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Comment below with what makes you the most amazing you this #wellnesswednesday 💗 and how do you stick to this when others put you down?
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She was never prepared. but she was brave. she got through it. and she always will. there’s a strength deep inside of her. a strength she never knew she had.

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I don’t know about you but the lack of sunlight through the colder months can really get me down. but i find that when i include these 4 things into my self-care routine, my mood is less affected. 😊☀️
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are you affected by seasonal affective disorder? how do you cope with winter?
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Refuse to let anything in your destiny crumble for the expense of others. you don’t ever have to be sorry for putting yourself first. ♥️

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I cannot think of one thing better than forehead kisses except maybe the pit tickets i scored to harry styles yesterday

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@femalecollective knows how to celebrate #transformationtuesday 💜💜 setting boundaries for yourself and others can be a difficult task - we have the confidence in all of you that you can do it and that #urok
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthresource #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #urok #mentalhealthsupport #mentalillnessawareness

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Not a single mention about mental health at this debate. instead, we get a hurtful joke about “being insane” #notokay #languagematters #mentalhealthawareness

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Do you recognize when you're being manipulated?

do you recognize when you're being manipulative?

gaslighting is very often an 'unconscious defensive act,' that has deeply wounding consequences on both the person being manipulated and the person doing the manipulating.

the victim has their sense of self worth and self confidence destroyed amongst other mental and emotional heath consequences.

the perpetrator doesn't even realize they were victims historically, and remain stuck in a place of unawareness and pain, therefore doomed to the same unconscious, dysfunctional, defensive behaviours.
awareness is the start to creating change. be aware of yourself.
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All day today i’ve had this radiating pain from my right shoulder all the way down my arm to the point where it hurt to even click my mouse at work. threw up a few times today and just went back to my desk and pretended everything was good. it’s hard sometimes to act like you’re fine, since you know you look fine and people probably wouldn’t understand what you’re feeling. it’s really hard putting that smile on every day and sayin everything’s good when you feel like shit. it’s really hard to hear “you looked really sick, i was worried about you for a while” when your size 24 jeans still don’t even fit. it’s sad when you’re excited for your next two days off so that you can rest - even tho your pto is for procedure #4 this year. it’s hard to not feel guilty about taking time off for doctors appointments. but this is life - and i’m sick. you don’t know what somebody else is going through even when they “look fine”. always be nice 🎗☀️✨




#endometriosis #womenshealth #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #invisibleillness #autoimmunedisease #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #fibromyalgia #hypothyroidism #thyroid #healing #recovery #butyoudontlooksick

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Seriously. you in? we can make this invention go one or two ways ...👇(let me know your preferred direction).

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Came up with this quote, i think it rings very true. your life will be what you make it to be! just know if you are struggling with your mental health you are not alone. i know from my personal experience that for me in my past i would shut down and bottle things up and it only got worse. i started talking to my wife and opening up and it makes the world of difference! you are important and loved on this planet <3

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #menshealth #womenshealth #anxiety #depression #selflove #awareness #quotes #life

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Taylor rodriguez knew from a young age that she had a heart for adoption after seeing her parents model this in her own childhood. she and her husband agreed that they would add to their family through adoption and their journey began. taylor encourages anyone who has a heart for adoption to go for it. she says "don't wait until you feel like you have the perfect family or have it all together". there are thousands of children in the u.s. who need a safe place to grow and heal, you can be the difference.

love makes a family.

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Studies show that hopeful people tend to be more optimistic. hopeful people are able to generate alternative solutions in order to achieve their goals. therefore, these individuals are more able to problem solve and they have more motivation to attain their goals, even when faced with obstacles. (snyder, 2000; snyder, rand, & sigmon, 2002). #psychology #psychologyfacts #psych #facts #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #hope #optimism #positivepsychology #wellbeing #health #science

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Just a good ol’ selfie. but actually also i wanted to come and say something super real. it’s hit hard for me lately, my own imperfections. my textured skin being one of them. it’s always been something that i’ve shied away from discussing or showing off in photos. and i stared at this photo for like, actually weeks before deciding to post it. but know what? my point is who the f**k really cares?! who cares if you have extra skin on your stomach, or scarring, or if you have thick thighs or a small butt? we always say beauty is dictated by what is within but then we show the world only our beautiful exterior. you are beautiful. and amazing. and strong. and funny. and i hope you know i see you, i see your magical soul and your brilliant mind and if others can’t see through your exterior flaws, then it sucks to be them 🤪 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • •
#selflove #selfcare #love #loveyourself #motivation #mentalhealth #healing #positivevibes #meditation #inspiration #happiness #mindfulness #beauty #life #fitness #selfie #wellness #happy #mentalhealthawareness #health #quotes #yoga #selfworth #goals #bodypositive #goodvibes #positivity #confidence #beautiful #bhfyp

comment 1 star 9 3 minutes ago

Trouble don’t last always...get help bro. military crisis hotline 1-800-273-8255 ✅. #mission22 #suicidepreventionawareness #mentalhealthawareness #nursesrock

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At the end of my life, i want people to say that i was the type of person that remained the same. no matter what phase of life i was going through, i stuck to being me.
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i may have messed up a couple (hundred) times but i was as real as racism is in america. sticking to what i know and following my instincts hasn’t always given me the best results but, the times that i was right...that feeling is unmatchable.
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once i realized how much i love myself, how much i need myself, how far i’ve fallen and managed to get up, how i am beautifully and wonderfully made no matter what anyone has to say...that is one of the greatest days of my life.
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at 27 years old, i can finally say i’m not running or hiding anything from anyone. your feeling are yours, they’re not an opinion. never apologize for doing what you thought was the right thing based on how you felt. i refuse to do it anymore. so, let’s do this sh*t together.
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#letsdothis #staytruetoyou #beyourself #trusttheprocess #godsplan #youareworthit #selfcare #selflove #spotifypodcast #blogger #podcast #inspirationalquotes #mentalhealthadvocate #depression #keepingitreal #mentalhealth #ocd #soundcloud #youtube #anxiety #wegotthis #mentalhealthawareness #youtuber #blackmentalhealth #wegonbealright #podcast #youarenotalone #dontpushme #shineyourlight #useyourvoice #theworldneedsyou

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Last week after my workout i was about ready to quit this particular workout challenge and go back to an old favorite... something i never usually think about or do. last week overall was just difficult, and that's okay! but i'm glad i didn't quit because this past week's workouts i've felt stronger, confident, and more empowered than ever!💪🏻⁣

see, for me, while working out started as a way to lose weight and get healthy, and there's plenty of physical benefits to exercise...but now it's about providing mental strength, release & happy endorphins. especially when as we're heading into this holiday season when so many of us are so stressed out and busy, as the sun sets earlier, it's cloudier and gloomier and seasonal affective disorder sets in...i need this escape, even if it's just 20-30 mins (or longer, like my current program) in my living room. ⁣

this time of year isn't the most wonderful time of year for everyone, but even if it is, we could all use a break and a chance to let off some steam. you deserve it💗

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It may be a liberating process for you. it may bring long awaited relief from years of abuse or emotional neglect. maybe you do not want this breakup, but you do not know how it can mend.⁣⁣⁣
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while you + your soon to be former spouse/partner are emotionally processing this breakup, your child is always as well.⁣⁣⁣
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our children have the right to love both their parents + to be loved by both parents.⁣⁣⁣
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our children have the innate right to emote + feel any feeling they may have.⁣⁣
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our children have the right to be in a safe environment.⁣⁣⁣
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our children have zero place in the middle of their parents breakup. it’s their parents fight, not theirs.⁣⁣
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our children have the right to love extended, step, adopted, bio + chosen family. they also have the right to express dislike for family members + to get help with placement of boundaries + safety needs.⁣⁣⁣
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our children have the right to be children. they do not need to worry about adult problems. they can focus on learning, friendships + activities. their parent can handle the rest.⁣⁣⁣
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our children have the right to know + believe that it is not their fault + that they are not to be blamed.⁣⁣
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our children have the right to grow up + then make their own choices separate of their parents input, hopes + dreams, preferences or desperation’s. separate of acting as a confidant for a parent in the absence of another.⁣⁣⁣
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our children have the right to parents + blended families who handle the adult stuff in order to have functioning co-parents.⁣⁣⁣
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our children have the right to be supported if they need extra help.⁣⁣⁣
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we each have the right to our own unique mourning + and parting of the ways processes. our children need our support. they need emotional support + safety, physical affection, safety, open discussion, listening, support outlets and more.⁣⁣⁣

as you have gone through the emotional stages of loosing a relationship, so will your child. 🖤

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You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. you honor me by anointing my head with oil. my cup overflows with blessings. - psalm 23:5

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comment 0 star 6 7 minutes ago

I feel the need to reintroduce myself to this account as i’ve removed all my previous posts.
if it isn’t obvious, my name is callie and i am an almost 19 year old (december birthday). i have struggled with my mental health significantly since the beginning of 9th grade. over the years i have been in and out of treatment for my eating disorder and coexisting illnesses. i have been in outpatient treatment for about a year now and in active recovery for about 8 months.
my mental and physical health has really set me back as far as school and work. currently i am working on getting my ged so i can further my education and hopefully become a child and youth counsellor! that’s the dream anyway. there is nothing i want more than to take what i’ve been through and help others going through similar issues.
my mental health history is important to me, however i am much more than my illnesses. i am a passionate vegetarian, i love music, adore animals, my family and friends mean the whole world to me, shopping is my favourite pass time, and i have an addiction to taking the longest baths.
that’s my little spiel about myself. feel free to leave comments or send dms! i’d love to get to know you all better too 🤗 #body #bodypositivity #bodypositive #recovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorder #ednos #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #neda #selfcare #selflove

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The countdown is on for poinsettia orders!! 😮 please go to t-mha.org to order online or come by growing grounds downton. we would so appreciate your support. 🙏🙏🙏#shopsmallbusiness #nonprofit #mentalhealthawareness #transitionsmentalhealth

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💃 🏃‍♀️ 🤸‍♀️ 🧘‍♀️ 🙏 what kind of therapist should you choose?⁠⠀
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it depends on your needs and goals of therapy. primarily, psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, social worker, etc are chosen.⁠⠀
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if you have medical insurance and are concerned about cost, counselors and social workers will be on the lower end and psychologists and psychiatrists will be on the higher end for billing purposes.⁠⠀
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if you're unsure, check out their credentials online and see if they specialize in helping people with depression in their bio. ⁠⠀
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ps: don't forget to tell someone you love them today.⁠⠀
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#anxiety #mentalhealth #health #selfcare #selflove #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #love #stress #ptsd #happiness #healing #positivity #depressed #endthestigma

comment 0 star 2 7 minutes ago

What better way to celebrate finishing year 12?!🥳🥐😍.

i just finished my final exam, and i feel soooo excited!! i can finally just relax and do whatever i want😁.

to celebrate, i figured some delicious food was in order.

behold an amazing chocolate croissant and yoghurt for my morning snack🤤.

i didn’t tell mum that i was planning on getting a croissant, so i sent her a photo. she started crying because she was just so happy!!

it tasted absolutely amazing😍, and i have zero regret.

no nutritional value? don’t care. high in calories? don’t care. it tastes good, so i’m going to eat it!!

i hope you all have an amazing day, and enjoy some delicious food❤️.

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Three simple words, yet so powerful

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Statistically all diets are almost guaranteed to do one thing: fail!
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around 95% of diets are unsuccessful and one of the best things you can do for your wellness is jump off the fad diet train!
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but how?!
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in this video sarah drops some truth bombs about fad diets and how to quit fad dieting for good! .
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comment 1 star 5 10 minutes ago

Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. for those with #mentalhealth challenges, fighting stigmas, hiding their diagnoses, are being told “you don’t look sick” and “get over it”: reach out, get support and keep fighting every day. #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #runningismytherapy #majordepressivedisorder #dermatillomania

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May you always have a quiet, safe place. a place where you can remember who you are, cry, talk, ache, process, and heal.
#marriageandfamilytherapy #lmft #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #holidaysarehere #hellofamily #novato #office #johariwindow #mindfulness #lendahand

comment 0 star 6 11 minutes ago

Thanking the beauts @nonnie_puru
for tagging me in this challengs.

you will find true happiness in life when you realise it only takes you to be happy. true happiness lies within yourself.
challengeaccepted 🙋🏽‍♀️#24hours
if i didn’t tag you please don’t be offended, i tried to pick people who i thought would take part.

all too often women find it easier to criticize each other instead of building each other up. with all the negativity going around , lets do something positive!!!!! because you are beautiful.
upload 1 picture of yourself......only you.
then tag 12 or more gorgeous women & men to do the same.
build yourself up instead of tearing yourself down and let’s fix each other’s crowns. ❤️😍👸 copy & paste
if i tagged you, don’t dissapoint me you better do it!!! 😂

#mentalhealthawareness #womenempower

comment 4 star 7 11 minutes ago

Not really one for motivational quotes but this will work. #movember #mentalhealthawareness #thirstythursday

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A little over 6 months ago.. the day of my 31st birthday i attended to take my on life. this wasn't the first time. however this time i was nearly successful, the doctor said i was luck to be alive... it wasn't until this that i really started to realize how important ones mental health is. i grow up believe i was broken and i tried for so long to hide it from the world for fear of judgment, shame, to be labeled as crazy you name it! i'm still struggling every day. i just keep telling myself tomorrow will be better! i know that it will be because i know that i am not alone, there is help, there are people who will listen.
my hope for writing this is that someone who's struggling like so many of us know there not alone. suicide is not the answer! talk to someone! anyone!
1-800-273-8255

#mentalhealthawareness #suicideawareness #suicideprevention#lgbt#survive #suicidepreventionhotline #notalone#depression#onedayatatime #mentalhealth

comment 1 star 1 12 minutes ago

I’m not the type of person to talk about s**t but people that think mental health issues or addictions issue are easy and that it just stops or it is easy... i use to think that way and it isn’t f*****g easy i deal with it every f*****g day! #mentalhealthawareness #addictionrecovery #addictionawareness #dontgiveup #helpingothers

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I'm tired of hearing people say they want to k**l themselves. it's a blessing to be alive and there is always struggle but ending everything is not the answer. it's cowardice and it's not disrespect to anyone battling these types of issues but i suffer too. all i know is that life is too precious to die because you never know what is to come. you could meet the greatest love of your life or get the opportunity to do that thing you've always wanted to. people who fight the demons and work hard despite the fact are strong and i aim to be like that. we all should. i want everyone to find that place in their hearts that wants to keep going and hold on to it, shelter it, watch it grow from an ember into a beautiful flame when you realize you have survived. moving forward doesn't mean the pain is gone, it can always come back but if you could work through it the very first time (when it's hardest) you can do anything. you are your own enemy and that is true for all who face depression, anxiety and other mental health issues but you are also your greatest ally. so whenever you hear that voice that wants to year you to pieces, dig deeper for that voice that wants to heal and protect you 🙏. so i don't want to die but i wanna dissapear until i find that voice. #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthawareness #loveyourself

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ᖇeᗩᑕᕼ oᑌt!
#mentalhealthawareness

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Sometimes you may feel as vulnerable as a baby bird left in a nest, as insecure as a one leaving its nest for the first time, as hopeless as one trying to navigate a new, daunting terrain.
but just as the baby bird can learn to fly, fend for itself and survive in a big scary world so can you.
it’s not always easy, it’s not always straight forward but it can be done 🐣

be brave
be determined
be resilient
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Today was a bad day. i feel it’s important to share that because it is too easy to perceive everything is well and good from anothers online persona. it’s easy to think “their life is so perfect, they’re happy and healthy and have it all”. you are only seeing what is being shared. sometimes in real life this happens too, we put on our masks and people think we are okay and doing well when really we are not. so yeah today was not a good day, the demons and bad thoughts are talking to me, whispering over my shoulder. maybe tomorrow will be different, i hope it will. when i get up in the morning i’ll do my best and try my best just like i did today. but for today, i accept that i am not okay. and that, is okay.
#edrecovery #itsokaytonotbeokay #onedayatatime #mentalhealthawareness

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I decided to share for anyone who thinks just because you’re attractive that doesn’t mean you’re perfect. & mental health awareness is important #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters

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It’s been a hot day, now that the clouds are covering the sun it’s a bit cooler, still quite hot.
i’m finding it hard to breathe even when the cooler is on. though that’s pretty standard for this body.
i’ve been chilling with anime such as binging on boku no hero academia and messing around with duolingo, i’ve drawn a self inserted original character for bha.
basically my character has power(s) based off of the chronic illness this system does suffer from, which is primary headache syndrome. i haven’t figured out the name but they’re basically a hero academy drop out, with telekinesis and telepathic powers. and if they get a big enough migraine they will send out many psychic waves, like an explosion. (took psyduck’s description as inspiration, but also... psyduck). i think it’s pretty cool. 🤷🏼‍♂️ i’m still feeling pretty s**t from yesterday, still feel like i’m going to cry any second. still can’t tell if it’s an alter or my own mental health. still very numb to it. - jeremy
#anime #bokunoheroacademia #myheroacademia #oc #hotweather☀️ #mentalhealthawareness #dissociativeidentitydisorder #otherspecifieddissociativedisorder #dissociativedisorder #depression #cptsd #anxiety

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Complete transparency. i honestly had no idea how to start this post. what do you say when you're talking about something that so many of us silently sit with. how do you come out and tell someone you're not ok. maybe you see a post like this and you gain an ounce of inspiration to keep going. i'm sharing my story of struggle and holding space for you to one day overcome yours.

i've experienced significant postpartum depression and anxiety for the last 5 years.

i was pregnant with my first child. we were announcing to my family that we were expecting. i was sitting on the couch as my mom, step dad and sister smiled and squealed with excitement. i can remember forcing out a smile and felt so sad because i wasn't giddy as they celebrated. i felt empty inside, almost depressed. my sister surprisingly asked, "aren't you excited?!" of course i was! why was i feeling so "down". i know hormones play a big role in how women feel before during and after carrying a child, so i chalked it up to that and the exhaustion. after i had him i remember not wanting to leave the hospital. this wasn't new mom nerves this was borderline panic. months went by and i barely left the house. i would cry all the time, my mind would race, i worried about everything. one night while nursing this tiny perfect little human i called my husband into the room with tears soaking my son's swaddle. "why can't i just feel normal?" prior to pregnancy i had never heard of postpartum depression or anxiety i didn't know it existed. i had experienced depression earlier on in my life probably more times than i can count but it always came in waves. i now know i had anxiety my whole life too. coping with it in negative ways. when baby number two came the feelings got worse. i was working out, making my health a priority, why didn't i feel like my old self? why was i still feeling so overwhelmed? why would i make plans and cancel them? why didn't i want to leave the house? why didn't i want anyone near me? why didn't i want to keep in touch with my friends? why did feelings of rage come over me? why didn't i want to be affectionate with my husband? why did i have to force a smile? (cont'd below)

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Ginger genji is a devoted doctors without borders doctor md & nd. she sees patients at vegamayo clinic. her early career was in midwifery and she delivered hundreds of babies and seedlings. she has a warm yet spicy touch that makes soothes both mother and baby and seeds to relaxation. she has maintained connections with all of the families she has helped, and specializes in child development because of all the families she knows. till this day she trains doulas and midwives in a special course called “roots, shoots and healthy fruits”. #healthlegion #cartoon #healthyfood #entrepreneur #comedy #rawvegan #juicing #veganism #veganrecipes #children #anime #fruit #vegetarian #vegetables #fun #drawing #parenting #mentalhealthawareness #health

comment 0 star 4 16 minutes ago


happy bday me. this was your bday cake. quite yummy. white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake. ⁣

this day and the days prior have been far from happy... more like stuck... lost... sad... frightening... and painful... on the brink of collapse... and unfortunately, im sure that more days like these are bound to come. a broken heart and an ill mind is hard to heal... ⁣

and loving from then on is all defined by uncertainty... life in general is... ⁣

there are ineffably painful associations i’ll have to overcome... horrible triggers in just the thought of something that i love, like poor innocent cheesecake. 🤦🏻‍♂️😞⁣

but remember... beyond the memories of happiness lost... remember the memories of happiness that still remain resolute. ⁣

first time someone you loved ever did something as kind as make you a bday cake wasn’t with someone who stopped loving you... it was with people that still love you. ⁣

best friends made you a cheesecake that tasted so d**n good. the sheet of tinfoil that covered the pan to not burn the top of the cake had a black circle left on it from the baking that looked funny and reminded me of a ghetto flag of japan...⁣

i hung it on my kitchen wall for the rest of the school year as a sweet reminder of that nice bday celebration with loving friends. ⁣
the first bday i really enjoyed. ⁣

i still have that foil... ⁣

remember that. remember who did say happy bday to you today... and those who didn’t... those who love you and deserve to love you... and those who chose to leave you... and dont deserve a seat in your life as they were... as they are.

comment 4 star 4 16 minutes ago

The “s” on our chest shouldn’t mean we’re suffering in silence. thank you @eddieconnorjr for this quote. i felt it in my spirit! #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression #gettingtohappy

comment 2 star 4 16 minutes ago

“anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. when we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.” ~ fred rogers

mental health is not a stigma nor a taboo; it is matter of concern to our well-being aside from physical health. come and learn more on tackling mental health issues at the booth setup by our students from the school of foundation. #freemind2019 #freemindapu #mentalhealthawareness #asiapacificuniversity

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comment 0 star 2 16 minutes ago

This woman is amazing. 38 hours in and still smiling!
#worldrecord
#hulahooping #mentalhealthawareness

comment 1 star 2 17 minutes ago

It’s a good day today, no, it’s everyday a good day.
there is no bad days actually, everything always same, only the mind creates illusions of false and negative feelings and emotions. it’s about how i see things. nothing else. i kind of know this. and try to practice it.
learning to control my mind and not get controlled by it. yeah!
💪🏼💫🎈 #itsthemind #mindset #positivemindset #positivethoughts #breathe #nobaddays #presentmoment #practice #buddhism #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #controlyourmind #changeyourthoughts #bepositive #youcandoit #happyface #positivethinking #bpdthings #mentalstrength #presentmomentreminder

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Your freedom and peace is a decision away. a decision to make each moment count and not waste your time and energy on things that will not give you an roi.
are you spending your time or are you investing it?
#mentalhealthawareness #personaldevelopment

comment 0 star 4 17 minutes ago

Coming out of depression..
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a solider coming home from battle, wounded, struggling.
mental scars from trauma seen and heard.
needing to care for a body that has been tossed around like a leaf falling from a tree.
finally being able to breathe again as the dusty and traitorous terrain is left behind.
seeing family and friends that you haven't been able to see.
realizing the need to care for yourself, make yourself a priority after a time of serving others and their purpose. .
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a bird finally cresting above the storm to see blue and clear skies for the first time in awhile.
no longer feeling the pull and tug of the wind trying to take it wherever it wants.
being able to set a path it wants and no longer allowing outside forces to direct it's journey.
being able to see clearly the road ahead after escaping the darkness the clouds brought with them.
letting the wind carry it after pushing and working hard to not be overtaken. .
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coming out of depression is a light at the end of the tunnel. it's a plane taking off after months of being grounded. it's a fish joining a school after weeks of being alone.
it's learning to prioritize yourself and how important self care is.

comment 1 star 3 17 minutes ago

Bean bella is a plant breeder trying to develop drought-resistant crop varieties that can help alleviate the impact of a changing climate. bella travels to harsh environments looking for wild relatives of crops. wild relatives carry resilient genes that can be introduced into existing crops making them resistant to challenging environments. bella enjoys works with farmers around the country to supply fresh fruits and vegetables to food desert areas in the midwest area. a little secret about bella is that she gets together with other fruit and vegetables friends and scavenges dumpster produce.

#healthlegion #cartoon #healthyfood #entrepreneur #comedy #rawvegan #juicing #veganism #veganrecipes #children #anime #fruit #vegetarian #vegetables #fun #drawing #parenting #mentalhealthawareness #health

comment 0 star 5 18 minutes ago

When i was first diagnosed with a mental illness, i honestly thought that it defined me. maybe others can't relate, which would make me glad! but for a while, i truly felt like my mental illness was what made me who i was. i can sit here, years later, and say that your mental illness, physical condition, disorder, ect., does not define who you are. you are someone with so many qualities and quirks that are so amazing, and yeah you might have a condition, but you are not that condition. please remember you are stronger then your illness. ❤

#mindfulness #selfcare #anxiety #depression #selflove #copingskills #stopthestigma #bodypositivity #communication #growth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #medication #brave #bravery #help #mental #isolation #breathing #skills #stress #smile #panic #panicattack thoughts #phobia #exposure #therapy

comment 2 star 2 18 minutes ago

Be careful who your company is. there are all types of toxic people. #mental #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #behavioralhealth #pmhnp #pmhnpstudent #toxicpeople #toxicrelationships #toxic

comment 0 star 1 18 minutes ago

Abstractness 🏹💊
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#pillart

comment 1 star 2 19 minutes ago


paradigm shift: the end of mental illness really begins with a revolution in brain health, and brain health ultimately stems from physical health. .

get your brain health right and your mental health will follow. .

now, we absolutely do still need to be addressing the contributing emotional, mental, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual factors impacting on mental health experiences and we do also need to look at the biology impacting on the brain relating to things such as genetic conditions/predispositions, head injury, toxic exposure, chronic body inflammation, gut microbiome, and so on, to really effectively treat physical health->brain health->mental health, in the long term. 〰️
i am so grateful to two medical practitioners, dr mark hyman (functional medicine family physician), and dr daniel amen (md/psychiatrist) as inspirations for this post today via their youtube collaboration, how to end mental illness.
my personal practitioner paradigm that embraces the bio-psycho-social model of treatment (since my psychology student heyday back in the 80’s) resonates ever so deeply with the messages these highly skilled practitioners/teachers are rippling out into the world here in 2019. ✨
i’m so excited for the future of mental health as more practitioners embrace the wonderful research of functional medicine and brain neuroplasticity. .
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#integrativepsychology #integrativepsychologist #integrativehealth #integrativewellness
#functionalpsychology #functionalmedicine #functionalpsychiatry #evidencebased #evidencebasedpractice #evidencebasedmedicine #evidencedbasednutrition #mindbody #mindbodyhealth #mindbodyscience

comment 1 star 3 20 minutes ago

This is every moms bi-daily life, right? going to @chickfila 🤷🏻‍♀️😜 & the kids always asking “mom can i go play?” 🙈 & shout out to @target for this super cute mickey sweater! 🥰 everyone knows how much i love minnie & mickey ✨ .
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comment 5 star 10 20 minutes ago

Thoughts of ex’s boyfriend... feelings of inadequacy from comparisons, memories of her... the kind moments.... the happiest moments... they still hurt... as fresh as the day she left...⁣

during my therapy, which was also my birthday, i talked about what i was going to do to treat myself. i wanted a day where i would just allow myself to live... do what i want as me... with no judgment... no questioning... no overthinking... whatever it was...⁣

i planned to get a burger, something that i’ve been trying to avoid since i got weighed at my doctors appt; i was also going to get myself a slice of cheesecake as my bday cake; perhaps wander around the mall where i was going to get this food; buy myself something online... stay indoors and be okay with it for once.⁣

i triggered myself though... reminded myself of a very sweet... very sad memory... my ex made me vegan strawberry and blueberry cheesecake on my bday... she said she would during the first month or so when we started going out and she kept her word... the mini cakes were as sweet as the kisses i gave to her in return, for making that for me...⁣

i was a silent, confused, crying mess after that memory came back in therapy...⁣

talked about i’ve been having anxiety as the days got closer to my bday because of this fear of being contacted by her... the fear of also not being contacted by her... so anxious from it all, the night before my bday i had a vivid nightmare of waking up to her texting me.... it was a link to a website showing some prolific, successful career based website... pictures of her smiling everywhere...⁣

it made me so sad... to have to type to her, “why are you contacting me and sending this? please dont... please dont anymore.”⁣

woke up with a panic attack... ⁣

therapist... allowed me to grieve while she listened... reminded me that no matter how happy... priceless or ineffable certain moments shared were... in the end, when someone isn’t right for you... they’re not right for you...⁣

someone who doesnt stay... who doesnt trust you... hope in and for you... want you... miss you... supports you in your struggles and pursuits... someone who doesnt love you... isn’t right for you.

comment 1 star 0 41 minutes ago


mia for a few days.⁣

still struggling on the days i dont have work and have a lot of time to myself. my sleep’s been awful. i’ve been skipping days of taking my night medication because... part of me wants to stay up... ⁣

“nothing to look forward to in the morning, so why bother going to bed?” those kond of thoughts. ⁣

i had therapy tuesday and went over a lot of the triggers of grief that i haven’t been letting myself process. that 1-2 weeks of horrible disassociation side effects from my med change had one consolation: i couldn’t feel grief... or depression... but at the cost of a lot of anxiety and physically debilitating symptoms.⁣

being back on my old meds, i’m feeling things again.... trying to get back into the swing of having to let waves of grief hit me out of the blue... like a wall of trucks going 100 mph into my face... how do you mentally prepare yourself to allow pain to happen? come and go?... not easily... not easily at all. ⁣

been slowly treading water it feels like... but i had my bday yesterday. and today has been okay. rainy but okay...⁣

i like the rain... i used to like the cold too... much like that feeling one get’s drinking water after eating ice cream or going into the jacuzzi after jumping into a cold pool, the warmth of fluffy coats and blankets that envelop you, heating up cold skin always felt cleansing and euphoric to me. ⁣

i still enjoy the site of rain... but only in moderation.... i hate the cold now... it only reminds me of the shivering... the pain... the memory of loss... so much tears and heartbreak i had to... have to endure. ⁣

i hope one day it won’t be like this... i hope i can enjoy the cold before the warmth of day to day life again... one day.

comment 1 star 1 43 minutes ago

I’m young, and i love to be young
i’m free, and i love to be free

comment 3 star 10 5 hours ago

#mentalhealth and my two cents: social media can be a great way to connect, get new ideas, and be inspired. but from what i’ve gathered, it can make some people feel inadequate. that can wreak havoc on your mental health. 😞💚
don’t compare yourself and your life to other people’s highlight reels.
know that nobody’s life is perfect. it’s ok to stumble and fall, doubt yourself or even be pessimistic from time to time. but let it be about you, not someone else’s “reel”, or should i say “real”? 🙄
•set your own goals, and blossom on your own time, for you! 🌺 🌸 •follow accounts that are uplifting ☀️ •you are not behind schedule ⏰ •you are enough
•what people think about you is not your business •you matter💕
•be kind to yourself and to others

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comment 14 star 75 September 2019