Who are you? Are you defined by your diagnosis? Today on the blog, we dig deep into questions of identity and mental illness as one writer chronicles her journey towards accepting her OCD diagnosis. Check it out at the link below and let us know in the comments what your experience with diagnosis has been like. When we share as a community, we all grow. https://www.differentandable.org/posts/so-what-dealing-with-your-diagnosis #differentandable#ocd#diagnosis#acceptance#mentalillness#mentalillnessrecovery
BRAINFOOD opens one week from today! Hard to believe that a year ago this whole show started with a single direct message from @halfthestory founder, @livinlikelarz. Larz knew she wanted to make a show about mental health, and we’re so lucky ehe came to us with her platform. #halfthestory started as a college project, when Larz realized she was living a double life. From the outside, she was a fashion blogger snapping pics of the new trends and posing for perfect photos. In reality, she was spending weeks in bed. She was only telling half of her story, and she didn’t think she was the only one. Fast forward to 2019 and Larz has created a platform with a global outreach, and it is still just the beginning. We’re honored to be along for the ride. 🧠🥪 Don’t miss your chance to meet Larz and the rest of our team, BRAINFOOD runs til 5/19. #mentalhealthawareness .. 📸 @dionlamarmills 🎨 @fionnbreen 💄 @stefanipaigevivian
📖BOOK REVIEW📖 Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto 🔖 This book made me laugh, cry, and left a million and one feelings in my heart . . . Goodness, my heart is heavy. 🔖 Em and the Big Hoom revolves around the romance of Imelda (Em) and her husband, The Big Hoom (Augustine), narrated by their son. Em is the centre of everyone's world because she needs a little extra care due to her mental illness. 🔖 We not only go on a detailed journey of Em and The Big Hoom's romance but also the family is dealing with Em's illness. Em comes off as a person who isn't shy to speak her mind or shy away from the birds and bees talk. This book is full of dark humour—which will make you think twice whether you should actually laugh or not—and raw moments that will leave a lump in your throat. 🔖 I cannot stress enough on how brilliantly written this book is; the literature nerd in me was on a 24x7 high. It was a treat reading this phenomenal piece of fiction whose major chunks were taken from Pinto's own life and was 25 years in the making. I'm in awe—of the book and the author—as after quite a while a book with so much heart landed in my lap. HIGHLY recommended! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 #alazywriterbookreviews19 . . . . . . . #bookreview#unitedbookstagram#bookstagramindia#bookreviews
Read about @terra_riggs4 story below! It takes so much courage to share these difficult times In our lives. I am so proud to know you and be one of your best friends! ❤️ You are amazing! “About a year ago I got diagnosed with bipolar type 2. I have only told my closest friends and family because I was embarrassed about the stigma behind someone who had a mental disorder such as this one. I’m not exactly sure when the symptoms started, I had always thought that staying up all night shopping on amazon for stuff I didn’t need or planning vacations I’d never go on or writing books that I thought would actually make it onto bookshelves (I’m a horrible writer and I know that whenever I’m not in my hypomanic state lol) was normal and something that everyone did. I would get random rushes to go out and do something that would raise my adrenaline significantly and that would be dangerous, and just be very impulsive overall. After a few days of being in this state, I would get really depressed and not want to get out of bed or do anything and I just wanted to be alone all the time. I assumed everyone went through these depressed phases so I didn’t think anything was wrong. After going to a psychology class and learning about bipolar type 2, a lightbulb clicked in my head and I started to think that maybe what I was doing was not normal. For about 7 months to a year I tried so hard to treat this myself without any medication and not go see someone about this issue. Eventually, it got to the point to where I was either in an “up swing” or a “down swing,” and there was no normal in the middle mood. After shutting everyone out and becoming the worst me I’ve ever been, I decided it was time to go see a psychiatrist. This is where I got diagnosed, and I got put onto medicine. I’ve always been the person who tries to stay away from medicine for any reason, and I thought that going to see a therapist was stupid because I should be able to help myself.
Happy Easter y’all!! Today is a day that could be for your religious beliefs and if it is then cool. If it isn’t then cool. I ain’t one to judge. Holidays can be anxious time for someone with an eating disorder weather that is because you are afraid of the food or you love the food and your worried you will eat to much! Let yourself enjoy today. If you need to excuse yourself and walk outside take a few deep breaths and tell yourself you are a badass and you can do it. Because guess what you PHYSICALLY can do the thing. It’s just mentally you can’t. You can feel x,y or z AND still enjoy Easter!! You guys got this!! #anorexiafighter#anorexiarecovery#recovery#easter#holidaysdosuck#fighter#mentalillness#recovering#edrecovery#happyeaster#staystrong#dbt#and#youguysgotthis
When your friend surprises you with a chocolate bunny! 🐰 Happy Easter everyone! 🐣 . . . . . . . . . . #easter#easterbunny#chocolate#surprise#lov#mentalhealthrecovery#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#mentalillnessrecovery#mentalillness#mentalillnessawareness#eatingdisorderawareness#eatingdisorderrecovery#edfamiliy#beyourself#stayweird#😜#👌🏻#💕#🐣#♥️#🐰#☀️
Inspire others! Get the awareness out there. We are never alone. You are never alone. Be strong, be brave🌸 I am not a professional, just trying to be a friend🤝 Please feel free to message me for anything or any questions❓ Together, not alone💫 #aplaceandsomespace#togethernotalone Picture credit::: @paintedteacup