Please Share: Suicide Awareness on Blogging Sites

 

Becky shares this post about another bloggers struggle with suicidal ideation, she also shares some resources on suicide, please reshare it, and if your struggling, you are not alone! We’re all here and we all here on wordpress we care! You can always email me if you ever want to talk, I’ve been there too! My email is below!

irishandblind1980@gmail.com

 

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May is mental health awareness month

Happy 1st of may! Cant believe we’re into summer now!

May is mental health awareness month. So I thought I'd do a quick post for it.

As you all know, I have did, ptsd, anxiety, and depression. My anxiety and depression are secondary to my did and ptsd, the did and ptsd being my primary diagnosis.

I want to tell people, if your struggling, reach out. Talk about it. Dont isolate. Don't be alone with your thoughts and feelings.

The worst thing you can do is keep things bottled up. There is support out there, all you need to do is reach for it. Whether its talking to someone you trust, like a friend, family member, teacher, therapist, whoever that maybe, please talk about it.

To all my wp followers, and fellow sufferers, I just want you to know, I am here. If ever you need a friend, or an ear, write me, I don't want you to feel you have to go it alone…do this on your own because you don't.

I hope that mental health awareness month will open peoples eyes, and my hope is that conversations will be started, in the home, workplace, park, over coffee, anywhere, I hope people will end the stigma and talk about mental illness. Its not something to be scared of.

Loaded question

Do you agree with assisted suicide?

This was one of the topics in my lecture today this morning. There was a debate about it. I’m wondering why people think. I don’t know what I think to be honest whether I agree or not. I’m kind of on the fence about it. In a way I do but in a way I don’t. What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with this?

10 things I am grateful for in my mental health right now!

I have a lot to be grateful for this fall. Here are 10 things I am really grateful for in my mental health right now. In no particular order…

1 A good book. Reading is my favourite hobby!
2 Coffee! The elixor of life!
3 My psychiatrist dr. barry!
4 My therapist Eileen!
5 My furbaby, nitro!
6 The support of friends
7 My family!
8 Having a daily routine on most days!
9 Spending time with my niece and nephew
10 My community psychiatric nurse, Sarah!

What are you grateful for right now in your mental health recovery?

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Happy world mental health day!

Happy world mental health day!

I cant believe another ones rolled around already! Doesnt seem that long ago since last years one was upon us!

I was going to go to the basement club today. They are having a BBQ to celebrate. However I am not going now. I am going to the information morning though for the mental health in the community college course that is starting in january. I think its very apt that the info morning is actually happening on world mental health day.

I hope its good! I am excited to see what it is all about!

Here in ireland, there was a budget yesterday, its where our govnerment talks about how they’ll spend their funds for the next year, what they’ll invest them in etc. I was hopeful that they’d put more into mental health and services to help people with mental ill health. Unfortunately though they didnt!

Its awful that the mental health services are so under funded! How does the government expect people to cope? To live? To deal with mental illness in a constructive way? In a way that more people are abl e to talk about it, and not feel stigmatised or scared of rejection?

I urge you today on this world mental health day, that if your not ok, get help. Talk about it. Its ok not to feel ok. It is ok to ask for help. We all need it at some point in ou r lives. Its ok, honestly. Dont be afraid to ask. The help is out there.

We need to end the stigma of mental illness. We need to do it here and now!

So with that, what are you going to do to try to end stigma? Do you think having a day and week to celebrate world mental health is important? Do share in the comments!

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Mental health in the community college course

so next week on wednesday morning there is an open morning for a college course I want to do which is starting in january of next year. Its called mental health in the community. It usually costs 1000 euro to do it, but the cork city partnership, thats the organisation that runs friendly call, their running it in the community for free, since they got funding to do that. So I am going to go, and see what its all about. Im hoping I can do it! It sounds very interesting, and in my work with them, I come across a lot of people with mh issues, not to mention I also have mh issues! So I would benefit from it too! And I’d also get a qualification from it, a level 6 qualification! So I am excited to go and see what its all about! I hope I’ll learn some things. And I hope I get a place on the course!
carol anne

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