Wednesday, January 28, 2015

#BellLetsTalk

 
I confess... 

...I suffer from Depression and Anxiety.
...I was ashamed to talk about it. 
...I didn't get help for a very long time and it could have cost me my life.
...Not being able to control what goes on in your own mind is scary as hell.
...I dream of a world where the stigma surrounding mental illness is gone.
...I am here for you.

Today is #BellLetsTalk day. Start a dialogue and open your ears and your heart to those who might need it. You can save someone today and every day. You are not defined by your illness.



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18 comments

  1. Wow, what a powerful post. <3 to you lady!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this with us -- I know that it isn't easy ♥

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  3. That is awesome of you to share this! I know how much it helps to know you are not alone in your struggles, so I KNOW this will help people!

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  4. Very powerful post. Please know that you are not alone as many suffer with this. Sending big cyber hugs your way.

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  5. I think that way more people suffer with anxiety and depression that people realize. Chances are that we are very close to someone who does and keeps it hidden. I think sharing with others really does help and is s step towards reducing the stigma associated with it.

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  6. It's hard to know when people are suffering when you're surrounded by good actors. It's so great you're stepping out and saying something about it. You never know who you might help.

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  7. i love that you are opening up and letting this out. I know it can be hard but so amazing you are sharing!

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  8. Thank you for sharing something so personal. It is not always easy to open up.

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this and letting people know they are not alone in this journey. Your courage will one day help someone who is feeling alone and scared.

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  10. I am so proud of you today and every day <3.

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  11. depression gets a bad rap; as in people think that you're crazy for not being able to control your emotions....i hate that stigma and i'm happy to be part of a company (i work @ bell - but only for another half day HOLLA!) who supports mental health.

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  12. I am so glad you opened up about it. I have been through the same thing more times than I would like. I'm here for you too

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  13. Girl.. you are not alone.
    I suffer from both as well... I just had a moment of anxiety this morning at work where I had to sit & do deep breathing because I thought I was ready to crawl under my desk... don't be ashamed. Hugs!

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing! I also suffer from anxiety. It is no fun but knowing other deal with it makes it easier to cope.

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  15. So proud of you for this post. I echo it all. You are brave and wonderful and I'm here always <3

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  16. I deal with depression and anxiety, too. Most days I can handle it pretty well but sometimes... It was very brave of you to discuss this. :)

    Fist time reader and participant. Thank you for hosting this link up, it's a great idea.

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  17. Powerful post! Very very proud that you posted this and allowed us your readers in! :)

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  18. Just discovered you through Steph @ NotEntirelyPerfect's Confession post. So glad I did! Cheers to you for speaking up on Bell Let's Talk day, and for opening up about your own mental health. I'll definitely be back to linkup this week!

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