be by.
1. Stopping and taking in something beautiful 🥀
2. Meditating meditation 🧘♂️ 3. Thanking so deep breaths 😮
4. Even actually going outside for a walk in nature, even if it’s a small bit of grass. 🌱
I always felt wrong. Not wrong in the sense that I had done something morally wrong, but I believed my feelings were overexaggerated for someone like me. My mother was diagnosed with a degenerative brain disease when I was only 8 years old, and I still felt like I was wrong for suffering from the symptoms of depression. I constantly had panic attacks, and I still felt like I was wrong for suffering from the symptoms of my debilitating anxiety. I felt that, as a male, I shouldn’t express my feelings out loud. I shouldn’t “look” depressed. I shouldn’t be depressed. I shouldn’t get anxious over things. As a male – I should just control it.
As I grew, I started to realize there was something else “wrong” with me – I knew I was gay. I knew this would ruin my relationship with my parents, and I kept it to myself for years. I felt I was “wrong” for being depressed over this – that I couldn’t give my parents grandkids, that my parents wouldn’t love me, my parents wouldn’t accept me – compiled with my mother’s illness, I was depressed that even if they did accept me, my mother wouldn’t live long enough to see me truly happy.
I didn’t tell my friends or my family how much I was hurting – it wasn’t right, it wasn’t “masculine,” it was “wrong” for me to be depressed. I continued to bottle up my emotions until I reached the point of suicidal thoughts – and that’s when my family found out. I never told others about how much I was suffering, either – I felt they would treat me as “lesser” than a man.
Although my friends and family know about my mental illness now, I still feel that if I were to express how much I really suffer from mental illness, they would look at me differently. They would treat me differently. Although I know that I was never “wrong” in the first place – I still feel that way every day.
Join the move(men)t | Tell your story
Everybody has two stories. ⠀⠀
There’s the surface story: the one they share with friends, with family, with strangers. This story may have variations depending who they share it with. “I’m usually happy.” “Sometimes, things get tough.” “I went through some bad times, but they’re in the past.”
There’s also the inner story: the one many people are terrified of sharing with anyone, including themselves. “I’m not okay.” “Sometimes I go weeks without feeling anything.” “I don’t know how to deal with this, so I’ll just pretend it doesn’t exist.”
If you are struggling, know that there is no shame in that. There is no shame in not knowing what to do. There is no shame in taking things minute by minute, telling your story letter by letter. There’s no shame in taking you days and you weeks. There’s no shame in you.
And know that you are not defined by your struggles. Not now, not ever.
Photo credit: @anewdawnaa
Join the move(men)t | Tell your story
Let’s stay a conversation.
How are you really doing?
This is a safe space, no judgment here.
I’ll try and respond to as many comments as I can, but knowing the lovely people that follow me on here, they’ll be happy to help to.
I’ll start; had some sad family news recently, but I’m okay. I’m fighting my bipolar to the death as always, having suicidal thoughts daily, but sometimes you gotta yell ‘NOT TODAY SATAN!’
So, how are you really doing?
взяла дерево у @temalebedev
он о нём написал просто и правду
помню, сидела ещё около первого здания нашего факультета, смотрела на похожее дерево и думала почти как Лебедев, только без мата
думала, что вот оно, совершенство, прямо передо мной, и что вот он, дзен, внутри меня
ну а что? философский факультет всё же
а сейчас увидела фотографию и почувствовала, что мой дзен теперь другой, и душа другая, и в душе по-другому: вот как на фото, дерево в душе, и никому не объяснишь, что это всё такое
деревья - это вообще всё #девочки_Кокорины
и души у них - тонкие, из веточек, которые иногда ломаются, но всё равно умеют цвести
я запомню этот день и это чувство, просто так, потому что оно важно для меня; и потому, что мне важно не забывать, когда тебе так, как этому дереву #depressionawareness
Unbezahlte Werbung - On days where everything seems a bit much, where we are confused, sad, scared, helpless and lonely...on these days it’s ok to feel that way. It’s ok to cry and it is ok to feel like you reached rock bottom. But know that there are people, who love you. There are people, who care about you and support you. ♥️ beautiful photography by @luiseblumstengel
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Free Clinic with Dr. Rick Levy:
Hypnosis: Stress, Anxiety & Depression
Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm at
The Levy Center Gaithersburg. Dr. Levy leads a 20 minute Levy Method (hypnosis combined with psychotherapy and meditation) proven to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety up to 50% in one use. The Method audio is a free take-away for future use. Following hypnosis, Dr. Levy consults privately with attendees at no charge. No registration. The Levy Center is located at 965B Russell Ave, Gaithersburg MD 20879. 301-580-3113 or TheLevyCenters.com for details. Free Clinic is not held in bad weather. Follow this page for weather updates. Try a Levy Method for free at TheLevyCenters.com/free-methods. #stress#anxiety#anxious#depressionsupport#anxietyproblems#depressionhelp#depressionawareness#stressrelief#anxietyrelief#stressreliver