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10 Things About Anxiety No One Talks About.

Good Evening Beautiful People. I Hope Everyone Is Having A Good Day Today. Let No One Steal Your Joy. My Day Is Going Good So Far. My Son Jayden Is Gone With His Daddy. They Probably Going Fishing. They Love Fishing! I’ll Pass On Going Fishing But I’ll Surely Eat Them. Haha. I’m Not A Big Fan Of Going Fishing But I’ll Surely Cook Them. Anyways, Like I Said My Son Is Gone And I’m Home Relaxing And Writing. I Came Up With 10 Things About Anxiety No One Talks About. I Would Love If You Guys Checked It Out And Tell Me What You Think. Feel Free To Like, Comment, And Even Share!

Struggling With Anxiety Can Be Rough! It Can Tear You Down If You Let It. But There’s Help. There’s No Need To Be Ashamed Or Embarrassed! You Are Not Alone! You Are Very Strong. Click The Link Below And Check Out My 10 Things About Anxiety No One Talks About. Feel Free To Like, Comment, And Share!

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If You Need Help Or Know Someone Else That Needs Help, Please Please Visit The National Suicide Preventions Lifeline. You Can Even Reach The Crisis Text Line By Texting “START” To 741-741. 

There Is Help! You Are Not Alone! Don’t Be Afraid Or Ashamed To Dial Any Of These Numbers. Asking For Help Doesn’t Mean That You Are Weak. It Means You Are Strong And Knowing You Need Help And Going Get Help Shows You Are A Very Strong Person. Depression Is A Illness Not A Weakness. Be Blessed My Loves.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wishing You All A Happy New Year!!!!

Wishing You All A Happy New Year With The Faith That You Will Have Many Blessings In This Year!! Out With The Old And In With The New. 2019 I’m Ready For You!! I’m Sitting Here Thinking About All My Blessings And Wishing You All More. I Hope You All Enjoy This New Year That’s Here. May This New Year Bring New Happiness And New Goals And So Much More. Let Go Of The Past And Get Ready For The Future Don’t Ever Look Back Remain Focus. 2018 Wasn’t The Best But I’m Prepared For What’s Next For My Son And I. This Year I’m Telling That Depression You Are Not Getting The Best Of Me. Life Is Real Short And You Only Get One. Plus, I Have To Be Here For My Son. Jayden Is My Miracle Baby Boy. I Couldn’t Imagine Life Without Him. 2019 I Am Ready For You. And I’m Switching Things Up Too. My Diet. My Eating. You Are What You Eat Is Really A True Fact. As A Matter Of Fact, Certain Foods And Drinks Reduce Anxiety And Depression Symptoms. So, Yes I’m Changing The Way I Eat And Drink This Year And From Now On. I Am 31 Years Old Now. I May Not Look It And It Isn’t That I’m Old. It’s About Time I Start Eating Healthy. I’m Starting My Year Off Healthy And Praying To God For Prosperity, Happiness, More Blessings, Love And A Healthy Year For My Son My Mom, Sisters, And Family. If Thing’s Didn’t Go Good For You Last Year Dust It Off And Try Again This Year. Happy New Year Once Again To You All!! Be Safe And Stay Prayed Up!! God Bless All Of You. Much Love, Jackie & Jayden!!!

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Happy Holidays Everyone

Happy Holidays To Each And Everyone Of You!! I’m Wishing You All Peace And Joy!! Love, Happiness And All!!! I Pray You All Have A Safe And Blessed New Year!!! Every Year It Seems Like At The End Of The Year And At The Beginning Of A New Year We Lose A Lot Of People. A Lot Of People Start Dying. Have You Ever Noticed That? Whether It’s Gun Violence, Suicide, Or Just Natural Causes. I Just Pray That Everyone Stay Prayed Up And Be Safe. It’s Always Good To Tell Your Love Ones That You Love Them And To Check Up On Them From Time To Time Because You Really Just Never Know When It’s Your Last Time Here Or When It’s Their Last. Spend Time With Your Family And Love Ones Enjoy Life. I Pray God Keeps Everyone Safe. It’s Almost 2019 I’m Wishing Nothing But The Best For Us All!!

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Ways To End The Stigma Around Mental Illnesses

 

Everyone knows about the stigma around mental illnesses. Everyone knows the harsh, and hurtful things that’s been said, and still being said today, about people who struggle with a mental illness. All the stigma needs to end, because we are all humans. Just because someone has cancer does that make them different? No right? Ok. Just because someone has a mental illness, that doesn’t make them different. The mental illness doesn’t define them. Calling someone with a mental illness ‘crazy’ or ‘insane’ or saying “suck it up” or “you chose to be this way” won’t make things go away. It’ll make things worse, and they’ll just isolate themselves. Take time to learn about mental illnesses, and ways to help your loved one, or whomever. Do research on the mental illness your loved one, or friend, is dealing with, and educate yourself about other types of mental illnesses. 

Stop with all the negative, hurtful, and ignorant, remarks about people with mental illnesses. Those people with a mental illness are still humans, and they do have feelings! Showing some compassion to those who struggle with a mental illness, would be classy! Being judged for something you can’t control, and others think you can control it, if you just tried to. You can’t, and won’t understand something, if you haven’t gone through it. All of the negative stigma, causes those with a mental illness, to not get help. Feeling ashamed, and embarrassed, they rather deal with it, on their own. And that is a lot of baggage! Stop the stigma about mental illnesses, especially if it’s something you’ve never had to deal with or, if you’ve never experienced it. How can you judge it? 

Stop the stigma around mental illnesses,  give those who struggle with a mental illness reassurance, and a listening ear for a change. Like I said, show some compassion. Listen, and let those explain the pain, feelings, guilt, emotions, and thoughts of having a mental illness, and the nightmare days it brings with it. Showing people with a mental illness reassurance, and letting them know that having a mental illness is okay, would help them open up, and talk about it. Stop saying things like “you’re crazy” or “you’re retarded,” because words do matters! Choose your words carefully, what you say is important. Try being supportive and helpful. Avoiding those stigmatizing statements, could actually help stop the shame and fear that’s regularly linked with mental illness. Those people living with depression fear being judged, and that right there, is a big reason people avoid healing, avoid getting treatment. 

No one expects their loved one or friend to “get over” cancer or diabetes, but it’s regularly the response when someone with depression expresses his or her feelings and emotions. “get over it” might be the worst thing anyone can say to someone with depression. “Clinical depression is definitely not a choice. No one chooses to be depressed. Come on now. Also, no depression is neither a moral failing, a weakness of will or a ghost of the imagination. Depression is a medical disorder, a biological disruption of brain chemistry linked to and triggered by some combination of genetics, family history, past trauma, stress and other elements.

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Some other ways to end the stigma about/around mental illnesses.

Talk openly about mental health, put the shame, and embarrassment to an end. 

Show those who talk negative about people with mental illnesses, that you aren’t crazy and that you’re going to make it. Show them that you aren’t insane, you have a brain, just like them, your brain just overthinks at times. 

Encourage equality between physical and mental illness.

Choose empowerment over shame.

Be conscious of language.

Treat those with a mental illness with dignity and some respect.

Stop using degrading words about people with a mental illness.

Don’t ever assume someone is okay just because they look or act okay or sometimes smile or laugh.

Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses can often be hidden, but the person can actually still be in considerable internal distress. Support them, provide reassurance especially, when you know someone is struggling to manage their mental illness.

Finding different opportunities to pass on facts and positive attitudes about people with mental health problems, is a great start.

Stop using hurtful, and derogatory languages, the way you speak can affect the way other people think and speak. Simple

Promote positive messages of respect, hope, and, recovery, on social media. Everywhere.

For many who already carry such a heavy burden, stigma is an unacceptable addition to their pain.

Educate yourself and others.

Don’t be insensitive or blame people with mental illnesses.

Be aware of your behaviour and attitudes. You can change the way you think. See people as humans and not as labels, or stereotypes. See far pass a person’s mental health.

 

 

 

 

STOP THE STIGMA AROUND MENTAL ILLNESSES/MENTAL HEALTH!

STOP THE STIGMA AROUND MENTAL ILLNESSES ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED IT!

 

 

For those struggling with a mental illness, don’t be ashamed or embarrassed because you have no reason to be. Get the help you need, don’t try to do it on your own because you won’t succeed. It’ll just get worse, and that won’t be a good outcome. Put your mental health first, get the help you need, and watch the difference. I promise you, getting the help that you need, and making sure you take all your medicines, give yourself time to heal, and staying away from the negative, things can and will get better. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Special Apology To All My Followers

Hello guys!! How is everyone’s Sunday going? I hope and pray all is well with each and every one of you. I wish nothing but the best for all of you. I want to apologize for my lack of posts for the past few weeks. I am truly sorry my dears for my lack of posts, I had so much going on. Another one of my cousins died, and I just needed some time to get my mind right. You know? I’m sure you all understand how it is to lose a loved one. Especially, if you’re used to seeing that person everyday, or on a regular. Also, I still struggle from time to time with major depression and anxiety. But I’m doing much better today, and just like any other day, even my bad days… I won’t give up. Even though sometimes I feel like it, I won’t quit. I have my son that looks up to me, his name is Jayden. He loves me dearly, and I love him dearly with all my heart and soul. I’m not perfect at all, and I can’t help that I struggle with a mental illness, I don’t want to be like this I didn’t choose this. Trust me, if I had a choice this something I would run from. Lol. A little joke doesn’t hurt, especially when you’re covering the pain from words. Accept my apology?

 

I am truly sorry everyone, I will make sure that I don’t lack so many posts anymore. Because ending the stigma around mental illnesses is important to me. The way people with mental illnesses are treated is ridiculous and ignorant.

 

I want people with mental illnesses to know that yes you do have a mental illness, but you are still human, that doesn’t make you different at all. I want people with mental illnesses to know that you are not alone, and you don’t have to struggle alone. There is help out there. The stigma around mental illnesses needs to end. That’s why i will keep blogging about it, and spreading the word about it. 

 

Always remember…….

 

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A Poem About Mental Illnesses And The Stigma That Comes With It By Me

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Cancer no problem.

Diabetes no problem.

Heart Disease no problem.

Broken bones and arms no problem.

Plenty here are deranged.

Plenty here are bipolar.

There’s plenty here that walks around so sad and feeling so hopeless.

Not knowing whether they’re coming or going.

But they won’t seek help because the stigma of mental health steady growing.

Growing from people who have no knowledge about it. 

Growing from people who haven’t even experienced it.

Growing from people who just don’t believe in it.

 Stop judging and take time to learn about mental illnesses.

Telling someone with cancer to ‘just get over it’ would be so inappropriate.

Why would someone want to feel like this on purpose?

Feeling helpless and worthless everyday.

Never looking forward to the next day.

Everyday is a fight with your mind.

Plenty thoughts in your head just floating around inside.

Others feeling like you’re just fine and doesn’t pay you no mind.

Feeling so empty inside.

Everyday of the week and every hour that goes by.

Mental illnesses is not all in the mind.

Mental illnesses can happen to you or anybody at any time.

It doesn’t matter the age because mental illnesses doesn’t discriminate.

All the negative about mental illnesses you all just need to quit it.

Some people just don’t get it or understand the pain and the guilt that comes with it.

Day by day your mind overthinks and you can’t help it.

You try to manage but your mind isn’t having it.

Sometimes you feel like you’re going insane.

Why would anyone sit and plan this kind of thing?

Why would anyone want to feel like this everyday in shame?

Never feeling the same feeling nothing but shame because of the negative things people are saying.

Everyday is hard everyday is a scare.

Everyday feels like you’re living a nightmare.

Surrounded by people who don’t care and people who believes that you’re okay.

Not understanding that you’re not okay and that you’re in pain just about everyday.

Aches and pains all the time making it hard to get up and move around.

Feeling nothing but despair inside.

Feeling nothing but guilt, pain, and emotions.

Feels like you’re riding on a rollercoaster.

Stop The Stigma If You’ve Never Been There.

 

 

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The stigma about mental illnesses is truly sad and rude. If you ask me, it’s actually very cruel. Those who struggle with a mental illness or more is still human. Calling someone ‘crazy’ or ‘insane’ isn’t cool at all. Having a mental illness is hard as it is, and for people to down talk someone with a mental illness, having no type of experience of it, is just ignorance. Period! 

 

This poem is about mental illnesses, feelings, and the stigma that comes with it. It’s no game, and i really wish people would understand. Mental illnesses are real, and can even be severe. You are not alone, and you have nothing to be ashamed of. You aren’t the first and definetly won’t be the last, go get help because your mental health matters! This too shall pass. 

Keep The Faith And Pray, And Know That One DAY This Will Pass!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Simper

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Everyday is full…

Full of highs and lows

Full of tears and sorrows

Full of frowns and no hope for tomorrow

 I’m on this journey alone,

Hoping and praying that this pain,

this depression will release from me

I’m tired of pretending

Tired of hiding the feelings and emotions i feel within me

But through everything i still continue to smile

Smiling to hide the emotions, feelings, and guilt that

I feel inside

Pushing all the lies aside

To enjoy myself and to have a good time

It helps to make life worth while

I lost my daddy at a young age

I hated i had to say my daddy was dead

So many thoughts ran through my head

And til this day

I needed you to stay

I didn’t expect to be this way

Tell my baby girl mama said hey

I’ll never forget that day

The day she went away

But inside momma

She’s going to stay

But like i said through everything i still smile

Even if it’s for a second or 1 min

A month or maybe even a year

But a smile can make sadness disappear

I’m making progress

I have dreams of becoming a actress

Life is like a book

Because every day is a new look 

A new page

A new day

To do what you have to do.

I refuse to wake up in despair

I refuse to feed myself into distress

continuously look for a better way

Until then, i’ll stay focus and keep pushing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mental War Poem By Me Expressive Jackie

Mental War

Everyday is like war to me,

Struggling everyday to prevail reality,

A bath, do my hair, get dressed and put on my shoes,

It’s really hard, some days, to see a good point of view,

Being judged in so many ways,

By those who don’t know, those that don’t even understand.

Very high conservation, a worrier,

A woman that’s good at covering things up that’s bothering her,

A woman putting on a show, knowing inside, she feels no hope.

I’ve been trained to feel undeserving,

Unattractive, and so not worthy of making happy,

Tense and hard to love, feeling like im not good enough.

At times i feel like one big mistake,

My mind overthinks, can’t concentrate, and almost everyday is hard to face.

Everyday im surrounded by people that actually think i can, and think I should, ‘just suck it all up’ and everything’s going to be good.

I wish!

I’m just so tired of being misunderstood,

This mental war, i did not choose.

This poem is inspired by the everyday struggles of having a mental illness specifically major depression and anxiety. Everyday is a battle, but everyday is also a win to be very proud of.

Us people, that struggle with mental illnesses on a everyday basis can’t help, and we most definitely, did not choose, the battles that we face just about everyday.

We didn’t choose to have all these different feelings, the different moods, the difference emotions, and the different views in/of life, that mental illnesses brings us through.

Stop the stigma about mental illnesses, especially if it’s something that you never had to deal with.

Stop with the stigma about mental illnesses.

The Stigma Of Mental Health Cause Some To Be Ashamed.

The Stigma About Mental Health Cause People To Be Embarrassed.

Because of all the stigma about mental illnesses, (mental health), a person could be struggling and not even get help.

Because of being either ashamed, or embarrassed, they will do anything but they won’t seek help.

If you or someone you know struggling with a mental illness, get help and know that you are not alone. Yes, mental illnesses do in fact, make you feel alone, but you are not alone.

And trust me, you’re not the only one. Don’t be ashamed, and don’t try to do it alone, talk to someone. Talk to your doctor, there’s medications, and many different resources, that can help you feel better.

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Your Mental Health Matters

Good morning everyone. Happy Wednesday to you all, and i pray that you all have a blessed day.

Times get hard, but don’t give up, never give up, just keep pushing. Mental illnesses are extremely hard, and a lot of people don’t actually believe that they’re severe, and the affects that they can have on a persons everyday life. But that’s why im here, to explain, and to let everyone know that mental illnesses (depression) are in fact so real, that a person you’re around almost everyday, could be struggling with a mental illness, but won’t say nothing because of the stigma of mental illnesses. Being ashamed, and embarrassed, but im here to tell you, your mental health matters!

I wanted to share with you all how good my video is doing on Pinterest. If you have time, please do check it out. Let’s stop the stigma of mental illnesses. I’m so proud of how many impressions my video is getting, it means my video is being seen.

Check it out and tell me what you all think.

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