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Bits and Pieces about Mental Health Recovery

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ~ John Lennon

Mental Health Awareness Month.

So apparently I was not aware that it was mental health awareness month in May. I am now aware, go me.

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Silence is not the way, we need to talk about it ~ Bush

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The faulty walnut.

 

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Are pills the only way, to make myself complete again? They’ve become the only way, to a wonderful life with a happy ending ~ Biffy Clyro

Coming off antidepressants.

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Spoon theory: something everyone should know about.

Spoon theory was originally thought up as a way of describing to others what it’s like to manage chronic pain, fatigue or other disabilities. I think it’s also a great way to think about anxiety, depression and other debilitating mental health problems.

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That thing that happened.

I would like to share with you a piece I wrote around a year ago that I only shared with one person at the time. It kinda made me want to throw up after I wrote it and you can bet your ass I had a good, hearty cry afterwards. Self compassion is a bitch, my friends. I started this blog because I felt like it was time to share this story and everything that came after it.

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Dance to the beat of your downfall ~ Haujobb 

This was a bit close to home.

I came across this during a day-long binge on inspiring media. His description of descent into panic attacks really mirrored my own experiences. Got me right in the sub-coccal area ❤

Find out more about Steven Hayes and his adventures in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at stevenchayes.com

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