My Week So Far

As you guys know this has been my first week back to school so it’s been a little hectic and even though I did have a post planned for today I didn’t have time to finish it. So instead of not posting anything I wanted to check in on you guys and say hi! How are you guys doing? How is 2021 going for you so far? I’m doing good and I’ve been weirdly calm about everything- am I getting used to university or is my anxiety getting better? Either way I’m good. I’m still having weird dreams but now I just try to enjoy them instead.


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Some Announcements And Opportunities

Some Announcements And Opportunities

What’s Going On

I want to start by saying that I promise this will be the last random post I make and from tomorrow I will go back to posting actual posts like I used to. I just wanted to talk to you guys about a couple of things going on with my blog for the next few months so you guys stay in the loop.

University

My university is going to be starting soon- from 11th January- and since this is my fourth year it’s going to be a lot more difficult than the last three years as the work load is a lot more and quite dense. For that reason I may not be able to blog daily like I used to but rather a few times a week. I will try my best to blog whenever I can and maintain some sort of schedule. Till the 11th I will be blogging daily because I missed you guys and I have a lot to say!

Changes And Opportunities

There will also be some changes to the posts since like I mentioned I won’t have as much time to write and blog for the next few months. These changes actually involve you guys! I have been so overwhelmed by how much support I have received from you guys both on my blog and privately as well that I wanted to do something positive for the community. I have seen bloggers I really enjoy reading like Zainab, Tiani and more doing interviews on their blogs and I thought that would be super fun to do on lifesfinewhine as well. I would love to interview you guys and share your blog so if you’re interested in being interviewed by me please email me at insomniacwithanaccent@gmail.com and please include your name (optional), the name of your blog (mandatory) and a link to your blog (mandatory) and I will let you know when I will get back to you as soon as possible after reviewing your blog.

Another way I wanted to help smaller blogs is by sharing posts I enjoyed every week. I thought I would share five to ten posts I really enjoyed reading or that really stood out to me every week and that way they can get a larger audience. I have seen a fellow blogger and friend Jude amongst others do something like this and I thought it was such a wonderful idea and so I decided to do something similar.

Again please email me if you would be interested in being interviewed- it’s a win-win because I get something to post about and you get your blog out there to my audience. I would love to have one interview per week but I’ll have to wait and see what sort of response I get.

Thoughts

What other stuff would you like to me to feature on this blog? Would love to hear your ideas so do let me know in the comments below!

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Guess Who’s Back-ish (An Update)

Guess Who’s Back-ish (An Update)

Thank You!

I want to start this post by thanking everyone for being so kind and patient. And thank you to everyone who reached out to me while I was away from blogging- it truly meant so much to me and kept me going! I know I didn’t always have time to respond as quickly as I would have liked to but I was just so busy with university. You guys have truly become like my Internet family and you seriously have no idea how much I missed blogging and talking to you guys everyday. So much has happened with my blog and I promise I’ll tell you EVERYTHING just not today because it’s a lot to type and I’m feeling a little lazy lol. I think I just need to get used to blogging again. Oh, and thank you to everyone who liked and commented on my post yesterday!! I woke up to so many comments and was so excited. My moderation was switched on so you may not have seen your comment on the post but don’t worry they all came through. Also since this is a new account I am no longer following the blogs I followed on my last one so if I used to follow your blog could you please comment below so I can follow you again. Please and thank you.

Okay, now let me tell you guys everything that has been going on with me and my personal life because it’s been kind of insane.

What Have I Been Up To

The first thing I wanted to tell you guys is that I’ve been thinking about starting a podcast. I feel like it would be a fun extension to the blog. I love writing but I know a lot of times I end up writing super long posts that are like 1000-2000 words and not everyone has time to read those. This way I can elaborate more about stuff I talk about on my blog anyway and if you’re interested you can listen to it and if not you can just read the post and call it a day. I am probably going to do the podcast with my sister so don’t worry it won’t just be me rambling on for like half an hour.

Some of you may remember that I accidently shaved off a part of one of my eyebrows and it never grew back. Well recently I’ve been putting a bit of hemp oil on it and it’s kind of growing back so yay! I’m not sure why I felt like I needed to share that with you but I had been making a list of everything I want to tell you guys about and it was on the list so I decided to share it since at some point I felt like it was important enough that I wanted to tell you about it.

I tried a lot of new foods and drinks while I was not blogging! It gave me time to try out new recipes and I am so excited to share them with you. I also baked cookies alone for the first time in my life because I had to for my History Of Food course and they turned out really great. I will tell you all about it really soon when I talk about my courses last semester. I also watched the movie Parasite for that course and ended up making ramen w/ steak (vegan) which turned out to be the most delicious thing EVER. I also tried oat milk for the first time and I am officially obsessed with it!

Now on to some not so positive and perky things. As you guys know I have anxiety but I also have depression. I am usually fine the majority of the time but sometimes I just get super depressed. Blogging helped a lot with my depression because it gave me an outlet for my feelings and it gave me a way to process my feelings but without blogging I was just holding a lot of stuff in. I’m glad to be blogging again and feel better already.

I’ve been having a lot of weird dreams and nightmares as well. As you guys know I’m terrified of ghosts and little children ghosts in particular seriously scare me. Well the other night- like a month ago actually- I had this dream that a little girl had died in a hospital and her doctor and I were trying to find out who killed her. Then the ghost of the little girl started haunting me and trying to show me who did it and in the end it turned out it was her doctor. It was one of the scariest dreams ever but also I couldn’t help but be impressed by the plot. Like good job brain. If that was a real movie/book I would definitely watch/read it and then immediately regret everything.

Another weird thing that happened to me that has to do with sleep is that one day I started laughing in my sleep. It was the first time this has ever happened to me and it was so freaking bizarre. I literally woke up because I was laughing so hard in my sleep!! My sister was super scared and thought I was possessed. Apparently, it’s a normal and happens sometimes when you’re stressed or something. I guess it makes sense that it happened to me since like I said I was having super weird dreams for a bit and I also tend to talk in my sleep sometimes. But it was still really strange and I hope that is the first time I ever laugh in my sleep. Have you guys ever experienced this? If you have please let me know in the comments below!

Today marks my 200th day that I have been learning German on Duolingo! That’s right I have been doing lessons for 200 days in a row and I am super proud of myself food sticking with it this time. And it’s definitely paying off because I can kind of speak and understand German now which is so exciting. Learning German has been a goal of mine since I was like 16 and I have been trying to learn it on and off but I am so happy I stuck with it this time.

Even though I have not been blogging I have been writing a lot. As you know I meditate daily and for the first few months I did not really have any major break throughs or really deep thoughts. I was kind of concentrating on just learning to focus and enjoy the moment so I was not really thinking much but lately I have been trying to become more aware of the thoughts I have while meditating. I don’t try to censor or control my brain I just let myself think and see where I end up and it has seriously helped me get my thoughts in order and just really figure out what my priorities in life are and should be. It has also really helped me deal with my emotions in a more healthy way. I mean I’m not stable all the time and I can’t say I’m amazing at meditation but I am improving and I can feel myself heading in the right direction. The other day I was meditating and thinking about how I feel the need to always be in control and plan out every aspect of my life. I was also thinking about how all that really went down the drain in 2020 and pretty much everything quickly got out of my control and I wrote down something in my meditation journal that I wanted to share with you guys. This was one of my biggest meditation break throughs:

“…We spend so much time and energy fighting the universe for control of our lives that we forget there is no battle. What is going to happen is going to happen and the harder we fight the more difficult we make our own lives. From this moment on I am going to stop fighting the Universe as it is a battle I will never win. I am going to learn to go with the Universe instead of against it. If something occurs in my life I will not let it devastate me but instead see how it can improve me.”

I don’t know if that made any sense but it really did to me and the minute I understood how little control I have it was like my anxieties melted away and I felt truly free for the first time in a long time.

What Have YOU Been Up To?

Unfortunately, since I’ve been so busy with university and stuff I have not been able to really keep in touch properly so I would love to know more about what you’ve been up to! Please let me know in the comments below what you’ve been up to, if anything new has been happening in your life, your goals for 2021 or literally just anything!

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Fitting Necessary Appointments Into Your Schedule

Edit: I’ve decided to start posting regularly again and I wanted to post about something totally random because I am kind of sick of thinking about WP lol. Thank you for your support and understanding and I hope you enjoy this post!
Most of us live pretty busy lives. Most of us work jobs that we have to commute to, or we are working from home and having to adapt to the new working circumstances or if you’re a student like me you are doing online classes or in-school classes. Many of us have children to take care of or pets who we have to walk and groom. That’s before we even consider personal activities, personal relaxation time or anything else.
So, it really isn’t all too surprising that many of us begin to neglect our own health and wellbeing. We’re so busy sticking to commitments and helping others that we will often let our own needs pass under the radar. But a good way to combat this, at least a little, is to make sure that you keep up to date with your recommended health appointments.
Now, there are a number of different health appointments that you should be attending and they may be determined by your sex, age and other factors. But for now, let’s focus on just a few that you should make sure to schedule into your calendar.

Dental Appointments

You shouldn’t only go to the dentist if you are experiencing problems with your teeth or gums. You should check in once every six months for a general checkup too! A checkup will help your dentist to identify any problems with your teeth and gums before they start causing you pain or other issues. This is ideal, as prevention is always better than cure.
When you attend your dental appointment, your dentist will take a good look around your mouth, can identify any issues and can recommend future treatment if any issues are identified. This is a time where they could potentially see warning signs of small cavities or gum disease. If you have underlying issues, such as wisdom teeth coming through, they could also carry out an X-ray to see problems that lie under the surface. You may also want to ask for a scale and polish, which will help you to leave the dentist’s office with a shining smile, free of tartar and plaque.
I am not sure if you are aware of this but I have talked about it in my other posts- I have weird teeth. I have very sensitive teeth and I have more teeth under my adult teeth so going to the dentist is definitely very important for me and it actually helps a lot to keep my weird teeth in check.

Eye Tests

Now, let’s move onto another common, but less regular, health appointment – eye tests. It’s generally recommended that you get an eye test with a professional optician once every two years. The appointment really doesn’t take all too long – roughly half an hour in total. Half an hour every two years really isn’t all too much of an ask, but can make all the difference to your health!
So, what can you expect during an eye appointment? Well, first you will find that your optician will take a look at the health of your eye from front to back. They may take some pictures. This will help them to determine if your eyes are health are not. If they diagnose any conditions, you can then be referred on to receive treatment for them. These conditions can be eye related, such as glaucoma or cataracts, or they could entail your wider health, such as diabetes. Without an eye test, these conditions could be left undiagnosed and could potentially worsen over time. Another part of the eye test will check your colour vision and alertness. 
Finally, you’ll encounter the most famous part of any eye test – the part where you read letters from a board at a distance. This will help your optometrist to determine if your sight has deteriorated at all. If it has, they can prescribe you lenses that can rectify your vision and help you to see more clearly. This prescription can then help you to choose some glasses or contact lenses to help you with your vision in day to day life. You can find more info here.

Cervical Screening

If you are a woman over the age of 25, you should make the time to attend a cervical screening appointment as and when is appropriate for your age group. This appointment is common and consequently has a variety of names that people will refer to it with. You may hear people referring to cervical screening as a “smear test” or a “pap smear”. These are all exactly the same procedure and the appointments will all be exactly the same. Cervical screening is a process that will take swabs from your cervix (the entrance or “barrier” between your womb and your vagina) so that medical professionals can take a look at cellular material there and identify any existing irregularities.
If the professionals do find any irregularities, they are likely to carry out further testing as a precautionary check for cancerous cells or cancer. Between the ages of 25 and 44, you will have a cervical screening carried out once every three years. Between 45 and 60, you will be asked to have a cervical screening carried out once every five years. 

Conclusion

Scheduling these appointments into your calendar really isn’t too difficult a task to carry out. None of them will take up all too much of your time, but each can make a whole lot of difference to your overall health and wellbeing. Sure, you may need to take others into account. But you should make sure you’re looking after yourself too!
So, take some time right now to determine when you are free and when you can fit these appointments in. Then reach out to the relevant places and book in. Make sure to avoid putting these appointments off. Once they’re done, they’re out of the way and you don’t have to think about them again for a little while!


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5 Random Things About Me

About Me

Today, I thought I would share some random things about myself. I thought this would be a fun post and since I haven’t done something like this in a long time I thought that it would be a fun way for you guys to get to know me a little better and for me to also get to know you guys a little better.
In order for me to get to know you guys a bit better I am hoping that you guys will leave some random facts about you as well- if you feel comfortable enough to share them there is not pressure to do so of course!
Anyway, here are five random things about me that you may or may not know. I have mentioned some of them before so a lot of you guys may already know a couple of these but I tried to also add some really random ones too that I don’t think I have talked about before on the blog.
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I have a really bad temper


This one comes as a surprise to many people who don’t know me personally or in real life. But yes, I do have a pretty bad temper. If I see red and you happen to be the reason why you may want to stay away from me for a day or two… I have always had trouble with my temper and it got worse as a teenager. I think it stemmed from my inability to properly express myself due to my anxiety. I have always been someone who represses my feelings but what that often leads to is all your negative emotions boiling up until you snap- which is what I would do.
However, over the last few years with the help of alternative medications such as CBD oil I have been able to get a much better control over my emotions and I have also learnt to express myself in a more positive and healthy manner. Of course, I still get angry sometimes and snap at people but it’s way less often now and much less hurtful.

I used to have a blog before this one


Yup, it’s true you guys- I had a blog before lifesfinewhine but it wasn’t on WordPress. It’s honestly kind of hazy because I had no idea what I was doing but I started a blog on Bloglovin’ (I think I’m really not sure) and the energy just did not feel right to me for some reason and it just felt too complicated and forced. That’s why I ended up creating another blog on WordPress which was the best decision ever.
In retrospect I get that the other blog feeling off was probably just the universes way of pushing me in the right direction- towards WordPress of course. I’m very glad I ended up here because the WordPress community for the most part has been so kind, accepting and supportive and I’m very thankful for that.
For those of you guys who were on other platform or are currently on other blogging platforms as well apart from WordPress I’m curious. Do you prefer WordPress or the other platform and why?

I’m a pretty sensitive person


I’ve always been a sensitive person. I get my feelings hurt pretty easily and I do tend to be more emotional about stuff. The thing is I always saw this as a weakness and tried really hard to suppress my feelings because I did not want people to see me crying or acting emotional. That was obviously a really stupid idea because there’s nothing wrong with being emotional. If anything it’s a really good idea to express yourself and just let it out.
Over the last few years I have been trying really hard to be more expressive and to let people in because I do tend to be cold and shut people out. It’s definitely something I still need to work on but I think at the same time I am doing better than I was before because I have been open to more experiences and I have been working on expressing myself better.
Now if I feel something, negative or positive, I just let myself feel it. Yes, the negative stuff hurts a lot sometimes but I would rather process my feelings in a healthy way than have to repress them and have them all come out at random times.

I’m terrified of the dark/ghosts


I have always been scared of the dark and of anything paranormal. I’m not sure when all of this began because like even in my earliest memories I can remember being scared of the dark and having to sleep with some sort of light switched on.
I also don’t know why I’m so scared of the dark or paranormal stuff- watching The Sixth Sense when I was super young did not help the situation. Or any of the other horror movies I watched even though I knew they would come back to haunt me (no pun intended…). Now that I think of it I have seen so much stuff about ghosts, paranormal activity and bad things happening in the dark for someone who is terrified of all that stuff- why do we humans like to torture ourselves??
Anyway, back to the point- paranormal stuff scares the crap out of me and now I tend to just make sure I don’t watch anything with paranormal stuff in it. I also like having a nightlight switched on because I still can’t sleep in the dark.

I have Trypophobia


Trypophobia is an aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. It is not officially recognized as a mental disorder, but may be diagnosed as a specific phobia if excessive fear and distress occur. Source: Wikipedia.
I’m not scared of holes but they do disgust me. They disgust me a lot. When I look at holes I feel super uncomfortable, sometimes nauseous and sometimes it kind of makes me want to scratch my skin off. I don’t know why I feel this way but apparently it’s pretty common. A close friend of mine has it too and it’s just nice to know I’m not alone. I just thought I was weird but I guess there are lots of us weirdos out there lol!

Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed these facts about me and I hope you learnt something new about me!
Did you already know this about me or were you surprised by of the things I mentioned? What fact about me were you surprised most by? Could you relate to any of the things I mentioned above? Let me know in the comments below because I love talking to you guys and feel free to leave random things about yourself below in the comments as well!


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How Anxiety Changes Your Life

As you guys know I have anxiety and recently I’ve been thinking about it a lot. Especially how it changes the little things in your life that you wouldn’t even think it would effect. So I decided to write a post about it and share my experiences with you guys. If you suffer from anxiety or any other mental health disorders feel free to write about your experiences in the comments below and about how it has changed your life.
It exhausts you- It can be very exhausting to constantly feel anxious and stressful all the time. Anxiety has a way of sipping the energy out of you. You may feel like you want to go out less, be around people less or you may not even want to do anything at all because everything makes you anxious.
You stop enjoying things- The things that you love stop bringing you joy and start to make you feel anxious over time. Sometimes it becomes easier to stop doing what you love then to try to get the energy to do them and work through the anxiety.
Your routine changes- As anxiety becomes a constant in your life you learn to live with it and change your routine the best you can so that you can live your life without letting anxiety get in your way too much.
The little things- What really annoyed me about anxiety and still kind of does is how it effects the little things in your life. Something as small as posting a picture online or replying to an email can become an anxiety inducing task and can become very frustrating.
There are a lot of ways in which anxiety changes your life apart from the ones I listed above as well. However, I want anyone reading this to know that having anxiety or a mental health disorder is not the end of the world. Over time you learn how to adjust and live your best life despite the disorder. If you are having trouble with your mental health and feel that you can’t deal with it on your own please seek medical help either in person or online if you can not currently get in person help. It can be extremely beneficial to talk to a professional.
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Emotional Ups And Downs: What To Do To Manage Them

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“Knowing how to manage emotional ups and downs is one of the key skills we must work on, regardless of whether we regularly visit the psychologist’s office or not.”

On the other hand, to assume that we can not modulate our emotions is to limit ourselves in an unnecessary way, especially when these tend to change quickly and we become very sensitive to what happens to us.

In this article we will see a series of tips to know what to do in the face of emotional ups and downs, adopt strategies against instability of this type, and adapt ourselves in the best possible way to the environment and to life in general.

What are the emotional ups and downs?

The existence of emotions makes sense, among other things, because they do not arise through our conscious control. Thanks to them, we do not have to go through a long period of reflection to know how to position ourselves before an idea or event; simply, we adopt an attitude automatically, and sometimes in a matter of fractions of a second.

However, in some cases the dynamic nature of the emotions can become emotional ups and downs, which appear when minimal changes make the mood change completely.

This emotional instability cannot only generate discomfort in the person who experiences it first-hand; It can also negatively affect their way of socializing, since it facilitates the appearance of misunderstandings and communication failures. Therefore, it is normal to look for solutions, either by looking for a psychologist (for cases in which the quality of life is worn out) or by changing certain routines from day to day.

How to manage emotional instability

Below we will see several ideas to apply in case you are not attending psychological treatment, although reading them and trying to follow them by oneself can not replace the work of a mental health professional.

1. Look at what situations feed emotional ups and downs

Does this emotional instability appear in any situation, or does it remain linked to a specific context or scope? The answer to this question can give you clues about the extent to which ups and downs are facilitated by elements of your environment.

2. Learn about Bipolar Disorder

As with any type of psychological disorder, Bipolar Disorder can only be diagnosed by mental health professionals through personalized evaluations. However, the simple fact of reading about it can help us understand what happens to us, comparing its symptoms associated with what happens in that case.

Specifically, Bipolar Disorder is characterized by stages of mania, in which the euphoria and extreme optimism and motivation prevail, with another depressive type. These stages are usually long (several days in a row, or weeks), and the symptoms are very extreme and relatively independent of what happens to us.

So, if the emotional ups and downs are not extreme and do not last more than a day, there is no reason to think that this may be the phenomenon that affects us, while in the opposite case it is advisable to attend a psychological evaluation, even if note that it does not have to be Bipolar Disorder. Also, keep in mind that there is a tendency to identify with the symptoms of mental disorders, even though this relationship really does not exist or is exaggerated.

3. Sleep well and eat properly

In many cases, emotional instability is due to frustration fueled by poor physical condition. People who can not afford the energy cost their daily life demands tend to have higher levels of anxiety, which causes them to react in a more extreme way to negative stimuli.

For that reason, to sleep the necessary thing and to take care of the feeding will favor that it does not happen that deficit of energy, which is reflected in the emotional state.

4. Learn to surround yourself with the right people

There are times when emotional ups and downs arise from flawed relational dynamics, perhaps because of conflicts with another person, memories associated with someone and that we would prefer to forget or simply because the predominant attitudes in a group do us no good.

That is why it is important to be clear that if a relationship does not make us feel good, it is totally legitimate to cut it off, even temporarily until we recover.

5. Do not force the appearance of other emotions

If you try to “force yourself” to feel differently, that will only cause you frustration, since it will not work. Instead, it is much more useful to indirectly influence how you feel by exposing yourself to environments that convey the way you want to feel.

Anyway, in the case of emotional highs and lows this can not be the definitive solution either, since it can only be effective when the sudden change has already appeared that you want to avoid that is repeated constantly.

6. Take some time to disconnect

Entering a phase in which the ideas that obsess us and the environments that bombard us with reasons to worry are no longer important, is very positive, since it allows us to recover our strength and take up those daily challenges with renewed energy.
In order to be, change places, so that your physical environment does not remind you of what makes you experience stress.

7. Go to the psychologist

If you can not adequately manage emotional instability, do not blame yourself; The field of emotions works through processes that do not depend on our voluntary control, and we can only influence it indirectly, modifying our way of relating to the context. In the latter, psychological therapy works very well.

So, it is important to look for a psychologist or team of psychologists and let yourself be advised and helped. Working from the consultation sessions and through the routines indicated by the professional we will be doing what is necessary to improve significantly in a matter of weeks.

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Myths About Mental Health Disorders

I haven’t written much to do with psychology lately and since this week is Mental Health Week I decided to write about some myths about mental disorders that are unfortunately often believed by those who don’t understand them.

Myth: People with mental health disorders are just weak

Fact: Having a mental disorder doesn’t make you weaker than other people and it definitely doesn’t mean there is something wrong with your personality. Many factors can affect your mental health like biological factors such as genes and hormone levels, life experiences and family history of mental illnesses can also be affecting factors.

Myth: People with mental health disorders are just pretending/being dramatic

Fact: Many people believe that people who have mental disorders are just being dramatic or looking for attention but this is definitely not true. People who suffer from mental disorders tend to react to situations differently than other people, for example people with depression may tend to react more negatively or not react at all unlike the average person. That does not mean they are doing it for attention, they are doing it because of other reasons including that sometimes their hormone levels are different than the average person and this can cause their reactions to be different.

Myth: Children can’t have mental health problems

Fact: Children can also have mental health problems and sometimes even very young children show signs of this. Half of all mental health disorders show signs before the age of 14 and three quarters show signs before the age of 21. Sometimes parents or even people in general don’t realize this and the signs go unnoticed which is very unfortunate because if diagnosed early the child can get help before the mental health disorder starts interfering with other developmental needs.

Myth: People with mental health disorders are dangerous

Fact: If the disorder is diagnosed and is treated or being treated most people with these disorders are not likely to be more dangerous than anyone else. People with mental illnesses are not violent and in fact people with severe mental illnesses are over 10 times more likely to be the victim of a violent crime.

Myth: Therapy is a waste of time

Fact: Many people assume that therapy is useless and a total waste of time – why would anyone pay someone to listen to a bunch of petty problems? Why don’t they just take a pill instead? Different types of treatments help different types of people If you can’t find a therapist your comfortable with in your area you can always check online on BetterHelp which will help you find a therapist for your particular needs. It actually mainly depends on what the individual finds most effective. Many times prescribed medicine is combined with therapy to make it more effective. You must also remember that pills only take away the symptoms they don’t deal with the problem itself. Many people often find therapy very helpful.

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Myth: Mental health disorders aren’t real illnesses

Fact: Just because you can’t always see the symptoms in X-rays or blood tests it doesn’t mean that mental health disorders aren’t real. They are just as real as any physical illness and just like physical illnesses it is just as important to seek help because they can start negatively effecting your everyday life. Mental illnesses are nothing to be ashamed of and it is truly sad how people often don’t take them as seriously.

“No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or leg is less than a whole person, but people say that or imply that all the time about people with mental illnesses.”

Some mental health disorders can be very serious but that doesn’t mean you can’t beat them. To anyone suffering from a mental illness, just remember you are stronger than your disorder and you can fight it. Mental disorders do not define who you are as a person and there is nothing to be ashamed of if you need to seek help. There are so many different types of therapies out there and you can try out as many as you like until you find something that works for you. Making sure that you are mentally and physically at your best should be your priority and you should definitely feel free to seek medical help if need be.

“True strength is smiling when you want to cry, laughing to hid the pain and going on no matter what”

“Mental illness is not contagious, you can’t catch it by being kind”

“Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist”

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