Hey Fam! How are you today? I hope you are all okay and if you aren’t feeling ok. Just remember that’s it ok not to be ok and I hope you can get the right support you need and if you want to talk please remember that I’m here and the correct charities are here to support you!
Today post is going to be about mental health. You may have noticed my past couple of posts where my mood was lifted and positive. Well, today I woke up and noticed I was feeling quite down and awful about myself. I was showing depressive symptoms quite a bit the last 2 weeks. Insomnia at night and losing motivation for my blog and daily life tasks.
I’m used to this feeling but when your mood suddenly drops from being uplifted back to being depressive, it’s quite an awful feeling. I’m not looking for sympathy at all. I’m ready to kick its ass once again.
My old coping mechanisms from 2017 was bad and dangerous, but now in 2018 my coping mechanism is singing and dancing in the mirror or around my bedroom to uplifting music and trying new outfits on and taking photos for Instagram and accepting my body and loving it while helping others with their mental wellbeing and showing self-love. I also take my medication what is prescribed as that’s a big help to stabilize my moods! I also talk about how I’m feeling now back in 2017 I didn’t.
I turn my negatives into positive thoughts and ideas. Yeah, I know I can beat these demons. But sudden mood drops aren’t nice but I found that my brain is being put to the challenge by my demons to see if I’ll break again. But unlucky for the demons. I’m going to fight this and beat the demons to the ground. I also know that’s its ok not to be ok and some days are going to be harder than others and there will be days when I can’t do the things I want to do and I won’t get upset about that because I know when I’m feeling better I will be able to do those things.
Till next time folks.
Love Shannon Diana xx
Mental illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am.
I fight for my health and for other people’s 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.
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
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
Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK:
- Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment.
- Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need.
- 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.
Facebook Page- Mental Health & My Life
Youtube Channel – Shannon Diana
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