#worldmentalhealthday Most famous people would hide away after going through what @trewrussellbrand has and chuck in the towel. Russell's strength to face his battles daily is something to be admired and implemented in our own lives. It's one thing to talk about mental health and it's another to provide a solution which is so sorely needed in today's society, and his book recovery does just that. The sheer magnetism, intelligence and beauty of this man, made me, a raging extrovert, captivated and quiet throughout his whole talk at Primrose Hill Church. If you can't believe that, then read the bloody book and find out why! The sheer magnetism that he has filled the entire room at his London book signing making even the men and the clergy fell in love with him! I am forever grateful for his personal advice he gave me. He may not have realised it was the wake up call I needed! I don't struggle with any obvious addiction but im learning so much from this book. Go out and bloody buy it, even if it's just to improve your vocabulary. Reading this book is like sitting down in front of a fire having a cup of tea and a big hug from Russell himself, gaining the confidence and the gumption to do something about your life. He gets it. He's made me write a an essay of a post even to express it. But I think I can speak for everyone in the room when I say he is hugely inspiring, witty and leaves you feeling so uplifted. Thank you Russell. I just hope you know how bloody marvellous and loved you are! Highly respect and admire that you're using your platform to positively encourage and influence people. I salute you sir! Advice fully implemented ;) 🙌🏼❤️📚👍🏻 #recovery#russellbrandrecovery#russellbrand
i don't talk about it much, but i was so inspired by everyone's #worldmentalhealthday posts a few days ago, i figured why not! i get panic attacks on the regs 😳 not the kind of panic attacks that every college student jokes about, but the full blown "i think i'm having a heart attack" panic attacks. i'm sure some of you can relate. it's been getting a lot better recently and i've been challenging myself to do things that normally give me panic attacks. they almost always happen in crowded places where i feel claustrophobic, like grocery stores and starbucks 😖 so today i went to starbucks (and got a free coffee!) it was like the universe patting me on the back lol ☕️✨ ps: i made this little reading nook for midterms, but it now belongs to truman.
Last week it was World Mental Health Day and I didn't say anything. I'm a slow processor. I probably won't post my "me too" post on time either. . I've recently shared my story, both my past bouts with mental illness and more recent episodes and it just struck me today that I never mentioned anything about the professional counseling I have received to help me through these times. I know sometimes people are told to just "keep praying" and while I certainly would agree that prayer is good, there is absolutely no shame in accompanying prayer with counseling. . So, yes, keep praying, and the Spirit may just put the tool of counseling in your life to help you. I received counseling from a Christian psychologist and she not only understood my worldview, she was encouraging, inspiring, and she covered me in prayer and spoke truth over me in every session. . ♥♥♥ . #worldmentalhealthday
#metoo sexual harassment is so commonplace that I find myself used to it and that's disheartening. I used to laugh it off, not sure if that was because of shame or fear but I try not to do that anymore. Because if I just laugh and then that encourages him or her to speak to or put hands on someone else in that way, then I'm part of the problem. I want to be part of the solution. I want to speak up for myself and others in every way I can, but so often I stay quiet. Almost always actually. I post funny cute things and skip the real tough important shit like #worldmentalhealthday#nationalcomingoutday#guncontrol and #blacklivesmatter Am I scared to bare my soul, to be judged, to lose friends? Well, yes. But as one of my favorite quotes-on-the-gym-wall goes, "The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." I've been in the bud far too long, I'm about to ba-ba-BLOOM. Watch out for my fukin feelings y'all! I'm holding myself accountable for sharing more realness. #dontcallmehoney#donttellmetosmile#donttouchmyass#metoo#vulnerabilityisbeautiful
Today is #worldmentalhealthday so I figured why not post about it seeing as it’s one of my favorite topics to speak about. Remember it’s okay to not be okay. You’re allowed to take time for yourself; self care is more important than you think. Lastly, remember to reach out for help if you need it. Go to a hotline, see a counselor, speak to a friend. You have to take care of you.