Why I Blog On Mental Illness/Mental Health Disorders? Read To Find Out Exactly Why

Why I Blog On Mental Illness/Mental Health Disorders? Read To Find Out Exactly Why

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.

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Hello Everyone New Blog Post Coming Soon… And Also Why It’s Been Awhile Since I’ve Made A Blog Post

Hello Everyone New Blog Post Coming Soon… And Also Why It’s Been Awhile Since I’ve Made A Blog Post

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!

Have A Mental Illness? Don’t Be Embarrassed, Getting The Help That You Need Shows Value

The stigma that surrounds mental illnesses causes most people to not even try to get the help that they need. They feel embarrassed, or ashamed to admit that they’re dealing with a mental illness. But getting help just shows that you have plenty strength. Those who struggle with a mental illness are the strongest. Don’t be embarrassed.

There’s so much negative stigma about mental illnesses, it’s so hard to not be embarrassed or ashamed. Right? But what’s said about mental illnesses aren’t facts! In fact, it’s said by people who haven’t even experienced it.

Matter of fact, the stigma comes from people who don’t try to even get the facts, or people who have no knowledge on Mental Health.

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A BIG THUMBS UP ON THAT ONE RIGHT??!!

Tell yourself this everyday:

Today is a fresh start, another day to keep fighting.

Tomorrow there’s always a possibility of sunshine. Just keep trying.

Tell yourself this everyday that you wake up.

Yes most times it’s hard to understand your own mind can tear you down. A never ending remorseless cycle, the overwhelming sadness, emptiness, numbness, feeling glued in your own mind that won’t slow down. How every little essential task you once took for granted now feels so hard to handle, feeling so exhausted, and it’s so hard to complete. An endless race, or marathon, of thoughts and feelings. The dark ones feeling oh so real, and strong. Yes you know for a fact that most of that isn’t true, yes you know that it won’t solve your problem, but that doesn’t matter.

Whatever you got to do to get out, and get away from this terrible, terrible pain. You’re feeling like you’re going to lose your mind, like you’re losing control of your own mind. You feel like you’re being forcedly sucked into this black hole of darkness, loneliness. Feeling like you’ve lost control.

Then here comes the shame and the guilt. You hate yourself because you can’t seem to control your mind, questioning what’s wrong with you, why can’t you get it together. Why is this happening to me? My life isn’t awful. I really have no reason to feel this way, at all. Why me?! The remorseless cycle seems like it will never come to an end.

This is a type of pain that no one can see. Smiling at everyone, but feeling such emptiness. You try to keep your life moving on like everything is a okay. Everyday is harder and harder. By the time nighttime fall, all you want to do is sleep, tired and exhausted, from your mind overthinking, with different thoughts, racing by the minutes all day long. While trying to act “normal.” Is there anyone who actually knows what normal is?

You have to realize that it is reality and you have to face it. It’s not about what people say, or what you may see online, or what’s on social media, it’s not the perfect pretty smiles, or a family who has it all together. It’s people with flaws and raw emotions growing in love. I have learned that depression and anxiety do not care what kind of life you live, and they definitely do not care who you is.

You have no reason to be ashamed, or embarrassed. So don’t be. You have no reason to be. You didn’t choose to be that way. I didn’t choose to be this way either. This is real. You can’t just snap out of this, this isn’t something you can talk yourself out of. No matter what your mental illness may be, you did not choose it. I was diagnosed with major depression and anxiety, it has been a very long process but this is me. I am not ashamed of being on medications, and talking to a counselor. It feels amazing, and I can actually live! I can actually breathe! Getting the help that you know you need, you’ll be able to breathe, and you’ll be able to live!

Mental illness has a million faces and I am not ashamed to admit that I am one of them. Honestly, I don’t even care who know, and who doesn’t know. This is me, Jackie. I’m so glad I got the help when I needed it. I didn’t want to be another statistic. It’s always nice to know that you’re not alone, but what’s even sadder is how many people go through life without getting treatment. I’m so sick of the stigma about mental illnesses. I’m sick of all the negative stigma that’s thrown in with it. Just because we “don’t appear” to have issues doesn’t mean our feelings are invalid.

As I continue to grow in life I’m learning that this is part of who I am. I’ve been embracing it and learning to cope. I don’t care who judge me. I don’t care what people say about me either. It just makes me sad for them and happy that I finally found the small light flash to guide me out to get the help I needed to get out of that darkness hole. Even though my journey has been hard, it’s been tough, dealing with it all by myself, but I’ll never give up! I will keep fighting and I will keep pushing. I don’t wish this on anyone.

You can and will be so proud of yourself. Live in the moment and be very mindful. Everyday is a step, a battle waiting, waiting to be won. Nobody’s perfect so it’s okay to have setbacks. Please get the help that you need, talk to someone if you are feeling like this. Don’t ignore it, thinking you can take over it, thinking it will go away on it’s own. You have no reason to be embarrassed. You have no reason to be ashamed.

You didn’t choose to be this way. Don’t give up! And most importantly… YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Accept it, Face it, and Fight it!!!