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 I want to talk about why I blog and upload my social media accounts daily even on my bad shitty days. You see when I first started being open with the struggles of my own mental health.. I found it harder to focus on all mental health based posts when I was talking about my own mental health because I didn’t know how to write what I was thinking onto a blog post and what would make sense but I found it easier to speak on how I was feeling when I was trying new clothes on and beauty items for my blog and telling my blog how I think about them and I can add on the mental health side while talking about my struggles! I’m glad I can slowly grab my interests back while talking about mental health and taboo subjects. It kinda made me think on this new idea.
Yes, sometimes social media can be harmful to your mental well-being but it might be a lifeline for others.. Social Media can be good sometimes as it can bring a person to the correct support.
As you know I love fashion & makeup!
I thought of this idea for a long time since branching out with my blog. Mixing in your interests while speaking about your feelings?
I have days when I’m not confident about talking on how I feel up front. But when I’m trying clothes on or trying new makeup and talking about them in person or on social media it makes it easier with talking about my feelings and struggles on that post or in person it comes naturally if I’m honest. I could talk about how I’m feeling till the cows come home while I’m mixing my interests with my well-being!
It makes it easier for me as it raises awareness on taboo subjects while talking about my interests and it’s helping other people while I’m trying to help myself which I think is amazing.
My recent posts have been –
- Fashion & Body Positivity & Self Love
- Sudden Mood Drops Aren’t Nice
- Tips if you are going through a manic episode and not to impulsive spend when your mind is telling you to!
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
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