Let’s End Pill Stigma!

Hello everyone, 

It’s your girl Shannon! 

How are you? Are you okay? If you aren’t that’s perfectly okay not to be okay. You are a warrior and I am super proud of you.

I want to tell you a little story! 

When my Nan and I collected my prescription, the pharmacist said have you taken these anti depressants before. Then this couple looked at me and say oh another one with happy pills.. I want to tell you something

Happy Pills- (But they don’t actually make you happy to be fair!)

2 tiny tablets in the morning helps me and gives me the strength to jump through the hurdles without the unbearable daily mental agony I would be facing if I didn’t have this tablet! It’s helps me when I’m having daily suicidal thoughts. It helps me when I mentally or physically can’t get out of bed due to the draining thoughts I have sometimes. It helps me when I’m having a bad day with my social phobia disorder and my other illnesses.

PILLS

Medication shouldn’t be shamed when it helps and helps you to battle the demons when all your mind wants is to die. Medication doesn’t make you weak. Medication doesn’t fix things but it helps while you’re fixing them yourself.

Let’s end stigma for the people like myself who take medication for physical and mental illnesses! No one should be ashamed to take medication for their health, weather it’s physical illness or mental illness! 

It is perfectly okay to admit when you’re not okay.

 Mental illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am

I fight for my health and for other peoples health every single day in a way most people won’t understand, we aren’t lazy. We are warriors! 

If you don’t feel like talking to yet, I’ll always be here and I’ll help out any way I can. You aren’t alone. 

I know how it feels to be pushed aside. But listen, you are amazing and I’m proud of you so much. 

Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you. 

You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous. You aren’t alone. You are amazing and I’m proud of you all. 

You can beat these thoughts. I believe in you. I will always be there for you even if it’s on the internet or email or even in person one day.  You are loved. You are needed in this world because you are YOU. You are badass for battling mental illness daily. I care about every single one of you. You are more than enough. You don’t need to please anyone else.

God Bless and Love from Shannon Diana xxx 

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Here is some numbers to contact if you are expierencing a mental health crisis: 

Samaritians- For everyone! 24 hours, 7 days a week: 

Call this number – 116 123 

Email address is Jo@samaritans.org 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men!  5pm to midnight every day.

Call this number: 0800 58 58 58 

Webpage chat room if you don’t want to phone the link is: Webpage Chat

Papyrus- For people under 35! Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm. Weekends 2pm to 10pm. Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm. 

Phone number: 0800 068 41 41 

Text Number: 07786 209697

Email: Pat@papyrus-uk.org

Childline- For children and young people under 19. 

Call 0800 1111 (Number won’t show up on your phone bill) 

The Silver Line- For older people 

Call: 0800 4 70 80 90 

In the US: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433

In Austraila- Call Lifeline Austraila at 13 11 14

In other countries- Visit ISAP OR Suicide.org to find a helpline in your country. 

Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK: 

  1. Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment. 
  2. Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need. 
  3. Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one. 

If you would like to contact me for PR or any collaborations or even support if you are going through a bad time. Please follow my social media accounts and email me.

Instagram- @Shannondianaxx  

Twitter- @SDianaax 

Email- ShannonDianax@outlook.com

Facebook Page- Mental Health & My Life

2 thoughts on “Let’s End Pill Stigma!

  1. Little Mayfly says:

    The amount of times I have told someone about being on antidepressants and then follows the ‘why do you take those’ lecture I stopped mentioning it! Yes I am off them now but I wouldn’t be in the place I am today without them!!

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