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“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise!” - Victor Hugo 
Being @jaydwithay comes with this reputation that I am strong, people often say that I am an inspiration, and that's fine to think that but please do not think that I am always happy and continuously smiling. Yes, I have a big ass smile and a laugh that the neighbours can hear but that is just what I 'show' or present myself as, to uphold this image and reputation that people have created of me. 
The truth is, I can spend days in bed with my door closed and completely alienate myself, I often cry and the sad thing is that I mainly cry alone, and I think of suicide...a lot. I can confidently admit that I battle with mental health on a day to day basis. Many of us have mental health problems and that's ok! It's totally ok to not be ok. I have compiled a short list of instructions of how to pull yourself out of that depressive state and the end that impending doom feeling. 
1. Do nothing. Rest. Sleep. Wallow. Just for a day or two, feel what demands to be felt 
2. Eat. It doesn't have to be super healthy, but you want to gain strength and a healthy mind relies on a healthy body 
3. Get out of bed. Maybe you haven't bathed or showered in a couple of days, that's ok (I haven't either), so go do that and if it takes 30 minutes to just wash your hair then so be it, there is no rush with healing. 
4. Sit (or lie) somewhere else, even for an hour. Feel the energy in a different space. 
5. Start surrounding yourself with people. Start slowly, with 1 friend and have a chat with tea, then start spending more time with more people. 
6. This is possibly the most important point, be kind to yourself. Don't feel guilty for having bad thoughts, you are human. Remember that. 
It's ok. 
You just forgot who you are. Welcome back! .
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#Smergos #InspiringMotion #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #Depression #Suicide #Anxiety #Meds #ToDoList #JaydWithAY #Disability #Wheelchair

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“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise!” - Victor Hugo Being @jaydwithay comes with this reputation that I am strong, people often say that I am an inspiration, and that's fine to think that but please do not think that I am always happy and continuously smiling. Yes, I have a big ass smile and a laugh that the neighbours can hear but that is just what I 'show' or present myself as, to uphold this image and reputation that people have created of me. The truth is, I can spend days in bed with my door closed and completely alienate myself, I often cry and the sad thing is that I mainly cry alone, and I think of suicide...a lot. I can confidently admit that I battle with mental health on a day to day basis. Many of us have mental health problems and that's ok! It's totally ok to not be ok. I have compiled a short list of instructions of how to pull yourself out of that depressive state and the end that impending doom feeling. 1. Do nothing. Rest. Sleep. Wallow. Just for a day or two, feel what demands to be felt 2. Eat. It doesn't have to be super healthy, but you want to gain strength and a healthy mind relies on a healthy body 3. Get out of bed. Maybe you haven't bathed or showered in a couple of days, that's ok (I haven't either), so go do that and if it takes 30 minutes to just wash your hair then so be it, there is no rush with healing. 4. Sit (or lie) somewhere else, even for an hour. Feel the energy in a different space. 5. Start surrounding yourself with people. Start slowly, with 1 friend and have a chat with tea, then start spending more time with more people. 6. This is possibly the most important point, be kind to yourself. Don't feel guilty for having bad thoughts, you are human. Remember that. It's ok. You just forgot who you are. Welcome back! . . #Smergos #InspiringMotion #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #Depression #Suicide #Anxiety #Meds #ToDoList #JaydWithAY #Disability #Wheelchair Photo by Shoot You Photographical Services