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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2017-10-11 12:40:02
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“Every interview I gave, people would tell me, ‘You’re known for doing all these things, are you a workaholic?’ And what I would hear was, ‘That means you work really hard. You work harder than anybody’. . “But in fact, being a workaholic means you’re addicted to something. And what’s underneath addiction? It’s about hiding from fear, from pain, it’s doing something to make yourself feel better. That’s exactly what I was doing and I had to really adjust my relationship to work. It’s really hard. I’m sure, like anything you’re addicted to, letting that go is difficult because it’s a coping mechanism to make you feel good.” . We might never really know who the real James Franco is. And it might not even matter. But like all of us, he’s just trying to find his way in life, feel comfortable being alone with himself. He’s not there yet, but he’s working on it. “I’m feeling a lot better, dude,” he says, almost to himself. “I can honestly say I’m really happy.” -GQ Australia '17 . #MentalHealthAwarenessDay 💝 To everyone facing/going through tough times, hang in there. Your life matters and there's always light at the end of the dark tunnel ✨ { #jamesfranco #gqaustralia }

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2017-10-17 16:26:26
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Inspired by @ashcollinnns , a few days ago was #mentalhealthawarenessday A lot of you guys already know this story about me but I’ve struggled with depression for most of my young adult life and I got this tattoo where I did to stop myself from cutting myself there again. Of all the tattoos I have, this one will always be my favorite because it is a constant reminder that in February, I’ll be 2 years sober from self-harm. Everyone, if you’re struggling, I promise you are not alone. And if you reach out to me, we will figure this out together. #love #tothineownselfbetrue #smilealways

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2017-10-10 21:27:28
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; It’s okay not to be okay #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawarenessday

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2017-10-11 02:25:30
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... and everyday is today ✨🏆💫 #ItllBeAlright ♥️✨ #mentalhealthawarenessday #everyoneneedsremindersevenME

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2017-01-25 21:48:01
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Don't be fooled by your emptiness, there's so much more room for happiness. 🦈#mentalhealthawarenessday

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2017-10-10 23:57:02
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#mentalhealthawarenessday this photo isn’t the typical “pretty” picture but you truly never know what goes on beneath the surface of smiling faces and it shouldn’t go unnoticed. #notashamed #loveyourself #kindnessmatters ✨♥️

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2017-10-11 00:46:49
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Different isn't wrong #mentalhealthawarenessday

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2017-10-11 03:15:44
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When this photo was taken, I was in one of the most beautiful places in the world....but also in one of the darkest times in my life. 6 months ago, I was struggling with anxiety and depression that seemed to come at me out of nowhere, and these issues destroyed relationships and made me feel like I would never be capable of loving someone the way I was loved. Mental health is not only a political issue to me, but a personal one. I'm lucky to be on medication and to have professional help to confront my issues head-on and enjoy my beautiful life and everyone in it #MentalHealthAwarenessDay

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-21 19:02:00
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I wrote this in a journal back in the year 2011 February 25th, two days after I wrote this my cousin passed away at the age of 23 in a car accident. "I do not know how to describe how sad I am in detail exacty, but I will try. Imagine a single tree at the bottom of a hill in an open field that is abandoned never used for anything, there is some grass around the tree, no bushes can be found near it. This tree has gone through all of the seasons back and forth alone. In summer the breeze runs through the tree somewhat but not always. In the fall its leaves die quicker because it is tired and cannot bear to hold onto them any longer. In the winter its bark cracks a little more than usual because of how weak it is, it is almost lifeless. In the spring it tries to grow back its leaves, but it does so alone."

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-21 18:21:33
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Having a horrible boss Working for someone hateful and unsupportive can limit your career in real ways: You’re less likely to get the useful feedback, good projects, raises, promotions, and training and mentoring opportunities that you’d get with a good manager. That’s a serious opportunity cost. Source : TheCut.com 🐶 I really truly want to hear from you, let me know how you’re doing, and let me know what YOU want to know more about to make your workplace less stressful for you. I want to connect and I want to help, so comment below or DM me and fill me in! 🐶

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-20 00:13:09
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Here is a small highlight of this weeks video. In this video I show how you can reduce some of your anxiety or even ALL of it with this very powerful method if used well! If you want to see the full version of the video and get the most out of it then head on over to my channel which can be found in my Instagram profile. Video title is "How to Fight Anxiety Naturally". Your support on the videos is so greatly appreciated warriors! Hope to hear from you!

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 22:09:04
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Today is all about small victories 👍 A quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Look for small victories and build on that. Each small victory, even if it is just getting up five minutes earlier, gives you confidence. You realize that these little victories make you feel great, and you keep going. You realize that being paralyzed by fear of failure is worse than failure.” . 🐶We are @underdog.pack and we approve this message 🐶

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 14:13:55
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Get your hands dirty 🙌 Did you know that crafting: 🌟Lowers blood pressure 🌟Reduces depression and anxiety 🌟Slows the onset of dementia 🌟Eases chronic pain 🌟And is as relaxing as yoga Grab the glitter, it’s time to get creative 💖

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 11:24:44
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#awareness #mentalhealth via @riplapp Don't forget to your #Mobilephonemindfullnesstip quick fix and make sure to have a blessed one

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 08:45:27
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So a tiny bit of back ground.. I started this page as I wanted a place I felt that I could be myself. I've had a tricky few years finishing my degree raising a child and working full and part time I have often forgotten the 'self care' aspect of life. I started this page after I fostered a love of interior design and spending a lot of time completing DIY projects around my little home that I wanted to share. I hope everyone that visits this page finds something that they like or see something that makes them happy (probably Luna, she makes everyone happy) and I hope to see you again soon. #Mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthday #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthawarness #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthawarenessweek #mentalhealthweek #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #mentalhealthawarenessday #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealthquotes #MentalHealthMonth #MentalHealthBlog #mentalhealthmemes #mentalhealthart #mentalhealthissues #mentalhealthisreal #mentalhealthwarriors #mentalhealthadvice #mentalhealthawarenes #mentalhealthcounseling #mentalhealthyoga #mentalhealthcommunity #MentalHealthAdvocacy #mentalhealthjourney

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 08:10:46
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Today is my birthday. 9 years ago I wanted to kill myself on this day, instead I decided to become a #warrior and battle it out. Today I can confidently say I do not have those thoughts anymore, but I can also recognize patience is important in recovery and you should understand this too if you have ever had these thoughts before like me! There is hope at the end of the tunnel. No, I am not 100% better, but I can say today this is how I feel, and it feels great to not have those thoughts anymore! I hope I can continue to provide self help videos in the future and also inspire others by telling my own story and journey which might motivate others as well! If you are interested in hearing my own personal stories I would be happy to share through videos on my youtube channel, head on over and subscribe if you support my new passion in life of supporting others! I care about everybody suffering out there and if you are having these thoughts tell me now and I am here for you to embrace you because you are truly special and an amazing human who deserves love and care.

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-17 23:30:46
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When your path is not clear...do this... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Too often we find ourselves muddling through our days / weeks like ants feeling their way towards and end goal one step at a time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then there are times of clarity and strength where we move forward with confidence ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are some thoughts on how to get through the former and experience more of the latter... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Step 1: Know, really know and think about how the path will clear up at some point. Sometimes it takes a while, but the clouds always eventually pass. ‘This too shall pass’ can get you through a lot ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Step 2: Tap into your support network. In ‘The EDGE Program’, we refer to this as your ‘Force Field’. It’s something worth building when you’re doing well so you can tap into it if you begin to struggle. By tap into it, we mean bounce ideas off and strategize, and less of seeking sympathy ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Step 3: Refocus on your wellness. Just like yogi’s call it a ‘yoga practice’, we believe we can all have a ‘wellness practice’. Instead of taking the easy path of social media, junk food (aka immediate gratification), make an effort in these times to fuel your body/brain with high quality food, some movement and solid rest. It’s amazing the difference it can make, even over the course of one day ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Step 4: Keep moving forward. Like a plane flying through a set of clouds, if you keep moving, you’ll come out the other side into clarity and strength. They say a good sailor isn’t made by sailing calm waters, so embrace the experience and keep moving forward with a growth mindset ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Final Thoughts: Clouds of confusion are normal and happen to all of us, which is why it’s important to have tools and strategies to come out the other side. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We hope this helps and would love to hear your ideas on what you’d add to this list. Drop your thoughts in the comments with what you do when things get fogged up 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Mavrixx #TheEGDE #HighPerformance ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @mikeschauch

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-17 22:15:49
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Vulnerability is not a weakness, but it is rather a strength.

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-16 23:42:00
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This is a friendly reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you. Tag a friend who needs to see this 💪 . 🐶 Follow @underdog.pack 🐶

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-15 22:13:30
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🐶How Underdog Pack can help: . * Are your Bosses / Co-workers "ruff" on the edges? -Provide best practice on Managing Conflict and Difficult Interactions, including Underdog Pack Exclusive "How to Use Dog Training Tricks to Face Your Bully" . * Unleash your inner "pawer" - Provide valuable tips on stress relief, healthy habits and increase productivity . * Have you been barking up the wrong tree? - Provide proven techniques to level up yourself and become the Top Dog you are born to be. . 🐶 It's a dog-eat-dog world out there but don't just roll over and take it! Click Link in Bio @underdog.pack to join our pack to make your workplace doggone awesome again! 🐶

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-15 15:46:10
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Great work Graham McCormack in organizing a mental health awareness day in Cork, Ireland. ・・・ Forever grateful after the mental health awareness day yesterday, a great experience for all involved, feedback was Awesome, a nice relaxed day with the emphasis on talking and training these two practices have been key to my mental health recovery. This is only the start for spreading awareness, watch what's coming next 😊 Thanks to @jimmypwhite of the API clinic Cork City and Avril Quinn of breaking the silence Cobh for speaking and everyone who showed up and and took part in the MMA section with all proceeds going to charity. "it's OK to not be OK" ❤ #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessday #itsoktonotbeok #training #fitness #mma #mixedmartialarts #mindfulness #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #mentalhealthisnotjustdepression #badtimesdontlast #youarenotalone #wewillgoagain #spiritualadrenaline #centralrecoverypress #aa #na #hope #soberlife

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-15 12:55:39
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Forever grateful after the mental health awareness day yesterday, a great experience for all involved, feedback was Awesome, a nice relaxed day with the emphasis on talking and training these two practices have been key to my mental health recovery. This is only the start for spreading awareness, watch what's coming next 😊 Thanks to @jimmypwhite of the API clinic Cork City and Avril Quinn of breaking the silence Cobh for speaking and everyone who showed up and and took part in the MMA section with all proceeds going to charity. "it's OK to not be OK" ❤ #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessday #itsoktonotbeok #training #fitness #mma #mixedmartialarts #mindfulness #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #mentalhealthisnotjustdepression #badtimesdontlast #youarenotalone #wewillgoagain

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-14 03:09:31
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Two piece puzzles are supposed to be easy, but some still do not see that mental and physical are health as a whole. Like this post if you understand the solution.

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-13 02:22:15
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Mental health is just as important as physical health. Like this if you agree.

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-12 21:27:08
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Check out the full version on my YT channel, you can find my channel in my instagram profile. Thanks for your support and feedback!

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-12 20:58:26
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Tips to Manage Stress and Anxiety at Work Getting stressed out at work happens to everyone, and it’s perfectly normal. But stress that is persistent, irrational, and overwhelming and impairs daily functioning may indicate an anxiety disorder. Keep these ideas in mind to keep your work life manageable: * Work! In addition to financial reasons, working can be important for your self-esteem and it adds to your social identity. * Tell a trusted coworker. Knowing that someone accepts your condition can be comforting and it may reduce any anticipatory anxiety about having a panic attack at work. * Educate yourself. Learn to recognize the symptoms of your disorder and how to handle them if you experience any at work. * Practice time management. Make to-do lists and prioritize your work. Schedule enough time to complete each task or project. * Plan and prepare. Get started on major projects as early as possible. Set mini-deadlines for yourself. Anticipate problems and work to prevent them. * Do it right the first time. Spend the extra time at the outset and save yourself a headache later when you have to redo your work. * Be realistic. Don’t over commit or offer to take on projects if you don’t realistically have enough time. * Ask for help. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask a coworker for help. Later you can return the favor. * Communicate. Speak up calmly and diplomatically if you have too much to handle. Your supervisor may not realize you’re overextended. * Stay organized. Filing and clearing your desk and computer desktop may rank low on your priority list, but they can save you time in the long run and may prevent a crisis later. * Avoid toxic coworkers. Try to ignore negativity and gossip in your workplace. * Take breaks. A walk around the block or a few minutes of deep breathing can help clear your head. * Set boundaries. Try not to bring work home with you. Don’t check your work e-mail or voice mail after hours. * Savor success. Take a moment to celebrate your * good work before moving on to the next project. Thank everyone who helped you. * Plan a vacation. You’ll be rejuvenated and ready to work when you come back. ......

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-12 00:34:17
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Nine Things You Don’t Know About Yourself . Do You Understand Yourself as Well as You think you Do? The way we view ourselves is distorted, but we do not realize it. . 1. Your motives are often a complete mystery to you Are we producing a flattering self-image that denies the failings that we all have? . 2. Outward appearances tell people a lot about you Research indicates that other people often see us better than we see ourselves. . 3. Gaining some distance can help you know yourself better Those who view themselves at a distance from their self may see themselves more clearly. . 4. We too often think we are better at something than we are An embellished self-image seems to help us face the challenges of life. . 5. People who tear themselves down experience setbacks more frequently We want others to see us the way we see ourselves. . 6. You deceive yourself without realizing it Our tendency for self-deception stems from our desire to impress others.People generally think that, in our heart of hearts, we are good. . 7. The ‘true self’ is good for you Most people believe that they have a solid essential core, a true self. People who feel insecure about a particular positive trait tend to try to prove they have it. . 8. Insecure people tend to behave more morally Too much self-assurance makes people complacent and increases the chasm between the self that they imagine and the self that is real. . 9. If you think of yourself as flexible, you will do much better The self is not a ‘thing’ but a process of continual adaptation to changing circumstances. . Source: Greater Good . 🐶 Click link in bio @underdog.pack to join the pack and learn more about workplace wellness 🐶

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-11 00:39:07
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Signs of Workplace Bullying . 1. Actions that disrupt the communication process. The persecutor criticises the private life and work of the victim. It often interferes with the expression of one’s own opinion, interrupts while speaking, tries to prevent the voice from being heard or shouts out. Mobber can also commit written threats (email, text messages, instant messaging) and even verbal threats so that the persecuted person feels intimidated. . 2. Actions that disrupt social relations. Mobber avoids talking to his victim, ignores them, forbids others to speak to them and exaggerates them from other workers or places them in a remote room. These activities lead to the elimination of the victim from the team. . 3. Actions that damage an employee’s reputation. Mobber starts to dissolve rumours and laugh at the victim. The subject of mockery and rumour may be the disability, gender, race, religion, political opinion or sexual orientation suggested by the persecutor. The persecutor may start to question the employee’s skills and commission him/her to do work that reduces his/her self-esteem. Mobber can send a victim for a psychiatric examination, parody his behaviour to ridicule, mock his religion or skin colour, invent offensive names for the victim and use them officially. Verbal sexual suggestions are also possible. . 4. Actions that undermine the quality of life and of work. The persecutor commissions his victim to carry out tasks below his or her qualifications, makes useless and pointless work, or even does not carry out any work, because he or she wants the victim to understand that he or she is not needed for anything. Sometimes the opposite is true – the persecutor gives the victim too much work, sometimes impossible for one person to do or work that exceeds the victim’s competence. . 5. Activities that have a detrimental effect on the safety and health of the victim. Mobber commissions his victim to work that is harmful to their health, physically harasses them, threatens them or even uses violence (harassment also occurs). . Source: Swedish psychologist Heinz Leymann . 🐶 Click link in bio @underdog.pack to learn more about mental wellness at work 🐶

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-10 20:22:11
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Did I mention that I am going to be on Television? RTE!!! . . I opened up a few years back about wanting to end my life and my post was seen by some people that thought opening up was important . . From there it accelerated and got picked up by some big names along the way and I can't wait for the public to see it on @rte2 during mental health week! . . Please please please get behind this documentary and follow @omhofficial to keep up to date with what is going on and I'm always here to lend an ear if anyone needs to talk!

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-10 12:24:55
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Reach out 💛

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-09 15:09:02
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The website link is working now (it’s the cat’s fault!) so come check it out! Email is working too or feel free to DM me 😊🙏 🐶 Click Link in Bio to join the pack and make your work a doggone awesome place again!🐶

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-09 09:05:55
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Find your emotional truth 🌟 Cool off with our August issue where this month we speak to @glouiseatkinson about grief, using exercise as therapy, and untapping her emotional truth with Strictly’s Gorka 💛 Find us on the shelves from 12 July 🙌 Want to be the first to be sent the August issue? Subscribe to the digital magazine for free at www.subscribe.happiful.com Photography | @jaymawson Hair and makeup | @thembithems Styling | @krishanparmar_

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-08 22:06:33
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How I feel right now.. I wish #xterravictoria went better but I could barely get through.. hoping to have a better recovery with a mindful break from activity to heal.. Thank you @destinyblue for a great photo and perfect picture.. #Repost @destinyblue (@get_repost) ・・・ I would say happy World Mental Health Awareness Day - as I hope you are happy. But as I know how elusive that can be; I hope today is safe, and yo can find some peace x💙x We look after our bodies, but often forget the mind... #mentalhealthawarenessday #worldmentalhealthday #mentalhealth #mentalillness #meaningfulart

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-07 21:48:24
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I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that...

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-06 17:56:02
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🦖 Have a great...and FEROCIOUS Friday! - - had to do it lol. Doing a little reflecting today. Can't stress enough how glad I am that I went through all my struggles of social anxiety. Without all that pain, I would not be where I am right now. 👫 I met my wife because of it. 🤱 We have 3 children because of it. 💪 I am so MUCH mentally stronger because of it. 😬 I know that when you are going through pain, especially with mental health issues like social anxiety, you can feel like it is never going to get better. 🙏 Trust me on this: EVERYTHING happens for a reason! You are going through pain right now and you will gain so much from it in the end. Be patient and keep fighting! 💪 No pain. No gain.

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-05 21:59:34
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FRIYAAAY!!! 👊💪👊 You know what that menas... #mixuptraining #cardio - Of some description ;) Its.... #springwoodstairsofdeath MORNING 👍❄👊💎 I am so pumped. Always an amazing way to start a Friday. Climb to the top a just throw all your #negativeenergy straight in to that amazing rainforest. Yes maam. Everybody got time for that 🤣🤣 Anyone else ever like tp do the stairs?? Happy Friday guys. #destroyit #fitlife #@SBX #springwoodstairsofdeath #cardiofun #gymlife #gymgunkie #beigemonster #chickswholift #positivevibes #strong #femalefitness #anxious #shred #goals #mentalhealthawarenessday #macros #needtrainingpartner #shinebrightlikeadiamond 💎💎

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-05 15:23:47
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The Dos and Don’ts of handling someone going through a panic attack . Do . Do remind the person having a panic attack that they are in no way obligated to stay where they are. They can leave if they are panicking about something or feel uncomfortable. Offer them a ride home if necessary after observing the person’s current mental capacity. Absolutely don’t pressure them to do something they don’t want to do. . Do assure them there is nothing to be afraid of. Someone experiencing a panic attack will probably find it a lot harder to rationalize the fact that there’s no real reason to be panicking, that’s the sad truth. Remind them they are completely safe and that you are there to help them through this. . Do let them know that it’s only temporary. Panic attacks don’t and will never last forever. Despite the terrible mental state the sufferer might be in, it’s comforting to know that it will go away soon. . Do encourage them to breathe. Breathing is particularly difficult during a panic attack and someone experiencing it could forget to breathe properly. Tell them to take a deep breath in for four seconds, then let it out for four seconds and repeat. Breathing helps, but it only helps when done correctly. . Do attempt to have an engaging conversation with them. Chances are if you’re a friend, you know what piques the person’s interest. Try to casually bring the topic up. Don’t bombard the person in a panic attack with a lengthy conversation as this could be overwhelming, but try to slowly capture their interest and lure them away from the feeling of panic. . Do stay with them. If the person panicking wants you to leave, it’s most likely the anxiety talking. More often than not, a panic attack only gets worse if the person is left alone to suffer through their own thoughts. Stay by their side no matter what. . Source: George Tinari @ Guiding Tech . 🐶 Follow @underdog.pack to learn more about mental wellness at work 🐶

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-05 14:47:46
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Have you been in the situation where your coworker/customer is having a panic attack? What did/would you do? In the next two posts we will cover The Dos and Don’ts of handling someone going through a panic attack. 🐶 Follow @underdog.pack to learn more about mental wellness at work 🐶

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-04 01:56:45
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What Companies Can Do To Reduce Stress In The Workplace . There are several steps that companies can take to reduce the impact of burnout on their employees. It all starts with figuring out what the most common sources of burnout are for their own employees since every company is different. From there, they can pursue the following strategies. Acknowledge that the problem exists. "Employee burnout is real, and all are at risk for this problem," says Quick. "Early intervention is best, so as employees reach a yellow zone for burnout, that’s the time to make referrals or maybe turn down the pressure put on them and the pressure they self-generate." Create a work environment where employees feel listened to, empowered, and appreciated on a daily basis. Labier suggests that this begins with management culture: "Exclude toxic, arrogant, and narcissistic bosses. Promote collaboration, support for learning and development, a fair reward system, transparency, promotion of diversity, etc." . Emphasize wellness initiatives that focus on both physical and mental health. A good healthcare plan, healthy food provided on site, and covered gym/yoga memberships are good examples. Employers can also do things like pay for meditation apps or sessions for employees and provide quiet rooms where employees can do a mental reset. . Offer a flexible working environment: for instance, allow employees to choose their own hours, work from home when needed, and take time off regularly. "Ensure that people have time off, respites from work, and emotional support on the job," says Quick. "Burnout results from working or striving for too long and/or with too much effort and energy expenditure." Encourage non-work activities. "Burnout is best prevented when people have things that excite them, energize them, and bring them renewals…whatever that is." explains Quick. "Encourage employees to have non-work interests and activities that offer balance and alternative sources of renewal." .....

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-03 12:40:47
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Mental health tip for today: Speak to your doctor. 🏵 Some people ask me what to do if they feel anxious and have felt like it for some time. 🍇 They explain their symptoms to me and I can relate 100%. 🦄 The hardest thing I did for myself was talk to my doctor. 🐙 Luckily they also recognised the signs and signed me off work. 🎀 I was prescribed medication and have not looked back since. 👋 SO - all in all, take that jump and go to your doctor. They are best placed to help you. 🌌 I can give you my experience but I can help cure you. Happy Tuesday! #mentalhealthawareness #tuesdayvibes #tuesdaytips #keepyourheadup . . . . . . . . . . . . . #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthday #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthsupport #wellness #mentalhealthawarenessweek #wellbeing #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #mentalhealthawarenessday #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealthquotes #MentalHealthMonth #MentalHealthBlog #mentalhealthmemes #mentalhealthart #mentalhealthissues #mentalhealthisreal #mentalhealthwarriors #mentalhealthadvice #mentalhealthcounseling #wellnesswarrior #mentalhealthcommunity #MentalHealthAdvocacy #mentalhealthjourney

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-03 00:25:05
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This is a friendly reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you. Tag a friend who needs to see this 💪 . 🐶 Follow @underdog.pack 🐶

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-07-02 21:36:15
#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-06-30 02:33:38
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Why We Should All Care About Employees' Mental Health . Other than the utilitarian financial reasons, Quick adds, there's a "moral or humanitarian" component. "People are intrinsically important." Lynn Hamilton, Chief Commercial Officer at online therapy company Talkspace, says, "Roughly one in five people have a diagnosable mental health condition, and these numbers run parallel in the workplace. Yet, the vast majority of people either don’t seek treatment, are misdiagnosed or don’t get the adequate treatment they need." . You may know these employees, work with them, or be one yourself. It's an important issue to care about because the ripple effects are wide. And it's certainly worth caring about on the institutional level as well. Business psychologist and psychotherapist Douglas Labier, Ph.D., has dedicated decades to studying the connection between people's work and their mental/emotional health, and working personally with those affected. . "Why is it important for companies to care about employees' mental health?" asks Labier. "That’s like growing a vegetable garden and then asking why it’s important to provide water and adequate sunlight. A company has the objective of a productive, profitable and sustainable business, and the mental health of employees is central to that." . Source: Forbes . 🐶 Follow @underdog.pack to learn more about mental wellness at work 🐶

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-06-29 12:36:38
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Today, we're hard at work on our next issue, but there's still time to get your hands on a copy of our July issue 😊 Just tap the 'shop' tab on our profile to order your copy, or visit happiful.com/stores to find a shop near you that stocks us 💖

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-06-29 07:20:29
#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-06-27 20:03:44
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In honor of today being National PTSD Awareness Day, we would like to remind our community that we are here to help and offer trauma and PTSD related services to those who need them. Let's deal with it together. 💚

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-06-27 14:24:49
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Go get 'em 👏

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#mentalhealthawarenessday Shared publicly - 2018-06-26 19:14:50
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“It does not have to be by the book - relationships” For the longest time I thought I had to follow an ideal. An ideal about how relationships should be. Just because that person is a relative, “you had to lump it”. This may mean putting their needs before yourself. Just because we have children together, we have to make this work, even if the environment may be toxic. Being loving to yourself is sometimes about letting go of these ideals. #innerwisdom #highvibe #lifepurpose #universehasyourback #trustyourjourney #letthatshitgo #wellnesswarrior #intentionalliving #lookwithin #powerfulwords #newage #hippieatheart #mentalhealthawarenessday #lawofattraction #higherself #lightbeing #putyourselffirst #thinkforyourself #freethinker #lightbeing #writerofinstagram #writinglove #soulcoach #bookserialization #bloggersofinstagram #bloggerslife #freespirit #truestory #storiestotell #ageofhonesty

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