Happy Birthday to my son “Jayden” He is now 10 years old!!! Wow! How that time flies by so fast.
I see that saying is true… “time waits on nobody” and it’s so true. Feels like I just had him. Soon, my son will be 15 years old and I don’t think I’m ready for that. (Haha)
I actually started this post early yesterday, but my son’s dad and I brought cake and ice cream to his school and brought him to eat out at his favorite restaurant. Saturday we’ll go to laser tag or the trampoline place (depends on what he decides) since his birthday was on a school day this year. So yeah… like I was saying, I actually started this post yesterday but I got so busy with it being my son’s birthday.
Do you guys know what today is??! It’s my birthday!!! 🎂🎂🎊🎉🎁👏🏾. 32 years old today!! And I must say I don’t look like it at all!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎈🎂🎁🎉🎊 TO ME!!!!! My 32 chapter of life. I thank God for letting me see another birthday 🎂🙏🏾💯👌🏾💪🏾 I woke up to my SON staring at me/over me lol, I opened my eyes and he smiling while singing “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL MOMMIE, I LOVE YOU” 🥰🥰😘😘💪🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾💯💯 I love my son SO much!! And he can be so sweet , but majority of the time he’s just like me lol. He made my BIRTHDAY special already. It’s been rough through the years but I’m still here!!! Yet another year, 32 might I add. ☺️☺️ AGAIN…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME…!!!!
So very thankful for God letting me live to see another birthday. It’s a pretty day outside, I don’t plan on doing much, just going to snuggle up with my baby boy and watch some movies. You can’t do to much without transportation/funds. But I’m still very thankful… thankful for being a live to see another birthday.
No matter how victorious you might be in business and life, success doesn’t give you impunity and humanness. To be honest, we all have our bad days, especially days where you don’t want to get out of bed. What happens when we feel so low, what happen when we feel our purpose, what do we do when we feel like giving up, whether it’s a relationship or employment? Also, what if this feelings and emotions last weeks, months, or even years?
Some days are light but motivating. Some days are purely procedures. And some days you may think to yourself “ugh, I give up.” You just feel like giving up on everything, i everyday tasks.
Remember that saying what doesn’t kill you can only make you stronger? Well sometimes it doesn’t always make you stronger. Sometimes it’s really hard in life, sometimes life is way more than you can carry. Stress just piling up, one stress to another. Stress piling up when you haven’t gotten over the first blow. It be blow after blow sometimes.
You’re hobbling on, but each day gets harder and harder. It’s harder to tend to your commitments, harder to care about anything or anyone, including you, and it’s even harder to get out of the bed almost every day. Ideas don’t even come to mind, new ideas, making just about everything feeling like you’re just floating through antidote. This only adds to your sense of failure.
You really want it to end, most times your spirit threatens you to shatter under an immense load of bad events, thoughts, or feelings. Not to mention, holidays are often the hardest time, as you’re trying to cope with really high expectations that far exceeds the resources that’s actually available. High-quality images of people and their lives that doesn’t match your reality. It’s very very painful.
The atmosphere is very dark, and your strength is gone, so what’s there to do? What can you do? like right now? Perhaps all your brain wants unconsciousness, yet your body solely knows one thing. When broken, even at the extremities of suffering and pain, your body still strives through. When aiding your body can actually help your mind.
Very often we as people neglect our physical health when we feel low. Caught up in mental and emotional battles. If you really think about it, our physical needs is really another burden to carry, so we kind of ignore them. Honestly, we have to acknowledge the battles and set them aside for now, rather than being consumed by feeling and thinking. All we have to do is, something practical, but it’s to help ourselves. For example, you need to focus on survival, yes it’s strange but it’s true. Our minds rest easier in a body that is usefully occupied.
You need both your mind and body to work together in order to feel better.
I’ve experienced those days before, that’s why I know how to deal with those day when they come approach. We’re all humans, we all have some some days and some bad days. But we have to do what’s right/what’s best for our mind and our body.
I’ve came up with some ways/somethings you can do when you feel like giving up. Check it out…. give it a try. Let’s not stay sad let’s get happy
Hello everyone!! Good evening, I’m screaming HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🦃🍁🍽 TO YOU ALL AND YOUR FAMILY. I hope each and every one of you have a very blessed Thanksgiving. Sending you wishes for Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for??
Mental illnesses often, well always, goes without any understanding, most people actually believe it’s all a fake, like it’s all in everyone’s mind. Especially if the illnesses aren’t visible. Which is so unfair to those who’s actually suffering.
It’s sad that people actually think all mental illnesses can/should be seen. And believing that it can’t or won’t happen to them. Those beliefs… makes me sick! It can happen to anybody, no matter your lifestyle, your skin color, or your age, mental illnesses don’t discriminate towards no one.
Many people feel that mental illness is rare, something that only happens to people with life differences, situations, very different from their own. Believing it will never affect them. There’s studies of the epidemiology of mental illness indicate that this belief is very far from accurate.
I blog on mental illnesses because they are very real. It can happen to anyone, it doesn’t have to just be because of a person’s life differences, or situations. But it can most definitely happen. No matter how old you are or what color you are. It doesn’t matter if you’re a girl or boy, man or woman.
Now on the other hand…. sometimes mental health problems can happen from certain life situations. But not all the time. I blog because I know how it feels to feel extreme sadness, dark emotions, and always feeling guilty. Those heartless feelings. Feelings that have you feeling guilty for just thinking them.
I’m here to tell those who don’t believe in mental illnesses… do some research, it’s real. Mental illnesses are so real. It’s just the same/just as important as a physical illness. Stop with the negative stigma about mental illnesses if you’ve never ever experienced one or more of mental illnesses. How can you judge something that you’ve never had to lug around day and night? Something that can really be severe to fight. It affects how a person think, feel, or mood. It also affects how you behave, and function. What’s so hard about understanding, and excepting that?
Those beliefs and those negative comments on mental illnesses is very discriminating and very selfish. Especially to those who don’t understand it or who have never experienced any of the conditions. The negative comments, the negative stigma towards mental illnesses makes me so furious!!
I blog on mental illnesses because The darkness of depression, bipolar, and panic attacks are so real, the pain and heartache, the emotions as well as feelings, can be severe. Symptoms of mental illnesses can be life threatening, so tell me… how it’s not real?! To those who say “it’s all in our minds.” We wish it was all in our minds!
Who wants to feel depressed, sad, guilty, or catch panic attacks or anxiety attacks for the hell of it? That’s just crazy! Now that’s insane to even think that! Just plain ridiculous.
That’s why I’m here…. to spread awareness, and to let others know that it is okay if you have a mental health disorder. You have no reason to be ashamed about it, and you have no reason to hide it.
If not taken care of, like getting treatment, mental illnesses can take over your life. Depression (major depression), bipolar disorder, ptsd, and ocd can be treated. Just like all other mental illnesses. Just like physical Illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Mental illnesses are the exact same way, when a person is diagnosed with cancer, they have to get treatment and take their medications, it’s the same thing with your mental health. It’s okay if you have to take medications all your life, your mental health matters. Don’t let depression or any other mental illness take over your life. The plan is to fight back and regain your life.
Getting treatment, asking for help, and by taking your medicine how it’s prescribed to you, and also keeping up with your appointments… and last but not least…, going to therapy. That is the first best step to fighting back and wanting to regain, and reclaim your life back, and also on the road to recovery.
Good afternoon everyone! It’s such a cool day today here in Louisiana. This weather is so confusing. One minute it’s cold and the next it’s hot, or storming raining outside. Lol. That’s why a lot of people here get sick quick, because of our confused weather here. It could be 30 degrees outside one day, and the very next day it’ll be so hot such as 80 degrees, crazy weather huh?
Speaking of sick… my son just recently got diagnosed with the mild flu… glad we caught it in time before it actually turned to the flu. The flu is the last thing he needs or me, the flu makes an adult feel horrible, lots of pain, and feel yucky, so you know how it’ll make a child feel.
But… I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted, but for some reason my pressure was 175/110 for a few days, than it dropped to 130/110. Which is still high. This is the first time I have had any problem with my pressure being high, or just pressure problems period.
It was high for about 2 days. I thought laying down and relaxing would help it go down. So, on the 3rd day, with almost everyone scaring me saying, “omg that’s to high you could catch a seizure,” or “Get to your doctor now!” I called my doctors office.
When I called my doctors office and told them my pressure was 175/110 the nurse told me that’s entirely to high, she put me on hold to go check with my doctor and he also said that’s to high, and to come to the office now! After that…. omg they had me terrified! Like I said I’ve never had any problems with my pressure, so that was very scary for me. So I went to my primary care doctor’s office, and they checked my vitals.
They checked my pressure again, (just to double check, and to make sure my machine at home was working properly), and yes it was the exact same numbers as I checked at home. My doctor asked if I’ve taken any new medications, or have I been eating plenty of salt lately, but my answer was no, and still is no. All my medications was the normal I told him, and that salt has never been my favorite, not even close to plenty.
To make a long story short… I may have to take pressure medications, and change up my diet, and also my lifestyle. Especially with trying to help everybody, and when I can’t I feel really bad. If they’re a close friend, I most definitely feel their pain in certain situations and life circumstances.
But like my doctor said… there’s nothing wrong with being a good person/friend but if it’s not healthy for me, my mental health, than sometimes you have to back off… take time for yourself and take care of yourself. Especially your physical and mental health. They’re most important.
Don’t ever forget that…
Okay so down below is my next post coming up. Don’t miss out. I wouldn’t miss out if I were you. “The Brain And Mental Illness” stay tuned for sure.
Always remember you are not alone and don’t give up and keep pushing…. we got this fight! We gonna beat this and we can beat this!
There’s many different conditions that are recognized as mental illnesses. Down below are the more common types… welcome to a way to understanding mental illnesses.
What is Mental Illness? Mental illnesses are conditions that affects a person’s thinking, mood, feeling, behavior, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Such conditions may be occasional or long-term and long-lasting (chronic) and affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day.
It is when someone lacks the ability to manage day to day tasks and/or control their behavior so that basic physical and emotional needs are threatened or unmet.
What is Mental Health? Mental health includes our emotional, our social well being, and psychological. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and to make healthy choices. Your mental health is important at every stage of life from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Even though the terms are regularly used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same things. A person can experience very poor mental health and even be diagnosed with a mental illness. Otherwise, a person diagnosed with a mental illness can experience periods of physical, mental well-being, and social well-being.
Why is mental health very important for overall health?
Physical and mental health are both equally important elements of overall health. Mental illness such as depression, increases the risk for many types of physical health problems, particularly long-lasting conditions like stroke, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Equivalently, the presence of chronic conditions can most definitely increase the risk for mental illness.
Can your mental health change?
Yes, your mental health can change overtime yes… most definitely. It’s important to remember that a person’s mental health can in fact change over time, depending on many factors. When the commands placed on a person exceed their resources and their coping abilities, their mental health could be a testimony. It could be impacted.
If you have a mental health condition, you’re not alone. 1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. Across America, 1 in 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or long-term recurring major depression.
Just as with other serious illnesses, mental illness is not your fault or that of that of the people around you, but the widespread of misunderstandings about mental illness still remains. Sadly. Many people don’t seek treatment or remain unaware that they’re symptoms could be connected to a mental health condition. Some people expect a person with a serious mental illness to look visibly different from others, and they might tell someone who does not “look ill” to “get over it” through willpower. These misconceptions add to the challenges of living with a mental health condition.
Every year people overcome the challenges of mental illness to do things that they enjoy doing. Through developing and following a treatment plan, you can suddenly reduce many of your symptoms. People with mental health conditions, can and actually do pursue higher education, succeed in their careers, and have relationships and friends. Mental illness can slow us down sometimes, but we don’t have to let it stop us right?!
I know you all have been waiting on this post…. and guess what?! It’s coming up in just a few minutes. Hang tight.
I did a few changes to the title, but that’s it. I changed it to “A Guide To Understanding Mental Illnesses” instead. I think that’s much better for the title.
So… your (the) wait is just about over. I’m just finishing up, and adding a few more very IMPORTANT and the more INFORMATIVE things about mental illnesses to my post. Than…. I’ll proofread it and click publish after I’m finished.
Depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia are just some severe mental illnesses. All of them can be severe. Different emotions and feelings, and your thoughts are constantly racing. Dark emotions and feelings, and you feel like every thought is actually real. Feeling guilty and worthless everyday. Feeling like life just isn’t for you, you isolate yourself from everything and everyone, because you feel like no one understands you or what you’re going through. Or maybe…. you’re feeling like you’re alone, feeling like nothing nothing or no one can help you…
But that’s not true…
You are not alone. I have suffered from major depression and anxiety for so many years. More than 8 years. And I have suffered by myself and also I didn’t get treatment quick either, I suffered alone for along time… and I promise you it just gets worse and worse. It’s HELL. Everyday is a repeated nightmare. Get help.
There’s treatments that’ll help you. Don’t sit there thinking things a get better by themselves because it won’t! Trust me. You can beat this, and you can start off by seeking help and receiving treatment. You’ll thank me later… I promise you. You don’t have to be in despair everyday because there’s therapy, and counseling as well. Always remember you are not alone. Mental illnesses isn’t something you can run from or be prepared for… it just happens.
Anybody’s a victim. It just comes without a warning, and if you haven’t experienced it… you’re very lucky! Very blessed. I don’t wish mental illness on no one, you hear me?! It’s like you’re not the old you. Sometimes you feel like “what’s wrong with you?” Or you say to yourself “you need another brain!” Sometimes it feels like you’re going insane!