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Credit: Me • When I transferred from public school to a self-paced online school, I started to fully listen to my body for the first time. I was more in-tune with my emotions, needs, and began a deeper level of healing on this long journey. I sleep a loooot😅 but it’s due to my many disorders that make me constantly move, so my energy is always being drained. Some days, I only have the energy to get out of bed, take meds, eat, and watch shows, but on other days, I’m able to do schoolwork and play video games. I have to celebrate the small victories to fully appreciate everything I can do in the moment. The second slide is my true self, which is always tired (I wanted to give it a try🤷🏽‍♀️) • You’re doing amazing. Keep going. You got this.❤️ • #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credits: Unknown • This was written by someone with chronic pain, but it applies to mental illnesses, too. I face every day by getting out of bed (fatigue from ticcing in my sleep and my RLS), eating more than a meal a day (my appetite is weird as hell because of my meds), taking my meds (some pills are freaking huge and/or disgusting), finding enough motivation and attention to do some school (my attention and motivation are unpredictable), and then taking nightly meds to control my tics and RLS so I can actually go to sleep (and I typically have nightmares and also nap 2-3 times after waking up). So, long story short, I’m always exhausted, and am in desperate need of more spoons! I am proud to say, though, that I had enough energy to finally start my laundry!❤️ • You can do this. I believe in you. Stay strong. There is light at the end of the tunnel.❤️ • #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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I apologize for my long absence. Making a post (or trying to) has been too draining for me. Life has been...hectic can’t do it justice. I’ve learned a lot, and a lot has happened. For starters, I transferred to a private online school that’s self-paced, so I can fully prioritize myself (it’s made me realize how exhausted I am😅). The weight of my conditions got to the point where I couldn’t function in a public setting for hours at a time. A lot of drama has happened where I no longer feel welcome in my group at my old public school, so I spend my days in solitude in my room with Rizzy. Going through some things with someone, it made me realize something I think I knew a long time ago, but never acknowledged. It made me realize that time doesn’t build friendships (although it does help); your experiences, or shared trauma, is what builds truly deep connections that can last a lifetime. I met my best friend several years ago when I was in my abusive friendship. When we both survived that together, we realized that we were meant to be close friends. Even though we’re thousands of miles apart, we text every day and try to call each other at least once every week. Our bond is the deepest bond I’ve ever had with anyone. The group I was in at my old school didn’t have any of those bonds; I couldn’t sense anything. It was all surface-level drama. Even though they’ve known each other for years, I can tell they don’t communicate with each other outside of school, and it breaks my heart that they’re hurting inside but don’t help each other. I would take on the responsibility of helping them if I didn’t need help myself, but it is too much for me to bear at the moment. It’s been a bumpy road getting to this point. • You are so strong. I love you.❤️ • #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Me ・ 🚨TW: S*lf-h*rm, su*c*de, body discomfort🚨 ・ For the first time in a long time, I feel comfortable wearing long sleeves. When I tell people I skinny, they don't think I have self-image issues. Well, spoiler alert: I do. Just like people with curves, my lack of curves makes me extremely self-conscious because I want to fit into the societal norms (plus I hate my twig arms) but it's not just because of that. These past two years have been extremely rough (I entered my second major depression, developed PTSD, became addicted to s*lf-h*rm, attempted su*c*de, and faced anxiety with TS head-first into high school) but I'm glad I'm still here to tell you all this. My scars are healing, which makes me so happy. Of course I struggle sometimes, since healing isn't linear, but I have a strong support system that keeps me from entering that dark state again. ❤️ ・ If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I'll tag+credit you. ❤️ ・ Stay strong. Stay safe. You're beautiful and worthy of life. Much love. ❤️ ・ #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Me ・ Remembering your past can be a painful thing, but your past is what made you YOU. It's important to remember where you came from and use what knowledge you gained back then to help you now. If I could go back in time and give 6th grade me advice, I would tell them that everything's gonna be okay. To put themself first. That it's okay to not be okay. And to be careful about who they let into their life. ❤️ ・ If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I'll tag+credit you. ❤️ ・ Stay safe. Stay strong. You're beautiful. Much love. ❤️ ・ #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Me ・ This is a bit different from what I usually post (btw, sorry about not posting for a while. School started and I've been busy as heck) but I felt the need to address it. Over the past year or so, I've noticed that it's becoming increasingly difficult to make eye contact with others when talking (especially about heavy topics). I try to challenge myself to make eye contact for at least a second, but it's extremely draining and my eyes end up looking at the far stretches of the room; I look uninterested. I even did this in my last relationship. It was extremely difficult to make eye contact with my boyfriend and I had no clue why - I could trust him, couldn't I? He gave me no reason why I couldn't! But it was STILL. DIFFICULT. After a while of pondering and brief research, I have a hypothesis: I could be afraid to be emotionally open and vulnerable. After being vulnerable and then taken advantage of, it wrecked my trust. It took me a while before I could even trust my best friends again. Eye contact is the so-called "gateway to the soul" so maybe I'm afraid of opening that door for loved ones🤔 ・ Well, no matter WHAT or WHY this is, please keep this in mind! If I don't make eye contact, or glance at you every now and then, please know that it's because it's incredibly difficult and draining! Anyways, that was my little rant🙂 ・ If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I'll tag+credit you. ❤️ ・ Stay safe. Stay strong. You're beautiful. Much love. ❤️ ・ #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Me ・ Self-harm is extremely addicting; you get that rush when you do it, and experience the low afterwards which makes you want to do it again. It's a vicious cycle that isn't easy to break out of. I'm proud to say that I broke out of it around a month ago. It hasn't been easy; I almost relapsed several times, but I'm glad I didn't. I'm glad I made it to where I am now. Every day, I'm in recovery, but it gets better. It gets easier. There are times where I want to undo all my progress, but friends and family have kept me strong. Thank you, everyone, for keeping me on this road. And to those of you who are struggling to break out of that cycle: You can do it. It's tough and it seems impossible, but celebrating the little things will make it easier. If you haven't done it in seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months, or even years, celebrate it. Celebrate the time you have that isn't spent hurting yourself. Give yourself time, patience, and love. I'm proud to say that I'm a recovering self-harm addict. ❤️ ・ If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I'll tag+credit you. ❤️ ・ Stay safe. Stay strong. You're beautiful. You are loved. Much love. ❤️ ・ #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Unknown ・ This is so true. I'm told that I'm very mature for my age, which, I guess is true?? I'm currently recovering from self-harm, going through my second major depression, adjusting to a new state, adjusting to new medication and tics, and just trying to keep myself alive in general. I've moved a lot and been a victim of bullying several times. People have come and gone, and I'm not 15 yet. Things have gone down and there is a constant storm in my head, but it storms so beauty can rise in the aftermath. My storm gives others hope that there's brighter days ahead. You got this. Don't give up. ❤️ ・ If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I'll tag+credit you. ❤️ ・ Stay strong. Stay safe. You're beautiful. Much love. ❤️ ・ #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Me ・ I've been battling with depression for nearly 5 years (currently going through my second major episode) and it's incredibly difficult. Some days I'm able to function normally, but other days it's daunting to get out of bed or eat food. Opening up about your depression is a hard thing; I had to make that leap when I first started the conversation with my mom in 6rh grade. I'm in recovery every day, but it gets easier over time. You are not a burden. You are NEVER a burden. There are people who will listen and support you with whatever you are going through. There's nearly 8 billion people on the planet, and a fair chunk of that number live in the U.S, so there is someone out there willing to hear your story and sympathize. Please, don't give up. There is so much hope and beauty in this world (and that includes you💕) and your life will get better. I promise. I was in your shoes when I wanted to end my life more times than I can count, and I'm so glad I never did.❤️ ・ If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I'll tag+credit you. ❤️ ・ Stay strong. Stay safe. You're beautiful. Much love. ❤️ ・ #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Unknown • A big part of my life is having tics. I’ve had them since I was five, and they’ve come and gone since then (I have Provisional/Transient Tic Disorder). Tics are involuntary movements or sounds that are incredibly difficult (or in some cases, nearly impossible) to suppress. If you want to know what it feels like to suppress a tic, suppress your next yawn (credits to @lesbien_shapiro). It’s taken a long time to accept them as a part of who I am, but every day gets a little bit easier and I accept them a little bit more. They’re still a thorn in my side, but I’m not as frustrated with having them as I was several months ago. I’m so thankful to everyone who has helped me accept them as a part of me.❤️ • If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I’ll tag+credit you.❤️ ・ Stay strong. Stay safe. You're beautiful. Much love. ❤️ ・ #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #tic #tourettes #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Me • I wrote this a while back (which is why my art account is included and the original watermark) but it’s still just as relevant now.❤️ When I was away from my bully, I still felt her fear; her presence lingered even when she was miles away. I didn’t realize I was developing PTSD until several months later. PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) happens after a traumatic event. The event can be anything; it’s what YOU consider to be a traumatic event. Two people who have gone through the same thing might have different reactions: one person could develop PTSD and the other could be fine, both could develop PTSD, or neither. This makes it difficult to figure out you have PTSD, because people might try to invalidate your feelings, experiences, or you might feel alone because it’s so hard to know if you have PTSD or not. PTSD tends to develop several months after an event (the event could’ve been a one-time thing, occurred a few times, or continuous over the course of a long period of time). If you’ve been diagnosed with PTSD or CPTSD or feel like you might have either one, know that you aren’t alone. There are people out there and resources for you. It might be scary to reach out; trust me, I know. It was so hard to reach out because out of my friend group of 5+ people, I was the only one who developed PTSD, and it made me feel so weird and lonely. But things do get better. One day at a time, you will heal. I promise.❤️ • If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I’ll tag+credit you.❤️ • Stay strong. Stay safe. You’re beautiful. Much love.❤️ • #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Me ・ My former best friend that ended up being my narcissistic abuser/bully told me I needed to change. She said I was too skinny, my boobs were too small, I was too perky, etc; there was always something she disliked about me. Hearing those messages daily for 2 years drilled this thoughts in my head, and I have to battle my own mind every day because of her now. She also started arguments about any little thing, and it was a good day when we only had one or two arguments. Because of her, I'm now: - extremely defensive whenever someone has a different opinion or questions my thinking - self-conscious of my body - terrified to voice my own opinion when not in an environment I’m extremely comfortable in As much as PTSD sucks and being a victim of bullying is absolutely horrible, I’m thankful for the skills she gave me. Because of her, I’m more compassionate, understanding, patient, careful, accepting, and loving of those who care about me. I have better standards for how a person (especially a friend) should act and can spot warning signs easier. Remember that things do get better. It just takes time. Recovery isn’t linear. I still have flashbacks, debilitating fear, and random moments of startledness, but being patient and loving with yourself is key to getting through those rough days. You’re strong. ❤️ ・ If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I'll tag+credit you. ❤️ ・ #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Me ・ I was really nervous for 4th of July today for a number of reasons. Due to my increased stress, anxiety, tics, and development of PTSD, I was worried about how fireworks might affect them. However, I was able to cope. Read more below on how I got through the night a lot better than I ever expected. ❤️ ・ One word. Meditating. I also always keep a spare pair of earbuds on me just in case I need an emergency escape and tune in to my emotions when the surrounding environment becomes overloaded with different triggers. My PTSD relaxation playlist I have downloaded is ready at all times, so I put both earbuds in and put it on shuffle. I crossed my legs, closed my eyes, and focused on my breathing (it's also helpful to have some previous experience with meditation, because it can be frustrating for some their first few attempts at it. However, like any other skill, you can get good at it and it becomes easier with time, practice, patience, and perseverance). In through my nose, out through my mouth (extend your exhale. This will get your logical brain going to overpower your emotional brain so you can think rationally). I parted my soul from my body and simply observed what I thought, felt, heard, and sensed around me with no judgment. I didn't try to change my surroundings. I simply acknowledged the things happening around and within me. When I first learned this technique in my own time, I found it very odd. However, when I applied it to my life and used it in a real scenario, it showed me how helpful it is. My tics were greatly reduced, my anxiety was easily manageable, and I was even able to watch the fireworks for a bit! 😄 So, if you are watching the fireworks or waiting to watch the fireworks, feel free to use these tips (these tips can also be applied to any other situation!)! Remember: with time and practice, you will get better!! Baby steps! You'll get there! ❤️ ・ If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I'll tag+credit you. ❤️ ・ Stay strong. Stay safe. You're beautiful. Much love. ❤️ ・ #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionaw

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Credit: Me ・ I've recently been practicing meditation because life with moving, tics, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and the general stress of life was becoming overwhelming. I felt trapped in my own body; in my own head, and I felt like I couldn't flee from anything. But, I medicated one night, and it made me feel at peace and whole. Today, I got a random moment of startledness and irrational fear (a side-effect of PTSD) because the slightly bumpy roads were sending my body into survival mode. I have an album downloaded on Apple Music (you can also find it on Spotify) made for coping and calming those with PTSD. So, I put in my earbuds, put it on shuffle, closed my eyes, and breathed. I visualized my spirit separate from my body, and I simply noted any feelings or things happening in my environment; not trying to stop them. This calmed me so much and allowed me to wait until I got to my room to fully relax again. Meditating works, and mindfulness is such a great skill. ❤️ ・ If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I'll tag+credit you. ❤️ ・ Stay safe. Stay strong. You're beautiful. Much love. ❤️ ・ #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Me • I have flashbacks nearly every day. They’re getting better, but they still happen late at night. My cat helps to ground me and let me know that I’m safe and away from harm. Returning to the present after a flashback can be shaky or disorienting. If you’re scrolling through this on your feed and just had a flashback, use this as your guide to safely return to the present moment. These affirmations are important to keep in mind when coping with trauma. You can do this. You are safe. You are here.❤️ • If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I’ll tag+credit you.❤️ • Stay safe. Stay strong. You’re beautiful. Much love.❤️ • #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Me • This is a darker post, but the message is important: Don’t let one bad day undo your lifetime of progress. You might be in a rough spot now or in the future, but don’t let that be your death. Having a bad day, a few, or even tens or hundreds, only means there are better days to come. You just have to work hard and be patient. I’ve been working through my bad days since 6th grade, and I still struggle, but I appreciate the little good things in my day more than the average person. You will get through this. I promise.❤️ • If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I’ll tag+credit you.❤️ • Stay safe. Stay strong. You’re beautiful. Much love.❤️ • #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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Credit: Unknown • This is so important for people to know, and sometimes we just need a reminder. It can feel as though the world is out to get us and we attract nothing but negative things, but that isn’t true. Everything happens for a reason. Every person and experience you meet and go through gives you something, teaches you something, good or bad. They make you more mature, wiser, smarter, braver, sympathetic, and stronger. You got this.❤️ • If you have a quote, something inspirational, or anything related to mental health, DM me and I’ll tag+credit you.❤️ • Stay strong. Stay safe. You are beautiful. Much love.❤️ • #quotes #inspirational #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #breakthestigma #depression #depressionawareness #suicide #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #cope #mechanism #copingmechanism #selfharm #depressionquotes #suicidequotes #selfharmquotes #adhd #add #mpd #bipolar #ptsd #anxiety #semicolon #projectsemicolon

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