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.

 

 

Expressive Jackie

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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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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!

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Everyday Battles Of Depression Poem By Me Expressive Jackie

Everyday is a battle.

It is the most darkest place one could face alone,

A journey filled with struggles solo, all alone.

Everyday filled with many groans,

Everyday is a new battle,

Against the same competitor.

Yet the enemy exchanges blows back with irrational roars.

It sneaks up on you in your most helpless shape,

Mostly when there’s no around who can communicate.

The thoughts in your brain begins to expand and distend,

Which drags you into your private repressed nightmare.

Fabrications and organism from your past

Served as pain, that you can’t withstand.

Lastly sleep always comes as a greeting friend,

Knowing the next morning the continual battle begins yes, yet again.

Never Ends!!

This poem is about the daily struggle with self image, feeling like you’re not good enough for yourself or nobody else. It’s a daily battle of trying to feel accepted, and also, the struggle of learning to love yourself.

In order to love someone else, you have to first start by loving yourself.

Everyday, there is a battle to face. But don’t give up, life is to short, put a smile on your face, and take control over those battles you face, everyday.

Do you like my poem you just read? Feel free to like, comment, and share. Let’s stop the stigma of mental illnesses that’s flying around in the air. If you care, share!!

Good morning to all of my followers, and readers. Thanks for taking time out of your day to read what i have to say. I hope and i pray, that today, each and everyone of you, has a blessed day.

Trapped In Depression Poem By Me, Expressive Jackie

Trapped In Depression Poem By Me, Expressive Jackie

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10 Things No One Tells You About Dealing With Depression

Depression is so much more than just sadness. It’s so much more than feeling blue. But, since depression is hardly ever talked about, people don’t realize that their struggle is way more than real.

Everybody experience being depressed, it’s a normal part of life. Good and bad things happen in life, it’s apart of the a human experience. Life still happens on life’s terms. There’s weddings, divorces, getting fired from your job, deaths, babies, and so much more. In our lifetime, we’re going to have both good times and bad times. Yet, if those feelings of depression last longer than 2 weeks, than this is more likely depression- the mood disorder.

1.) You’re Going To Feel Judged.

Mainly because some people don’t believe in depression. They treat it like it’s not real, or like it’s not a disease that can be severe. But it is, and i hate the fact that most people don’t understand it’s really real. You judging someone with depression is like you’re judging someone with cancer. Don’t let their misinformation and lack of education shame you into not getting help. Trust me, not everyone is misinformed.

2.) It Hurts Physically.

Depression not only hurts mentally but physically.

Muscle aches, joint pain and even stabbing feelings in your chest can all be symptoms of depression. Also, it can mean that it’s time to go see a dr, for more than a physical checkup.

3.) At Times, You’ll Think You Are Going Crazy.

Depression makes you feel like you’re going crazy. Like you’re about to lose it.

Depression is a mood shifting mental disorder; including panic attacks uncontrollable thoughts and habits, social phobia, and many of other issues. Do remember, that you are not crazy. You’re sick and you can/will get better.

4.) Everything Literally Gets On Your Nerves.

Everything gets on your nerves.

Others getting on your nerves, you’re getting on your nerves. This post might be getting on your nerves. Being irritated and aggravated is apart of depression. Yes, it’s a stressor!

5.) Everyday Chores Feel Devastating/Overwhelming.

Everyday duties feels devastating/overwhelming.

Something as simple as making a ham and cheese sandwich feels like to much for a meal, now you’re all worked up about it and now you’re crying.

6.) You Don’t Know (can’t tell) If It’s The Depression Talking.

You don’t know If it’s the depression talking, so confusing right?!

You don’t know If it’s your thoughts, or your depression thoughts. It can be very confusing, telling the difference between the chemical trickery thoughts, or if it’s the way things really is, is actually really really hard! Especially, without help. But truly and honestly, once you’ve overcome the dissimilarity, you’re very much on your way to feeling better.

7.) You Are Going To Feel Numb.

You don’t feel anything inside.

Many people connect depression or sadness with the illness, but honestly, sometimes, depression is feeling nothing at all. If you’re feeling exhausted or shut off emotionally that could be a warning sign, that it’s time to talk to your someone, or a doctor.

8.) Your Mirror Will Become Your Enemy.

You’ll really hate your mirror, it’ll become your worst enemy.

(Haha) A little humor from this gif, to make one you (or all of you) laugh or smile. I hope i did.

Depression and low self esteem goes together well. You start to hate the way you look. You hate to even look in the mirror. When depression makes you feel horrible about the way you look, it’s just better or feels better to look the other way.

9.) Most Of Your Friends Will Disappear, Just To Make That Very Clear.

In certain situations, you will see who’s real and who’s fake.

Wanna know who’s your real, your true friends are? Hard times, tough times, and struggle itself, lets you know who’s real and who’s fake. Who’s there and who’s a snake. Who’s got your back or who’ll stab it. Be glad that, and think about this specific struggle as one of your best blessings that lets you cut off the fake people. Real life situations will expose, who’s your true friends and who’s your fake friends.

If you’re short on rent or your mortgage, or if your child need pampers, and you call around asking your friends will, that will expose who’s real and who’s fake.

10.) Depression Is Very Very Boring.

Depression extremely boring.

Depression is a constant state of boredom. Life is not meant to be one dimensional, but struggling with depression can mean a never ending of boredom, that you can only relieve for the time being. Then it’s back to being boring still. Boringsville. It’s back to sitting down, just looking around.

Think You Might Be Struggling with depression or any other mental illness? There is help, and you are not alone. So don’t feel alone.

Things about depression no one wants to talk about, please feel free to leave any comments that you might have, or if you like what you’ve read than like it or share it please. Thank you all so much for your comments and your likes. That let’s me know someone is reading my post, and if I help just one person I’m very grateful.

Lessons Depression Teaches You.

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Are you learning from your problems?

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 has some 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 attention from 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 😀😘

Depressed Or Sad? Need Some Motivation This Morning? Check it out…

Good afternoon everyone, 😃😃 I hope you all are having a blessed and great afternoon. If you aren’t having a good afternoon, I saved some quotes for you all to remember. I understand it all. You are not alone, so don’t think that you are. Having depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar and any other disorder, can make you feel low. Make you think.(sometimes negative) Low Self-esteem Ugh! I know…. just stroll below and read quotes. 😘😘😘😘

You are somebody. Don’t let nobody tell you different. Not even your mind. ( I have to tell myself this sometimes) we are all strong, and we all will keep holding on.

Quotes are from Healthy Place For Your Mental Health…. I have the link below if you guys want to check it out.

https://www.healthyplace.com/insight/quotes/quotes-on-mental-health-and-mental-illness

Depression 5

Sitting All Alone. Everyone’s AskingWhat’s Wrong?” You Say Nothing Is Wrong Knowing You Feel Like You Can’t Go On. Afraid To Say How You Feel Cause Others Won’t Think It’s Real. They Won’t Understand My Pain. If They Actually Paid Attention They’ll Notice I’m Not The Same. I Don’t Do What I Once Loved Anymore. Sometimes I Don’t Walk Out The Door. Sitting Home Feeling Alone And Sad. I Hope This Is Almost Over I’ll Be Glad. No One Will Understand My Pain. I Say I’m Okay To Others But Deep Inside I’m Going Insane. Having No One To Talk Too Makes It Even Harder. Not A Sister Not A Brother. I Have Plenty Siblings But They Must Feel Like I’m Kidding. All These Feelings I Feel In Me Sometimes I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy. One Day I’m Happy And The Next I’m Snappy. Looking And Thinking Like Jackie What Happened?!

Feeling Like I’m Not Enough. Having Depression Is Rough! Feeling Like I’m Gonna Lose My Mind. Because Of All Those Emotions I Feel Inside. Everybody Gone On With Their Life. While I’m Still Sitting Here With This Everyday Fight. This Can’t Be Life. It Just Isn’t Right. Why Must Depression Be Apart Of My Life.

Feeling Lost And Confused Not Knowing What To Do. Feeling Lost And Depressed All This Is A Lot Of Stress. Being Depressed isn’t the best. I Can’t Believe People Actually Think We Made Up This Mess. Being Depressed! I Wish!! If Depression Was A Choice Believe Me I Wouldn’t Choose It. Sometimes I Wish I Could Remove It!

My Favorite Actor And Comedian Robin Williams Dealt With Depression. RIP!!! Depression Is Real And It Can Be A Big Deal! It Isn’t Made Up! Having Depression Can Be Rough Rough! When I Heard About Robin Williams Dying It Broke My Heart! I Grew Up Watching Robin Williams. Never Thought He Was Suffering From This Thing Called Depression. He Was Always Funny And Smiling. I Know How It Is Too Be Funny And Smiling But Deep Inside Your Crying. No Amount Of Money Can Make You Happy. Knowing Deep Down You Are So Unhappy. Knowing Deep Down You Feel Like You Aren’t Worth It. Deep Down Robin Williams Probably Felt Deserted. Keep Getting Your Rest! Robin Williams You Was The Best!!

Believe Me I Know How It Feels!! Depression Is Really Real. Depression Kills. I Deal With Depression Everyday So Yeah It’s Real!!! I Wish Depression Was Fake Like Some Of You Folks Say!! So I Can Go On Everyday Not Feeling Like A Mistake! So I Can Go On Everyday Not Feeling Hopeless And Tired! I’ll Be Able To Live My Life And Enjoy Like Everybody!!

Good Afternoon 😃 Everyone!! How’s Everyone Day Going? Mine Is Going Great So Far. My Son Jayden Is Gone For The Weekend With His Dad. He’s Excited About Being Out Of School For The Christmas Break. They Had A Week Off For Thanksgiving. All These Holidays Came Quick. Happy Holiday’s To You All And To Your Families. I Hope It’s All Nothing But Blessings, Love, And Filled With Happiness. 😍😘🥰🙌🏾 Remember To Tell That Depression Your Not Having It! Since My Son Left I’ll Just Catch Up On Some Rest I Guess. And If Not That I’ll Just Do Some Writing.

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Feeling Alone Depression Has You Gone(In The Mind)

Everyday And Every Night Is A Fight. A Fight With My Mind. No Matter How Much I Try To Be Happy My Mind Says Oh No Jackie! Always So Sad. I’m Hardly Ever Glad. Waking Up Each Day Always Sad. Nobody To Talk Too. There’s A House Full Of People But Nobody To Run Too. Knowing No One Understands You Or What You Going Through. Everyday Everytime The Fights You Have With Your Mind. Everyday I’m Feeling Restless And Blue. Everyday I’m Having These Different Emotions Always Feeling Hopeless. Not To Sure How To Cope It. Just About Everyday I’m Overthinking. Not Sure If I’m Going Insane. I Drive Myself To A Migraine.

All The Darkness I Feel Inside. Just Makes Me Go Hide. Sometimes I Go Hide And A Cry. Wishing I Could Control All These Thoughts I Feel Inside. Wishing I Had Someone Who Understands And Someone I Could Confide In. Someone Who Would Understand Me And Not Judge Me. Someone Who’ll Be There To Hug Me. Someone That’ll Understand Depression Isn’t A Choice. Someone Who Understands Depression Is Rough. Each And Everyday You Just Walking Around Moping. Always Feeling Broken.

If Only I Had Someone. Someone Who Would Really Care. Someone Who’s Gonna Be There. Everyday It’s Like I Am At War With My Own Mind. I Just Can’t Control These Feelings That I Feel Inside. All The Guilt, Hurt, And Pain Sometimes I Feel Like I’m Going Insane. Depression Man! Making You Feel Shame. Man I Don’t Feel The Same. Everyday It’s Hard To Get Up. Sometimes I Don’t Even Get Up.

Nobody To Talk Too And Nobody To Run Too. I Really Hate What I Go Through. Waking Up Everyday With Nothing To Do. Moping Around The House Like There’s Nothing To Lose. Afraid To Talk To Anyone Because They Won’t Understand What I’m Going Through. Feeling Like No One Cares For You. That’s A Feeling I Wouldn’t Want Anybody To Go Through. Always In The Room Sitting Around Thinking Like Jackie Don’t Let That Depression Take Over You!!

Good Morning 😃 Everyone!! I Hope All Of You Have A Great And Blessed Day!! Also I Hope You All Like, Comment, And Even Share. Depression Is Hard Depression Is Even Tough But I Won’t Give Up! Also Yesterday Was My Son’s Birthday 🎂🎂🎉🎉🎊🎊🎈🎈🎁🎁 He Is Now 9 Years Old!! I Now Have A 9Yr Old!! Wow, How Time Flies! My Son Has Been Through So Much. And Because Of Him… I Will Never Give Up! His Name Is Jayden You Guys. We All Call Him JJ because He Looks So Much Like Me. Jackie Jr(JJ) Hahaha 😆 But This Is The Honest Truth.

Excuse The Picture He Was Eating Pizza. This Is My Miracle, My Twin, My Whole Heart, My Handsome Face, My Ace(Haha) My Main Main And So More! He Is The Reason I’ll Never Give Up! He Is The Reason I Work Harder And Harder To Get This Depression In Order! Like, Comment, And Share Y’all!! Be Back Later 😘😘😘

It’s My Birthday, Happy Birthday To Me

Happy Birthday To Me!!! 🎂🎂🎉🎉🎈🎈🎁🎁 You Guys I Am 31 Years Old Now. Thanking God For Another Day As Well As Another Year!! I Hope You All Had A Great Day Today. And Be Blessed. I’m Worn Out But I Really Enjoyed My Birthday!!! My Bestie Took Me Out To Applebees And Man I’m Stuffed 😂😂 I Actually Had A Big Appetite Today. Thanks To My Bestie For Taking Me Out To Dinner!! I Finally Got Out Of The House!! That’s A Shock!! But A Good Thing. I Was Not Sitting Inside This Year Depressed And Sad! Oh No! I Wasn’t Having It!! At All!! The Pass Few Years I’ve Sat Inside On My Birthday Depressed And Did Absolutely Nothing!! Life Is Short! One Day You Here And The Next Day Your Gone! Just Like That 🤷🏽‍♀️ Best To Enjoy Life While You Are Here!? Happy Birthday To Me Once Again!! I Am So Exhausted. I Am About To Bath And Go To Bed. Goodnight You Guys!!! Be Safe.