Life-threatening stigma is propagated by overvaluation of the relevance of body weight in eating disorders and healthcare in general. Outward physical symptoms are not a reliable metric for mental illnesses.
Thanks again to Beckie's Mental Mess for this week's insightful prompt about how social media impacts our mental health. Conscious use of social media has been something I have advocated for since starting this blog and it's what actually led me to start the mentally me hashtag. Realizing the power social media has, both good and bad, [...]
Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders.
Before I begin Week #10, I’d like to share with you all the participants that had responded to Week #9 – Topic: Music Therapy. Of whom I owe the credit of suggesting this topic to Dwight L. Roth of, “Roth Poetry”
Thank you, to all the participants that joined “Working on Us” this past week. This topic had definitely struck a chord with a great number of blogger’s and each one had something different to bring to the post. So, great job everyone! This is why this series means so much to me, it’s reading and learning more and more every week about all of you as well as sharing with so many other bloggers your experiences, point of views, and overall mental health status.
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Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders. ~💚~ Before I begin Week #9, I’d like to share with you all the participants that had responded to Week #8 – Topic: Overcoming Anxiety/Panic Attacks And Manic Episodes. This was suggested in the comment section by […] [...]
I'm excited to participate again in this week's "Working on Us" prompt from Beckie's Mental Mess. Today - "Select 2 music video’s that help you and your mental stability when you listen to it. Also, describe how those songs make you feel?" I hope it's okay that I chose a couple more than two songs (since [...]
Maybe, in my own small way I'm leading a rebellion. From my living room. Rebelling against the beliefs that kept me sick, trapped, and suffering my whole life. Rebelling against my illness telling me differently. A middle finger in the air to the toxic "rest is for the weak" messages. Maybe there's a good reason it's uncomfortable.
It was never about who was doing better or who had it worse. Instead, it was always about the bravery of each and every person who took a step forward no matter how uncertain they were of the journey.