Mental Health: Some People Just Don’t Understand The Battles, Nor The Struggles, Of Having A Mental Illness

Mental Health: Some People Just Don’t Understand The Battles, Nor The Struggles, Of Having A Mental Illness

 What Is Mental Illness??….

Mental Illness: are health conditions including changes in thinking or behavior (or a combination of these), and emotion. Mental illness are associated with distress or/and problems, functioning in social activities, or work. Each person will have, or may have different experiences, even those with the same diagnosis.

Understand Mental Illness Symptoms: It can happen to anyone, without a warning. Girl or boy, man or woman… mental illness does not discriminate. Even some celebrities battle mental illness. So… why is it so ‘unbelievable’ or so ‘unreal’ to so many people? It doesn’t matter the gender, the color, the age, or if you’re super rich.

 Major depression and anxiety is a medical problem, just like diabetes, and lupus. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed about. Nothing.

Dealing with major depression and anxiety isn’t at all easy, a lot of people actually believe you can just ‘shake it off’ and you’ll be alright. Not! Don’t we all wish it was really that simple? When the anxiety kicks in, or when you’re just constantly sad, and full of emotions, don’t we all just wish we could shake those feelings quick like so many people think? I wish it was just that easy to shake major depression, or any mental illness. But it’s not at all easy. It also takes time to find the right medications that’s right for you. Having a mental illness is hard! For all of us. It’s not just something that comes and goes in our lives. It’s something we might have to deal with for the rest of our lives. You can’t just ‘snap out of it.’ 

 Having a good support system, eating right, taking your meds everyday, and getting counseling and other resources that may be helpful to you, you can actually live a normal life. Now on the other hand, if you don’t have a great support system, it can be tough on you, but don’t give up on you. I know, and understand how it feels to not have any support, and I know how it feels to go through it alone. It makes you isolate yourself from everyone, because you’re always being told “You choose to be this way” or “I had depression before and I was okay.” Sometimes you might even hear “snap out of it already” or “You have no reason to be depressed.” 

Not knowing, or understanding, what you’re actually going through. Not understanding, that each day is a battle, a battle that’s so hard for you, each day is a fight, a fight for your life, it’s like a nightmare that just doesn’t want to leave you. So many dark thoughts, and feelings, so many emotions, you just go numb.

 Some people are just so inconsiderate, and ignorant. Having a mental illness is already a big war day-by-day with your mind, feeling like your worthless, feeling like you don’t belong, feeling like your all alone, feeling lost, feeling happy one minute and a few minutes later your sad, trying to think positive but the thoughts are still there floating inside of you, in your mind. Thoughts racing, feeling so guilty, feeling so drained… by the time night time fall… the only energy you have left, is to just get in bed.

And would you believe there’s some people who actually believe, it’s all in ‘our heads’. It’s unbelievable. They just don’t understand. Continue reading “Mental Health: Some People Just Don’t Understand The Battles, Nor The Struggles, Of Having A Mental Illness”

Mental Health: Some Reasons Why Most People Don’t Seek Help

Mental Health: Some Reasons Why Most People Don’t Seek Help

Shame or embarrassed. Most don’t want to be labeled as “crazy.” The negative stigma about mental illnesses, is very toxic! Fear of treatment is keeping most people from seeking help. For emotional and mental health problems.

From me to you… mental illness to mental illness, mental illness to the stigma, mental illness to the people

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Mental illness can take on many forms: depression, anxiety, ptsd, or bipolar, ocd, and so many more. They are not weaknesses but they are diagnosed illnesses. They are illnesses. And everyone needs to start viewing them all as such.

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Hello Everyone… I Know It’s Late. But I Wanted To Say Hello. Also… Remember To Smile

Hello Everyone… I Know It’s Late. But I Wanted To Say Hello. Also… Remember To Smile

Hello everyone!! And a special hello to all my new followers. Welcome, and thanks for the follows.

I decided to make a post and say hello to everyone, and to see how everyone’s day is went? Well if you’re day didn’t go to well… I hope I can make you smile.

Awww!! Right?!!

Aww!! Right?! (LOL) knew I could make you smile.

Remember… not everyday is going to be a good one. But you mustn’t give up! You must keep it pushing! Every morning you wake up, look in the mirror and tell yourself “I love you,” and “you are beautiful,” and mean it! Brush your teeth, take your shower… the normal. Put on something pretty and fix your hair.

Make plans to do something with friends or family. Or even if it’s just going on the park and take a walk, get out of that house!

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Woman, man, it doesn’t matter. Mental illnesses don’t discriminate. Men and women struggle with mental illnesses, and it can start at so many different ages. But with so much negative stigma about mental illnesses, not many get the help that they need.

Imagine those who don’t get help though. It’s tiring! It’s life draining! Omg. Just because you need help, just because you get help… that don’t mean you’re weak. It means you care about your health, you care about your mind, your thoughts, and your feelings and you’re tired, and ready to start healing by getting treatment.

Know that you are not alone. There’s many others who also face these dark feelings everyday just like you. Just like me. I realized a long time ago, there’s so many celebrities struggling with a mental illness. Or more than one. No one on this earth is perfect. I have no reason to be ashamed and neither do you.

Start living your life. Start enjoying your life. Life is to short. You are today and gone today. That’s how it’s been nowadays. For me that is. So many people I knew passed away. Some so young.

I hate watching the news, hearing about babies getting shot or a child got raped… I get depressed. I feel the pain for those people. Those families.

You don’t have to fall ‘victim’ to your mental illness. You can get help, there is treatment. No matter what the problem is know that ‘you got this,’ don’t ever give up! Keep fighting!

I know sometimes you might not feel as “pretty,” or as “handsome,” but you are!! You are pretty and you are handsome. Don’t listen to those negative thoughts, those negative emotions. Getting the help and treatment you need is the best thing you can do for you!! For your mind! Your soul! Your body! And much more.


Smile you’re beautiful!!!

And what’ll be even more beautiful is getting treated for your mental illness. It’ll be astonishing. It has for me. I’m a living witness.

Goodnight beautiful people!! Remember to smile!!

Stress Really Kills Part 2

Stress Really Kills Part 2

Stress can lead to premature death.

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Stress is something we all come by at times, it doesn’t matter what day it is or it doesn’t matter what time it is, stress comes by. Sometimes it can be something so simple like being late for work.

Things so simple, could stress you out. A stressor is anything that disturbs homeostasis. It could be social or physical.

Emotional stress, the kind of stress that stays around for months are even weeks, can in fact weaken your immune system and cause high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety and even heart disease, you wouldn’t believe the half that stress does. Yes, stress is a normal part of life. Many incidents that happen to you or around you– and many things that you do to yourself– puts stress on your body, you can come up against good or bad shapes of stress from your house hold or environment, your thoughts, and your body.

There’s the accumulated stresses of everyday life, not enough sleep, long travels, raising kids, and not enough sleep nor exercise. Those stresses of everyday like a get you. It can damage your health in irreparable ways– from heart problems, from early aging, and it could end up to long term disability. Being stressed out causes most people to make even more mistakes.

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Besides sitting your keys one place, and thinking they are another place, stress can have a negative impact on your health. Being stressed makes it very difficult to control your emotions. It’s definitely no secret that stress can fall from the sky. Stress can bring on diseases, some are more subject to certain diseases and chronic stress can give these conditions the big green light. Did you know that stress can be linked to illnesses that include cancer, lung disease, fatal accidents, suicide, and cirrhosis of the live?

Stress can even affect your love life. Sex is a pleasurable and effective way to relieve stressful moments. But stress can take you out the mood real quick. You’ll have no desire of it.

Have you ever just stopped and thought about all the stress in your life? Your reactions to stress can make you very sick, and even shorten your life.

Many of us have learned to except stress as normal part of our lives. But ongoing stress, chronic stress, isn’t healthy at all.

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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!!!

Mental Health: Overcoming The Stigma About Mental Illness

Mental Health: Overcoming The Stigma About Mental Illness

Flawed beliefs about mental illness can cause significant problems. There are different things you can do about the stigma. You can learn about what you can do about the stigma about mental illnesses.

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Stigma is when people view you in a very negative way because you have this thing called mental illness. It is very common nowadays for people with mental illnesses to be looked at with negative attitudes and beliefs. It’s crazy!

The stigma about mental illnesses, can lead to discrimination. Discrimination can be very direct and obvious, such as someone, or people making negative comments about your mental illness and treatment. Or maybe it can be unexpected or subtle, such as someone keeping away from you because the person may assume you’re unstable, dangerous, or crazy due to your mental illness. Sometimes, you may even judge yourself.

Some of the harmful results of stigma can include:

Unwilling to seek help or to seek treatment

Insufficiency of understanding by friends, family, workers, or others

Trouble finding housing, fewer opportunities for work, or school

Harassment, or physical violence

Insurance that doesn’t fully cover your mental health treatment

The belief that you will never succeed at certain challenges or that you can’t make better your situation

There are ways that you can cope, and deal with the stigma.

Here are some ways you can deal with the stigma:

  • Get treatment. You May be unwilling to actually admit that you need treatment. Do not let that fear of being labeled with a mental illness stop you from seeking help. Getting treatment can actually give you relief by recognizing what’s wrong and decreasing symptoms that intervene with your personal life or even your work.
  • Don’t let the stigma about mental illnesses create shame, or self doubt. Stigma does not just come from others. You may actually think by mistake that your condition is a sign of weakness, and that you’re able, or should be able to control it, without help. Getting counseling, and actually educating yourself on your mental illness, and connecting with different people who have mental illness, can really help you overcome destructive self-judgement.
  • Do not isolate yourself from others. If you have a mental illness, you may be unwilling to tell others about it. Family or friends can offer you support if they know about your mental illness. Make sure it’s people you trust, but reach out to people for the compassion, understanding, and support that you need.
  • Don’t equate yourself with your mental illness. You are not your illness Don’t say “I’m bipolar,” say “I have bipolar disorder.” There’s a difference.
  • Speak out and about the stigma. It can really help introduce courage in others that’s facing the same challenges, while also educating the public about mental illnesses.

Don’t give up! Keep fighting! Keep pushing! And get the help that you need! You can do it! Face mental illnesses!

I’m owning my life and my story and I refuse to allow people to control how I feel about myself or how I view myself. — Face Depression


If you’re dealing with a mental illness get the help that you need. Don’t be ashamed about it because no one is perfect. We all need help at some point in our lives. And if you hear someone talking negative stigma about mental illnesses, just tell them they wouldn’t make fun of someone with cancer.