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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-15 19:22:09
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➳ It’s time to get personal again! This is scary. I still struggle talking about what’s going on in my life but it feels good to be open and honest. So I’ve been having a few issues with food and I’ve been referred to an eating disorder clinic. Ironically, since my doctors appointment, I’ve been feeling really positive about food/myself/life in general. I’m currently changing the way I think and beginning to understand that positive thoughts have the ability to change my life! There are so many things I want to pursue, such as photography (and maybe even some modelling) and I realised the only thing holding me back is my negativity. So this summer, I’m working on pursuing the things I’ve always wanted to do - here’s hoping they work out! 💫🌻✨ . . . . . . . #livecreatively #mybeautifulmess #inspiremyinstagram #createandcapture #shootandshare #darlingdaily #beautyinsimplicity #prettylittlethings #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livecolorfully #aquietstyle #thatauthenticfeeling #seekthesimplicity #postitfortheaesthetic #darlingweekend #theartofslowliving #momentsofmine #littlestoriesofmylife #mentalhealthawareness #feelfreefeed #lovelysquares #creativefolk #beauthentic #humanedge #agameofportraits #selfie #selfiestagram

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-14 20:31:36
#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-15 20:06:29
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I’m not sure if this meets the criteria, but there was a sarahah for a bipolar disorder post so I thought I’d share this :) ~lex💮 ————— #bipolar #bipolardisorder #actualbipolar #bpd #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #staysafe

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-15 19:49:17
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When you’re in a crisis these are some things you could do :) #mentalhealthawareness

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 02:26:48
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Good evening friends and happy Sunday 💗 I hope you all have had a beautiful weekend and that you’re ready to take on all that the new week has to offer. For me, if we can be honest, I’m ready for a new and fresh week!!! Which leads me to my next point. . Can we talk about a smile for a minute?? A smile can mean many, many things. Excitement, joy, love, peace, gratitude, and much more. A smile can also HIDE many things. Pain, sorrow, anxiety, shame depression. Take this photo right here ⬆️ I sure as heck don’t look excited, but do I look like someone who’s ready to break? Most likely not. There are no visible tears and I’m smiling- right?! Well the truth is, I’ve been SUFFERING with anxiety and panic attacks like crazy recently. I had a full on panic attack 5 minutes into our church service tonight and had to leave!!! I had to leave worship- AKA my happy place, to go sit in a hall and panic!!! About what?! Who knows?! I sure don’t. You see, that’s the thing about this beast called anxiety, you don’t always know and how hard it’s going to hit you. For a control freak such as myself, this isn’t a convenient beast to fight. “Breathe Lindsey. Be still. May the peace of Jesus fill me up now!!! God please quiet my mind, please calm my racing heart, and please help me surrender my anxiety and my life to you”. This is the prayer I spoke today, with Jamie holding my hand, when I couldn’t get my 💩 together to attend worship with the rest of my community. And you know what?! He heard me!!! I INSTANTLY felt a sense of relief!! Like I could breathe again!!! The terror left my body in that instant and I could smile again!! A smile of relief 🙌🏻 . I so badly want to control this life and how I think it should go, but the truth is- that plan is already written, by God. He has purpose in everything, even in the episode that forced me out of service. I called on Him for peace and he delivered. Right then and there. That doesn’t meant I’ll never suffer from a panic attack again, though wouldn’t that be lovely. It was just His way, in that moment of showing me that He was with me and to depend more on Him, rather than worrying about things I can’t control 🙏🏻 See below ⬇️

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:50:16
#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:50:03
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We've finally hit 200 followers🎉! Thanks to all of our followers! This is all do a good cause. There will be lots more to come, so keep your eyes 👀 on this space! . . . . . #fundamentals #werfundamentals #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #200

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:49:40
#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:49:23
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I’m sick of this kind of attitude from people! A walk in the fucking forest doesn’t cure SHIT! 🙄 You’ll never know what it’s like until you suffer from it! 🤬 #dontunderstandit #dontjudge #chemicalimbalance #sorrow #sadness #despair #judgemental #selfish #negativity #depression #anxiety #stigma #taboo #suicide #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #openyoureyes #bekind #beaware #awareness

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:49:20
#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:48:29
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Well-being as a concept has been increasingly popularised by the positive school of thought in psychology. It implies not just the absence of disease, but also a positive sense of purpose, fulfilment and enjoyment in life. It encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, social and even spiritual dimensions. Many positive psychologists believe that the concept of well-being is not very different to that of happiness. Dr Longo from University of Nottingham in England, in particular, has identified fourteen different constructs that most psychologists agree are a part of well-being: happiness, vitality, calmness, optimism, involvement, self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-worth, competence, development, purpose, significance, congruence and connection. . . . . . . . . . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthmatters #breakthestigma #breakthetaboo #letstalk #mentaldisorder #mentaldisorderawareness #mentalhealthprofessionals #awareness #mentalhealthterms #atoz #happiness #wellbeing #positive #purpose #healthy

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:48:25
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The first step towards improving both your mental and physical health is learning how to practice self care! Are you familiar with our Treatment Lender Program? Learn more how we can help you: https://bit.ly/2JkSJcW #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #NeuroScience #NeuroScienceCenter #Motivation

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:47:47
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Our Crowdfunding campaign is nearly lauching! Keep an eye out for more updates! And remember to follow us on our social media platforms! Thank you guys! 〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶 Facebook : musicspeaksfilm Twitter : musicspeaksfilm Our director- @notsoperf_xo / @bethhh.jpg 〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️ #gay #gaymen #womeninfilm #musicheals #music #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #menfashion #gayfit #like4likes #gaycute #filmproducer #artist #workhard #portrait #instagay #gaygram #londonlife #lgbt #queer #filmmaker #me #director

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:47:09
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Empty pitcher people. I’m trying so hard to love myself, but, sometimes some left over disdain seeps through. 💙 be good to yourself 💙

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:46:47
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You are beautiful 🙏🏻

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:46:41
#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:46:35
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😍. I’m proud of myself for this one! It required work... a hard push. And I did it! #peace #church #faith #mentalhealthawareness #minoritymentalhealth

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:45:42
#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:45:35
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NEW BLOG POST!! 💜🌻✨ ————————— Have you ever had someone in your life that irritated the mess out of you? It could be the smallest things they do to irk your nerves. Well I can completely relate! In today’s blog post, I talk about how all that irritation can actually be a good thing!! (Say whattttt??!) 👀👀🤔🤔🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ Check it out at the link in my bio. 💜🌻✨ • • • • • #bloggerlife #lifestyleblogger #blackblogginggirls #bloggerlife #bloggervibes #bloggergirl #bloggergram #bloggerbabe #bloggernation #blackmentalhealth #mentalhealthinblackcommunity #newpostsdaily #bloggerlove #mentalhealthawareness #blackgirlswhoblog #blackbloggersconnect #blogqueens #lifestylebloggers #blackbloggermagic #blackblogsmatter #blackbloggersmatter

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:45:28
#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:45:17
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My lifetime inspiration. Same same but different. ⠀⠀ "My artwork is an expression of my life, particularly of my mental disease." ⠀⠀ “Yayoi Kusama's life is a poignant testament to the healing power of art as well as a study in human resilience. Plagued by mental illness as a child, and thoroughly abused by a callous mother, the young artist persevered by using her hallucinations and personal obsessions as fodder for prolific artistic output in various disciplines. This has informed a lifelong commitment to creativity at all costs despite the artist's birth into a traditional, female-effacing Japanese culture and her career's coming of age in the male dominated New York art scene. Today, Kusama reigns as one of the most unique and famous contemporary female artists, operating from her self-imposed home in a mental hospital.” ⠀⠀ #conceptualart #minimalism #popart #feminismart #peformanceart #kusama #art #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #woman #power #genius #polkadots #human

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:45:07
#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:45:02
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Just a quick Monday reminder that if you or anyone you love is struggling with an eating disorder or any type of mental illness, there are a multitude of resources out there. Another reminder: it’s not always apparent. Many us truly do live behind a mask , hence the above photo. Eating disorders and all subsequent mental illnesses are insidious and all- consuming entities that hijack a persons body and mind. The struggle is only made worse when you feel that you are alone. I’m here to tell you you’re not. You’re loved. You’re wanted. Keep going. And even if you don’t believe me now I hope you do in the near future. Recovery is possible ( even if it feels like the farthest thing away right.) No matter how shitty we can be to each other , we’re in this together. We’ll get through this. Love , Morgan xx @neda #mondaymotivation #recovery #treatment #anorexiarecovery #bulimiarecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorder #selflove #selfcare #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #hope #love #bekind #nourish

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:44:56
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Tw: anxiety, depression, suicide Let's have a wee chat. Those of you who know me well will be aware that, despite my occasional performative flamboyance, I am not one for the limelight. Far more commonly, one finds me beavering away at writing-related miscellanea or sitting at the fringes of a conversation listening with marked curiosity. But recent events have forced me to address a hitherto unresolved series of internal qualms with, I'm pleased to report, positive results. I write now not for myself, no longer having need to realise my self-worth through the affections of others (I continue to adore those with the grace to lend me such affection, however), but for any among you who may be struggling blindly in a hollow darkness of your own or others' design. To say I have always felt this way would be a gross untruth. No, I have been acquainted with depression since the age of 15 and anxiety since the age of 21, culminating last year in my failed attempt to overdose on painkillers. We have no need to dwell on the particulars, except that I developed what I assume will be a lifelong adoration for soup, my stomach being far too tumultuous to accept my prior favourite snack, Quavers (other cheese-based potato products are available). Through the kindness of strangers, the love (and, I am afraid to say, pity) of my friends, and, more recently, my own efforts with professional aid and the example of a mind far more pragmatic, self-aware, and possessed of far greater clarity of thought than my own, I am healing. So, too, will you. You will not avoid suffering, that much is clear from any with the wit to see it. But suffering becomes the impetus for change, and change alone is, as Schopenhauer declares, eternal, perpetual, immortal. I truly hope that whoever you are, whenever you are, you make today a truly outstanding moment of your life. And eat some soup x - #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression #suicideprevention #changeforthebetter

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:44:35
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Live compassionately towards yourself and others. You’re amazing ✨ #nationaldeaftherapy  @nationaldeaftherapy {image description: teal border all around the photo and light cream background. with a quote inside the frame, “COMPASSION IS ALWAYS BORN OF UNDERSTANDING, AND UNDERSTANDING 
IS THE RESULT OF LOOKING DEEPLY.” with NDT website address on the bottom - www.nationaldeaftherapy.com} #deaf #deafmentalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #deaftherapy #deaftherapist #deafservice #deafaccessibility #deafaccess #deafaccessible #deafawareness #deafonline #deafculture #deafpeople #deafworld #deafeducation #deafteam #deafowner #deafschool #deaffriendly #deafgain #deafjourney #deaflove #deaflife #deafculture #deafproviders

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:43:58
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So I shaved my head. I know people will have questions so I'll answer them as best as possible with this post. For years and years I've struggled with mental health issues, and as it is with a lot of women, I tend to change my outward appearance based on my emotional state. When I left secondary school I cut my hair short as a way to symbolise to myself that I was leaving all the bad things behind, but I never actually did anything about it. For six years I kept my hair short constantly changing it's colour/style trying to convince myself that I was okay now. Then two years ago I decided to start to grow it back out, because if I looked normal maybe I'd feel normal. Finally last November I decided to find a professional to talk to about what had happened in my life and how I had been feeling. Shortly afterwards, as I began to learn how to deal with and accept my past and my issues, I once again started to dye my hair. Now, at this current point in my life I feel like I have finally found the strength to start fresh in my life, not by ignoring my issues but by accepting that they helped to shape the person I am and helped to teach me how to deal with life's struggles. Shaving my head is not an act of rebellion but an act of acceptance. I accept who I am and I'm finally ready to start my life, warts and all. 💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️ #bald #baldwoman #buzzcut #femalebuzzcut #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #shavedhead #baldwomen #freshstart #newstart #selfie #makeup #motd #anustrt #anustart #happy #happierandhealthier #feminine #breakthrough

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:43:50
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Our Crowdfunding campaign is nearly lauching! Keep an eye out for more updates! And remember to follow us on our social media platforms! Thank you guys! 〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶 Facebook : musicspeaksfilm Twitter : musicspeaksfilm Our director- @notsoperf_xo / @bethhh.jpg 〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️ #gay #gaymen #womeninfilm #musicheals #music #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #menfashion #gayfit #like4likes #gaycute #filmproducer #artist #workhard #portrait #instagay #gaygram #londonlife #lgbt #queer #filmmaker #me #director

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:43:29
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It’s easy to forget but the little things in life truly are what matter most and what makes each day worth it as we take on life one step at a time. Send a small heartfelt message with a Pink Lemonade card, remember, proceeds from all purchases go towards mental health projects #motivationalmonday #motivationmonday #motivation #hustle #makerhisweekcount #youcandoit #thelittlethings #keepgoing #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #pinklemonadepapery #goldfoil #gold #cardshop #handcrafted #handmade #handmadecards

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:43:24
#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:42:16
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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:42:05
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OFFICIALLY DOCTOR LANDI 👩🏽‍⚕️ ________________________ After 5 years I have officially GRADUATED 👩🏽‍🎓 ________________________ Being a doctor means so much to me & helping other people. This is one of the fundamental reasons why I created this instagram, to help people understand the world of medicine and make well educated life choices. 🧠😴🏃🏽‍♀️🍏 ________________________ I start my new job at the end of this month. ✅ I am hoping clinical experience will give me more inspiration for posts ✅ I will be able to pair information with REAL LIFE cases ✅ I will be able to post about hacks for balancing healthy living & a busy working life 👀 WATCH THIS SPACE #health #healthandfitness #healthandwellness #healthandwellbeing #doctor #medstudent #medicalstudent #yourhealthydoctor #snackwithsteph #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #doctorknowsbest #healthybodyhealthymind #blog #blogger #medicine #lifestylemedicine #knowyourbody #yourbodymatters #fitness #mind #awareness #bodyawareness #personaltrainer #sportsandexercisemedicine #fit #inspiration #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:41:33
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#mantramonday _ Rethink you choices today...are you doing something that takes you out of your way ? Are you being a helper or enabler with your choice? _ Be intentional with your choices, people and life will adjust accordingly _ _ #mantra #manifest #mantrameditation #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #healing #holistic #holistichealth #wellness #selfhelp #selfcare #xoselfcare #blackwellness #blacktherapist #therapy #therapyforblackgirls #blackwellnessbloggers #ask #minoritymentalhealth #mindfulness

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:41:24
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Going through dark times? Do not give up hope. Turn on the light instead. Believe there is magic all around you. Because there is. • • • #mondaymotivation #quotestoliveby #harrypotterquotes #albusdumbledore #magiciseverywhere #believeinyourself #notetoself #adviceoftheday #turnthelighton #mentalhealthawareness #stopsuicide #youcandoit #youareworthy #outofthedarkness

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:40:57
#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:40:34
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Upping my game this week! For a snack this afternoon, I've got an apple with @tescofood Greek yoghurt and some almonds (!). I'm not going to lie and say this is easy, this account is all about being real and honest, but I know I have to do this to fight the evil and warped thoughts that come with an eating disorder. This is a healthy afternoon snack that will power me through til dinner (and some horrendous maths I've got to do!) and is only going to benefit me. Hope you're all having a great day! #Anorexia #Recovery #Recovering #MentalIllness #MentalHealth #Healthy #Snack #EatingDisorder #MentalWellbeing #MentalHealthAwareness #ChallengeTheStigma #Anxiety #HealthAnxiety #Depression #SocialAnxiety #SelectiveMutism #OCD #GeneralisedAnxietyDisorder #PanicDisorder #PanicAttacks #Tesco

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:40:30
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"STOP.” I heard it from above me, below me, behind me, in front of me and in both ears, at once. That wasn’t her. That was NOT her. WHO was that?! Terrified, and certain we had been caught, I was able to break free from my statuesque formation to uproot my feet from the rail road tie I’d been welded to for what seemed like eternity. I grabbed Jacey, threw her as hard as I could to my left, and plummeted ourselves down the side of the hill hitting every stick, rock, and piece of sharp broken plastic and glass on the way down. We laid there in the ditch, and I looked up to see that the moon seems to be centered right in front of me--- so bright, and so close--- is that within my reach? Am I alive? Or, am I finally dead? “NO” I’d heard him again. A man with a deep, commanding voice only a 1960’s Hollywood radio show host could have. A voice so deep, and chilling, it could only be time-casted into one popular role; although, would guarantee a lifetime’s worth of documentary narration-work. I could hear his voice coming from all around me and echoing into my body, through my heart, and through my soul. “Who the FUCK is there?!” I screamed! “Oh m-m-my Ga-God, what happened, Eh-ELLE?! Ah-are we de-dead? Are we dead? Did we duh-do it? Did we do it? Who’s heh-here, Elle, who’s here? Are th-they ga-going to ta-tell on us?” Jaycie kept screaming into my ear and was withholding me from standing up as she pulled the top of my Goodwill tee down to her chest. She continued asking the same questions over and over and over. When she gets scared or anxious, her stutter comes back. I am the only one who can understand her, which is why we only have each other now. And, that is how we wanted to keep it. I did not know what to tell her--- or, how to answer? Are we dead? Did we do it? Or, are we going to get our asses beat from being so fucking stupid?! So, sooo, sooooo FUCKING stupid!!!! #thatgirlbookpage4 #thatgirlbook2018 #suicideawareness #mentalhealthawareness #phenomena #staytuned

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:40:04
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Can't wait to get a dog of my own at some point. Love this dude ❤️ #doggo #dogs #dogsofinstagram #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:40:00
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Just a few of the words I hate the most. Someone suffering with mental health doesn’t need these types of words being said to them. Not only will it make everything feel 1000 times worse but your also putting guilt on to the other person for no real reason. If you would like some advice on better ways of saying thing try using more open ended questions such as “how” or “why” and always give options rather than setting it in black or white as this will help ease the pressure. We’re not all perfect but just some really small changes can have such a massive affect to someone. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression #ocd #eatingdisorder #panicattack #ptsd #bipolar #addiction #personalitydisorder #positive_vibes #positivevibes #endthestigmaofmentalhealth #endthestigma #wordsihate ##suicideawareness

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:39:55
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Taking time to go off the beaten path, stretch our legs and give thanks for being alive. May our journey always consist of stretching, growing and exploring. - - #goodness #goodnesschick #positivevibes #travel #bethechange #livelovelife #mentalhealth #stoked #mindset #mentalhealthawareness #positivethinking #explore #lifeisajourney

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:38:46
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#FIGHTINGDEPRESSION; IVE DEALT WITH SO MUCH FROM MY MOM HAVING BREAST CANCER , TO HAVING 2 OF MY BESTFRIENDS COMMIT SUICIDE AND MUSIC IS MY WAY OF LIFE IT IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING HOW I FEE AND SIDE AND I KKNOWNNOT TO MAY PEOPLE@CAN FACE RHERE PROBLEMS BECAUSE SOMETIME IT JUST TO HARD TO SPEAK ABOUT IT BUT YOU HAVE TO FIGHT UNTIL YOU HAVE NO FIGHT LEFT IN YOU 🙏 GOD WONT TAKE YOU TO WHAT HE CANT TAKE YOU THREW #fuckcancer #suicideawareness #fighting #depressionisreal #dedication #mentalhealthawareness

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:38:08
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Morning brings sunshine and new friends. I feel blessed to be alive. As Thoreau would say, “Morning is when I am awake and there is a dawn in me.” #bluebird #littleredbarn #henrydavidthoreau

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:38:06
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Hope is a funny thing. It’s always a good thing to have hope right? to strive for something, to hope for more for yourself than you have or to hope for a change? Thing is, when logic hits and tells you that there is no hope what do you do? I’m not in a bad place writing this, I’m really not. In the past few months I’ve put so much hope out there, so much of myself, so much energy (better spent elsewhere but that’s another story!) what do you do when real life brings you down from the cloud you have been sitting on and says ‘this is not meant to be, you can’t have what you want, it is never going to happen’ I feel lost, like I should be hoping still. Like this can’t be right or I’ve overlooked something. I haven’t. My reality is that what I’ve been pouring my heart into was never meant to be. It’s been a long time so strangely I’m completely at peace with that, like I’ve known for a long time but just had to know for sure. Now I know, what do I do? #hope #longing #change #life #lost #iknowwhattodojustnotreadytomove #lifeadvice #lifequestions #mentalhealthawareness #mentalbattle #askingforhelp #help

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:37:51
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I thought I might lose my mind in Vancouver, and tbh there were times I thought it was happening. But really I was just finally digesting the stew that's been simmering, reconnecting with my anger, confusion and culpability, and refinding my strength and will to fight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I say strength, I don't mean physical (though depression for sure takes a toll on that) and I don't mean individual. I mean that it was in Vancouver, dwarfed by mountains and an impossibly blue sky, that I really started to realize that this mental health shit can and should be a team sport rather than a solo grind.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm starting to realize why fighters, who fight alone in the ring, talk about their performances with plural pronouns. "We didn't throw the jab enough." "We did a good job of sticking to the game plan." That's because they know they're not alone in there. They're there with coaches, corners, training partners, team mates with fights of their own, spouses, loved ones. Family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This clip is of just me working out, but I wouldnt have had the strength to even go outside that day if it wasn't for my fam supporting me in more ways I can count: emotionally, financially, and even physically, propping me up when I finally let it all out and lost the strength in my legs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And just like a fight camp team, everyone plays a different part. Some people train you, impart wisdom, roll around in the dirt and blood with you, feed you, sit next to you as you're recovering, help you plan for the future. Another thing I'm learning is to not expect every person in your world to support you in every single way possible. Be kind to your people as they're trying to being kind to you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks to my family and extended fam for holding me down the past few days. Not everyone has a circle like this; I recognize and I'm grateful. Thanks to everyone who checked in even when I was trying my hardest to check out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm here for y'all too. ⚫⚫🖤

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:37:31
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Craig The Hamster modelling our newest prop, thanks @tescofood for kindly allowing us to use one of your baskets! WEIRD: a new show about mental health, 21st & 22nd July @theatre503 29th July @bunkertheatreuk & throughout August @thepleasance @edfringe #ticketsavailablenow #theatre #previews #london #edinburgh #edinburghfringe #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #ocd #ocdawareness #craigthehamster #hamstersofinstagram #basket #prop #stayweird

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:37:20
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On episode 30, Tony the Therapist and I explore the PSYCHOLOGY OF NARCISSISM, the nuances of ego and arrogance, and the ways human kindness and love can help us better understand narcissists. Listen at YouMeEmpathy.com! ❤️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #empathy #kindness #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalwellness #mentalhealthawareness #narcissism #narcissist #narcissisticabusesurvivor #narcissists #bekind #love #empath #empaths #narcissisticpersonalitydisorder #ego #podcast #podcasts #youmeempathy #youarenotalone

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:36:59
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GOOD MORNING, Squirrels. Happy Monday! . . Wow, I could do with a weekend do-over; it was a pretty tough time emotionally. What is cool about Mondays and any new day is we have the chance to make some adjustments in our plans, thoughts and actions and a new week is a start fresh.💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 . . How was everyone’s weekend? I do trust it went well! . . Let’s rock it out together! I’m looking forward to hanging out with you all. . . #mentalhealth #mental #health #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #wellness #illness #adhd #adultadhd #depression #anxiety #ptsd #agoraphobia #community #communityovercompetition #support #recovery #live #well #inspire #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #quotes

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:36:49
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As human beings, we always talk about establishing and maintaining balance within our lives. When things aren’t balanced, we feel out of alignment or that we’ve failed. Instead of balance, what we can seek to create in our lives is harmony. I wrote a blog on how to just that. Go to the link in my bio to read more!

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:36:45
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According to Mayo Clinic, depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living. More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness and you can't simply "snap out" of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both. Symptoms Although depression may occur only once during your life, people typically have multiple episodes. During these episodes, symptoms occur most of the day, nearly every day and may include: Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:36:43
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Hello Everyone! Out Crowd funding is nearing to its launch! Keep an eye out in the next couple of hours as we will be live! Thank you very much! We would appreciate it if you follow us on our different social media platforms and help us share the word around! In this picture we have out producer, Ken Sanchez - @_ilance - and our Director / Writer, Elizabeth Motley- @bethhh.jpg. Stay Tuned for more information! 〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶 Facebook : @Musicspeaksfilm Twitter : @Musicspeaksfilm 〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶〰️🎶 #professional #instamusic #womeninfilm #weneedyou #crowdfunding #gay #music #mentalhealth #film #awareness #mentalhealthawareness #itmatters #instagood #like4likes #likeforfollow #content #launch #filmmakerslife #filmmaker #keepitreal #instadaily #londonlife #musiclovers

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:36:16
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Found this picture on the left not too long ago and I don’t even recognize myself. 💀 I was coping with drugs and cigarettes and starvation. 🚬 In the next two weeks, I lost 15 more lbs and then I started recovery. Since then, I’ve gained 30 lbs and the ability to sit with myself— comfortable or not. Things didn’t magically fix themselves, but I learned to cope without (inherently) dangerous behaviors. Now I’ve moved on to potentially dangerous behaviors, apparently. 😂 I saw a doctor this morning and found out (not at all to my surprise) that I fractured two ribs in my figure skating fall. 🤦‍♀️ I’m in a good place, nonetheless! 20 months ago, I wouldn’t have been able to skate without passing out, so I’m proud of where I’m at right now. And I’ll keep pushing myself to be happy and healthy.💪

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 14:35:15
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OCD is a form of mental health which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts 💭 #dontgiveup #mentalhealthawareness #ocd #supportafriend

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 13:59:59
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🌟rise & shine🌟 #mondayvibes #newweeknewgoals #oakandreed

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#mentalhealthawareness Shared publicly - 2018-07-14 15:02:12
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MENTAL HEALTH: UNMASKED Thank you all for your support during my journey of sharing my battle with depression and anxiety. Spread love. Raise awareness. Start the conversation. ™️ . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness . . . . Full video on my Facebook page. Link in bio.

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