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Great quote for #WorldMentalHealthDay

“... tips for helping depressive people.

what to say:
I‘m sorry that you‘re in so much pain. I am not going to leave you. I am going to take care of myself, so you don‘t need to worry that your pain might hurt me.

What not to say:

have you tried chamomile tea?”

DuckOfDoom Have you tried yoga? 😂 It is so awful to hear that from people you thought could understand you. And it would be so easy to change. 5 minutes with Google can tell you that. A basic mental health awareness should be more common, the stigma attached would shrink, too 4mo
KimM “You should go to the gym. I always feel great afterwards.“ This statement just infuriates me. First, endorphins may help but they do not cure depression and secondly, telling a person how great you feel and how you are going to the gym when they are having trouble getting out of bed just makes the person feel even more like a human failure. (edited) 4mo
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This book was just released today for World Mental Health Day, and my copy arrived today - I‘m very much looking forward to reading it.

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To everyone having this human experience ❤️


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My read for #worldmentalhealthday
This book has helped me to get through so much!

LilMrmd79 I love Jenny Lawson! Got to go to a meet and greet book signing when her coloring book came out. 13mo
ilyssa.g @LilMrmd79 That's awesome! I would love to meet her one day! 13mo
LilMrmd79 @ilyssa.g It was awesome...I just felt so awkward though. 😂 But at the same time, that‘s the time and place to be awkward. Among others that always feel strange too. 😉😂 13mo
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ilyssa.g @LilMrmd79 Lol. I love that in all her books, she talks about awkward yet relatable things. I wish more authors were as real as her 13mo
LilMrmd79 If you don‘t already make sure to follow her on Twitter, Instagram and especially GoodReads because on GoodReads she posts when she has a new blog entry and her blog is hysterical. Here‘s a post from years ago: https://thebloggess.com/2011/06/21/and-thats-why-you-should-learn-to-pick-your-b... 13mo
ilyssa.g @LilMrmd79 I follow her on Goodreads and her blog. I'll follow her on Instagram now! She's so funny! 13mo
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Girl, Interrupted | Susanna Kaysen
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A hauntingly beautiful perspective into the world of mental illness and hospitalization. A captivating memoir, that was honest and darkly comical. #WorldMentalHealthDay

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Happy #WorldMentalHealthDay !
How are you celebrating? 😃

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks By doing absolutely nothing!! My mind needs a rest!! 🤗🤗 What are you doing?! 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm flying through these dang Goosebump books LOL 😋 I need to get ahead of schedule because come the end of the month I'm going to start getting busy for my birthday and Halloween 😁 1y
SexyCajun Day off so relaxing with Sushi 🍣Books & True Blood 1y
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CouronneDhiver I‘m giving myself space to just “be” ... exist, breathe, smile, chat, slow down, enjoy, etc. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheReadingMermaid I see that!! You are reading like a beast!! 🙌🏻👍🏻🖤 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (wipes brow panting) 😥 1y
Andrew65 Dare I say getting stressed! 😔 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 Oh no!!!! What's going on hon? 1y
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid This has made me realise I need to relax. Stresses and strains of job, should I used to take things more in my stride. Is that an age thing? 1y
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 maybe it's more of a feeling comfortable in your job sort of thing. When you start feeling comfortable maybe you feel like you have to work harder in order to either get more done or challenge yourself and keep occupied. 1y
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Interesting point! 👍 1y
Stacypatrice @CouronneDhiver - best answer!!! I‘m not leaving my bed (okay... maybe the couch)... reading... trying to shake off the negativity of my job/expectations/toxicity lately (in mental health!!). Tomorrow will be a better day. Today I can go to the “Night Circus 🎪 “ 1y
tournevis Naps. Plural. 1y
PirateJenny kittens!!!! 1y
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Readingismyescape Good advice. Very nice. 💜 1y
RaimeyGallant Thanks for sharing! 1y
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As someone living with an anxiety disorder, I think this is a message everyone needs to hear.


sudi 1y
Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️. Me too! 1y
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 me too! I think it‘s easy to forget you‘re not the only one with anxiety. 1y
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CouronneDhiver 👋🏽 I‘m with you. In recovery now but totally get it. 1y
LoverofLit I enjoyed this read! ❤ 1y
BooknerdsLife 💙💙💙 1y
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These beauties make it possible for me to live. It took a loooooong time to find the right cocktail and I will be forever grateful to my psychiatrist. Also, with insurance and coupons, I still pay almost $200 a month for my meds, which is ridiculous. We need better healthcare. #worldmentalhealthday #nostigmanoshame #depression #anxiety #notbookrelated

AmyG We do need better insurance. I worry that the pre-existing mandate will be taken away. Then so much of America (and my family) is screwed. 1y
hgrimes It‘s really atrociously bad...So many people don‘t understand the problem when they don‘t live it. Thank you for sharing. 1y
Joy0201 I‘m glad you found what you needed. 1y
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sprainedbrain Yes we do! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙌🏻 1y
saresmoore Yes to better healthcare! And so glad to hear you‘ve found the right combo. ♥️🙌 1y
Lel2403 It‘s sad that we take free healthcare in the UK so much for granted.....when it‘s just so expensive elsewhere 1y
ZoeyPeacock Glad you found your combo! 1y
Tamra Absolutely! There are people who cannot pay for meds. 1y
Annl It breaks my heart when I see an elderly couple picking up their medicine and the bill is hundreds of dollars and they have this look of horror on their face. 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Echoing what the others said about finding your combo. Hugs. 1y
JacqMac It‘s wonderful when you find what works for you. 💕 1y
mrozzz 💗 Too right you are. 1y
CouronneDhiver Thank you for having the courage to share. ❤️ 1y
DivineDiana So glad you have discovered what works for you. 💗 1y
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Happy | Fearne Cotton
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On #worldmentalhealthday I am wearing my green ribbon in support of every person who is surviving or has survived a mental health illness. Reading helps my mental health & is a great way to relax, unwind & put the day behind you. I recommend the tagged book as a tool for looking at what does & can make yoy Happy. What do you do to look after your mental health?

#InMyMatesCorner #MeTime #RelaxingRead #TalkItOut #HereForYou #nojudgement #BookNerd