Meet Bekki Semenova 🙂

Last week this incredible kid contacted me and I haven’t been able to find the right words to convey her message because I was blown away by her strength. Bekki is a 17-year-old, who struggles with multiple mental health disorders and autism and yet she is passionate to spread awareness and break the stigma around... Continue Reading →

Dazed

I was making tea and leaves had come to boil. It was time to add milk. I opened fridge pulled out coconut milk and start pouring with full confidence. It didn't take time to hit me it was clear not white. So I put it back and took out milk carton and went on to... Continue Reading →

Joker & Mental Health

This post is not just about joker. It’s a tapestry of different subject and experiences revolving around the subject of mental health, in a very pulp fiction way. And it’s important! I was suggested not to watch joker as it’s dark and depressing and might trigger me…well… sounds like my kinda movie already. My thoughts... Continue Reading →

MHA May Reblogs Round-up

1. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/depression-may-the-mental-health-awareness-month/ 2. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/what-you-dont-often-hear-about-bipolar-and-mental-health/ 3. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/4-ways-to-nourish-your-body-after-a-panic-attack/ 4. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/am-i-heroic-or-brave-a-soldier/ 5. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/the-often-overlooked-value-of-connection/ 6. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/what-its-like-to-be-a-patient-in-a-psyc-ward/ 7. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/depression-is-winter-may-2019-reblog-7/ 8. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/my-work-as-a-psychologist-may-2019-reblog-8/ 9. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/mr-nothing-may-2019-reblogs-9/ 10. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/what-is-dissociative-identity-disorder-did/ 11. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/hidden-fear-may-2019-reblog-11/ 12. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/when-childhood-went-awry-personality-disorders-may-2019-reblog-12/ 13. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/sketchbooks-permission/ 14. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/yes-mental-health-disability-is-a-thing/ 15. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/post-traumatic-stress-becoming-post-traumatic-growth/ 16. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/getting-personal-31-an-open-letter-to-my-anxiety/ 17. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/kids-help-phone-line/ 18. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/disorders-of-the-mind/ 19. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/my-psychotic-delusions/ 20. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/its-like-warm-caramel/ 21. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/dissociative-identity-disorder-learning-to-trust-may-2019-reblog-21/ 22. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/scientists-believe-theyve-found-the-real-physical-cause-of-depression-may-2019-reblog-22/ 23. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/depression-hangover/ 24. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/a-great-weekend/ 25. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/i-had-ocd-for-6-years-and-didnt-know/ 26. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/mental-health-recovery-a-marathon-not-a-sprint/ 27. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/invisible/ 28.... Continue Reading →

The Toxicity of Self-Esteem: Why It Never Works – May 2019 Reblog # 30

An empowering perspective on what we are capable of achieving.

A very thought provoking piece.

Leon's Existential Cafe

A Better Way to Love Ourselves

Self-esteem has always been a prominent concept throughout our lives. We were taught that we needed it to be happy and that it was achievable by anyone who wanted it, meaning those who were willing to work hard for it. In our perpetual rat-race, our parents, and their parents, believed that competition was healthy and that striving to be better than your neighbor created meaning; it seemed like a well-thought-out and well-intentioned program: we would build our society through the efforts of those individuals who motivated themselves by way of their desire to best all of their peers. It seemed so logical and perfect; yet, the consequences have been horrifying. Social isolation and perfectionist behavior have risen exponentially over the past several decades; the need to be better has evolved into the necessity for perfection, which in turn fueled our paranoia and distrust of…

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A Mask of Despair – May 2019 Reblog # 29

THE TRUTH!!

i love this one!

Katie’s Words in Dark Corners

Napowrimo 2019, Day 21. Wasn’t feeling today’s prompt so just went where the flow took me.

Have you ever noticed,

That life seems perfection for others,

While for you it’s an uphill struggle.

A lot of it’s down to social media,

How our lives are public online.

We post pictures of smiling faces,

All the good times,

None of the bad.

We upload holiday pics,

Days out, achievements,

Yet most refuse to share times that are sad.

We compare ourselves,

While harshly judging our own lives and selves,

To simply not be good enough.

We see parents giving their kids the world,

Exciting adventures and amazing gifts,

Giving them magical memories to treasure.

While your efforts are sadly lacking.

Then there’s gorgeous selfies of slim toned bodies,

While you’re sat there feeling fat and ugly.

You share your feelings of despair,

Yet are judged as attention seeking,

A moaner, a…

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Invisible – May 2019 Reblog # 27

This is such a beautiful story i had to share it.

It’s not just about faith. It’s about hope and not giving up.

In the darkest times my friend tells me, “time changes, this will too”

One Stone Away...

I remember her, that girl that wanted to disappear. She didn’t want anyone to notice her. She didn’t want to engage conversation with anyone. She most certainly did not want to make eye contact with anyone. What did she want? She wanted to be looked over, passed up, forgotten. She did not believe she was worthy to be loved. She wanted to be invisible.

How do I know all of these things about “her”? You see, that she … was me.

Ten years ago I was sixty-three pounds heavier. I had battled divorce, a near fatal car crash, PTSD, a child with a TBI and PTSD, depression, anxiety, the death of my mother, and the obvious result… sadness, loneliness, and the most obvious weight gain. I survived on diet soda and breath mints. When I did eat it was all the wrong stuff and way too much at one…

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