As Mental Health Awareness Day is coming to a close I would just like to say a few quick things before the day ends…
Look beyond someones smile – Anyone can wear a brave face and a fake smile, none better than those who have suffered without help for a long time. They’ve had the most practice – sometimes it those overly happy people who end off being the most broken. They just smile out of fear that if their smile fades, the tears will start again.
Look for their unique voice – someone with a mental health problem may not be able to speak out about it using their voice so read what they write, look at what they draw, listen to the lyrics… if you pay close attention to someones art, you will know them a lot better.
Remember everyone has anxiety – EVERYONE! It’s a natural instinct that enables us to survive in dangerous situations, some people’s are just more distinctive than others.
Focus on the right body parts – Yep, that’s why the boob joke was in the title but that’s not what I mean. You can tell a lot from a person by certain parts of their body like… bitten finger nails or ripped skin on hands etc could be a sign of dermatillomania.
Focus on what someone wears – You can actually tell a lot about someone from their clothing habits (not all the time but it’s still there). People with eating disorders such as anorexia are known to cover thier weightloss by wearing baggy clothing in the same way self harmers will cover their cuts and scars by covering up as much as possible.
Not everyone who cuts wants to die – Some people use it as a form of control or power. They see it as a way of proving that no one can hurt them as much as they can hurt themselves.
Councilling and medications don’t work on everyone – As someone who has tried a lot of types of antidepressant and therapy and had it all fail… trust me it’s worth a shot but don’t worry if they don’t work, theirs other ways.
People who have an addiction need help – People with addictive personalities need help. Don’t sit there and tell smokers they can get help to quit but tell a drug addict they are the scum of the earth! They need help too!
Relapses happen – Life is a rollercoaster… you will have your ups and downs and those topsy turvy moments when you dont know what to feel but if you made it out once, you can do it again!
This is one of my biggest pet hates after becoming so open about having PCOS. These people have become like vultures and have been circulating all my social media accounts since my first post about the illness…
We will have all seen sales representatives for these products on Instagram and Facebook. They have a nasty habit on praying on people with weight problems that have been caused by PCOS. I would often get messaged by people on Instagram and Facebook claiming that these products could “cure” me. Pft, the doctors can’t find a cure for this so what makes you think that you have some magical cure, found in a product that everyone is aware is a money grabbing scam?
I would often get messaged by people on Instagram and Facebook claiming that these products could “cure” me. Pft, the doctors can’t find a cure for this so what makes you think that you have some magical cure, found in a product that everyone is aware is a money grabbing scam?
The recurring ones appeard to be Juice Plus and It Works wraps. These products won’t help you ladies, stick to clean eating, exercise and balancing those hormones.
Most doctors recomment the Slimming Word diet for most women suffering from PCOS (it’s not reccommended for me as I have hyperglycemia, which I talk about in this post). I suggest that you try that rather than products you can buy online. The most recent one to follow me is a ‘natural food supplement’ calld MyOvaCare, it costs £40 for a small tub of capsules… frankly, I’d rather diet.
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing– and keeping the unknown always beyond you.” – Georgia O’Keefe
Why do I keep writing? Why do successful people keep at it? Why do billionaires don’t retire on tropical islands? Why doesn’t it all end when your dream comes true? Why doesn’t it come a time when there’s nothing left to wish for?
Because, simply put, it’s all a long, long journey. One word at a time, one step at a time, one little goal at a time. It’s all about becoming, not obtaining.
The Arches Project are about to launch a new website with an exciting opportunity for all undescovered artists.
The Arches Project is a organisation dedicated to getting undiscovered artists a place to showcase their work but now they will have a platform for artists of all forms to gain some revenue for their work.
The new website will feature an online store in which members of the project can sell their artwork to customers all over the world.
Membership is free and the project won’t charge commision on any of the products that artists sell through their new platform.
The website is set to be launched in September, to keep up to date visit their facebook page or website.