Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!! We don’t always do what we want to do but we always do what we have to do. We are all so very strong, and no matter what we always get the job done, and we make sure nothing goes undone for our child/children. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY EVERYONE!!
P.s I know it’s been awhile but my next post will tell you why. Talk to you guys tomorrow. I hope everyone enjoyed their day today!! You deserve it! We all do! 🥰😘
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.
Some other ways to end the stigma about/around mentalillnesses.
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.
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!!!
People that are able to learn from their problems, do great in their future, i’ve heard. It doesn’t matter whether you have an episode – Major Depressive Disorder, clinical depression, or anxiety or any other depression or type of anxiety it’s very important to learn a lesson from that problem. Down below are some your depression may be able to teach you.
Hard Work Isn’t More Important Than Sleep.
One aspect of depression is changes in sleep. You might sleep more than you usually do, or you might sleep less. Not getting enough sleep can actually put you at risk to develop or worsen your depression. Chronically getting too little sleep is one risk factor for episodes of depression and bipolar disorder. If you’re losing sleep in order to work more or longer, that loss of sleep may impair your judgement and eventually undermine the progress you are making in your work.
Take Good care of yourself.
Just taking good care of yourself won’t automatically stop depression, but part of the process of recovering from depression is learning to take better care of yourself. Depression teaches you the importance of good preventive self care.
Taking better care of yourself isn’t selfish.
In order to do for others, you have to first take care of yourself. That’s another lesson depression teaches. Taking care of yourself will show you that it’s not the same thing as being selfish. Make taking care of yourself your first priority, to reduce the risks of future episodes of depression.
Things can’t make you happy.
It’s real easy to misstep into the deception of thinking that if you had more, bigger, and a lot prettier things, that that’ll make you happy. Depression does not care what kind of things you have. Depression does not care if you have more stuff. Having depression, teaches you that material things aren’t far more important than relationships and the experiences.
Measure your accomplishments rather than mistakes.
Some people have had many accomplishments. Everyone who tries hassome things that don’t work out for them the way it was planned. If you only keep total of your mistakes, you’ll run up a very large total. Looking at only your faults, can be very disappointing. Make sure you always give yourself credit for things you have accomplished. Most likely you have accomplished more things than you are aware of. Depression likes to unclear your view of the positive in life.
Things you tell yourself comes to be true.
Everyone knows that words are very very powerful. Things you tell yourself be liable to come true. Tell yourself you can’t and you won’t be able to. Tell yourself that somehow, some way, you going to find a way to get past this and things are going to get better.
Have you learned anything from your problems?
Sit back and reflect on what your personal problems has taught you. Have your personal problems made you stronger? Or have you just ignored all the lessons/messages that your problems were trying to teach you?
Think about that and if you ignore the messages that your problems/depression tried teaching you, pay attentionfrom now on. Because depression can be a lesson, in disguise. Be wise!
Those are some lessons that depression teaches you from me. If you like it, please like, follow, and feel free to leave any comments that you may have. Thanks to all my followers, you are all amazing 😉 I have plenty more to come. Subscribe subscribe and I hope each and everyone of you has a blessed and great day today. Remember to smile 😀😘
We All Love Candy Right? Like Who Doesn’t? Eating A Box Of Your Favorite Good Rich Chocolates Feels Like Heaven Right?! I Know But Plenty Sugar, In Particular Is Actually One Of The Biggest Contributors To A Very Poor Mental State. It’s Really Important What You Put In Your Body. It’s Really Easy To Believe Anxiety And Other Health Problems Are Totally Different Than Your Physical Health. Honestly, In Reality The Way You Feel Mentally May Be Straight Correlated To How You Feel Physically. Right?
Understanding The Interconnection Between The Brain And Sugar.
Anxiety And Depression At Most Times Are Together. Meaning That Most People Who Struggle With Anxiety Also Experience Depression. Some People It’s More Anxiety Than Depression And Some People It’s More Depression Than Anxiety. But They Are Both Extremely Connected. People (Like Myself) Are Frequently Given Medications To Avert The Reuptake Of Serotonin And To Make More Serotonin Available For Your Brain. Which Are SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) When These Medications Was Evolved It Was To Believe That Anxiety And Depression Were Caused By Low Levels Of Serotonin. You Wouldn’t Believe That Further Studies Show That Not Low Levels Of Serotonin But High Levels Of Serotonin In Reality Making Anxiety Levels Worse For Many Many People. Guess What Else Raises Your Serotonin Levels? Sugar! Yes! If You Are One That Suffers From Anxiety, It’s Real Possible That Every Time You Eat Sugar You’re Providing To The Neurochemical Reaction Of Anxiety And Additionally Prolonging The Issue.
Connecting Your Stomach Health To Your Mental Health.
There’s This Thing Called Microbiome Living Inside Of Us All And Often Overlooked. But It’s Produced Of Trillions Of Bacteria. I Know Right? It Sounds Gross! But Believe It Or Not, You Would Not Be Alive Without Them. Your Brain, Immune System, And Mood Are All Mainly Controlled By Your Microbiome. You Can Either Choose To Feed The Good Bacteria Or Bad Bacteria. And Believe Me Or Not, Sugar Continues To Feed The Bad Bacteria. Plenty Sugar Intake Donates To The Blood Sugar Spikes, Imbalances, And Insulin Resistance. When Your Blood Sugar Is Out Of Order, ItThrowsOffYourHypothalamic–Pituitary–AdrenalAxis (HPAAxis), WhichIsResponsibleForLetting Go OfYourStressHormoneCortisol. If You Are Continuously Throwing Off Your Adrenals With Candy/Sugar You Will Never Calm Down. You Can Further Sustain The Feelings Of Anxiety. Did You Know That Your Stomach And Brain Has Been Connected Together From The Beginning? While In The Womb These Two Organs Develop From The Same Exact Fetal Tissue And Continue Their Connection Your Entire Life Through The Gut- Brain Axis And Vagus Nerve.
What Sugar Does To Anxiety/Mental Health.
When Your Body Runs Low On Energy, It Demands To Be Refueled With High High Energy (Raw Sugar Foods) That Can Be Quickly Transformed To Blood Sugar (Which The Body Uses For Fuel). This Is Exactly Why When We Are Excessively Stressed Or Anxious, You Crave Raw Sugar Foods Such As Sugar Sweets, Chocolate, And Real High Carbs. When Your Body’s Broadly Stress Increases So Can The Demand For Craving Sugar, Sweets, Chocolate, Junk Food And Raw Sugar Foods. Sugars Have Been Revealed To Amplifty The Symptoms Of Anxiety. Yes, I Know Right Chocolate Is So Good Who Would Of Known?! Now Sugar Or Candy Whichever You Want To Call It Doesn’t Cause Anxiety Or Depression Or Any Other Mental Illness But It Does Worsen Them. So Cutting Down On Candy Is A Must If You Have A Mental Illness. Sugar Can Cause Difficulty Thinking, Fatigue, And Blurry Vision Which All Can Be Clarified As Signs Of A Panic Attack By That Means Increasing Worry And Fear. A Sugar Rush And Following Crash Can Cause Tension And Shaking Which Is Why Sugar Can Make Anxiety Worse. There’s A Proven Connection Between Sugar And Anxiety. Even Though There Is A Proven Connection Between Sugar And Anxiety, Everybody’s Different. What Might Effect You May Not Effect Someone Else And Vice Versa. Down Below I Wrote Down Good Source Of Protein Foods And Some Which Help With Anxiety.
20 Foods That Can Boost Your Moods And Have Good Source of Protein, And Good For Anxiety.
1. Eggs (Yolk)
2. Greek Yogurt
5. Beans 19.
9. Brown Rice
12. Lefty Greens
13. Brown Rice
14. Whole Grain Wheat Bread
17. Omega 3 Fattys
19. Low-Glycemic Foods
20. Folate And Other B Vitamins
Changing The Way You Eat Can Be A Big Big Difference. Eating The Right Source Of Foods Can Be Good And Improving, Especially For Mental Health. Down Below I Wrote Down Some Foods And Drinks To Stay Away From. They Could Actually Be The Reason Why Your Anxiety Symptoms Are Worse And Your Mental State.
19. Foods And Drinks To Stay Away From.
2. Regular Sodas (Yes Diet Too)
3. Candy (Sugar) Artificial And Refine
4. Fruit Juice
7. Energy Drinks
10. Fried Foods
12. Hydrogenated Oil
13. Fast Foods
14. High Sodium Foods
15. Dairy Products
16. Vegetable Oils
17. Omega 6 Fatty Acids
18. Gluten Foods
19. Trans Fat
Some Of These Foods May Not Affect Everybody The Same Or Maybe They Don’t But Some Studies Do Show That Sugar Can In Fact Make Anxiety And Depression Symptoms Worse. Also, Talk With Your Physician, Nutritionist, Or Psychiatrist Before Deciding To Change Your Diet. It’s Always Good To Discuss Things First With Your Doctor. I Also Have The Resources That Does Show That Sugar In Fact Reduce Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression. As Well As Some Foods.
Also, Before Switching Your Diet Do Talk To Your Doctor Before Doing The Switch.
I Have Talked To My Doctor About My Diet. We Came Up With A Conclusion For My Diet. He To Believes Changing My Diet Will Also Help My Depression And Anxiety More. “You Are What You Eat,” Is A True Fact.
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!
If You Need Help Or Know Someone Else That Needs Help, Please Please Visit The National SuicidePreventions 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.
Salmon Does Contains Nutrients That Promote Brain Health, Including Vitamin D And The Omega 3 Fatty Acids AcidseicosapentaenoicAcid (EPA) AndDocosahexaenoic Acid. (DHA) (1,2,3,4).
EPAAndDHAMayHelpInRegulatingNeurotransmittersDopamineAndSerotonin,That Can Have Calming And Relaxing Effects.
Studies Show That These Fatty Acids Can Even Reduce Inflammation And Prevent Brain Cell Dysfunction That Can Lead To The Development Of Mental Disorders Like Anxiety.
Consuming Enough Amounts Of EPA And DHA Can Also Promote Your Brain’s Ability To Be Able To Get Used To Changes,AllowingYouToBetterHandle Stressors That MayTriggerAnxietySymptoms.
Also, Vitamin D Has Been Studied For The Positive Effects/Results It May Have On Improving Levels Calming Neurotransmitters.
There’s Even A Few Amounts/Servings Of Salmon A Week That Can Be Enough To Promote Anxiety Relief.
There’s A Study That Shows Men That Ate Atlantic Salmon 3 Times A Week And For 5 Months Reported Less Anxiety Than The Ones That Eat Beef, Pork, Or Chicken. On Top Of That TheyHadImprovedAnxiety–RelatedSymptoms, SuchAsHeartRateAndHeartRateVariability.
Chamomile Is An Herb That May Help Reduce Anxiety.
Chamomile Contains Really High Amounts OfAntioxidants ProvenToReduceInflammation, WhichMightDecreaseTheRiskOfAnxiety.
There Are Many Studies That Have Examined The Interconnection Between Chamomile And Anxiety Relief.
They Have Also Found That Those Diagnosed With Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) ExperiencedASignificantlyGreaterReductionInSymptomsAfterIngesting ChamomileAbstraction , ComparedToThoseWhoDidNot.
There’s Also Another Study That Shows The Exact Same Results, As The Ones Who Abstracted Chamomile Extract For 8 Weeks Saw Reduced Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression. Most Studies Have Been Conducted On Chamomile Extract. More Research Is Much Necessary, To Evaluate The Anti-Anxiety Effects Of Chamomile Tea, Which Is More Commonly Consumed.
Turmeric Is A Spice That Consist Of Curcumin. A Compound Studied For It’s Role In Promoting Brain Health And Keeping Anxiety Disorder From Happening.
Many Different Studies Suggest That Curcumin May Boost The Omega 3 Fatty Acids DHA In The Brain By Helping Your Body Synthesize It More Efficiently.
Curcumin Also Have A Very Powerful Antioxidant And Anti-Inflammatory Properties That Has Also Been Shown To Prevent Damage To Brain Cells. More Research Is Really Needed But Turmeric Is Definitely Worth A Try. If You Have Anxiety Give It A Try. It Won’t Hurt.
If You Suffer From Anxiety Adding Yogurt To The Menu Is Wonderful To Include.
The Probiotics Or Even The Healthy Bacteria Found In Some Types Of Yogurt Can Improve Your Well-Beings. Yes, Including Mental Health. Studies Have Shown That Probiotic Foods Like Yogurt Can Promote Mental Health And Even Brain Function By Preventing Free Radicals And Neurotoxins That Can Damage Nerve Tissues In The Brain And Lead To Anxiety.
In One Study It Shows That Anxious People Comsumed Probiotics Yogurt On A Daily Basis Were Able To Deal With Anxiety And Stress Than Those That Consumed Yogurt Without Probiotics.
Another Study Found That Women That Consumed 4.4 Ounces (125 Grams) Of Yogurt Daily And Twice A Day For About 4 Weeks Had Noticed Better Functioning Of The Brain Divisions That Control Emotion And Even Sensation. Which Can Be Affiliated With Lower Anxiety Levels.
There Are More Studies That Need To Be Done To Confirm The Effects That Yogurt May Have On Reducing Anxiety. Not All Yogurts Have Probiotics In Them. Get A Yogurt That Has Live Active Cultures Listed As An Ingredient.
5. Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate Can Really Help With Anxiety? Why Yes! Chocolate Has A High Tryptophan Content, That The Body Used To Turn Into Mood- Enhancing Neurotransmitters Such As Serotonin In The Brain. Dark Chocolate Is Also A Good Source Of Magnesium. Eating A Nice Good Diet With Enough Magnesium In It Or Taking Supplements Might Reduce Symptoms Of Depression. When You Choosing Dark Chocolate, Shoot For 70 Percent Or More. Dark Chocolate Does Still Contains Added Fats And Sugars So Make Sure It’s Tiny Portions 1 To 3 Grams Is Suitable.
6. Green Tea
Green Tea Is A Real Good Source Of L- Theanine. L- Theanine Normally Found In Green Tea Provides Strong Calming Effects And It Can Be Used To Fight Stress And Anxiety. Green Tea Comes With Theanine, An Amino Acid That Really Helps Reduce Stress And It Relaxes Your Mind, Body, And Soul. Instead Of A Bottle Of Water Try A Green Tea Instead. For Dinner Or Even Lunch. There’s Also L- Theanine Supplements Or Even The Green Tea Extract. Some Of You Might Not Like The Taste Of Green Tea. Like Me Haha So I Tried L- Theanine Foods Like:
Those Are My 6 Foods That Help With Reducing Anxiety Symptoms. I Hope Everyone Like, Comment, And Share.
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!!