Mental health – Live Well – NHS Choices

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Mental health – Live Well – NHS Choices http://ow.ly/mSFQg

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Tonight @ 9pm ‘Diaries of a Broken Mind

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Tonight @ 9pm ‘Diaries of a Broken Mind’ -BBC3: Part of ‘It’s a Mad World’ Season
Using handheld cameras, 20 extraordinary young people with a range of health disorders from OCD to schizophrenia show us what life is really like as they navigate the rocky road into adulthood.

For information, support & other listings in this season check out: http://ow.ly/mSDen

Tonight @ 9pm ‘Diaries of a Broken Mind

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Tonight @ 9pm ‘Diaries of a Broken Mind’ -BBC3: Part of ‘It’s a Mad World’ Season
Using handheld cameras, 20 extraordinary young people with a range of health disorders from OCD to schizophrenia show us what life is really like as they navigate the rocky road into adulthood.

For information, support & other listings in this season check out: http://ow.ly/mSDen

It never stops hurting…but the pain can heal

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After watching this did you cry?  Were you speechless?  Or will you continue as though nothing happened?

Thousands and thousands of people are suffering in silence daily, not knowing who to turn to; perhaps not being able to turn to those they thought they could because they are being bullied or stigmatised.

This is where it stops!

No one has the right to treat you like you are worthless, no one has the right to treat you like you don’t count.

You are never alone, and you do matter, you are loved and you are wanted.

It takes just one person to stand up to a bully for them to realise the negative connotations of their wrongdoing and to STOP.

What will it take for you to be that person?  To be the one who speaks out…? To be the one who changes someone’s life for the better?

I stand up for what I believe in…do you?!

#timetochange

Haunted by your personal Isolation

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No matter where you go; who your with, if you’re talking or if your silent, if your walking or if you’re at a standstill, if your on a bus, a train or in a car, in a field or in your bedroom…better still a music festival surrounded by thousands and thousands of people jumping up and down, waving their hands in the air screaming and shouting at the top of their voices – it all boils down to one thing, and one thing only…you feel ALONE!

Mental Health conditions come with a hefty pay off, a bit like a side effect of medication and sometimes that can come as a bit of a shock to us, we’re not really expecting to feel this way or behave like that and so on…

The important thing is to recognise those times where you feel alone and not to be afraid.

Use friends and family as your support, they are the people who know and love you most and want to help you.  Explain to them how your feeling and try to be honest and open – ultimately, it’s ok not to be ok….

If talking to friends and family about stuff isn’t your thing try a stranger – after all it’s highly likely you’ll never speak to them again – so give it a go!  What could go wrong….your the one in control after all 😉

I’ll give you a few numbers to call, and websites to surf to get you started but there are plenty of places and people ready and raring to listen, you’ve just got to give them a go…

Samaritans:08457 90 90 90   http://www.samaritans.org/
Childline:0800 1111    http://www.childline.org.uk
 
Youngminds:               http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
 
Mind:                            http://www.mind.org.uk/ 
 

Look after your Mental Health and your Mental Health with look after you ❤