I was robbed of this when he lied to get a BS emergency restraining order on me! I’d never even met him in person, he knew I was terrified of him so he used it against me to get an order he knew I wouldn’t appear in court to fight. He was granted a 3mth temp order before I had it dismissed and the worst fucking thing imaginable after being abused and forced to keep it secret so long is being bullied into silence bc you’re terrified he’s going to come after you for something you’ve written online. I found refuge in trauma support groups where I was allowed to stay annonymous, without those groups and support from family and friends I don’t think I’d be here today. One things for certain though, all his lies and slander did was make me so much stronger and louder than before. I’ll never stop speaking out against this kind of abuse. I will never stop bringing attention to what a monster he was. I will never be bullied into silence again. I might just fucking change our entire broken judicial system that worships narcissistic assholes with deep pockets. #Healing #narcissisticabuse #Sociopath #SmearCampaign #gaslighting #neverbesilent #youdidntbreakme #isurvivedasociopath #ptsdawareness #SuicidePrevention #ImStillHere
A long week has officially started. Ben took his first few steps into approximately 775km, at 12pm today. We’ll try to keep everyone as updated as possible, you can follow along on the Run For Mental Health Facebook page, and follow the bio link to donate! Every cent is appreciated!
#LapsforLads #SpeakUpStayChatTY #RunForMentalHealth
🌻 godddd that trend of having like a quote from a poem and then a lyric from a song and something from a book or movie all with a connected idea and theme make me go absolutely insane like we’re all just fucking humans trying to put words to this weird beautiful painful experience that were all going through and it all overlaps and we’re all going through it like you truly are not alone in the world it’s so comforting i’m transcending 🌻
(TW) SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH
Close to 800 000 people die to suicide every year (World Health Organization, 2019), and is among the third leading causes of death for those aged 15-44 years.
IT IS PREVENTABLE!
Society’s stigma of discussing mental health needs to close. It’s okay to sometimes not be okay.
Often more than not, people who die due to suicide are often described as outgoing, friendly. Depression doesn’t have a face to it and can come in many forms. But you can make all the difference to check up on the quiet ones, the loud ones, the ones whose behaviour has differed recently. A simple “how are you, really” has the ability to save lives, and must be asked more.
Artwork via @lizandmollie
PAST EVENTS | - Man of the House Film Premiere x NAMI Westchester and Mental Health Association of Westchester, NY (May 2017).
- Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter & NAMI Mid-Hudson, NY (June 2017). - The Mayor of Mt. Vernon, NY and The Mt. Vernon Youth Police Academy Screening (August 2017). - BronzeLens Film Festival (August 2017).
- NAMI of Westchester Second Annual Educational Film Series, NY (September 2017).
- "I'm FINE" (September 2017).
- REVOLT TV Film Festival (October 2017).
- IndieNight Film Festival (October 2017). - A Seat at The Table. Art, Film, and Discussion Event (January 2018).
- From Darkness to Art (February 2018).
- Screening Room ATL x Atlanta Film Festival. Spnsr by The Atlanta Mayor's Office of Film and Entertainment (April 2018).
- NAMI MIami-Dade REEL MINDS Miami Mental Health Film Festival (May 2018).
- Man of the House Film x NAMI Connecticut Suicide Prevention Screening (May 2018).
- Gentleman Jack Real to Reel Short Film Series (May 2018).
- The Baton Foundation: Man of the House - Mental Health and Suicide in the Black Community (September 2018).
- The Actors Green Room Short Film Screening Series (September 2018).
- Faith-Based Mental Health Initiative, Mental Health Conference (September 2018).
From Darkness to Art: Spreading Mental Health Awareness through Artistic Expression (December 2018).
- Man of the House Film x LMCTV Interview and Screening (January 2019).
- SCAD Atlanta Black Student Association: Creatively Accessing Resilience (February 2019). - Wholistic Wellness Workshop presented by NNK 4 Life, Screening and Discussion (May 2019).
- Jack and Jill of America, Rockland County New York Chapter (April 2019).
- Remington Boys and Girls Club (April 2019).
- Black Child Development (Mid Hudson Chapter), Upsilon Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and Smith Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Screening and Discussion (June 2019).
- Mental Health America of Dutchess County New York “All Staff Day” (June 2019).
- Non Profit Trinity Awards, Achievement Award Nomination (August 2019).
#mentalhealthmatters #youmatter #Mentalhealthawareness #Suicideprevention #suicidepreventionmonth #manofthehousefilm
I am 6 days deep into my current depressive episode. Processing it all can be very ..... draining. It makes typical life functions and activities feel like a battle. And sometimes, it is all too much.
This picture is a great reminder from @avamariedoodles that it’s okay to take a time out. It’s currently Friday evening, and I’m at home relaxing after the exhausting week I have endured. And that. is. okay.
Reminder that we CAN’T do it all - we are only human. Feel the things you need and process it at your time. You don’t need to stretch yourself out thin. You don’t need to do X, Y, or Z at this very moment. You don’t need to suppress your feelings in order to please others. It’s okay to take a break.
TLDR (too long, didn’t read);
I haven’t been feeling my best, and I am so relieved to be at home and relaxing. It’s been a rough week. Taking a timeout from day to day life is not a bad thing - it’s essential to your wellbeing. Check in with yourself once in a while, and allow yourself to take a break. 🌟
art by: @avamariedoodles 💛
"Am too busy to meditate!''
"i cannot sit idly for more than 10 secs."
" it's difficult for me take out time for myself, let alone meditate!"
✨ These are a few dialogues we are guilty of saying.
Meditation is a practice difficult to follow in the beginning, as our brain and body is habitual of being involved into something. But as it is running non stop every day even while we are asleep, it important to give it some rest and refreshment.
Meditation is like clicking on a refresh button on your destop.
🧠 A Harward study shows that meditation actually can can the anatomy of brain (from the damage caused because of extreme stress and other everyday activities ) .
🧘♀️ Kirtan kriya
Is one of the most powerful and easy meditation i came across personally, after trying many type of meditation, this one was the easiest to do and complete, without my mind wandering or my body to start aching. .
🧠 Several apps, podcasts and youtube videos are available to help you sit through meditation.
So did you try to meditate Comment below. Stay tunned for more .
#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #brain #psychiatrist #psychology #meditation #mindfulness #yoga #kirtankriya #kritanyoga #selfcare #hope #anxiety #depression #now #love #therapy #counselling #psychologist #sitting #yogapants #heal #healthy #begining #sessions #trust #suicideprevention #suicide #cure
To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email [email protected]samaritans.org or visit some branches in person. You can also call the Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).
If you're experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).
If you're under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm), request support by email using this form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.
If you're under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email [email protected]papyrus-uk.org or text 07786 209 697.
If you identify as male, you can call the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) or use their webchat service.
If you're a student, you can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service.
If you live in Wales, you can call the Community Advice and Listening Line (C.A.L.L). on 0800 132 737 (open 24/7) or you can text 'help' followed by a question to 81066.
If you're outside the UK, befrienders.org lists emotional support helplines around the world.
24/7 helpline Releasethepressure.uk 0800 107 0160
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