Mental Health awareness week.

on Jan 27, 2016 @ 08:22 pm

I know someone who is struggling everyday with a Mental Illness Problem.This person suffers a lot from Depression and is paranoid.She is Married and when her child was born,she couldn't even take him in her arms and cuddle him because,she said she was afraid that he might fall or that she might drop him.It is so sad to watch because this was her baby that she couldn't hold.Every time I go to visit with her,she is always crying and don't know what for.Some people are so down from depression, that they can never come back or get back to reality.Everyone in the world must be made to see that, any kind of Mental Illness is not by choice.Some people are born with it and some people by Genetics.There are so many different types of Mental Illness.With Research,People Awareness and Education  and support maybe some day the word will disappear and everyone will be equal the way it should be.

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. on Jan 27, 2016 @ 08:45 pm

I have a few friends with a mental illness and it is hard to see them go through that. I always check I'm with them every day just so they know they aren't alone and that I am thinking of them. I wish more people were more sensitive to people with mental illnesses.

:) on Jan 27, 2016 @ 09:06 pm

I have a friend who suffers too, and I give her so much support because I love her and I want her to know shes not alone,more people definitely need to show support and love for everyone who suffers from a mental illness

. on Jan 27, 2016 @ 10:15 pm

I have a few friends and family members that suffer from various mental illnesses. Support and unconditional love and kindness go far. Try gently approaching her and ask how she is, if she needs any help with baby or around the house. Watch baby for her so she can have time for herself. I have found just letting them know you care and offering any support you can is a start. Then you can bring up maybe seeing a professional for help and let them know there's nothing wrong it getting help. Mental illness is so misunderstood and isolating.

. on Jan 28, 2016 @ 01:10 am

I'm so glad more and more people are being made aware of this. Too many suffer in silence and some hardly know they have a mental illness. It takes a lot of support, education and understanding. Hopefully, someday soon, we'll reach the point where it won't be considered a stigma anymore and those suffering will seek and receive the help they deserve.

Angelwings... on Feb 10, 2016 @ 01:14 am

Your friend with the baby may also be going through the 'baby blues' ( I'm not a doctor so have no idea, but I went through it with both of mine) which is another type of depression/anxiety. There are so many forms of it. It's so fantastic to see so many people here that are so supportive and understanding of mental illness. It's gone from being a taboo topic to being TV commercials.

Living with it is can have "up" days...several of them and think...what the heck? There is nothing wrong with me! I'm good as gold! Getting errands done, laundry is done! Socks are sorted! (My mortal enemy...the sock bin)
Then you kind of get a reminding a couple days later when you hit the wall... again....'Full tilt, smash your face up against the glass sliding door,...slither to the think you remembered to pick everyone up, and dinner stuff...and lunch stuff...and the prescriptions, and the mail....but did you? Crap, I forget already what I did today! Wondering what the heck just happened! The world just turned to the dark side. Give me a dark room, quiet house and only peaceful news (or I will not be able to be held for accountable my actions)
They cycle starts all over again. You just sort of learn to help yourself focus on something calming when you get anxious or panic. Remember to count your breathing (it helps take your mind off of what you are doing that is making you anxious or worried)Tell yourself you will be ok. If you have an anxiety about going into a store...try just driving there and parking in the that for a few days, then after a few days, try getting out of your car and walking to the door. keep talking small steps to eventually make it inside the store. and so on.
Hope this might help someone...otherwise it was a good reminder for me ;)

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