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scottychurch

Every day is another “performance” #acting #itsokaytonotbeokay #iwillbetho

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letstaketime

Ending mental health stigma means creating an open and accepting dialogue about mental health care and the struggles within it. #LetsTakeTime everyday to educate ourselves a little bit more about mental health issues, so that we can better understand our own struggles, as well as be allies to those who struggle themselves.

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artsyelizabeth

For hundreds of years, lighting a candle has been a way to show respect for those that have died. This beautiful gesture shows that although someone may be gone from this world, their memory will endure, and the light of their flame will continue to inspire and guide others. Worldwide Candle Lighting Day is a celebration of solidarity and memory. It’s a day on which people around the world gather to light candles for children who have died and to show that they will always be loved and never forgotten. The candles are lit at the same time in every time zone, meaning that a consistent warm glow passes around the planet for a full 24-hour day. Seconds turned into minutes and those minutes turning into days. Finally days have turned into months and lastly years. 5 years have gone that I have been without my brother. Although today is sad and really hurts my heart it is a reminder that I’m not alone. To me today is a symbol that together we really are stronger. EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WHOLE WORLD people are gathering together to light up the world showing we care for those who have left us. Children matter. People matter. Love and lives matter. This day is a reminder that I am surrounded by others grieving but in addition a community who knows my pain, my sorrows, my hurting heart. I am eased knowing that others tonight are lighting candles with me as we remember our loved ones. They help remind me to be strong, forthcoming, an advocate and to never stop fighting. I’m empowered to stop suicide and tonight reminds me that if I keep shining this light that I can be that change that needs to happen. “Let light shine out of darkness” 2 Corinthians 4:6 #mensmentalhealthawareness #knowthefacts #bethevoice #yourlifeisimportant #suicideprevention #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #worldwidecandlelighting2018 #worldwidecandlelighting #candleburning #candlelight #itsokaytonotbeokay #bethechange #lifematters #griefjourney #askforhelp #thecompassionatefriends

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thisgloriousmadness_

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde. // . . . #thisgloriousmadness #survivor #blogger #depression #anxiety #life #speakout #yougotthis #formymind #beatthebrain #blog #itsokaytonotbeokay #dollyparton #quotes #wisewoman

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chronically.ells

day 18- how do you feel about the future. i am actually in a pretty good spot right now as there are some things coming up that i’m quite excited for; and let me tell ya, God is so good. ••• last week i finished an anatomy and physiology exam crying. i knew i didn’t do too well and soon found my thoughts on the path of negativity. things were running through my mind like- why am i not good enough? why am i not smart enough? why do i have to face learning deficits?- it really made me question a lot. that night i laid awake just thinking about the day and how i felt about the exam. after a lot of thinking, praying, and talking to my support system, i decided to switch my major. i originally came into college as a nursing major, however i soon realized that i wasn’t being called to nursing. i am now a movement science major with an emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, and a psychology minor. so basically what this means is that i want to be an OT! i am so excited and relieved about the decision i made. it has impacted my mental health so much and it just feels good to know that this is the right move. ••• also i am currently in the works of getting a service dog!! i am BEYOND excited at this opportunity. not totally sure on a time line but we are hoping it’s soon! since we don’t know too much about the dog we are getting i’m not going to share anything quite yet, however he/ she will be trained as a psychiatric, mobility assist, and medical alert service dog. ••• [image is not mine, beautiful but can not take credit for it]

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thewhisperingwebb

Just don’t be afraid. Don’t get angry. Don’t be resentful. Simple. Just remove one of the links in that cyclical chain and good to go. Right? . Yeah. Not really. If only life were that simple. Might as well tell yourself not to feel. . When I stopped drinking I had to face my fears. When first sober I had no idea that all of my anxiety was just fear playing dress up and my suppressed anger was a puppet master making my my fears dance. . And dance they did. Every. Day. . The beauty is that eventually the anxiety began to dissipate as I began to understand my fears for what they were: imaginary past, present and future happenings with no more tangible feasibility than the likelihood of winning the lottery. . Sure. It could happen, but probably not. Emotions and time could be spent dwelling on fears like money being spent on frivolous tickets of false hope, but that just seems to be a waste of valuable resources. . So how do we find the balance between fear and anger? How do we keep resentment from festering and it’s infection spreading to our heart? . We find the fine edge of serenity in the here and now. We acknowledge the spark of anger, but we do not feed it the tinder of our soul. We embrace the fears, but we do not let them define us.

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ontheborderline_

Me playing around with some freeform art•poetry - mostly involves lines dots and feelings 🧡 I guess that makes it art? 😂

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iamnikiwalters

What are you hiding? Everyone has a story that they think if they tell it out loud they will lose something, lose everything. For me it was my story around darkness and suicide. I told myself that if people knew I would lose my credibility, and I would lose my job. If my friends knew they wouldn’t trust me. If strangers knew, they’d think I was crazy. That’s how shame works. It grows in the darkest corners where even you don’t want to look, let alone go and investigate. It tells you that you are so fucked up you don’t belong, and you certainly don’t deserve love. My shame likes to use the word toxic. I learned to shout back THE WORLD NEEDS ME. The world needs you. Someone needs to hear you say what lives in the dark. Specifically you. Not only that, but shame literally cannot survive the light, and although haters gonna hate, you will always find someone to stand in the light with. You deserve to release this. I may not be your person, but please, find your person and tell them the things. It will be five seconds of terror, and then relief, and perhaps a vulnerability hangover the next day that feels a little raw and exposed. Trust me though, it gets easier to do, and it’s worth the weight it takes off of you. You are safe.

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ashhh_mac

This is us. This is me. Same shirt as yesterday. My coffee is cold because I kept crying in church. Kids eating two day old pizza. Costumes never go out of style in this house. This is Sunday. . Let’s be real, life has been really hard. When it rained it poured and now I have to deal with the disaster the storm has left. . Grieving is unique. I am sad and hurt. I feel selfish. I feel loved and unwanted at the same time. Yet I have to keep up with everyday life with these two. . I will never understand. I will continue to have random crying breakdowns. Take everyday or every moment at a time. . For all my friends going through a rough patch along side with me, let me hold your hand. Don’t ever feel any battle either big or small is something you have to take on alone. My door and my heart is always open. . #sundayvibes #familylife #mystory #nevergiveup #alwayshere #mentalhealth #itsokaytonotbeokay #thisisus

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main_aisa_hi_hoon

Credits : @unstoppableselfconfidence . Discomfort is uneasy but it gets more power over us because we do everything that we can to avoid it. The problem with that approach is there is only so long that we can avoid being uncomfortable. Ultimately we are gonna have to face it. The only solution is to embrace it and make it your best friend. Andrew has spoken about the same thing and it resonated with me. By facing the fear of discomfort and seeing it for what it is, we are robbing the it of it's power because ultimately this fear, like any other, is like a parasite which is trying to feed from us and it does not have an identity or existence of its own. . . . . #soothesmysoul #positivepsychology #roohkosukoon #getcomfortablebeinguncomfortable #lifegoals #behadzaroori #loveyourself #itsokaytonotbeokay

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youmatterbox

Being kind costs nothing. It could really make someone's day & even change their life. Think on that & go out there & spread kindness! #youmatterbox #bekind #beagoodhuman #mentalhealthawareness #itsokaytonotbeokay #youareimportant #youareloved #youmatter #subscriptionbox #subbox

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thepositologists

Not all days are good days and not all days are bad days. Although you might act as if you’re okay somedays when you’re not, that’s okay. But it’s better to be true to yourself in feeling your feelings, embracing them, and growing from them. . I’ve been struggling with more feelings of anxiety and depression due to a recent ending of a pretty toxic relationship with someone I cared a lot about. I want to be strong everyday, but I know that there is and will be times when I may feel weak. I remind myself that it’s okay and to utilize the tools I’ve been gaining from personal experiences that help me feel better. Rather then being sad and reminding myself of what could have been, I remind myself of my worth, do something I enjoy like reading or going to the gym, and accept it for what it is and nothing more. I could sit here and say I lost, but maybe I’m actually winning... because I’m growing from my struggles that will make me stronger in the end. Love, Bry🌸 . #ourpositivelife #ourpositivelifeblog #believeinyourself #itsokaytonotbeokay #itsokaynottobeokay #itsokay #happiness #joy #positivethinking #positivity #dothingsyoulove #startbelieving #knowyourworth #depression #anxiety #overcomedepression #overcomeanxiety #gooddays #growth #growthmindset #embracethehurt #embracethesuck #embrace #presentoverperfect #reading #selflove #selfcare #readingforthesoul

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amyfiedlersays

#TAG someone you #understand 💛

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bipolarbitch06

Having someone in your life that can understand, validate what you are going through, love you unconditionally and hold your hand through it all is a blessing. I have this. I wouldn’t make it without the daily support that he gives me. I don’t feel as defeated when he points out that he sees how I’ve changed, that he can see therapy helping and when he validates the baby steps I have taken. We have been through so much and he has stood by me when I’ve taken roads that I wish I hadn’t traveled. There have been good times and bad. He has always shown up, even when I tried to push him away. I’m thankful everyday and don’t take it for granted. #bipolar #mania #hypomania #depression #mixedepisode #rapidcycling #ocd #panic #ptsd #insomnia #infj #empath #agoraphobia #selfharm #suicide #adhd #darkness #survivor #healing #chronicpain #invisibleillness #therapy #selfcareisntselfish #endthestigma #mentalhealth #projectsemicolon #itsokaytonotbeokay #monstersinmyhealth #silentscreams

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teenstrongaz

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_bipolar_bear_x

Lovely afternoon catching up with my lovely bestie and having cuddles with this gorgeous girl. Now chilled with my one and only watching Home Alone. Loved today haven’t even thought about my mental health (other than first thing) 💕

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inbipolarfashion

I love the people in my life who can make me feel important! In the same respect I can’t stand when someone makes me feel less than important! It actually drives me crazy! It’s a pet peeve of sorts you could say! When I’m feeling as if there are people who I matter too I feel like all is right in the world. When it is going the other direction my world is rocky and I am not always the easiest person to deal with! I sometimes have to remember that the only thing that matters is self love and loving yourself more than anything else! If you concentrate on loving yourself it won’t matter what others think so much! I’ve been off this whole week! I haven’t posted much and I haven’t said much because my self love has been on hold! I need to build it back up and remember that it needs to be at the forefront of all things because it is what will bring me the most happiness, nothing else! #inbipolarfashion #bipolarblogger #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #selflove #loveyourself #selfcare #nevertolate #dontgiveup #itsokaytonotbeokay

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meganelizabethxo19

Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about.

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the_modern_therapist

Thought I would pose a Christmas inspired question. Are you a Kitsch or Classic Christmas tree? I suppose it could be a metaphor for how we interpret and manage our own expectations. Do you manage well with chaos in your life, things that clash but ultimately work or do you feel happier when life is orderly and in control. Maybe it doesn’t matter a jot and/or is completely dependant on your mood? #knowyourself #itsokaytonotbeokay #lifeandbalance #beyourself #knowyourworth #selfcarefirst #christmaskindness

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700islandpsychology

Pro tip for reducing holiday stress, pace yourself. Set a game plan long before the family gatherings actually happen, decide on some limits and stick to them. For example stay one or two nights at your parents’ house instead of three or four; or plan to drop by the holiday party for a couple of hours instead of staying all night. #700islandpsychology #mentalhealth #gentlereminder #recoveryisworthit #recoveryispossible #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #helpothers #selflove #selfcare #killsilence #mentalhealthadvocate #friendlyreminders #itsokaytonotbeokay #fightthestigma #mentalhealthmatters #youarenotalone #youareworthit #youareenough #nomoreshame

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lacey.jen

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boredpd

I have been in the middle of an intense mental breakdown that seems like it won’t get worst, then BOOM I see another trigger and the cycle starts again with more intensity! . Tags: . . . . . . . . #bpd #borderline #eupd  #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #mentalhealth #instamentalhealth #instahealth #bpdmeme #meme #recovery #itsokaytonotbeokay #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression #bipolar #stress #coping #selfcare #suicideprevention #depressed #ptsd #fear #queer #mentalillness #mentalillnessawareness #mentallyill #selfharmrecovery #DBT

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pietrucktherapyservices

Sometimes during the dark, winter days, it can be helpful to take ourselves mentally to a place that brought us joy in the past... Remember what you saw in detail. What did it smell like, taste like, feel like, sound like? Visualize and breathe. What is your “happy place?” Please share below!

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_bipolar_bear_x

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indigoyogaco

Why do we hide our truth? Pretend everything is always okay? What if we all just spoke the truth, and it was normal? #indigoyogaco #irest #meditation #universaltruth #itsokaytonotbeokay #speakyourtruth #acceptance #welcoming #ease

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phoenixtransformem

Sometimes self care is a veggie packed juice or smoothie, sometimes it’s a cookie. Sometimes it’s taking a break from life and distracting yourself with a movie, sometimes it’s going to therapy to face life. Sometimes it’s a pampering “treat yo self,” sometimes it’s checking off your chore or to do list. Self care varies by person and it varies by your ever changing needs. But the one thing self care is NOT is selfish; it’s necessary. #PhoenixTransform #timetorise #whatdoyouneed #sundayvibes #selfcaresunday #selfcareisntselfish #listentoyourbody #listentoyoursoul #treatyoself #selfcare #permissiontorelax #permissiontorest #takecareofyourself #cantpourfromanemptycup #fillyourcup #holistichealing #holistichealth #yourmindmatters #mindbodyspirit #winterblues #darkerdays #lowenergy #itsokaytonotbeokay #itsokaytorest #reset #rest

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unstickyourlife

Learning the difference between being understanding and making excuses for them. SUPER IMPORTANT FOR YOUR WELL BEING. ✨ If they are putting in zero effort consistently, ask yourself, is it because they are suffering from something and isolating themselves or are they seemingly “too busy” for you now. ✨ This does not have to do with just romantic relationships. This can be applied to friendships, relatives, any type of relationship. ✨ If they constantly berate you without the helping factor of enabling you to achieve a better quality of life then it may be time to start setting boundaries. ✨ Setting boundaries is a great way to relieve yourself of the constant stress of having a tough relationship. It’s also a great way of keeping that person in your life but not associating that relationship with stress and anxiety ✨ Figure out what you want from the relationship. Figure out what is lacking and find out if they are willing to give you what you need from it. Vice versa figure out what they need from the relationship. ✨ Gain perspective!! #copingskills #mentalhealth #nocurenochoice #itsokaytonotbeokay #boundaries #healthy #excuses #sunday #sundayfunday #weekend

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aimingforsanity

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lighthousearabia

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carissamariegerro

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happybutlonely_

facts😔 • • • • • #depression #depressed #itsokay #itsokaytonotbeokay #yougotthis #yourstrong #❤️❤️❤️

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happybutlonely_

do you ever feel this way?💗 • • • • • #depression #depressed #itsokay #itsokaytonotbeokay #yourstrong #yougotthis #💗

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happybutlonely_

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carissamariegerro

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keepappy

Sometimes the simplest form of self care are the best 👌 Did you know that dehydration can lead to low mood, productivity and motivation, while also increasing anxiety and insomnia? Make sure you keep on top of your water levels by checking in with KeepAppy every day using the tracking feature! Have a wonderful Sunday and take care of yourselves out there ❤️

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stephanie_savo_lmhc

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ukulaydee

💕💕 saw this and had to share with you guys #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #itsokaytonotbeokay

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divorce.whisperer

I want us women to take the Stigma off Divorce! Only we can! It’s normal to feel excluded from and devalued in informal social life because an ex has called us crazy, jealous and or mean and more. When we create a space of acceptance for ourselves to be and let go because we know who we are deep down. The way a new life transforms in marriage, a new life transforms in the stages of divorce. There is no reason to stay in abusive relationships or punish ourselves for being courageous to take a stand for our life and marriage. There is every reason to smile again after divorce, you are free to be you, without judgment, games and disrespect. I think that is something to celebrate ✨🌈✨When you create boundaries and self respect, we create a new world filled with acceptance, standards and Love and it’s ❤️OK because we are worth it.#maydivorcebewithyou #divorce #divorced @livelifehappyquotes #divorcedmom #divorcedwomen #divorcesupport #divorcequotes #divorcecourt #divorcerecovery#celebraterecovery #celebratelife #celebrate #instagood #itsokaynottobeokay #itsokaytonotbeokay #yourworthit

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_bipolar_bear_x

Good morning my warriors 💕 My day today includes: seeing my bestie and her beautiful baby girl, going for a roast with my man, overthinking, worrying about things that I’m not in control of and feeling like my illness is a burden to other people 👍🏻

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thisgloriousmadness_

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therealsimonemarie

ANXIETY:🐍 It hangs around like a horrid smell .... Anxiety is apart of me but I won’t let it define me as the whole and complete person I am. It’s the days where you feel like you can’t seem to string it altogether you feel gripped, social outings where you feel not accepted, feeling not enough, worthless, embarrassed, out of breathe and confusing in your output. I know it’s okay to not get it all done in one day & I know it’s also okay that my words don’t make much sense when I speak sometimes, it’s okay. #embracetheshitness I am a very organised person but I am also a care-free, very funny, bubbly happy spirit too. What you can’t see is when my head is racing a million miles an hour and the amount of pressure and time I put in my day sometimes to have everything in order for it to be enough to feel reasonably happy and comfortable. I know I don’t have to, generally most of my days are great and fine. This is some of my anxiety overview. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gratitude is one I express everyday, I love writing it down and if I’m not writing it then I’m saying it out loud. But with anxiety it wants to consume you, suck you right in and make you forget all of those “feel good rituals” - They just go right out the door👋🏻 Most days are good for me don’t get me wrong but it can spike at any time without warning and sometimes it can really relapse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I mostly have really good days, some not so good days & some days that are in between. What I take from this though is recognising just how far I have come and to celebrate those moments instead💜 I am proud of me, even if no one tells me, I AM PROUD of who I am. It’s time to give it a voice🙌🏻 #standup Whatever journey you are on, don’t forget to celebrate you👏🏻🌟 and be gentle with yourself. Start giving you and your mind the love it deserves. You are a good person. #itaintweaktospeak 🦋🦋🦋🦋 TAG someone you love that would love to read this post. It’s always so comforting to know whilst our journeys may be different, knowing we aren’t alone can make the world of difference✨ #empowereachother ❤️

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lighthousearabia

Embrace all the opportunities that come your way and be a cheerleader for others. Life is tough sometimes, let's help each other rise. #DiscoverYourLight Image @chibirdart #TheLightHouse #lighthousearabia #TLH #generosity #giving #holidays #mentalhealth #Psychology #Dubai

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happybutlonely_

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ontheborderline_

Curious to know how many other BPD individuals are also #ENFP? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve taken the real Myers-Briggs test as well as the free version through 16Personalities - I am ENFP each and every time and it is SO me. it’s quite interesting because one of the biggest characteristics of being an ENFP is strong people-reading abilities. Is there any coincidence that BPD individuals are said to have the same power?! I think not 🧐 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #blog #BPD #MyersBriggs #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorderAwareness #BorderlinePersonalityDisorderRecovery #bpdmemes #bpdproblems #bpdawareness #bpdrecovery #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #inspiration #motivation #mentalillness #instalike #anxietysucks #depression #anxiety #itsokaytonotbeokay #depressionmemes #actuallyborderline #bpdproblems #emotions #mbtitypes

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_inkedwonderwoman_

🤓🍭🦄 Yeah my life is a mess... I am a mess! But you know what I don’t care🤘🏼🤪 #imahotmess #idonthavemyshittogether #saturday #iammilitarymuscle #musclegenmilitia #alwayslate #4eyes #browneyes #latina #itsokaytonotbeokay #inked #whatever #bye #InkedWonderwoman

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vbarber91

Journalling before bed. I've heard that it helps to stop your mind from overthinking before trying to sleep because you are getting your thoughts onto paper instead of keeping them rattling about in your head. I've found that writing things down like this is helping to get me back from the black hole that my depression has gotten me into. I find it easier to rationalise my thoughts when I write them down. I can also explore ideas on paper before trying them in the real world. The past year and a half has just been pitfall after pitfall for me, and more recently I've felt the worst that I have in a long time. This Journalling is the start - I want to take the steps to creating the life that I want for myself... I don't like feeling that my depression has a hold of me. I need to turn it around. #journal #mood #depression #writing #betterme #mentalhealth #slowjourney #progress #itsokaytonotbeokay #imnotokay #roadtorecovery #smallchanges #babysteps

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missgabe

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lotusinspire

Hubunganmu dengan diri sendiri, menunjukan siapa yang akan bertahan di dalam kehidupanmu. Ketika kamu dapat memahami kelemahan dan juga kelebihan yang ada dalam dirimu. Kamu akan dapat memahami orang orang yang ada disekelilingmu. Tidak ada yang lebih indah didunia ini, selain persahabatan yang dibangun di dalam iman kepada Tuhan dan sesama. Semuanya berawal dari dirimu, tunjukan sinarmu kepada dunia ini dan tentunya sinarmu dapat menjadikan dunia lebih baik dengan kebaikan yang kamu berikan. Karena tindakan kecil dapat menjadi hal yang besar. #happinessinside #giftoffriendships #learntobehappyonyourown #itsokaytonotbeokay #believeingodsplan #gratefulheart #goodvibes #hopefaithlove #thegreatestgift #soulwarrior

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end.genre.discrimination

Songs That Saved My Life - Various artists from Hopeless Records | Magenta /1000. Favorite track: Broom People (covered by Dan Campbell and Ace Enders, originally by The Mountain Goats), and a very close second was Crawling (covered by Dream State, originally by Linkin Park), which was Kaylee’s favorite. We found this at Urban Outfitters last night and immediately knew we had to get it. It has so many songs we love, and many artists we adore as well. Most of the songs didn’t stand out to me so much, and others I just didn’t like how they were covered. I really liked the instrumentals for the Your Graduation cover, but was not a fan of the vocals. Semi-Charmed Life sounded sped up. A few of the covers didn’t sound much different than the originals, like The Maine’s take on the well known Transatlanticism or the cover of Losing My Religion by Movements. That doesn’t mean they’re BAD, just not really a fresh take in my opinion. I love the different versions of Such Great Heights, Torn, and Shape of my Heart though. This compilation supports such an amazing cause, and it hits home to both myself and Kaylee, as shortly after we had first met, I ended up in the hospital due to some poorly thought out actions clouded by depression. Her and I both struggle with our heads, but we’ve learned and grown, and are in a much better place now. Please speak up if you or someone you know ever needs help. #SongsThatSavedMyLife #HopelessRecords #HopeForTheDay #SuicidePrevention #SpeakUp #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay #NeckDeep #Movements #StandAtlantic #DanceGavinDance #AgainstMe #TakingBackSunday #DreamState #ASITIS #OceansAtAlaska #TooCloseToTouch #DanCampbell #TheWonderYears #TheMaine #Rock #Alternative #Punk #PopPunk #Emo #endgenrediscrimination #Vinyl #vinylcollection #vinylcollector #vinyligclub #vinyljunkie

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gemmagainz

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rhonamorrice

Some people are there to support you, alot of people arent, im very grateful to have such an amazing thoughtful friend, tonight we lit some candles for my bubba who couldn't be here❤! Thank you for being an angel @th1s_b1tch_b1tes_1994 #misscarriage #pain #itsokaytonotbeokay

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vee_dub_bee

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ohmygollyembroidery

My top nine is sadness, passive aggression and migraines. I’m a lot of fun, aren’t I? But if you really want to know what I consider to be my ‘top’ achievement this year, then swipe. Don’t tell me I’m not a skilled artist. • • • • #topnine #embroideryhoop #embroidery #hoopart #handembroidery #pearljam #makersgonnamake #ohmygollyembroidery #fiberart #itsokaytonotbeokay #etsyselleruk

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talan9676

Felt really blue and alone this morning. Couldn’t explain why I felt this way...but I did. I felt insignificant and very stagnant. Anyone who knows me knows I’m naturally bubbly and annoyingly positive. I’ve learned to take days like this and metaphorically climb on a wall of smiles until I get out of the darkness and feel the sun. It’s okay to have days when you’re down...as long as you’re able to reflect, meditate and remind yourself this day can only get better. Reflect, release, and repeat until you get back to your happy place. #fuckretrograde #dontletthedevilwin #itsokaytonotbeokay #reflect #meditate #pray #vulnerable

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thejoyfuljewelrybox

Truth is, you don’t need my jewelry to help you cope with your grief. But you do need a community that understands what you’re going through and that’s exactly why @TheJoyfulJewelryBox exists. . I love hearing your stories so leave a comment and tell me what brought you here. 💛 . Photo by @asiacrosonphotography

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_bipolar_bear_x

I feel I may need 2019 to hold fire for a bit..... 😂 @positive_vibe_tribe

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hurricanesandgrief

CW: suicide, death, cancer, loss of parents I'm realizing that telling this story is going to be equal parts cathartic and excruciating. I lost my dad to suicide when I was sixteen. This story is for another day, but for now let's just say the last words I exchanged with my dad were "I don't want anything to do with you." Three hours later he put a bullet through his head. After his death, I poured my emotions over everything. My art, poetry, my boyfriend, my friends, my mother. I screamed my story, attempting to understand my experience through expression. Mental illness and I were well acquainted at this point, and creating was always a form of therapy. A journey through my mind. The isolation was not expected. I didn't have a community, a friend, who had also experienced this type of loss. I will never claim that my grief is "worse," but losing a parent, so young, so abrupt, changes you. I had no one to relate to. Being an atheist complicates things even more. Resources on grieving while atheist are not as readily available as the religious ones. My mother died in September from breast cancer that metastasized to her liver. I cared for her for five months prior, watching her health deteriorate, powerless. Since her passing, and during my time as her caregiver, I have found it exceedingly difficult to talk. To anyone. To myself through writing, to friends, to my fiance who was there for my dad's passing, to social media. I have never felt more alone and cut off. I am angry, all the time. Angry at friends who don't understand, angry at families enjoying the holidays, angry at my peers who are reckless and unappreciative. I know. All this anger is so misplaced. My friends are wonderful. Other people deserve their happiness. My anger is ultimately my own responsibility. So I'm going back to my roots, to my therapy. I am telling my story. When I lost my dad, I never sought a community to help me understand and process my grief. I hope this account gives me that, and in turn maybe my story can help someone feel less alone.

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demis.crazy.life

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bipolarbitch06

This is what I am trying so hard to change with my journey through therapy. It steals my joy. It feeds my depression. I guess it’s like anything else that takes admitting before you can heal and change. It’s been a long road so far and I’ve made progress, but I’m still allowing traumas to control me. I know that needs to change in order to live a healthy life. #bipolar #mania #hypomania #depression #mixedepisode #rapidcycling #ocd #panic #ptsd #insomnia #infj #empath #agoraphobia #selfharm #suicide #adhd #darkness #survivor #healing #chronicpain #invisibleillness #therapy #selfcareisntselfish #endthestigma #mentalhealth #projectsemicolon #itsokaytonotbeokay #monstersinmyhealth #silentscreams

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ventboxx_

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meghann_88

Though our journeys are both different, our struggles are the same. We stand with everyone affected by mental illness; this is for the beginning of an other chapter in life, instead of ending your life. ♥️ #sicknotweak #mentalhealthmatters #itsokaytonotbeokay #projectsemicolon

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pine_cones_and_study_days

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chelseaemilyfit

It was a long road, what seemed to be endless📍 She was faced with her fears & pushed beyond her limits, doing things she never thought were possible. On this journey, she faced change & discomfort but realized that they were not her enemy. Her own worst enemy was herself. She was forced to deal with things she had been avoiding for some time, her demons she was trying to forget. But as she traveled she faced these demons knocking them out of her path. As she traveled further along this road she learned compassion. She learned to love who she was & who she was becoming. She realized it was okay to make mistakes & fuck up & cry & feel. It was all leading her to something great & was all apart of the journey. But when she got to what seemed like the end of the road, there was no end at all. The road was just beginning⚡️

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em.el.sa.22

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