Hello, my lovely followers and readers of my blog! I hope you haven’t missed me that much!
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!
Hey all, it’s your gal, Shan.
Bad days are shite let’s be honest. I hate them with a passion. More than Crocs!
I’ve had more bad days than good days. Past 11 years has been an adventure let’s just say that at the least. I’ve come up with some tips to help you and your friends if you are having any bad days. Bad days are temporary but good days are forever to remember!
Right now, I think my depressive episode is setting in as my fatigued and suicidal thoughts are coming back. I barely have no energy, I’m quite proud that I’ve posted nearly every day in January. But I thought this was the acceptable time to write some tips down for bad mental health days.
Here are a few tips I do when I am having a low and bad day:
- Have a nice scented bath/shower.
- Sleep. I have realised I take more naps when I am having a depressive episode. Sleeping is ok. Yeah, it’s not the cure. But it pretty damn helps me.
- Look at your favourite memes. I use memes to help me at times.
- Listen to your favourite songs and bands.
- Eat your favourite food.
- Read a book. (If my concentration lets me)
- Speak to my favourite person.
- Write on my blog. (When I have energy)
- Look at my favourite memes & quotes.
- Watch my favourite shows. (Game of Thrones) Jon Snow is mine!
- Go on my laptop again when I have the energy.
- If my mood is really low. I ring Samaritans.
- Help out with any campaigning. When I have the energy.
- Turn my negative thoughts into my positive thoughts by helping with people when they need help due to physical or mental illness.
- Stay off social media for a bit.
- Have a nap when I am feeling really low.
- Try to clean the house with my Nana to block out the intrusive suicidal thoughts.
- I draw on my arms to stop me from self-harming. (Will do a self-harm prevention post soon)
- I avoid alcohol and drugs like the plague as in all honesty that doesn’t help. That makes my mood ten times worse.
- I let all my emotions out! (It’s okay not to be okay and it’s okay to scream and cry!)
I hope these tips work for you. Please remember this bad day won’t be forever. Your good days are amazing and please Cherish them. You can battle through the bad days and be here for the good days.
Till next time!
With lots of 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 experiencing a mental health crisis:
Samaritans- 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.
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