Mental Health Awareness – No Shame Here

Mental Health Awareness – No Shame Here

AWARENESS & ACCEPTANCE

This is Mental Health Awareness week, and while I believe there is definitely much more awareness of the condition, there’s quite simply not enough acceptance.

I am a 32 year old mother of one who suffers from Anxiety Disorder and P.T.S.D. For such a long time I was ashamed of that label. Ashamed that I couldn’t handle life as well as others can. That I felt overwhelmed enough to seek help. That I need medication to be able to get through my day.

But after reading more accounts of how others experience Mental Health I’ve made the decision to no longer hide from it. And neither should you.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

So I’ve put together a list of signs and symptoms that indicate there may be a problem somewhere and I urge anyone reading this who recognises some of these behaviours in themselves to reach out and ask for help.

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I know that a lot of these are quite vague. The thing to look out for however, is experiencing more than one of these at a time. This of course is only my experience and I’m by no means a professional in any sense of the word. I do know however, that if any of these signs ring true for you then you definitely need a little bit of help.

Please don’t feel ashamed. Please don’t feel alone. I am ALWAYS here for anyone who wants to talk or discuss certain things they’re feeling. This is the joy of social media… Someone is always on the other end of a phone or a computer at any time throughout the day. All you have to do is reach out!

D x

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4 Comments

  1. 26th June 2018 / 1:37 pm

    I enjoyed reading this post. I also have issues that are very similar and it takes courage to put it out here for the world to see. (I haven’t even done that on m.y blog yet!)

    Great job

    • The Preemie Mummy
      Author
      27th June 2018 / 12:15 pm

      Oh thank you lovely! 😀 I appreciate you taking the time to read & comment. 🙂 Going to have a little read of your blog right now. 🙂

  2. 29th June 2018 / 2:36 pm

    Wow, thank you so much for reading this. The first two signs definitely resonate with me the most. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in March and it’s been such a hard journey, but these kinds of posts really help me feel like I’m not alone. I was just about to make a YouTube video today about my mental health. This gave me full motivation! Thanks for sharing.

    • The Preemie Mummy
      Author
      29th June 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Oh thank you so much for reading and leaving this comment. It’s made my day! I’ll be sure to give your Youtube vid a watch!!! 😀 xxx

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