I'm a Twenty year old mental health advocate. My goal is to help diminish the stigma that surrounds mental health, I'm doing this by being open about my own mental health issues, and also by educating others on mental illnesses,With knowledge comes understanding, with understanding comes acceptance.
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Monthly Archives: October 2012
There is this new poster campaign going around that has people of certain cultures around the world putting up photo’s of costumes that depict there culture’s as stereotypical, with the slogan “we are a culture not a costume” This poster … Continue reading
I’ve made some amazing friends while being inpatient and while going through treatment programs, friends that have helped me become spontaneous more confident in my skills, more talkative and just simply feel accepted. I’m going to share three personal stories of friends … Continue reading
A glitter jar is something that I’ve recently learned about. I love this idea and have heard such positive feedback about it. How do you use it? – When you feel like you want to harm, binge, restrict, cry, scream, … Continue reading
Last night was the night! My first speech about my own mental health struggles, first speech about the blog. The anxiety was high, the panic attacks had been and gone, but I persevered, and I’m so glad I did. The night … Continue reading
Triggers are specific memories, behaviors, thoughts and situations that jeopardize recovery – signals you are entering a stage that brings you closer to a relapse. This trigger can become the reason for self harming, a binge, restricting food, excessive exercise, lashing out … Continue reading