When Everything In Your Life Is Going Good, Your Mental Illness Aren’t Acting Up And Your Maintaining All Your Relationships With Friends + Family Well

When you’re depressed, unsupportive friends and family can prove trying. It’s very important to have people in your life who either understand your condition or are willing to try. If friends and family are unsupportive—blaming you for the symptoms of your illness or making thoughtless remarks—it can make you feel really discouraged.

What can you do if the people who should be your greatest supporters aren’t?
Lack of support from people in your social network can be tough, but there are things that you can do to find the support and understanding that you need.

  • Recognize not everyone understands
  • Treat yourself well
  • Don’t believe depression misconceptions
  • Realize others may be struggling
  • Find support elsewhere
  • Ask for help directly
  • End negative relationships
  • Harness your emotions for good
  • Harness your emotions for good

Feeling a lack of support from your friends and family can make coping with feelings of depression that much more difficult. There are things that you can do, including being direct when you ask for help, but sometimes the best thing you can do is seek support from people who do understand what you are going through.

If the people in your life are not giving you the love and support you need, try expanding your social support circle, whether that means seeking help from a mental health professional or joining an online or in-person support group.

 

 

 

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I Am Allowed To Feel Good

Everyone has times when they don’t feel their best. Whether you are struggling with a low mood, anxiety, stress, or just a lack of motivation, it’s tough to feel good when you’re not quite at 100%.

When you are feeling down or stressed, it can be helpful to look for things you can do to make yourself feel better quickly. While there are things that are simply outside of your control, there are lots of actionable steps you can take to seize control and feel better right now.

 

Simple Ways to Feel Better Fast
• Dance
• Do yoga
• Eat a healthy, delicious meal
• Make a playlist of your favorite songs
• Meditate
• Play with your dog
• Practice a hobby
• Read a book
• Take a relaxing hot bath
• Watch a funny online video
• Watch your favorite movie or tv show
• Write in a gratitude journal
• Read a book
• Take a relaxing hot bath
• Watch a funny online video
• Watch your favorite movie or tv show
• Write in a gratitude journal

 

Benefits of feeling more joy

  • Promotes a healthier lifestyle
  • Boosts immune system
  • Fights stress and pain
  • Supports longevity

 

 

 

 

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There is Hope

In the course of my studies, there were many times I felt like giving in to negative thoughts about particular disciplines, but I was inspired by the students who were doing well in those disciplines. I found a way of reaching out and learning a few tricks for the disciplines, and it was not long before I started doing well. In this case, I trained my mind not to give in to the hard times and instead seek new ways of doing things and attract success.

 

 

 

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The Bravest Thing I Ever Did Was Continuing My Life When I Wanted To Die

If you do not know how it feels to feel this way, then you have no place to judge anyone who does.

People do not take their lives for selfish reasons, people take their lives because they are in severe emotional pain and aren’t able to see any other way out. When hope is lost it is difficult to see anything good in life at all. Often it is not planned and comes without warning.

Not all suicides will be sudden, so here are some signs to watch out for:

 

Physical:

  • Drastic change in appetite
  • Drastic change in sleep patterns
  • Drastic change in weight
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Drastic change in physical appearance
  • Lack of interest in appearance
  • Poor health

 

Psychological:

  • Persistent depressed mood
  • Unstable emotions
  • Easily agitated and frustrated
  • Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
  • Difficulties in concentration and decision-making
  • Anxiety
  • Unrealistic expectation of self

 

Behavioural:

  • Social withdrawal
  • Drastic change in attitude/personality
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Self-harm behaviours
  • Noticeable increase in compulsive behaviours
  • Unexplained crying
  • Substance abuse
  • Direct or indirect suicide threats

 

Never be afraid to ask someone if you suspect they may be having suicidal thoughts.

 

 

 

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Peace of Mind

In all fairness, attaining peace of mind can seem very tricky. But just because something may seem challenging doesn’t mean that it’s not achievable.

Here are 3 simple ways to increase your peace of mind:

  • Let go of things you don’t control
  • Don’t worry about what others are thinking
  • Count your blessings

 

 

 

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My Mental Health

Listen without making judgments 

You don’t know what someone with mental health issues is going through or how they perceive their own traumas and struggles. Remain empathetic and refrain from judging their actions or coping methods.

Gently advise your friend or colleague to start seeking help for their mental health issues with a trained professional. This may help to ensure their safety and guide them in the right direction.

It’s important to seek out help when you are struggling. It’s equally important to try and support those in your life who you notice are struggling.

Seeking help is important and should never be stigmatized.

By reaching out, you’ll help break the stigma associated with conditions like anxiety and depression. At the same time, you’ll make sure that you find the right level of care and social support that you need.

 

 

 

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You Do You Boo

So…why is it so hard to “do you” while you are helping someone else “do them”?

As for me, it was a bumpy road to get to this realization. It was not until I got hit with a curve ball last year that knocked some sense into me. I had to take a couple of months away from social life to recover. Now I understand that curve balls come when we least expect it, but we must prepare ourselves to hit it when it comes. Preparing is not just educational, it’s also personal development, social emotional education, learning what makes people thrive and react. That’s the key!!

So today I can boldly lift my head up and say to the world…”You do you boo, and I will do me”!

 

 

 

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Shout-out

Shout-out to everyone making progress that no one recognized because you never let anyone see your darkest moments. You’ve been silently winning battles and transforming yourself. Be proud of every little step you’re making in the right direction. Keep going because you got this.

Best wishes for the new month! Hoping it would be full of positive energy!

 

 

 

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