May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Share Your Experience and Blog Site

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I’d like for all my blogging buddies to share the name of their site, and a few of you mental health disorders, in order for others to learn more about you, and mental illness.  Goal?  To break the stigma that is accompanied by Mental Health.

My name is obviously Beckie from (https://beckiesmentalmess@wordpress.com/)

I have Bipolar 2, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Severe Insomnia, OCD, PTSD, and Suffer from Depression. 

Each and every day is an uphill battle to fight off negativity, and I try to accomplish this by posting positivity quotes, affirmations and share my story with you each week.  I also like to educate people about mental health awareness to better explain to people who don’t have a mental illness what it is like to have it.  I also want to break the stigma that haunts the people that do suffer from one form or another.

Okay, my fellow bloggers, please feel free to share a bit about yourself and your site name in order for people to read about how you’re coping with mental illnesses/disorders. Share and reblog after to pass this around, please.  Let’s educate and break the stigma!!!

Thank you & God Bless,

Beckie

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77 comments

  1. This is a great opportunity. Hello, I’m Jo (pen name for reasons not to go into). I have C-PTSD or Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Anxiety and Depression. I have medication I take and a therapist to talk to. Writing short fiction and practicing some sort of art helps a great deal. I don’t really post about C-PTSD, my blog is more of a way that I can escape it sometimes. My good or bad days can be seen in some of my posts. This is my own corner: https://thecreativeptsdgal.blog/

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  2. I didn’t know this…
    Thanks for sharing.
    Not sure how to reblog 😦
    My site is elizareasonstolive.com and is about finding the reasons to live. Up to 93 and always looking for people to share their reasons.
    Love and light

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  3. My son and I fight with OCD. I also have depression and the battle has been a long one. My daughter has severe social anxiety. We are a mess, but we fight and have survived so far!

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  4. Lavender of lavenderandlevity.wordpress.com. I have PTSD, ADHD (which I guess technically is a developmental disorder not a mental illness but – like PTSD – comes with fun comorbidities like anxiety and depression), and a grab-bag of chronic illnesses like migraines, Ehlers-Danlos and dysautonomia.

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  5. Hello. I am Sue from My Loud Bipolar Whispers… Hope. I was initially diagnosed with postpartum depression and was soon given the correct diagnoses of bipolar 1 disorder with rapid cycling and mixed episodes, PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder and personality disorder. Whew.That is quite a long list. It took me many years to finally accept my illness and learn how to best cope with my symptoms. I was addicted to Klonopin for over twenty years, which caused many adverse reactions. After many years of struggling with overdoses, numerous suicide attempts, over one hundred ECT treatments, self-injurious behaviors and Klonopin withdrawal, I am thriving and doing better than I have in twenty years. I am also very happy to be psychotropic medication free for 2 and a half months now. I am under doctor supervision and am taking it one day at a time. It has been wonderful so far and my brain is much clearer now. I have little to no anxiety for the first time since I was a teenager. If there is life there is hope. It will get better. Never give up the fight. Hugs, Sue myloudbipolarwhispers.com

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      • You are welcome. We definitely can make a difference. I was wondering and hoping you would be interested in sharing your story to include as part of my mental health campaign to increase awareness and end stigma. I would really like to read your story and know it would be a fabulous addition to my feature. Here is a link that explains it – https://myloudbipolarwhispers.com/2018/05/01/i-need-you-please-help-me-with-my-new-project-our-story-is-our-glory/  You don’t have to participate, if you are not comfortable or too busy etc. No pressure and no rush. Your story can be one you wrote before or as long or short as you would like. Thank you and have a fabulous day. Much love and hugs, Sue

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      • Aaaahhh…. It is my pleasure Beckie. You are so awesome. My campaign would definitely not be complete without adding your story. I am happy you will participate. I look forward to reading and sharing your story. Just let me know when you are done with your story and I will share it soon. I post one a day for now… Remember It is no rush. Finish when you can. Thanks again, Sue

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  6. I stumbled onto your blog. My good Fortune. I write two blogs, well four but only two actively. I have some posts under my belt and I thought it was about time I venture forth to get opinions and guidance. I have suffered from depression for over twenty-three years. My bride of forty-seven years is struggling right now and I am only making matters worse. We are leaving our home of 43 years to move into a two bedroom apartment. How do you do that? We have raised three sons and many grandchildren in this house. I have spent over twenty years building rose gardens and flower beds in our small fenced in yard (have to keep the deer out! – there were two in our front yard last evening). How do I find peace? I guess I really don’t. My new psychiatrist (from the VA) change my meds to get off Prozac after all these years. My head is more clear but I can’t say the overall focus is any better. Anyway, my main blogs: dabblerduckbutts.com, deepeducationweb.com, and mnnoreaster.com.
    If you are inclined please send comments on how to improve. One thing I don’t tell anyone! I was in the Army during Vietnam. My job was to send soldiers all over the world, including Vietnam. I would interview each soldier prior to cutting the orders. Most of the time this is just part of my life. But it seems that more and more my thoughts drift off to the guys. This must be old age (I’m 68 with a hundred-year-old body). What happened? How many made it back? There were soldiers that wanted to go back. Boy did they have stories. How to live with this when the train keeps running over me? Someday maybe.
    I guess it is easier to talk to strangers. We had three sons and all went into the Marines right out of high school. I have wondered what that says about me as a father.
    Anyway, kind thoughts to all of you and keep sharing your stories that others may live. email craig.martineau@gmail.

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  7. I absolutely love this idea! I’m Brittany from mindbekindtome.wordpress.com and I have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and insomnia. I hope that everyone speaks out this month, no matter how quiet the voice, as we work toward breaking the stigma. 🙂

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  8. My name is Lacey. I have been diagnosed with Major Depression and BPD for ten years. Two months ago I got the correct diagnoses of Complex PTSD and A Dissociative Disorder. I have parts not sure on the dissociative spectrum where I am yet, just been seeing my new therapist for two months. I am a mixed media artist and a photographer!!! I love my cats, lol!!! Im looking to follow similar blogs. Come check out mine its brand new. https://ravenlovelylocks.wordpress.com/

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  9. This is a great idea!
    My name is Taryn and I write over on thelittlemouselife.wordpress.com about my mental health journey, body positivity and struggle with self love. I have Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Depression and my posts are mostly about my ever changing medication and how my mental health is at intervals throughout the year. I try and share the truth of my illnesses and sometimes it can be too dark but its good to talk about these things to reduce the stigma about it all

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  10. What a lovely idea! I have bipolar 2 and anxiety, recently got back into blogging after a few years off and hoping to post each day throughout mental health awareness week on a variety of themes. Looking forward to checking out all the blogs in these comments when I get a little more time and have finished up some of the drafts for publishing. Great to be back in the MH blogging community again, such a wonderful supportive network of people.
    My blog is thundermoonstruck.wordpress.com xx

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