There was once a time I flat out refused to admit that I had a mental illness.... Even after suicide attempts, breakdowns and a few strained relationships- I was still in some serious denial
In the midst of a complete breakdown I once called the Samaritans, I spoke with them for about an hour, there were many tears and some laughter throughout the whole conversation, but more importantly came a release, a sense of control over my emotions once again.
There are many ways to seak for help but this is just one of them.
Finally received my appontment for counselling... after what has been the most turbulent year of my life. Most of it I've spent 'Numb' but since November and it's rude awakening... I've been in sheer hell. Mental health struggle to test me and those closest to me within an inch of my sanity.
I am hopeful that my recovery will begin now I'm able to receive the help I deserve... i have battled with illness all my life, but never received the complete support professionally and personally... until now. I will make it this time.
I love all of you for coming to visit me and message me with your support... not too sure what the future holds for me. But I am sure that my brother's death has given me the courage to get help and stick to it. It's not been easy... a lot has gone on that I can not control or change.
Vest arrives, 2 events down, 10 to go, another 10k next month and then half marathon time..
running to raise for for the Samaritans charity, Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them.
The number is free to call, and does not show up on your phone bill.
Zistila som, že mám nejakú prirodzenú úchylku, ktorá by sa dala nazvať ,,Samaritánstvo škaredej zeleniny a ovocia". Vždy keď prídem do obchodu, vyberiem si tie doráňané, lehce načaté smutné jedince, lebo viem, že si ich nikto nekúpi a nakoniec skončia v koši. A zbožňujem tie trhy, kde si kúpite iba zeleninu ,,nekonfekčnej" veľkosti a tvarov, ktorou obchody ohrdli. Tak ja len toľko k osvete nedokonalých vecí :) #imperfect#vegetable#fruit#goodenough#nojudgement#cooking#dnesvarim#mandala#handmade#samaritans
It’s with great sadness that I’m posting this... A beautiful lady took her life recently because of the pain of endometriosis. Things like this would not happen if there was a better understanding of this cruel disease and improved emotional and medical support.
It’s robbed two small children of their Mum and a man of his partner
Thankyou Jude for choosing me to help you forward with your confidence. I’m so glad that covering your scarring has helped you and that you are moving forward in your life.
I received this card from Jude’s mother, Jane. Jane is the definition of a great parent. Supportive, accepting, and endlessly devoted. Jane has been helping her son by putting Jude through laser scar treatment and then accompanying him for his first tattoo with myself. My heart swells for people and relationships like yours, and this card is something I will treasure, it’s currently on display in my home! Thankyou so much to both of you for meeting me and bringing the richness of your relationship into my life. I hope one day I experience the relationship I have seen you two have together.🧡 #mentalhealthawareness#atattootochangeyourlife#samaritans#mind#itsokaynottobeokay
For those in the UK (Like I am) then the Samaritans have a 24/7 helpline the number is 116 123. There is also an organisation called PAPYRUS and their number is 0800 068 41 41 for suicidal teens and young adults. If you don't want to be heard over the phone, I know I wouldn't be, you can also email the Samaritans: firstname.lastname@example.org .
6 Months without your light Lu. I love you so much, each day is meant to get easier but I’m still waiting for that to be true... we miss you so much. This video of you and Alfie makes me so happy ! Mummy’s little boy I learnt some of I See The Light, one of your favourites! If it’s this hard at the half year mark, I can’t even fathom how we’ll cope without in August... you are so loved I know you’re resting peaceful, love you forever.
If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts PLEASE please ask for help.
Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you're feeling, or if you're worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at email@example.com.
Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won't show up on your phone bill
PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
Depression Alliance is a charity for people with depression. It doesn't have a helpline, but offers a wide range of useful resources and links to other relevant information.
Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts.