💭P R I O R I T I Z I N G
o u r m e n t a l h e a l t h
💡Questions To Ponder
📕What would prioritizing my mental health look like?
📗What hurdles have I identified and/or created?
Do I feel I am ‘deserving’ of self-care?
And if not, why?
📘How can I honor my mental health in some way, today?
What feels good?
What feels like a weight off my shoulders?
🖍Our mental health self-care may look very different to what we see online- I know mine does
🖍The art above by the amazing @mellow.doodles
lists some really accessible ways of putting our mental health first (none of which include expensive bath items😉)
🖍If a mental health practice has really helped you out, leave it below in the comments! As with all the other posts, we never know who we are helping, or who’s experience we’re validating✨
I know the feeling when someone asks "Are you okay?", and you just say "yeah totally!" even though you are really not, but because it is easier than explaining how you feel. I know how you sometimes tell yourself you need to get your act together, because everyone is doing really well, and you are the only one who is not. But I also want you to know that you're not alone. It's okay not to be okay, your feelings are valid. It's okay to take time off to heal, to do what's best for you and you'll come back stronger. .
Comment anything you want to share today! I'll start: I've been taking Saturdays off because it makes me feel better to sort out my thoughts before I start my week. Yes, I feel guilty because I have so much work, but I feel good because I'm starting to take more care of myself. ❤ .
Central State Hospital 🏥
Georgia's state mental asylum located in Milledgeville, Georgia, now known as the Central State Hospital, has been the state's largest facility for treatment of mental illness and developmental disabilities.
This past saturday I spent my afternoon hiking and photographing nature while listening to music. I was so in tune with myself, my criativity, that I immediately thought "what if I'm doing this all wrong? What if I'm not supposed to take this PhD in literature? What if I'm wasting my time when what I should be doing is writing and taking pictures?" Maybe it's really me talking, maybe it's BPD, maybe it's the PhD student that wants it all finished, maybe it's all this and more. I just know that whatever I end up doing, I don't want to let this creative part of myself be forgotten.
Sábado passado passei a tarde a passear e a tirar fotos à natureza enquanto ouvia música. Estava tão em sintonia comigo mesma com a minha criatividade, que comecei a pensar "e se estiver a fazer tudo errado? E se não for suposto fazer o doutoramento em literatura? E se estiver a gastar o meu tempo, quando o que deveria estar a fazer era escrever e tirar fotos?" Talvez seja mesmo eu a falar, talvez seja o TPB, talvez seja a doutoranda que quer acabar esta etapa, talvez seja tudo isto e mais. Só sei que, o que quer que seja que eu acabe a fazer, não quero que esta minha parte criativa acabe esquecida. #anxiety#depression#bpd#bpdawareness#bpdwarrior#borderlinepersonalitydisorder#mentalhealth#mentalhealthrecovery#mentalhealthawareness#criativity#photography#naturephotography#ansiedade#depressão#saudemental#transtornopersonalidadeborderline#fotografia#criatividade
Spin, Shift, Clients and Upper Body Session finito✅
Now for some grubby & Vitamin D 🌞🌞🌞
Happy Banker Peepz😜
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“I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful.” -Unknown
My journey has been so, so long, and I look forward to talking publicly about it with time, but God has taken my life and shaped it into something I never saw coming.
I’ve learned how to hold my head up when I had every right to bury myself in a hole.
I’ve learned how to cry when it hurts, because crying isn’t a bad thing.
I’ve learned how to look in the mirror and tell myself I’m worth fighting for.
I’ve learned how to love in an entirely different way
EXTENDED? Yes indeed! We want to give all of our members the opportunity to apply that is why we extended our deadline until Sunday, April 28,2019 at 6pm. Please be sure to congratulate our new members this Friday at their induction ceremony! If you have any questions regarding the application or whether or not you are eligible please dm us. #NSLS#GSU#GSU19#GSU20#GSU21#TrueLife#NSLSGSU#MentalHealthAwareness
For the record PTSD also known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder does not just happen to veterans, those that went to war, or serving active duty.
ANYONE who has experienced a traumatic event in their life can suffer with #PTSD many people don’t even know that’s what they are battling with. For mental health resources or more information call your local 211! #WithHelpComesHope#TiTalks#MentalHealthAwareness Because there is no health without Mental Health! 💚
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had a Zinger Burger 🍔 with fries 🍟 at KFC
Come join me in my recovery journey and beat this ED 😊
So glad to be back posting my weekly Protect Your Mental Content! These past few weeks have been emotionally and mentally draining. With the passing of my grandmother in law, juggling the many ideas I have in store for PYM, planning a wedding, and juggling school, internship, and a full time job that I’m on the verge of wanting to quit; these past few weeks have been extremely trying for me. HOWEVER, I’m truly grateful for everything that’s on my plate and the fact that I can admit and say, I’m OVERWHELMED!! 😫
So this week, I want to speak on gratitude. Being grateful for all that we have in life is one of the keys to true happiness. By recognizing all of the good things we have to be appreciative for, rather than dwelling on the negative, often those ‘not so good’ things don’t seem so bad once we shift our mindset to positives. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Being grateful doesn’t imply that you’ve got your rose-colored glasses permanently on. Nor does it mean that everything is necessarily “good”, it simply means that you’re aware of your blessings, appreciate the small things and acknowledge all that you do have. So today I’m grateful to have loving friends and family around me, I have a job to support me, and I have the pleasure of gaining another guardian angel. So what are you grateful for today? 🧠 🌱 #protectyourmentalmonday#protectyourmental#positivementalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#mentalwellness#wellness#postivethinking#mentality#positiveaffirmations
I hope everyone's week isn't too crazy! Today we are switching it up and doing a song lyric from Lizzo as our post of the day, shoutout to the artist who created this piece!🎼
Thank you to everyone who also got us to 85K!! That is absolutely insane to see so many people joining this movement of BreakingTaboo😊
PSA mental health more specifically self harm and not glorified. It's ok,you can talk to us or even those who suffer aswell, you have a safe place with ús. Speaking about it is the first step to recovery when you're ready. And relapses happen don't be too upset, if you feel youve let yourself down you haven't , you're loved and important and the world would be less without you🌍😥😥❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💗💗💗💞💞💞💞 #mentalhealthawareness#selfcare#selfhelp#friendsandfamily
Confidence isn’t always a constant. Its okay to have days where you feel differently about yourself, or your body. Ive been struggling lately with my relationship with my body. I know on social media it seems like Im extremely confident, but there are a lot of factors that sometimes lead me into a negativity spiral with my appearance. One day I feel like Im untouchable, and without warning the next day I feel gross. Just know that those negative feelings are temporary. Talking through the feelings with my support systems, and sticking to my routine really help dig me out of the hole. .
If you ever feel like you’re stuck in a negative mindset that you feel like no one else would understand, please know my DMs are always open for you. Always.
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday! Please remember that when you take two steps forward and end up taking one step back for whatever reason, you are still progressing towards health, happiness, and success. Never never never forget that and never feel bad about yourself for not "getting better" faster. You are doing just fine, more than fine. Take a moment today to remind yourself of your progress and hard work.
Drinking caffeine-free teas before bed soothes many people. There is a calming aspect to sipping a warm liquid in your favorite mug before nodding off
1. Chamomile tea: Commonly regarded as a mild tranquilizer/sleep inducer chamomile has long been used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Its calming effects may be attributed to the abundance of an antioxidant called apigenin. Apigenin binds to specific receptors in your brain that may decrease anxiety and initiate sleep.
2. Valerian tea: A stronger option, it's root may increase sleepiness by rising the levels of a neurotransmitter called GABA. Smaller studies suggest that it improves overall sleep quality by shortening the time it takes to fall asleep and decreasing nighttime awakenings. (Note: potentially addictive)
3. Lavender tea/oil: Lavender is a herb often touted for its aromatic and soothing scent. A 2005 study found that smelling lavender oil before bed increased the time spent in deep sleep, and resulted in corresponding feelings of restoration and higher energy levels the following morning.
2019 has been a year of healing, clinging to the ones who walk through the fires with us, and doing really hard things. Our little shop was founded during the midst of a crushing mental health struggle, currently growing from a place of healing and health, becoming something more beautiful every day ❣️
⠀⠀ @pistachi.co was born out of a need for stationery that cut the message of always doing more, being more, grinding ourselves down to nothing. Instead, we celebrate and cultivate the message of taking care of ourselves, doing the hard work towards healing the parts of ourselves we need to heal, and being right where we are, present and full of joy.
We’re two people on a mission to bring better mental health to beautiful brains everywhere. Small but mighty, we’re here to walk alongside you wherever you are on your journey 🌿
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Happy Earth Day! 🌎
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CONDUCT CONTROL DISORDER
This involves a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major societal norms are violated.
The disorder is manifested by the presence of at least three of the following criteria in the past 12 months, with at least one criterion present in the past 6 months
Criteria include the following:
1) The individual will often threaten, intimidate or bully others
2) Has stolen while confronting a victim. (e.g., purse snatching, extortion, mugging, armed robbery etc.) 3) Has broken into someone’s home, car or private property
4) Has stolen items of value without confronting the owner. (e.g., shoplifting but without breaking and entering; forgery)
5) Has been physically cruel to humans
6) Has been physically cruel to animals
7) Has violated someone sexually
8) Has used a weapon that can cause serious physical harm to others. (Examples include but are not limited to bottles, sharp objects, rocks, gun etc.). .
9) Often lies to obtain goods, favors or to avoid obligations
10) Has intentionally set fire with the intention of causing serious damage
11) Often stays out at night without parents knowing
12) Has run away from home overnight at least twice while living in their parents’ home, or once without returning for a long period.
13) Often skips school, beginning before age 13.
14) Has intentionally destroyed the property of others, other than fire-setting
15) Initiates physical fights
Conduct disorder may begin in childhood before the age of ten, or in adolescence age 10-18.
The earlier the symptoms, the more severe the conduct control disorder.