I’m So Happy!! 1,000 Likes On My Blog “Face Depression,” And I Received “The Sunshine Blogger Award,” Special Special Thanks To All My Followers!!

I’m So Happy!! 1,000 Likes On My Blog “Face Depression,” And I Received “The Sunshine Blogger Award,” Special Special Thanks To All My Followers!!

Good evening everyone!! How is everyone’s Thursday going?? It’s a very happy Thursday for me!! I woke up, thanked God for another day here on earth, brushed my teeth, and took my normal hour bath… and cooked me a little breakfast. I remember when I once didn’t even eat breakfast… I usually didn’t eat until late in the evening, that’s how I know getting the help I needed was in fact, astonishing for me… but yeah I cooked and ate, and I did the normal which is getting on WordPress and checking my blog/notifications, and search and read some other blogs. From my great followers, and more.

While checking my notifications I see my second notification….

Yesss!! 1,000 likes on my blog! I’m so thankful and I’m so happy!! If I could just help someone… (tears) I knew somebody is listening… someone would feel me. Someone would understand me. If I could just help that one, anyone, I was happy. I know how it feels to be diagnosed with a mental illness, and how hard it is to accept it. I know how hard it is to suffer from a mental illness, I know the signs, I know the feelings and thoughts that everyone are/Is experiencing.

It isn’t easy, and I know it’s very painful. I know how it is to not have a support system, or one not as strong as you need them to be, I know about it all. I know how it feels to feel alone. I know how it feels to feel all alone through it. But I found out, I am not alone. I found out mental illness claims so many, even some celebrities are struggling with mental illness. That right there… taught me nobody is perfect, and that it can happen to anybody.

I know how it feels to feel ashamed because of the negative stigma about mental illness. But I also realized not getting the help I needed, and me being ashamed about it, was also like me contributing to the negative stigma about mental illness. And that wasn’t happening. The only thing I wanted to contribute to is to spread awareness about mental illness. To teach others the signs and the symptoms, help others with coping, my journey with a mental illness as well as be a motivation to others. Being a motivation by showing them you are not alone, that there’s nothing wrong with asking for help or needing help, that there is hope, that treatments do work, and that they must never lose focus.

Looking at my notifications and to see my blog “Face Depression” has 1,000 likes is priceless. I’m so excited! And a special thanks to all my followers and new followers. Thanks to everyone who like my blog and takes time out of their day to read my posts. I’m very grateful… because when I first started my blog I didn’t think nobody would actually read my posts or understand where I’m coming from, my purpose. No it’s not 10,000 or 20,000 likes but it shows me that I’m going somewhere, that there’s nice people who actually read and see my creative side, and some understand just where I’m going, and some understanding the journey with a mental illness.

I am very grateful. 1,000 is a lot to me. It’s amazing. I have more courage to move forward.

Because your mental health matters! All of ours!!

Just like other physical illnesses are severe… such as cancer, diabetes, and lupus, mental illnesses is also… such as major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Just to name a few of them. And there’s so many people with a mental illness that don’t seek help, or treatment. Some may be ashamed or some may be afraid to labeled as ‘crazy’ which you are not, and than there’s some that may be in-denial about it. Some may even be scared… I know I was, because of the negative stigma about mental illness, but I eventually got the help I needed. I realized that me thinking it’ll go away on it’s own… was wrong! Everyday just got worse.

I’m here to tell those who are ashamed to get help, or those that know they need help but have to much pride to admit it/accept it, or even those who think asking for help makes you a weak person…. that getting the help and treatment you need is the best thing you can do for you, and your health. I’m here to tell to tell you, you, you, and you, that no matter the mental illness, without getting treatment things will just grow worse.

I’m very proud that my blog has 1,000 likes. To my followers, my readers… MUAH! Thanks for the support like the comments, the likes, shoutouts. Blogging is still very new to me, I’m still learning. But I’m very much paying attention. The other day I was awarded with the sunshine blogger award from a beautiful blogger of mine, Susi Bocks…

Me At The Top… 🙂

Thanks to everyone!! It’s a honor to be recognized. A special Thank you!! Especially to Ms. Susi Bocks! It makes me feel like I’m on the right track. Even though it’s been a few days ago, thanks so much Ms. Susi Bocks. Like I said blogging is still new to me… I’m not sure how to tag anyone, and I’m not sure if you can even tag on WordPress (lol) but I’m getting the hang of everything slowly but I’ll get there. I am thankful for all my readers, all my followers. I started blogging on mental illness because I want others to understand that it’s okay not to be okay, I want them to know that they’re not alone. Talk to someone, I’m here if anyone needs to talk. I’ll also help you find a good therapist, and counseling. Because that’s what I want… to talk to others and let them all know it’s all okay. I want to show them that getting treatment and counseling… will help them. I want them to understand that mental illness can be treated.

I want to show them that they can beat this! So I will most definitely keep blogging on mental illness. Mental illness gets no type of recognition. But that’s what I’m here for….

P.s I actually started writing this post this morning, at about 10 am… I had 2 appointments with my doctor, and I didn’t get to finish it. Which means I didn’t get a chance to publish it… until just now. But better late than never right?! (lol) I hope you all have a great night… remember to pray before you lay. Goodnight.

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

Stress Really Kills
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There are so many ways stress can kill you. Increased levels of cortisol, which is regularly referred to as the stress hormone. Raised cortisol levels stand in the way with learning and memory, lower immune function and also bone density, and as well increased high blood pressure, cholesterol and heart disease.

Chronic stress is risky/dangerous to health and can guide you to an early death from cancer heart disease, ,and other health problems. It does not matter if the stress comes from major life occurrence in life or from minor problems. They both can be deadly.

Whether it is minor stress, or major stress, it does not matter, stress period isn’t good for your health. It may seem like stressing isn’t harming your body, just because you don’t realize it. You May be thinking that illness is entirely the blame for those irritating but constant headaches, the very frequent insomnia, or even reduced efficiency at work. But stress can most definitely be the cause.

Hello everyone!!! I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday. I want to talk to you guys about stress. Stress KILLS!! It recently took a good friend of mine, and my sisters as well. It is really no joke, You know you hear these things but it doesn’t really hit you until it happens to you or someone close to you. She was only 26yrs old so beautiful, young, and full of life!!! She also left behind her beautiful baby girl, she’s only 4yrs old. She doesn’t understand at all. How do you tell a child that their mom is never coming back home! This is so hard for us all, it caught us all off guard! She was actually just with me, she was so happy I got me a place. She was suppose to help me decorate and all, but I guess God had other plans. I just wish she could have stayed with her daughter a little longer, you know? So many people are so shocked about this happening to her, she had a heart attack. It really doesn’t matter the age at all, anyone can catch a heart attack. Honestly, I’m so hurt about this happening, but she was so stressed out. Stress isn’t good for no one, and I’ve been telling so many people about my friend’s Marckeyshia death, and that stress kills, I have to also remind myself that. Dealing with major depression and anxiety, I need to constantly remind myself of this.

Everyday I remind myself that stress can kill you, It’s no joke at all. Take care of yourself and stress less.

Marckeyshia was a sweet person in and out, there was nothing about her you wouldn’t like. She was a great mother to her daughter, she always kept a smile on her face. You wouldn’t have never thought she was so stressed out, but she was. What makes it so hard for me, I was just with her a day before she died. We talked, we laughed, and we even cried a little. I just wish I could have taken all her pain away. I wish she could have lived longer, not for me, but for her precious daughter. This is a hard one for my sisters, and I, as well as her sisters and brothers. I’m praying for them all. She struggled, she was so stressed, God knew what was best. Marckeyshia Monique Washington I love you!!!!! I promise I will look out for your baby girl, I promise that if she need anything and I have it, she have it!! I know I can never be mom, but I promise to never let her forget you, and i will do the best I can for her, because right now she doesn’t understand that mother is not coming back. She said to a aunt, my mama died, she always dying. She know her mom has passed out before. (tears) I can’t stop the tears, we all have to keep our self together though.

This is truly a wake up call for us all, her sisters and brothers, as well as my sisters and I. Stress is real and depression is real. I’ve been knowing that it doesn’t matter how old you are, anyone can catch a heart attack from stress or just a heart attack period, but this happening has really shown me it’s no joke at all. It is in fact real, and being stressed out can actually kill you. Everyday is a reminder for me, because I deal with anxiety and major depression, so stress is in there so I wrote down some ways to help manage stressful times. Stress can affect your body, your thoughts, your feelings, and your behavior. Stress kills, it’s real. If you recognize stress symptoms, it can help you to know the symptoms and how to manage them. Stress that’s not checked on, can definitely contribute to many health problems, like high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. Taking care of yourself is a must, stress kills, and believe me it’s real.

I found out along time ago, that it doesn’t matter how old you are, you can most definitely catch a heart attack. It has no age, and if you aren’t taking care of yourself, or have a sickness, than you’re at a higher risk for a heart attack. Losing a close friend is so hard I’ve been being strong as much as I can. I know death has no age, or a heart attack but she was so young, beautiful, and a great mother. When you’ve been knowing someone for so long, and talked everyday, or saw each other everyday, It makes it even harder. I know she’s in a better place now, no more pain, and no more stress. I know she wouldn’t want us stressed, or in pain because she’s gone, she would want us to live. Even though It’s hard I will do just that and do my best because stress is real, stress really does kill. It took my friend. I promise to be there for her 4yr old daughter, anyway possible. I promise to always show her pictures of her mother all the time, and to let her know mom is looking down on you and to make her proud. I promise to be there for her through the hard times, and the sad times, because when she start growing up she’s going to have questions, she might even cry at times, because a little girl losing her mother is a hard thing to deal with. I can never take the place of you, Marckeyshia, but I will be there with her every step of the way, me, as well as my sisters, and your sisters. She have all of us.

Fly high baby girl, Marckeyshia!!! We love you and most definitely going to miss you!!! We promise to be there for your baby girl.

This year has been rough, so many deaths, so many losses. But I have to keep pushing, I have my son who needs me, now my friend’s daughter, and I promise to push harder. Stress is real and it’s no joke people, if you find yourself stressed out, take deep breathes, find out what’s good to relieve stress, get some help. There are many things you can do to relieve stress, I have a list of things down below. Check them out once you are done reading. It took me awhile to actually write this, because It’s all still fresh, the pain is still here. Lost a good friend on, 7/17/2019 and also a classmate before, life is so short you all need to enjoy life to the fullest because you never know when it’s your last time here. Smile, laugh, love, and enjoy your love ones. Remember, don’t stress over things you can’t change and definitely don’t sweat the minor things, stress is real and stress kills. Down below are ways to help manage stressful times. I loss a good friend to it, plus she had diabetes. I know she was stressed out, being a single mother, It is rough but I wish I could have one more day with her, to let her know like I did before, stressing isn’t good, I love you take care of yourself please, or If I can help with anything you know you can come or call me at anytime. Marckeyshia was just like me though, she just didn’t want to feel like a bother, or hated to ask others for something no matter how close you were, you just don’t want to bother others. I am the exact same way we can be close kin, and I would feel like a bother. No matter how close we are, we could talk everyday all day, and if I need something, I wouldn’t ask. I don’t know why or why if I know for a fact that person would help me, why wouldn’t I ask. That’s just me, I don’t know why.

That’s what a lot of people tell me, that they don’t understand why I do that, why I never tell them I needed the help, or need the help. I couldn’t tell you why. I just don’t like to feel like a bother. But I would just be worried and more worried on the inside. Really driving myself to a migraine on the inside, because I need the help but would really hate to ask, really hate to be a bother because times is hard for everyone. That’s stressing. This is why it is good to talk about everything, as long as it’s someone you trust, I would really sit and talk to them. If it’s someone you trust and it’s someone you know wouldn’t mind helping you out, I’d say go for it that’s one less of stress. Down below are some ways to relieve stress, and ways to help with stress. There’s so many ways to relieve stress, for every stressful moment, in your life. Take a look, try them out and tell me what you think, it’s not good to stress, it’s not good for your health. So, we are all going to do what’s best for our health which is stress less, always pray, and know that everything is going to be okay. Know that you’re blessed and you have no time to be stressed.

To blessed to be to stressed.

Ok, indeed stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and as well as your feelings, and yes, even your behavior as well. Being able to recognize these stress symptoms can actually help you manage them. Stress that’s left unchecked can lead to many health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and as well as diabetes.

If you’re having stress symptoms, there are many ways and steps to take to help manage your stressful moments, and doing so can also have health benefits. Research stress management strategies such as:

Doing, and getting physical activity

Practicing relaxation methods such as breathing, meditation, yoga, tai chi or massage.

Maintaining a sense of humor

Spending time with family and friends

Making time for hobbies, such as reading a book, writing, or listening to music

Line up to find active ways to manage your stress.

Inactive ways to manage stress — such as watching television, surfing the Internet or playing video games — may seem relaxing, but they may be increasing your stress over the long term.

Make sure to get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy, balance diet. Avoid excess caffeine and alcohol and tobacco use, and the use of illegal substances.

When to seek help

If you’re not sure if it’s stress the cause or if you’ve taken steps to control your stress but those symptoms continue, make sure to see your doctor. Your doctor might want to check you for other causes. Or even think about seeing a therapist or a professional counselor, who can help you identify sources of your stress and learn new coping skills.

It’s best to learn new coping strategies about stress symptoms. Stress symptoms, is a silent killer take care of yourself and know the signs and symptoms of stress. Do what’s best for your health, and don’t stress. It is indeed true, to not sweat the small stuff because stress can most definitely kill you.

Take care of yourself and know the signs and symptoms of stress. Remember do not stress! Also, I hope you guys are having a beautiful, and blessed day today and I hope you have enjoyed what you’ve read. If so, can you please like and follow for more. Thanks in advance, and Part 2 on stress really kills coming up soon.