Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Supporting Mental Health Awareness

Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are not signs of weakness.
They are signs of trying to remain strong for far too long.

1 in 3 of us will suffer with this at some point in our lives
and will need love and support.

Please feel free to share

20 comments:

siriporn jongkolrat said...

My life is fullfilled by someone far away, thank you very much for your trust.

Anonymous said...

Take time to do one thing at a time,slowly, Take time for you, love yourself, Play your favorite music buy yourself a treat ,Jesus loves you.Ask. for Help.

Anonymous said...

So true

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Take time to do one thing at a time,slowly, Take time for you, love yourself, Play your favorite music buy yourself a treat ,Jesus loves you.Ask. for Help.

vasculitis said...

My life is fullfilled by someone far away, thank you very much for your trust.

sintomas del sida said...

Take time to do one thing at a time,slowly, Take time for you, love yourself, Play your favorite music buy yourself a treat ,Jesus loves you.Ask. for Help.

Anonymous said...

Understand before you judge.

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with Jesus or any religious aspects.

Anonymous said...

Why if holding on for so long is being strong but seen by others as being weak? And then, when you need the people that you've been strong for all this time, you find youself alone and desperate? I've lost my faith in mankind. I can't deal with the selfishness much longer.

jocelyn balagtas said...

i was feeling the same way too, sometimes or most of the time whenever im alone i always wish that i'd be better off dead and gone. no matter how i tried.

Marge said...

Don't lose your faith in mankind - there are plenty of folks out there who are not selfish. You have to avoid the ones that bring you down. Then consciously look for folks who accept you for what you are and are not a drag on you. Hang in there, get some counseling if you need it. Get involved in something outside of yourself that you really enjoy. Treat yourself well - you are worth it.

Marge said...

That was for both of you.

Anonymous said...

I have depression and anxiety with paranoid disorder. Its a daily struggle to function. Even with therapy, medication, as well as my faith. Its something that unless you have it you do not understand. I realize that my biggest issue is letting ppl run over me. I have recently cut ties with ppl that have hurt me severely and repeatedly. Its hard bc they are family but I have to do what is right for me and my family. Especially my daughter. I pray daily for strength, comfort, and guidance. As well as the ability to love myself. I hope one day we can all find peace. God bless.

Anonymous said...

I just started having anxiety in june 2012. But my daughter passed away dec of last year we were in a tragic accident I lst my right leg above the knee...so ive been thru a lot. Now im in the process of getting a prosthetic leg. My mom had anxiety when my uncle diied two yearz ago. But she got over it and got better I think I can do the same....so I dont plan on taking meds for long ...im gonna beat this anxiety..

Anonymous said...

Depression is real and it comes with mood-swings at times, I'm still a work in progress but I'm finally learning how to love and admire ME! That means saying "NO" without feeling guilty! I've discovered taking medication's isn't a crime GOD has blessed me with a good doctor and therapist with the right medication's and a host of family and friends. Believe me it wasn't that easy to do 30 years ago. I had to begin to see myself as GOD see's me wonderfully marvelously created to praise him and just be ME. Soooooo please take the time to enjoy yourself and laugh as loud as you can as often as you can even if you have to watch old comedy and re-run's all by yourself! Laughter is good for the soul and relieves stress so be a blessing to yourself and make sure you learn how to dance you will enjoy that too. I hope this will encourage someone because everyone needs that...Peace harmony success and blessing's. I'm a believer in ME...

Anonymous said...

You are right if anything depression makes you love and count on him even more because then he becomes your best friend. GOD is good no one escapes depression they can ask all the people in the bible. Noah Moses and JOB are the first to come to mind but Jesus experienced everything and that includes depression which he demonstrated in the garden when he ask his Father could this cup pass from him if it be the Father's will, while the disciples were fast to sleep instead of praying with him. Depression is a disease that can't been seen most of the time because it is masked and covered up. How do I know I have the disease of bi-polar but if you could see me you would have no idea.

Anonymous said...

I have anxiety disorder, Bipolar disorder, depression and some other medical problems that seem to make my life a vicious cycle of pain and depression. People who have never had any of these things. It's so hard to explain to others what it is that I experience.A few years ago I felt like a burden to my family. I have a wonderful Husband and two wonderful boys who are a blessing. But the depression and I believe in the Devil got a hold on me and I tried to kill myself. Thank God that my husband found me and God decided that it was not my time to go anywhere..I still have a hard time trying not to judge myself as a burden to my family. When my husband and I got married we did not know that I was this sick. He has been a wonderful man and he has a lot more things that I lean on him to do for our family and a lot of his friends are free to do all kinds of things together and my husband does not get to go with the guys hardly at all and his friends don't understand. I try to get my husband to go as much as I can so he is not stuck in the house to much. I still but the blame on myself. I am never going to try to take my life again. I still have those thoughts but I am a praying woman and I just ask God for help and I have a great Pastor that is also friend with my family and he is a wonderful friend to have for my family. If people who have a chance to find a support group it's a wonderful thing to be able to have because you can meet people who share with you some of the samethings. You don't have to try to explain yourself. I know that there are some people who don't believe the way I do but when I pray I ask for God to help those of us who have these disorders and I ask that the medical community make progress in finding better treatments and hopefully cures. I just hope and pray that my boys don't inherit any of my disorders. Thank you for having this forum.Also Thank You for the Awareness of Mental Health Issues : )

Anonymous said...

Amen I understand but GOD understand you even more. I don't know if you journal but that helps and getting in fresh nature is good too. Be blessed! and be Encouraged!

Anonymous said...

GOD bless you for sharing this because you described just what depression can be. I hope you are getting better without feeling guilty because you can burden your self even more you have got to learn to say NO without an explanation. I'm so glad you have a good family and pastoral support to help you. I don't know who you are but it's ok. Make sure you get outside even if you feel not going spend time in GOD's nature. Be blessed and please let your family know if you start hearing loud voices I've experienced that before and remember it all a Trick because the enemy still lies and comes to destroy but God gives us life more abundantely. Be blessed and don't give up just get up and don't spend to much time by YOURSELF. Be blessed!

vijaya srinivasan said...

when all else is lost,still the future remains.
i think it definitely is in our hands to make ourselves stronger mentally,think positively about the future.because we have only one life to live ,and that is too short and it is beautiful too.So, why waste the time being depressed when you cannot change the sad thing that has already happened.Be positive and live the rest of your life properly.