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Day 4 started with an invigorating workshop, Aroma Yoga led by Hazel Kok (Sattva Wellness Yoga) . The feature film, Still Mine, directed by Michael McGowan and short film, Again, With Feeling, directed by Maxwell Blanche was accompanied by panel discussion ‘Living with Dementia’ moderated by Noorlinah Mohamed with panelists including Tan Yi Ying, Cho Mingxiu and Vinti Mittai . Our afternoon workshop attendees participated in Virtual Experience Real Empathy led by Izzy Ngo (VERE.360) and Body Poetry for Healing led by Deborah Emmanuel . Feature film, Mad World, directed by Chun Wong, was followed by panel discussion ‘Mental Health Issues in the Workplace’ moderated by Jaslyn Koh together with panelists Markus Gnirck, Lyn Lee, Adj Assoc Prof Lee Cheng and Amarjit Kaur . We closed SMHFF 2019 with feature film, Shuttle Life, directed by Tan Seng Kiat and short film Silence is Not Golden, directed by local filmmaker Pei Si Wong . The last panel discussion ‘Mental Health Care at Home’ was moderated by Nazhath Faheema and included panelists Leeran Gold, Helen Ying, Atikah Amalina and Wong Siew Hong . Thank you all for coming to the inaugural SMHFF! . If you would like to help us bring SMHFF 2020 to fruition, please visit smhff.com/supporters . Photography by Charlene Phua . Singapore Mental Health Film Festival  #SMHFF   #MyMentalCare
Watching the sunset while thinking of you up there tonight Ernie, so heartbreaking 🌅♥️ #ruok
6 months ago I was at a fork in the road. I had no idea what I was going to do. I was lost. I was pessimistic. I was a victim. I couldn’t see my future. The start of this year threw me one of the greatest challenges I’ve faced both mentally and physically. My anxiety was at an all time high and I’d stopped even bothering getting out of bed. I couldn’t work, I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t even function. They say can’t run away from your problems, especially when your biggest problem is your own mind. I whole heartedly believe this to be true. However sometimes, you can take your problems elsewhere, and a change of scenery shows you just how lucky you are to be alive. Somehow, moving my whole life to the UK and travelling has helped me to unpack those problems. I arrived with no idea of what I was going to do. I didn’t have a job yet. I knew one person in the country and had very little plans as to how I was going to make this work for me. I just had a dream and I went for it. The first two months, I unpacked my shit. I cried, I fretted, I had many a “I’m going home” moments. I adjusted to the crazy city life, navigating a place that was completely different to what I know. I don’t even know when it happened, but at some point ... I stopped crying. At some point the girl who was too terrified to leave her room was travelling by herself. She was making friends. She was a different person. I’ve come so far in such a short period of time and I owe that not only to the people who supported me both in Australia and here, but also to myself. I owe it to myself for being brave at a time when all I felt was fear. 6 months later I now live in London in a house full of people I adore. I’m not afraid. I have two jobs. I enjoy my weekends. I love life again. I love life fully, for what feels like the first time since I was a kid. Here’s to the best 6 months of my life, here’s to remembering even in your darkest moments, there’s something waiting for you on the other side. The grass is not greener here, moving didn’t save me, it just forced me to accept help, accept love... and to believe I was worthy of watering my own garden. I hope you know you are worthy too♥️
Song is a dedication to people going anxiety and depression. suicide isn't the answer. Everyone has some sort of illness in the mind. seek help by talking to the right people. #suicideprevention #suicideawarness #anxietyproblems #depressionawareness #depressionsupport #ruok #trustthesigns #singerofinstagram #lifestruggle #getawayfromitall #hopemusic
Take it easy ✌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ruok #ruokday #starttheconversation #everydayisruokday #takeiteasy
I cannot believe that #LapsforLads will start this Saturday. Many many months have gone into planning this and I am so excited to get started. This event is for everyone in the community, not just for those who have been affected by suicide and mental illness but also for everyone wanting to change the way we see and treat mental health in society and to support those suffering in silence. Laps for Lads will start at 12pm at the sports ground at @guilfordyoungcollege in Hobart. I will be running for a total of seven days covering 2,348 laps and almost 800kms. We will be fundraising for @staychatty and will be accepting donations during the run as well as online on our page - link in my bio. So please share this event with everyone you know and I hope to see you all there! #staychatty #run #ultra #awareness #mentalhealth #fundraiser #runningcommunity #community #ultrarunning #ruok #hope #united #excited
Sesame-encrusted albacore tuna causas, hoisin glaze, aji amarillo crema, crispy konbu 🐟 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the recent #SuicidePreventionDay I realise how imperative it is to disclose and thus de-stigmatize the fact that for me, depressive episodes occur often enough to now warrant a series of military-style steps to recovery; refined and honed after many years. I'd like to share these with you as every single one of us has suffered in silence at some point and it shouldn't be this way. 🙅🏽‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔆INTERNAL MAINTENANCE🔆 . . ✅ Sit with the feelings, experience them in their entirety. Acknowledge them as a part of you that you will host on any number of occasions rather than an annoying fly to bat away. . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅ Write it out. Even if you think you're useless with words. No-one will read it. It's just for you and processing your thoughts. ⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅ Comfort, heal, nourish after each episode with the simple things - your favorite food (in moderation), watching animals just be themselves, move your body, take up a new skill. I've started practices that are traditionally labelled as 'crazy' or 'alternative' (talking to myself out loud, sound healing). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔆EXTERNAL MAINTENANCE🔆 ✅ Forget what media tells you - how your life, family, relationships, etc should look. It's different for everyone. ⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅ Learn to be comfortable with being alone and surrounded by less people. Hold onto one or two genuine friends, mentors, people who inspire you. That's all you need. Also, your life is not your social media presence 🙃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅ Expend the rest of your emotional energy in befriending yourself, committing to understanding yourself, being kind to yourself. However halting or impossible it seems, you're making progress by even considering these steps. ⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sending you a big hug and some chocolate 🍫 we are in this together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthwarrior #recoveryisworthit #soundmindsoundbody #mentalhealth #ruok #mentalillness #itsokaynottobeokay #depressionsupport #suicideprevention #thismodeleatsalot
You shouldn’t have to shine brightly to be noticed by the people in your life, spotting a distant light or a tiny bird can change your day. #smallthings #moonlight #6ammoon #ruok
Ist r u ok day today.. make sure your friends and loved ones are ok🙏🏽👀 #lelepons #ruok
It's #TuesdayMorning .... how's it going so far? Nothing better than scheduling in some time every day to pause, self-reflect and sort out what the heck is driving your reactions. Is it you? Is it them? Is it the situation? How do you want it to go differently next time? ⁠ ⁠ Sometimes it easy to answer that one ... but HOW do we get there? ⁠ ⁠ Patience. ⁠ Self-Regulation.⁠ Mindfulness. ⁠ Reflection. ⁠ Expert guidance perhaps.⁠ Safe psychological space, definitely. ⁠ Connection with trusted ones, definitely. ⁠ Trust in oneself, definitely. ⁠ ⁠ You can do it. #DigALittleDeeper⁠#MentalHealth #Consciousness #Quotes #Mentalhealthquotes #Caledon #Brampton #Orangeville #Bolton #ruok #justask #relationships #newskills #Therapyiscool #Therapysession #Startwhereyouare #mindfulness #Selftrust #Boundaries⁠
He may be taller then me but he is still my baby boy. I don't think he realises how much he worries myself and his brother. I just want to take all you worries away and have the boy who likes to be a dag and make us laugh all the time come back, just like this photo. I know he is in there somewhere and one day he will be back, all you need to do is remember we all love you and we are so proud of you. #anxiety #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #ruok #everythingwillbeok #onedayatatime
Feeling not to bad I guess within myself when I took this photo yesterday. I’m definitely a different person than I was 15months. I’ve come along way literally. I know a lot more now, from what I wish I knew then but never see it as a regret only that we always continue to learn and grow. I’ve come to slowly openly express my feelings emotionally,physically & spiritually as I gotten to know myself very much myself of what I’ve endured. I’m not saying it gets easier but it does assure you of having control of being who you are as yourself. When you have given so much of your spirit for others to grow within themselves you forget first task to look after yourself and those that do this can be visually appealing to be strong from the outside yet breaking away inside. Caring, nurturing of the well-being of each other is what we should be thriving off so ask yourself, friends, family, R U OK . . #ruok #sharing #feelings #emotions #caring #love
Someone somewhere in a desperate situation is depending on you to give them a hand out of the fog. • • • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline For help call 1-800-273-8255 Available 24 hours everyday #wecareforyou #wearehereforyou #ruok #stickingtogether #rhemanation #weloveyou #rhemawordcathedral
“I’ll work it out, I always do” I’ve said this SO many times. Especially since my separation. Believe me, there were times when I didn’t want to work it out. I wanted to give up. I wanted to go to sleep and never wake up. But for me, that just isn’t an option. My son really does need me. I live for him. There were times where I’d be so consumed by my pain I would wail in agony. My body contorted beyond my control, my breath out of my reach and all I wanted was for it to stop. I had to believe it would get easier, I had to believe I’d be stronger. I’m still here.
I read something on R U OK day, Answering ‘I’m fine’ is the equivalent to saying you’ve read the terms and conditions.’ . I sat and thought about it and it’s so true, we say we’ve read the T&C’s as a way to shut that part of conversation down and move on to a better topic so that it appears that we are confident in our bold faced lie. . We agree to the T&C’s without really understanding the impact they have on the contract & we are genuinely shocked when those sneaky hidden bastards eventually catch up with us and royally fuck everything up! . ‘I’m fine’ . No one asks past that phrase, we are conditioned to know its is a polite way to shut the conversation down right there and move on to better topics like how nice the weather is that day. . We are ignorant to the impact ‘I’m fine’ is having on our mental well-being. . Not talking about how we are truly coping, or not coping, more than one day a year is eventually going to catch up & just like the T&C’s, it’s going to fuck us up! . ‘I’m fine’ . The easy way to avoid the conversation that we are not always ‘fine’ because the stigma attached to mental health issues still has a iron grip. . ‘I’m fine’ . We as humans are still so afraid to admit 'weakness', we're willing to suffer in silence at the risk of making other people feel uncomfortable by showing our vulnerability. . ‘I’m fine’ . What we say when we are terrified of what other people will think if we actually confide in them, how they'll perceive us now that they know we can NOT do it all on our own & need to rely on our village to see us through. . ‘I’m fine’ . Unknowingly Signing away our right to ask for help before we break the contract and to be heard, to really be fucking heard. . If I ask you how you are, answer me with truth & honesty, don’t use the words ‘I’m fine’ unless you really are. . I will listen to you, I will hear you, I may be uncomfortable but I would rather squirm on the inside for a few minutes rather than spend a lifetime asking what more I could of done for you when you finally break. . I’ll be a part of your village & the sisterhood will stand fucking strong and united! . So, how are you? . Art by @tigah_rose15
I know I am guilty of this. It’s a trait I see in all hospo workers, we need to learn to take time for ourselves and recharge our batteries both physically and mentally. Make sure we take a break at work, have something to eat and that your team mates are doing the same. #thechefshed #chef4chef #betterhospo #hospofam #walktogether #hospolife #cheflife #mentalhealth #physicalhealth #wellbeing #changestartswithus #community #bettertogether #girlpower #womeninhospo #womenshealthweek #strongertogether #mentalhealthawareness #truetoyourself #emotionalintelligence #youcantalk #ruok #selfcare #selflove #recharge
I hope everyone's feeling good! 🙂👍🏻💖 R U Ok month. #ruokday #ruok #freelance #freelancer #va #virtuallyviva #virtualassistant
You're never fully dressed without a smile ✨ I feel people don't smile at others any more. Am I the only one that feels this way? I challenge you all to smile at 3 strangers tomorrow. You may get weird looks (which I often do) but I guarantee it will make you feel good. And that smile might be a little something that the other person needed too 😊 #smilesallround . . . . . . . . #smile #happy #happiness #makesomeonesmile #kind #kindness #challenge #heart #heartofgold #help #helpothers #shine #shineorthodontics #orthodontics #bekind #ruok
R u ok? 👀 . #ruok
You are not super human. 2019 has been one big hot mess for me and it’s not over yet! I have learnt a lot about myself - especially in the last few months and the biggest learning curve of all is knowing when to take a step back. From your business. When I decided to make the business pivot from furniture hire into social media - I threw myself right in there in the deep end and got stuck into it, creating a new business from scratch in a completely new industry to me and not knowing if my plans and goals were going to work. But I put my big girl pants on and did it anyway. 
Looking back now… when I decided to make that massive business change last year is when I should have stepped back from my business. Not forever, just until I had a solid plan in place rather than just winging it. That was 1 year ago. Fast forward to now and I have experienced months of not feeling myself, put way too much pressure on myself, let stress and anxiety take over and my physical and mental health has suffered. To the point where I couldn’t even open any of my social media accounts because the pressure of always showing up just got too much. In the last few months I have made more of an effort to surround myself with my own village (read @juicycreativeco ’s latest post about how important village’s are!) I am taking time to work on myself so that I can provide THE BEST version of myself to you guys - My Wolfpack and my army. Because at the end of the day I am here to provide YOU with the support, knowledge and training that you need to grow your business on social media. Now what I mean by taking a step back from my business is that I am freelancing. Something that I have never done before and because for a little while I would like someone else to tell me what the fuck I should be doing. haha! SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?! That I will be the best damn social media trainer you will ever work with! 💪 Because I have been there, done that, currently there and learning from ALLLL OF THIS. I am refocusing, refreshing and reinventing myself and gradually growing my business, rather than diving in with no plan. #EntrepreneurError 🤦‍♀️ Continued in comments..
Chiron transits and healing ⛓ Everybody’s favourite Centaur (surely!?) is currently retrograding back through the first degrees of Aries and currently forming an opposition to lovely Venus slaying everyone with charm in her Libran realm, and her current BFF Mercury (Venus is fickle. Fight me). This is the time to heal difficulties you have struggled with, through love and kind words even though patience may be hard to find with the impatient Arian energy Chiron is basking in. Oppositions require decisions, we seek balance but teeter between two sides 💖 Chiron is known as the Wounded Healer. One of my favourite myths as a child, the sacrifice of his immortal life to give freedom to Old Firebringer Prometheus enthralled me 🔥 Chiron was a font of wisdom, knowledge and knew all the right herbs. The Gods and Goddesses sought him as a teacher for their offspring. Chiron lived in constant pain but used this pain for good not evil (tough gig in the mythology hood!) to become a renowned healer, unlike most Centaurs of the great stories 📚 It is often true that when we are in our deepest pain we come through it to find our greatest strength, to discover inner fortitude previously unknown to us. Chiron shines his light on our pain and asks us if we will heal and find strength in our agonies so that we may help others heal. Aries rules the head- don’t do your own head in 🧱 If you have planets, points or angles in the early degrees of the cardinal signs- Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn- you are feeling the pressure of Chiron, heading over, now backward and soon enough touching the sore spot once again. Bandaids have been lifted and the wounds are still there. Healing is hard, stagnating in your pain is also hard. Choices must be made, be wise like Chiron 🧪 The medicine may be bitter but it becomes sweet as nectar as it starts to work it’s healing powers on the source of the ouch ⚔️ #astrology #astrologer #chiron #aries #venus #mercury #libra # #cardinal #woundedhealer #wisdom #growth #decisions #balance #healer #heal #healing #myths #mythology #gods #goddess #fire #herbs #medicinal #love #life headspace #ruok #realliferitual #helpyourself #healyourself #spreadyourknowledge
How’s this for a view ?..🤔... watching trucks pass our camp from the top of Moonstone Hill out here on the Kennedy Developmental Road. Pretty cool place with stunning views across the plains. . . #dirt #moonstone #outback #dust #outdoria #goseeaustralia #campermate #nodrone #nofilter #stunning #outbackqueensland #alonetime #ruok #blue #awesome #bcf #roothy #parrots
As you know, last Thursday was R U OK? Day, but we think it is important to ask those around you and your loved ones if they are okay everyday day, not just once every 364 days. 💁 Sometimes, it is hard to know how or when to ask someone how they are doing, but by following the signs and trusting your gut, just this one simple question can brighten someones entire day 🤗 - #weavingweblets #RUOK #signs #trustthesigns #mentalhealth #mentalstate #workplacehealth #company #raiseawareness
Kat travelled to Scotch Oakburn College to share with the students 5 ways they can help us spread positive mental health messages. ⁣ ⁣ The more everyone learns about mental health, the more we can create a community that is kinder, more caring, and more supportive of people talking about their feelings. So thank you Scotch Oakburn for having us!⁣ ⁣⁣ @scotchoakburn#StayChatTY #5Ways
You never really know what someone is going through beneath the surface.. so be slow to judge and quick to be kind. And that counts for yourself too ✌🏻
In Australia, the 12th September is “Are you ok?” day It’s all about having a conversation with people where you could change their life. It is creating awareness to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life. I enthusiastically believe in this day, and even more so that, it needs to be every day that we check in on those around us. I ask this question daily, personally and professionally. I do this verbal, via emails and texting. I usually ask the question “I hope you and your world are all good?” then I listen mindfully to the response. You don’t need to be an expert to reach out – just a caring friend and a great listener. A tip to being a great listener, is to put yourself in the other persons shoes - try and image what they are going through. Show empathy and compassion. The R U OK? organisation recommends using these four steps: 1. Ask are you ok? 2. Listen 3. Encourage action 4. Check in If your intuition is telling you that someone you know or care about isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts, or moody, or withdrawn. Trust your gut instinct and ask the question. Are you ok? You may not be able to solve their concerns, what you can do is support them to find someone that can help.
𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 and @ChippedDiamondMagazine’s own, @𝗖𝗵𝗹𝗼𝗲𝗔𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗹, will join @𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲, this Wednesday, 18 September, for an engaging conversation on “𝗛𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗻𝘅𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆” — anxiety as experienced by black women. This is an episode you do not want to miss!! Join us 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 at 6pm on Wednesday using the link below. 👇🏾 👇🏾 👇🏾 👇🏾 WLVS Radio - www.listenvisionlive.com and for our social media lovers, we will share the show LIVE on our Facebook page, The Motive Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . #Suicide #Anxiety #AnxietyRelief #Depression #PTSD #Awareness #Podcast #WritersOfInstagram #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #SpreadLove #BlackMentalHealth #BlackPodcasts #BeKind #Black #Recovery #SupportYourFriends #MindBody #CBC #CBC2019 #CBDWellness #BrokenEdits #SelfLoveCoach #TransitionsCoach #PolicyAnalyst #RUOK #TheMotiveZone #MotiveOfTheDay
Awareness that men can experience postnatal depression is low. . Fact: 45% of fathers are not aware that men can experience postnatal depression as well as women; and 43% of first time fathers see anxiety and depression after having a baby as a sign of weakness. . Men, please share and talk to a mate that needs to see this. PND has significant ongoing issues such as social, emotional and domestic stability. . Much love men! . .Please get behind us @_everhim_ . Source: @beyondblueofficial. . Tell a man or follow us @_everhim_ . #mentalhealthawareness #blog #blogger #menshealth #suicideprevention #metoo #dads #dadswithdaughters #EverHim #EverneedAustralia #Feelagain #ItsOkayToTalk #beyondAnxiety #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression #selfcare #love #selflove #health #mentalillness #launcestontasmania #launceston #ruok #mensgroup #suicide #postnataldepression #newdads #postnatalanxiety
These pieces were auctioned off last week at @beatthebreakdown spring ball - raising over $2,800 for mental health awareness. Thank you to @nslack____ for asking me to get involved and to everyone on the night who dug deep & contributed to this awesome and important cause. #mentalhealthawareness #startaconversation #ruok #auction #art
(This photo is irrelevant to the caption - just thought I looked cute) • Yesterday I got myself up and got myself dressed.. procrastinated a little and then got half way to the gym before I went into a full blown mental break down 🤯 • Naturally I’m quite the... my friends and family say strong, others say emotionally numb. Which, is irrelevant. I’m very much the get it done and keep pushing forward kind of person. And that also means pushing through my emotions. • A couple of months ago, I had been trying to be more intentional about letting myself feel things as they come... However, my inner cold hearted queen came back out to play. I’m the person that people turn too when they need them. There’s always been an expectation that I’m the strong one, I’ll know what to do or how to fix something.. can at times be a little overwhelming. • Just a little note, it’s okay to take care of yourself every once in a while. It’s okay to be a little selfish. And it’s 100% okay to not always be okay. . . . #strongerbytheday #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthawareness #mentallystrongwomen #mentalhealth #ruok #mindfulness #yougotthis #yougotitgirl #mentalhealthadvocate
-ONLINE NOW- Get your Build A Brotherhood merchandise before this Friday to make this round of orders. Orders are made to order so take from 4-6 weeks to receive. Our merchandise is to raise awareness for our free men’s support groups we run twice a month and to raise awareness for men’s mental health. We created Build A Brotherhood after the loss of my brother Luke last year to suicide. Thank you all for your support and helping us end men suffering in silence. @mister_jimmyj
Dad’s matter too.
“I’ve been praying for somebody to save me, no one’s heroic, and my life don’t even matter, I know it, I know it. I know I’m hurting deep down but can’t show it. I never had a place to call my own. I never had a home, ain’t nobody calling’ my phone “where you been? where you at? what’s on your mind?” They say every life precious but nobody care about mine. I been on the low, I been taking my time, I feel like I’m out of my mind.” - @logic ↠ I am sorry to anyone that is feeling this way right now, to anyone that has been at their lowest point and felt alone, to anyone that has lost someone to suicide, to anyone that has never had anyone ask them “are you okay?” I am sorry for anyone that didn’t know this number existed. ↠ You are not alone. ↠ Everyone deserves to know this, and I will continue to spread these words for as long as I can, to as little or as many people as I can. Because I wish my best friend, my brother in law, my sister in law and anyone else that has left this world too soon, that they were not alone. ↠ 1 • 800 • 273 • 8255
I wish every day was as happy as when Winston found the grain dust pile 🐷 #anotherdayinag #RUOK #itsoknottobeok
Send someone a colourful note... just because! 💐💌
You’re never alone. You may feel like you are, but all we need to do is allow our friends to speak into our lives and offer perspective. Please don’t do life on your own. We aren’t built for isolation. We’ve been built for community. Love one another, speak LIFE. • a mo a day helps a bro a day • #thechrismatthewsmovement #menshealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #suicideprevention #ruok #movember
Wipe that smile off your face! New blog post is up. . “I was not entitled to be happy, nor did I deserve to be in a relationship with ‘their’ friend. I was an outcast, an intruder a puzzle piece that did not fit.” . Please don’t ever let another person steal your happiness. You deserve the world and more. 🌎 . #ruokday is not just one day of the year, it should be everyday, so check in on those close to you and those that are not. You never know if you don’t ask. Start the conversation.
How much time do we think about our legacy? Maybe it’s too morbid or you just don’t have time. Setting goals is good for some of us- on the first of Jan every year we all talk about some. Then by the first Thursday back at work they’re often forgotten and we slide into the old habits that we swore’ this year’ we would break. Knowing your purpose is far more powerful. In the Acceptance & Commitment Therapy sessions I do we spend a lot of time talking about and writing down what you want to stand for. We come back to it often and use it as a kind of motivating hook. At your 30th, 40th, 50th and beyond what would you want you family and friends to say about you? When they make a movie about you, how would they depict you? Being super conscious of this helps every day as a reference point for when you’re tempted to pack it in, eat rubbish food, take a shortcut or anything that takes you away from YOUR LEGACY. #goldcoastmassagetherapist #sportsmassage #massage #remedialmassage #goalsetting #mindbodyconnection #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #legacy #selfhelp #personnaldevelopment #ruok #menshealth #teeneagehealth
Slowly and solemnly, the farmer gravely feed the boney cows as I chocked back tears of helplessness. The struggle is real, the famers must fight alone, they must either fight or give in and when all that is left is dust : hope . . . ‘Hope and Dust’ . . . #hopeanddust #qlddrought #10years #reachingout #lendahand #ruok
Would be awesome if you can watch @theprojecttv on @channel10au tonight or catch up TV it. Our #allwomenssimpsondesertcrossing will be getting a mention !!! @dollysdreamaustralia will be getting great exposure through this about their efforts to educate people about the devastating effects of bullying 🦋💙🏍 Thank you to everyone who’s donated and raised awareness through talking about this event 💙🦋💙 #doitfordolly #dollysdream #speakevenifyourvoiceshakes #theproject #stopbullying #bekind #supportamate #ruok #thegreataustralianride #grandmasgotthis #grandmarides
This year has been absolutely tumultuous for me!!!! I've had 1 near miss car accident which really hurt my neck. 1 car accident which injured my car but just caused me whiplash. Managed to get an ulcer bug which had effects on my bipolar meds. Went threw a bit of a break up with someone I fell in love with. A first in 10 years. Had some terrible up and downs with my bipolar and BPD including an overnight suicide watch in the ED. My older border collie Jessie has been diagnosed with dementia and I don't know how much time I have left with her. A year ago I was ready to date, to take on the world, to go back out into the work force. These days I don't feel so ready. At present I'm concentrating my time on my girls. I don't really feel ready to let another person into my life. Maybe I was never ready to begin with. I think I'm still moving on even though it's been months. It's not easy having a relationship when your bipolar with bpd. You've got to navigate so many things. The highs and lows. The BPD tendencies like too many texting because you like him too much or because you might've said the wrong thing so your trying desperately to fix it. Or just too many messages in general because you just want to talk to him. This can actually happen with any type of relationship. I've managed to get a little better at it over time but not always. I'm sharing my story in the hopes it raises awareness and helps somebody else. Speak out. Seek help. Don't suffer in silence. #toughyear #roughtime #mentalhealth #mentalillness #breakthroughthestigmaofmentalhealth #mentalillnessisarealillness #bpd #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #bipolar2 #bipolar2disorder #anxiety #depression #ruok #mentalhealthawareness
Breathe In for 1, 2, 3, 4 Hold for 1, 2, 3, 4 Breathe Out for 1, 2, 3, 4 REPEAT as much as you need. Image via @pinterest
"We fall asleep with dreams, and wake up with purpose.." 💭🎯 Regardless of how far you think your goal may be out of reach, or how many times you feel it is time to give up.. Don't. . . . I am so proud of where I am today because of not letting go, not giving up and not letting other people's opinions define my choices. I set out to do something a long time ago and I did it. If I could go back and tell my teenage self where I would be at age 27 I think she would laugh and be amazed at how many things we have done! 'Wow girl.. we did good and we are still doing good!' Keep kicking goals and striving for your dreams! Xxx #12monthson #stillthebestdecisionever #proudofmyself #dreamstoreality #purposeforlife #livingthedream #girlgotit #shesdoingit #kickinggoals #boobgoals #thetwins #investinyourlife #believeinyourself #happy #ownit #beresponsibleforyourownhappiness #neverstopworkingonyourself #ruok #loveyourself #hellyeah #urok
R U OK? We celebrated R U OK Day last week. Sometimes the stresses of modern life can seem overwhelming and difficult to cope with. Between the pressures of work, relationships, money and the environment, it’s possible to feel out of control and even a little lost. If these factors or others begin to affect your mental health, it may be time to find a mental health doctor in Beachmere. #RUOK
🖤 Carry On Warrior 🖤 . . You’re doing better than you think you are. Your work matters. Your presence matters. YOU matter. Keep chasing that light. . . #soul #headtalk #positive #ruok #beach #surf
Distributing flyers for Fluro Friday!! Join us this Friday at 2:30pm on the beach in front of Seaweed. Come in your craziest, brightest, funnest outfit. The outfit that just makes you giggle and connect with your inner child. We’ll have a sharing circle to talk about what’s going on in our lives and offer support. Relieving some of the heaviness that can come up around life and our emotions. This is a loving, supportive, non-judgemental space, where it’s ok to not be ok. Then we’ll go out and catch some waves, get some play and oceanic healing in or you can stay on the beach and do yoga or connect with other members of our beautiful community. Please feel free to bring a reusable bag to pick up some trash and give back to our mother, helping her shine in all her radiance and protecting our beloved ocean from the inundation of plastic that is hurting our marine life. No obligation to share, empathetic listening can be the most healing of medicines. This is an opportunity to connect with our human family and realize that we are all in this together. Shame cannot survive when we tell our stories and are met with love and kindness so let’s take the stigma out of mental health issues and support one another!!! For more info check out onewaveisallittakes.com
Last week was @ruokday day but we believe everyday should be are you ok Day because our humans health and happiness is one of our top priorities! always check in on your humans and if for any reason you aren’t ok remember there is always help lines. #RUOKTrustTheSigns #RUOK #TrustTheSigns #RUOKDay @ruokday
Trying to be more positive as there has been a lot of negative things happening. From the past couple of months I haven’t been myself and it has been pretty negative. After being diagnosed in 2016 with depression I nearly ended my life then and there. I had a great boss and best friend help me talk myself out of that super dark and live ending place. (I don’t talk to them now but I will always be forever greatful)3 months later I met my partner he helped me get through a rough patch and still has stuck by me since. But depression never really goes as I found out in April it got worse from there. Diagnosis sever depression and stress and extreme anxiety. A lot of people do not understand what all this means but that’s ok. I’m not the type of persons that speaks about it all the time because I feel ashamed of it. This is where awareness is needed because anyone could be going through it all without you knowing even the person closest to you. R u ok? #latepost #sorrynotsorry #for #anotherselfie #ruok
‼️💡TIP TUESDAY💡‼️following on from @minigriz video last week on @ruokday, we received messages asking what to do when someone says they’re NOT OK? This week @jarrad_pozzi shares expert advice on how to help someone struggling with their mental health. For the full video click the link IN OUR BIO . . . . . #mentalhealthawareness #ruok #ruokday #mentalillness #suicideprevention #letstalk #expertadvice #advice #tips #help #howtohelp #letsdothis #australia #perth #video #captions #watchthis #itsoktonotbeok #howareyou #dannyfrawley #afl
Last week, for RUOK day, I got to speak to the team at Contract resources here in Perth! • • Everyone hugged, twice 😍, I got raw as usual & I got to have some beautiful 1on1 conversations. • • For me this was coming full circle, speaking to the people who I worked side by side with at wheatstone.. where I was eventually evacuated for being suicidal. • • Speaking within businesses wasnt something I ever envisioned myself doing, because I didnt think It'd be acceptable to be me, but when you connect, it doesnt matter who or where... it just matters how you impact them. • • The impact I want to make, especially within a culture dominated by men who are generally against being vulnerable, is to be so damn raw that it almost hurts to listen to. I want to be so damn raw that my words pierce their barriers and interrupt their patterning, allowing for new perspectives to filter in. • • I love this. Every single part of it.
When your hairdresser knows you've been down so he puts your hair up, so you feel pretty and the girl at Mecca does your make-up so it suits your hair. From a blue day, to a happier day. #itsthelittlethings #selfcare #ruok #itsoktobecaredfor
Did you know your job can impact your mental health? It does this in a number of ways. Work can provide meaning to your life and provide income which can be protective. However, it can also be stressful and impact your ability to seek help (esp. the number of hours you work). This can get more tricky when you work for your self What are your tips for looking after yourself when work is stressful?
Blue is often seen as a colour that represents sadness , but it can be happy. Will be posting my @ruokday look after I get home from work this afternoon - #blueblood #bluebloodpalette #jeffreestar #jeffreestarcosmetics #jeffreestarblueblood. #RUOKTrustTheSigns #RUOK #TrustTheSigns #RUOKDay @ruokday.