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  • It's okay to try again tomorrow 😉
  • It's okay to try again tomorrow 😉

  •  1  1  3 minutes ago
  • ✨Our mind is like our body.
What we put into it will affect the way it operates.
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Get your Step 11 meditation happening with our AA inspired MP3’s @ Meditations for Alcoholics.com.
  • ✨Our mind is like our body.
    What we put into it will affect the way it operates.
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    Get your Step 11 meditation happening with our AA inspired MP3’s @ Meditations for Alcoholics.com.

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  • Fucking frustrating.
  • Fucking frustrating.

  •  2  1  5 minutes ago
  • Healthy Breaks + Fun Team-building Ideas: ✉️“I spend a lot of time optimizing @HubSpot workflows to make sure our emails are helpful. But that’s a lot of screen time.
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When I need to refocus, I take a quick walk around my yard (#socialdistancing) to get some fresh air. It’s important to schedule breaks to clear your head, and I’m always more productive afterward.
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Here are some photos from our @slackhq channel. We host weekly photo competitions with different prompts to see what people are up to. Last week, we asked for pics of everyone’s environment. It helps make the world feel a little smaller!
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Thank you for checking out our #workfromhome tips, and a big shoutout to @strengthinourvoices!” — Nicole, Editor
#ClutchAtHome #Hubspot #remote #onthejob
  • Healthy Breaks + Fun Team-building Ideas: ✉️“I spend a lot of time optimizing @HubSpot workflows to make sure our emails are helpful. But that’s a lot of screen time.
    🚶‍♀️ 🚶
    When I need to refocus, I take a quick walk around my yard ( #socialdistancing) to get some fresh air. It’s important to schedule breaks to clear your head, and I’m always more productive afterward.
    📸
    Here are some photos from our @slackhq channel. We host weekly photo competitions with different prompts to see what people are up to. Last week, we asked for pics of everyone’s environment. It helps make the world feel a little smaller!
    👨🏻‍💻🏡 👩‍💻
    Thank you for checking out our #workfromhome tips, and a big shoutout to @strengthinourvoices!” — Nicole, Editor
    #ClutchAtHome #Hubspot #remote #onthejob

  •  2  2  7 minutes ago
  • Okay maybe not literally because quarantine 😕 but why don't you let yourself get lost in a book, or some music why don't you get creative and just let your imagination run wild (you don't have to be good at art, I'm awful but i can spend hours doing crafty things). Soon we will be able to go on real adventures again but for now we'll have a creative adventure 🎨
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#maybetomorrow #hope #newday #adventure #imaginationiseverything #creativity #bookworms #mind #mindset #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthisimportant #mentallyhealthy #mentalhealthawareness #everymindmatters #endthestigma #ptsd #ptsddoesntgettowintoday #surviving #survivor
  • Okay maybe not literally because quarantine 😕 but why don't you let yourself get lost in a book, or some music why don't you get creative and just let your imagination run wild (you don't have to be good at art, I'm awful but i can spend hours doing crafty things). Soon we will be able to go on real adventures again but for now we'll have a creative adventure 🎨
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    #maybetomorrow #hope #newday #adventure #imaginationiseverything #creativity #bookworms #mind #mindset #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthisimportant #mentallyhealthy #mentalhealthawareness #everymindmatters #endthestigma #ptsd #ptsddoesntgettowintoday #surviving #survivor

  •  4  0  12 minutes ago
  • my birthday was last week. I turned 22. I didn’t have a big celebration or anything bc yanno....quarantine. but it was my favorite birthday so far. I spent the day with my family & i’m HERE—happy, healthy, and alive.

TW—suicidal ideation
I didn’t think that i’d make it to my 22nd birthday. last summer was the darkest dark i’ve ever seen. I didn’t think it would ever end. I had lost hope, and I was ready for it to consume me. the only single reason that I stayed was because I didn’t want to hurt my family by leaving. I was lost & hopeless & just wanted out.

but today I am grateful.
grateful that I can feel the sunburn on my back I got from forgetting to wear sunscreen while mowing;
grateful that I can sit out by a fire for way too long talking to my siblings;
grateful that I can make dumb jokes that no one thinks are funny except me;
grateful that I can complain about having to write a lab report every week;
grateful that I can have kitchen dance parties w my family where we use a broken flashlight as a strobe;
grateful that I can share my story.

it gets better.
and i’m grateful that I’m here to say that.
  • my birthday was last week. I turned 22. I didn’t have a big celebration or anything bc yanno....quarantine. but it was my favorite birthday so far. I spent the day with my family & i’m HERE—happy, healthy, and alive.

    TW—suicidal ideation
    I didn’t think that i’d make it to my 22nd birthday. last summer was the darkest dark i’ve ever seen. I didn’t think it would ever end. I had lost hope, and I was ready for it to consume me. the only single reason that I stayed was because I didn’t want to hurt my family by leaving. I was lost & hopeless & just wanted out.

    but today I am grateful.
    grateful that I can feel the sunburn on my back I got from forgetting to wear sunscreen while mowing;
    grateful that I can sit out by a fire for way too long talking to my siblings;
    grateful that I can make dumb jokes that no one thinks are funny except me;
    grateful that I can complain about having to write a lab report every week;
    grateful that I can have kitchen dance parties w my family where we use a broken flashlight as a strobe;
    grateful that I can share my story.

    it gets better.
    and i’m grateful that I’m here to say that.

  •  17  1  17 minutes ago
  • The use of mental illness as a weapon to discredit opposition is one reason I feel stigma on mental health grew in recent years.

The majority seems related to politics and both parties have done it.

I think best way to halt the behaviour are people on same side calling it out. 
#mentalhealth #endthestigma
  • The use of mental illness as a weapon to discredit opposition is one reason I feel stigma on mental health grew in recent years.

    The majority seems related to politics and both parties have done it.

    I think best way to halt the behaviour are people on same side calling it out.
    #mentalhealth #endthestigma

  •  2  0  18 minutes ago
  • I can’t stress this enough...
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We have to be taking care of BOTH our physical and mental health during this time of stress and uncertainty.
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The media has done a great job outline all the ways we can take care of our physical health (i.e. washing hands, sheltering in place, etc.)
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What we are not talking enough about is all the ways we need to be taking care of our mental health. The importance of routine, social connection and increased access to mental health services through online platforms.
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This is not the time to ignore any element of our health. One of my biggest fears is if we neglect our mental health the next crisis that will follow will be just that, a mental health one.
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#coronavirus
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#therapyiscool
A Mental Health Action Campaign 
www.hashtagtherapyiscool.com
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#mentalhealth #health #wellness #mentalillness #depression #anxiety #trauma #addiction #suicideprevention #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthadvocate 
#mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthstigma #endthestigma #stopthestigma #normalizetherapy #therapy #counseling #breakthestigma #healing #recovery #askforhelp #psychologist #therapist #mentalhealthactioncampaign @hashtagtherapyiscool

Repost from @dr.christina_
  • I can’t stress this enough...
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    We have to be taking care of BOTH our physical and mental health during this time of stress and uncertainty.
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    The media has done a great job outline all the ways we can take care of our physical health (i.e. washing hands, sheltering in place, etc.)
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    What we are not talking enough about is all the ways we need to be taking care of our mental health. The importance of routine, social connection and increased access to mental health services through online platforms.
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    This is not the time to ignore any element of our health. One of my biggest fears is if we neglect our mental health the next crisis that will follow will be just that, a mental health one.
    💚
    #coronavirus
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    #therapyiscool
    A Mental Health Action Campaign
    www.hashtagtherapyiscool.com
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    #mentalhealth #health #wellness #mentalillness #depression #anxiety #trauma #addiction #suicideprevention #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthadvocate
    #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthstigma #endthestigma #stopthestigma #normalizetherapy #therapy #counseling #breakthestigma #healing #recovery #askforhelp #psychologist #therapist #mentalhealthactioncampaign @hashtagtherapyiscool

    Repost from @dr.christina_

  •  5  0  28 minutes ago
  • I bought 2 jersey shirts when I went to Disneyland in January 2019. These are both of them. Granted, I'm not wearing the shirt that's in the original picture, BUT both shirts fit the same way when I first bought and wore them. It is also worth noting that both shirts are the same size-- XXL. 
Guess I thought this was a good picture of my progress. 
Stay strong and healthy out there, folks! And most importantly, keep your head right-- I know I've been struggling with my mental illness lately. I believe in you and I am here for you! ❤
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#beforeandduring #thentonow #thenandnow #beforeandafter #progresspictures #progresspic #rny #rnycommunity #rnygastricbypasssurgery #gastricbypass #gastricbypasssurgery #wls #wlscommunity #weightloss #weightlossjourney #endthestigma
  • I bought 2 jersey shirts when I went to Disneyland in January 2019. These are both of them. Granted, I'm not wearing the shirt that's in the original picture, BUT both shirts fit the same way when I first bought and wore them. It is also worth noting that both shirts are the same size-- XXL.
    Guess I thought this was a good picture of my progress.
    Stay strong and healthy out there, folks! And most importantly, keep your head right-- I know I've been struggling with my mental illness lately. I believe in you and I am here for you! ❤
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    #beforeandduring #thentonow #thenandnow #beforeandafter #progresspictures #progresspic #rny #rnycommunity #rnygastricbypasssurgery #gastricbypass #gastricbypasssurgery #wls #wlscommunity #weightloss #weightlossjourney #endthestigma

  •  4  2  31 minutes ago
  • HopJax™ is the first mental health provider directory that allows new clients to book an intake appointment online with an extensive advanced search criteria! 
So you will get found by new clients looking for your specific services and offerings!  New clients can search for your groups and IOPs and search results are ranked by first available appointment so they get assistance as soon as possible! 
Learn more today and get listed at hopjax.com/providers

#hopjax #mentalillness #mentalcure #mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthsupport #itsokaynottobeokay #depression #depressionawareness #depressionhelp #anxiety #anxietyproblems #anxietysupport #anxietyhelp #anxietyawareness #endthestigma #breakthestigma #stopthestigma #endstigma #ptsd #ptsdawareness #cptsd #bpd #bipolar #realdepressionproject #thedepressionproject
  • HopJax™ is the first mental health provider directory that allows new clients to book an intake appointment online with an extensive advanced search criteria!
    So you will get found by new clients looking for your specific services and offerings! New clients can search for your groups and IOPs and search results are ranked by first available appointment so they get assistance as soon as possible!
    Learn more today and get listed at hopjax.com/providers

    #hopjax #mentalillness #mentalcure #mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthsupport #itsokaynottobeokay #depression #depressionawareness #depressionhelp #anxiety #anxietyproblems #anxietysupport #anxietyhelp #anxietyawareness #endthestigma #breakthestigma #stopthestigma #endstigma #ptsd #ptsdawareness #cptsd #bpd #bipolar #realdepressionproject #thedepressionproject

  •  6  0  34 minutes ago
  • So one of the techniques I’ve always used to help me with managing my thoughts and controlling my anxieties is to have little messages to myself everywhere. I set reminders on my phone to help ground me and now I’ve got my new phone, I decided I need to change the home screen to something that will help remind me that things will be ok. 
I stumbled across this on @anniesaura and it’s perfect! This song is one of my go to songs for helping lift my mood, I’m a huge Bob Marley fan and on my honeymoon we went to his grave and the house he grew up in. We had that incredible tour guide, you may have seen him, Captain Crazy! He told us the story of how Bob wrote this song and it was incredible. We saw the stone that he was resting his head on when he wrote the song and the doorstep where the 3 birds sat! 
This will be my reminder that some of my most special moments came after a terrible darkness and that things really will be alright 💚

#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #bipolar #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #bpd #bpdawareness #anxiety #anxietyrelief #mindfulness #justbreathe #bobmarley #dontworry #recovery #selfcare #mentalhealthadvocate #endthestigma #samehere #itsokaynottobeokay #youcandoit
  • So one of the techniques I’ve always used to help me with managing my thoughts and controlling my anxieties is to have little messages to myself everywhere. I set reminders on my phone to help ground me and now I’ve got my new phone, I decided I need to change the home screen to something that will help remind me that things will be ok.
    I stumbled across this on @anniesaura and it’s perfect! This song is one of my go to songs for helping lift my mood, I’m a huge Bob Marley fan and on my honeymoon we went to his grave and the house he grew up in. We had that incredible tour guide, you may have seen him, Captain Crazy! He told us the story of how Bob wrote this song and it was incredible. We saw the stone that he was resting his head on when he wrote the song and the doorstep where the 3 birds sat!
    This will be my reminder that some of my most special moments came after a terrible darkness and that things really will be alright 💚

    #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #bipolar #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #bpd #bpdawareness #anxiety #anxietyrelief #mindfulness #justbreathe #bobmarley #dontworry #recovery #selfcare #mentalhealthadvocate #endthestigma #samehere #itsokaynottobeokay #youcandoit

  •  9  0  36 minutes ago
  • New podcast episode! In this episode, Doug and Meredith talk about finding self-confidence, compassion for self, and having a support system - while also being okay with being alone. Doug and his client, Andrew, explore Andrew’s challenges with anxiety about his relationship, and the interdependence he needs in order to feel safe and loveable.

Swipe to see the Superman comic panel mentioned in this episode!

Listen now on @applepodcasts, @spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!⁠
  • New podcast episode! In this episode, Doug and Meredith talk about finding self-confidence, compassion for self, and having a support system - while also being okay with being alone. Doug and his client, Andrew, explore Andrew’s challenges with anxiety about his relationship, and the interdependence he needs in order to feel safe and loveable.

    Swipe to see the Superman comic panel mentioned in this episode!

    Listen now on @applepodcasts, @spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!⁠

  •  12  1  36 minutes ago
  • 👉Now is your time to Relax Girl!! Try my CBD Bath Bombs!  NEW 🤩Breathe Easy Formula for improved lung function or Deep Sleep Formula to relax you to sleep 😴 🌸🌷 Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

Also available without CBD. Multiple color/Scent options. 
Ask about Local Porch Delivery in the Denver Area! 
#cbdbathbomb #relaxgirl #selfcare #mothersday #recharge #bathbomb #covidcare #youtime #fillyourcup #mompreneur #mentalhealthmatters #endthestigma #girlwashyourface #girltakeabath
  • 👉Now is your time to Relax Girl!! Try my CBD Bath Bombs! NEW 🤩Breathe Easy Formula for improved lung function or Deep Sleep Formula to relax you to sleep 😴 🌸🌷 Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

    Also available without CBD. Multiple color/Scent options.
    Ask about Local Porch Delivery in the Denver Area!
    #cbdbathbomb #relaxgirl #selfcare #mothersday #recharge #bathbomb #covidcare #youtime #fillyourcup #mompreneur #mentalhealthmatters #endthestigma #girlwashyourface #girltakeabath

  •  0  0  37 minutes ago
  • Struggling with Mental Health call (888) 822-7348 or visit BlueSkyRecovery.com

Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned. ~ Charles W. Chesnutt

#trauma #yoga #quotes #healthylifestyle #endthestigma #art #mindset #awareness #counseling #goals #stress #happy #therapist #chronicillness #bpd #family #mentalwellness #mentalhealthrecovery #community #lifecoach #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #hope #instagood #peace #repost #help #lifestyle #healthy #growth
  • Struggling with Mental Health call (888) 822-7348 or visit BlueSkyRecovery.com

    Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned. ~ Charles W. Chesnutt

    #trauma #yoga #quotes #healthylifestyle #endthestigma #art #mindset #awareness #counseling #goals #stress #happy #therapist #chronicillness #bpd #family #mentalwellness #mentalhealthrecovery #community #lifecoach #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #hope #instagood #peace #repost #help #lifestyle #healthy #growth

  •  3  0  38 minutes ago
  • Hey #1000hoursdry friends 💗⁣
Tomorrow I celebrate my 10 month booze free milestone! I’ve been doing some reflection and here’s what I’ve learned on this crazy journey: ⁣
✨It got easier for me as more time passed. I’ve become more comfortable telling people I don’t drink and my cravings have almost disappeared.⁣
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✨I feel more... like me. I’m incredibly shy and always use alcohol as a crutch in social situations. I’ve started to learn that I can 100% socialize without alcohol. But it took time. ⁣
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✨At first I gained weight because I started eating TONS of sugar. But now I’m slowing down on the sugar because I know how to listen to my body now. ⁣
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✨Quitting drinking is really hard. At least it was for me. It takes a lot of effort and self-love to push through the dark places we may have started from. ⁣
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✨I read a lot of ‘quit lit’ in the first few months of quitting alcohol and I made some incredible friends on this platform who also happen to not drink. ⁣
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Just some thoughts for today and my reflections on what I’ve experienced giving up booze. Maybe you’ve experienced some of them too? ⁣
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XO, Es @sober_otter
  • Hey #1000hoursdry friends 💗⁣
    Tomorrow I celebrate my 10 month booze free milestone! I’ve been doing some reflection and here’s what I’ve learned on this crazy journey: ⁣
    ✨It got easier for me as more time passed. I’ve become more comfortable telling people I don’t drink and my cravings have almost disappeared.⁣

    ✨I feel more... like me. I’m incredibly shy and always use alcohol as a crutch in social situations. I’ve started to learn that I can 100% socialize without alcohol. But it took time. ⁣

    ✨At first I gained weight because I started eating TONS of sugar. But now I’m slowing down on the sugar because I know how to listen to my body now. ⁣

    ✨Quitting drinking is really hard. At least it was for me. It takes a lot of effort and self-love to push through the dark places we may have started from. ⁣

    ✨I read a lot of ‘quit lit’ in the first few months of quitting alcohol and I made some incredible friends on this platform who also happen to not drink. ⁣


    Just some thoughts for today and my reflections on what I’ve experienced giving up booze. Maybe you’ve experienced some of them too? ⁣

    XO, Es @sober_otter

  •  51  5  40 minutes ago
  • People with mental illness are often NOT seen. Being invisible contributes to dying earlier and more frequently from cancer. Join us in our Photo Voice Project! #engagewithus #endthestigma
  • People with mental illness are often NOT seen. Being invisible contributes to dying earlier and more frequently from cancer. Join us in our Photo Voice Project! #engagewithus #endthestigma

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  • During these uncertain times, we're especially grateful for the amazing work that all of our grant recipients do year-round.

Recently, D’Vine Path Program dedicated a vine to the Fallbrook Regional Health District and is giving us updates on its development!
  • During these uncertain times, we're especially grateful for the amazing work that all of our grant recipients do year-round.

    Recently, D’Vine Path Program dedicated a vine to the Fallbrook Regional Health District and is giving us updates on its development!

  •  3  1  44 minutes ago
  • Day 347 - Liver
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“What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.” - Irish Proverb
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“False.” - Dwight Schrute
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I had to bring out one of my old shirts that showed my idiocy with joking about my past drinking.  My health was a huge reason that I needed to stop drinking as I had been putting on weight nice and steadily over the years and working out became a very rare occurrence.  Eating wasn’t healthy but I tried somewhat, but when drinking was involved anything healthy went out the window.  So basically I was in a downward spiral.  I was 30+ pounds overweight, any muscle I used to have was disappearing, and my test results were not good.  In 2018, my bloodwork showed elevated liver enzymes and my doctor ordered an ultrasound that diagnosed Fatty Liver Disease.  No real shocker to me there... overweight and drinking way too much, what did I think was going to happen.  It’s hard to ignore the fact that when you wake up after too much whiskey the night before and your liver is tender to the touch... yeah, that’s not a good sign.

So my cholesterol well on it’s way to 300, my blood pressure almost 150/95, my liver tests all in the high range, and a fatty liver were all red flags 🚩 being raised that I couldn’t ignore anymore.  These all helped me make the change I did in the end, even though I still clung to the hope of turning it around and still drinking back then.  I obviously wish those 🚩 weren’t needed in order for me make some life changes but they were and I eventually did. 
Now, almost a year with no alcohol, I’m down 25+ pounds, my blood pressure has been down around 100/70, my cholesterol is closer to 200, and my liver enzymes are down to the very low end of the healthy range.  So to piggy back off of my last repost from @1000hoursdry , yes, the body can heal itself if you let it.  I was scheduled for another ultrasound next month to check on things and while I may still have a fatty liver, I’m hoping to see signs of it improving from year to year the longer I go without a drink. •
Make sure you ask your doctor for blood tests to check your liver.  There are different ones out there so see what they recommend.
  • Day 347 - Liver

    “What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.” - Irish Proverb

    “False.” - Dwight Schrute

    I had to bring out one of my old shirts that showed my idiocy with joking about my past drinking. My health was a huge reason that I needed to stop drinking as I had been putting on weight nice and steadily over the years and working out became a very rare occurrence. Eating wasn’t healthy but I tried somewhat, but when drinking was involved anything healthy went out the window. So basically I was in a downward spiral. I was 30+ pounds overweight, any muscle I used to have was disappearing, and my test results were not good. In 2018, my bloodwork showed elevated liver enzymes and my doctor ordered an ultrasound that diagnosed Fatty Liver Disease. No real shocker to me there... overweight and drinking way too much, what did I think was going to happen. It’s hard to ignore the fact that when you wake up after too much whiskey the night before and your liver is tender to the touch... yeah, that’s not a good sign.

    So my cholesterol well on it’s way to 300, my blood pressure almost 150/95, my liver tests all in the high range, and a fatty liver were all red flags 🚩 being raised that I couldn’t ignore anymore. These all helped me make the change I did in the end, even though I still clung to the hope of turning it around and still drinking back then. I obviously wish those 🚩 weren’t needed in order for me make some life changes but they were and I eventually did.
    Now, almost a year with no alcohol, I’m down 25+ pounds, my blood pressure has been down around 100/70, my cholesterol is closer to 200, and my liver enzymes are down to the very low end of the healthy range. So to piggy back off of my last repost from @1000hoursdry , yes, the body can heal itself if you let it. I was scheduled for another ultrasound next month to check on things and while I may still have a fatty liver, I’m hoping to see signs of it improving from year to year the longer I go without a drink. •
    Make sure you ask your doctor for blood tests to check your liver. There are different ones out there so see what they recommend.

  •  31  4  51 minutes ago
  • It's pretty incredible how resilient we are as humans. The past few weeks have been tough, but you've gotten through it.⠀
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Major change can be tough and we've all had to plunge into and move with it, stretching and adapting in new ways. Be patient with yourself and keep dancing (for me, that's in my living room)!⠀
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As always, please be kind + compassionate to yourself and to others.⠀
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#thursdaythoughts #coronavirusanxiety #covid19 #irvinyalom #youareapriority #mentalhealthawareness #therapistthoughts #mentalhealthsupport #selfcare #selflove #youareenough #liveinspired #depression #anxiety #mentalhealthadvocate #psychologist #therapy #therapistsofinstagram #mytherapistthinks #nycpsychologist #psychologistsonig #clinicalpsychologist #therapynerds #wellnessinfluencer #datadriventherapy #endthestigma #nyctherapy #nyc #therapists #therapygroupnyc
  • It's pretty incredible how resilient we are as humans. The past few weeks have been tough, but you've gotten through it.⠀
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    Major change can be tough and we've all had to plunge into and move with it, stretching and adapting in new ways. Be patient with yourself and keep dancing (for me, that's in my living room)!⠀
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    As always, please be kind + compassionate to yourself and to others.⠀
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    #thursdaythoughts #coronavirusanxiety #covid19 #irvinyalom #youareapriority #mentalhealthawareness #therapistthoughts #mentalhealthsupport #selfcare #selflove #youareenough #liveinspired #depression #anxiety #mentalhealthadvocate #psychologist #therapy #therapistsofinstagram #mytherapistthinks #nycpsychologist #psychologistsonig #clinicalpsychologist #therapynerds #wellnessinfluencer #datadriventherapy #endthestigma #nyctherapy #nyc #therapists #therapygroupnyc

  •  7  0  55 minutes ago
  • Unlike physically being alone, loneliness is a feeling and a perception.

Loneliness Epidemic is real. Are you feeling lonely?👇 We all have an inner critic - and he is NOT a realistic guy, the difference is to listen to it or to ignore it. Have you heard this inner enemy before?:
“No one really cares about you.”
“You’re such a burden. Who wants to be around you?”
“Don’t put yourself out there. You’ll only be rejected.”
“You’re going to embarrass yourself.”
“She doesn’t want you to ask her out.”
“He has just forgotten about you.” ☝️The first step to countering our loneliness is to befriend ourselves.

Adopt an attitude toward ourselves that we would extend to any friend we love, experiencing the same circumstances.

It can be as simple as taking a walk in your neigborhood and making eye contact, saying hello to someone, having a talk with a friend, co-worker, your partner.

Ignoring our inner critic and seeking connection is crucial to the quality of our lives, any step we take toward connection is a step to weaken our inner critic and shift our perspective, not just toward the outside world, but toward ourselves ❤️🙏
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Follow 👉 @dr.clearmind
  • Unlike physically being alone, loneliness is a feeling and a perception.

    Loneliness Epidemic is real. Are you feeling lonely?👇 We all have an inner critic - and he is NOT a realistic guy, the difference is to listen to it or to ignore it. Have you heard this inner enemy before?:
    “No one really cares about you.”
    “You’re such a burden. Who wants to be around you?”
    “Don’t put yourself out there. You’ll only be rejected.”
    “You’re going to embarrass yourself.”
    “She doesn’t want you to ask her out.”
    “He has just forgotten about you.” ☝️The first step to countering our loneliness is to befriend ourselves.

    Adopt an attitude toward ourselves that we would extend to any friend we love, experiencing the same circumstances.

    It can be as simple as taking a walk in your neigborhood and making eye contact, saying hello to someone, having a talk with a friend, co-worker, your partner.

    Ignoring our inner critic and seeking connection is crucial to the quality of our lives, any step we take toward connection is a step to weaken our inner critic and shift our perspective, not just toward the outside world, but toward ourselves ❤️🙏

    Follow 👉 @dr.clearmind

  •  10  1  55 minutes ago
  • The end of an era... 3305, you will be missed...
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These past few years have been a challenge, to say the least. Having this oasis to escape to undoubtedly made it all more manageable.
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One thing I said this morning that I believe to my core, is that I never took my time in this place, or with this view, for granted.
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I knew it wasn’t guna last forever, but ya never think it’s guna go so fast.
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Shoutout to @jhoffing71 for putting up with my shit all these years. Between a hospitalization, my recovery, me adopting Mila, etc- there were countless times it would’ve been beyond warranted for you to be fed up, or at the very least annoyed, by having me as a roommate. Yet, I can’t recall a single moment you made me feel anything other than supported, loved, and respected.
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Good people aren’t always easy to come by; great people—even harder. Jon Hoffing’s though... truly once in a generation
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✌️Chicago... On to the next chapter
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#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #menshealth #menshealthawareness #chicago #therapyiscool #mentalhealthmatters #samehere #theproudfailure #getbettereveryday #breakthestigma #endthestigma #chicagoskyline #lincolnpark #bipolarawareness #anxietyawareness
#depressionawareness #smile #servicedog #emotionalsupportanimal #ESA
  • The end of an era... 3305, you will be missed...
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    These past few years have been a challenge, to say the least. Having this oasis to escape to undoubtedly made it all more manageable.
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    One thing I said this morning that I believe to my core, is that I never took my time in this place, or with this view, for granted.
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    I knew it wasn’t guna last forever, but ya never think it’s guna go so fast.
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    Shoutout to @jhoffing71 for putting up with my shit all these years. Between a hospitalization, my recovery, me adopting Mila, etc- there were countless times it would’ve been beyond warranted for you to be fed up, or at the very least annoyed, by having me as a roommate. Yet, I can’t recall a single moment you made me feel anything other than supported, loved, and respected.
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    Good people aren’t always easy to come by; great people—even harder. Jon Hoffing’s though... truly once in a generation
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    ✌️Chicago... On to the next chapter
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    #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #menshealth #menshealthawareness #chicago #therapyiscool #mentalhealthmatters #samehere #theproudfailure #getbettereveryday #breakthestigma #endthestigma #chicagoskyline #lincolnpark #bipolarawareness #anxietyawareness
    #depressionawareness #smile #servicedog #emotionalsupportanimal #ESA

  •  75  5  1 hour ago
  • 🖕 MY MOOD AFTER 2 AND A HALF WEEKS IN QUARANTINE 🖕

Headphones and eye mask on, I am sick and tired of the world. I'm sick of the COVIDIOTS and the stockpiling and people ignoring government guidelines. I miss being able to do whatever the fuck I want to do, whenever I want. I miss eating dinner at a restaurant and going to the cinema or just going on dates. I am going mad in the big brother house and I am losing my patience. Sometimes I get angry, and clash with other housemates. I'm probably not far off being evicted. My roots have grown and my fringe is far too long. I haven't shaven my legs in months (lol can't blame it on the coronavirus) and I have no shorts that fit me but I can't go out to buy anything anymore so who gives a shit. I'm wearing a t-shirt I got from Mexico on a lovely holiday, but wearing it makes me feel depressed. All I've got is a house full of 5 people arguing over easter egg rationing and who's keeps leaving the sodding pots in the sink? The government approved walks don't help when people have faces like slapped arses and people treat each other like they could have the plague. All the changes happening I can't keep up, my autistic brain is still processing the first change in my routine that happened weeks ago. I ate a whole packet of party rings to try and lighten the mood. It didn't. Life doesn't feel like a party right now. It feels like a shit show and everything that was once great is absolutely boring and I feel trapped like I'm Gemma Collins in the big brother house. I'm so close to snapping "I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC, DARREN" and "I DON'T WANNA PLAY ANYMORE GAMES, I'M FUCKING GAMED OUT" and just storming out. Even though we have to do this just for our own safety and no cash prize. Urgh...can we just go back to the old days already?
  • 🖕 MY MOOD AFTER 2 AND A HALF WEEKS IN QUARANTINE 🖕

    Headphones and eye mask on, I am sick and tired of the world. I'm sick of the COVIDIOTS and the stockpiling and people ignoring government guidelines. I miss being able to do whatever the fuck I want to do, whenever I want. I miss eating dinner at a restaurant and going to the cinema or just going on dates. I am going mad in the big brother house and I am losing my patience. Sometimes I get angry, and clash with other housemates. I'm probably not far off being evicted. My roots have grown and my fringe is far too long. I haven't shaven my legs in months (lol can't blame it on the coronavirus) and I have no shorts that fit me but I can't go out to buy anything anymore so who gives a shit. I'm wearing a t-shirt I got from Mexico on a lovely holiday, but wearing it makes me feel depressed. All I've got is a house full of 5 people arguing over easter egg rationing and who's keeps leaving the sodding pots in the sink? The government approved walks don't help when people have faces like slapped arses and people treat each other like they could have the plague. All the changes happening I can't keep up, my autistic brain is still processing the first change in my routine that happened weeks ago. I ate a whole packet of party rings to try and lighten the mood. It didn't. Life doesn't feel like a party right now. It feels like a shit show and everything that was once great is absolutely boring and I feel trapped like I'm Gemma Collins in the big brother house. I'm so close to snapping "I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC, DARREN" and "I DON'T WANNA PLAY ANYMORE GAMES, I'M FUCKING GAMED OUT" and just storming out. Even though we have to do this just for our own safety and no cash prize. Urgh...can we just go back to the old days already?

  •  27  5  1 hour ago
  • During a crisis such as the #COVID19 pandemic, it’s natural to experience different levels of stress and anxiety. It’s important to remind yourself that despite what and how often you’re feeling certain emotions during this time, it’s always a good idea to reach out for support. Calling a loved one or scheduling a virtual session with your therapist can help lift some of the weight you may be carrying. Thank you for this important reminder @hellodrjoy 💛 💛
  • During a crisis such as the #COVID19 pandemic, it’s natural to experience different levels of stress and anxiety. It’s important to remind yourself that despite what and how often you’re feeling certain emotions during this time, it’s always a good idea to reach out for support. Calling a loved one or scheduling a virtual session with your therapist can help lift some of the weight you may be carrying. Thank you for this important reminder @hellodrjoy 💛 💛

  •  146  1  1 hour ago

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When thinking about how I would celebrate this special occasion, it came to me one afternoon, wrapped in a bow, as if calling out to me by name: SHE RECOVERS in Miami. How quickly I wanted to jump on it, buy the ticket, the flight, the hotel!!! “But I can’t afford it,” I argued. “I’m finally making some headway with the mess that IS my finances. I can’t afford it.” I shook my head, but couldn’t let it go. I thought about what it meant for me to be there. To celebrate 1 YEAR without alcohol. And then I thought about what I could share; what I could bring back. Could I inspire more women with my story? I was polishing wine glasses at the restaurant (yes, wine glasses) when I thought: if I worked 3 nights that I’m not supposed to work—3 extra nights that I don’t WANT to work... It’s money I wouldn’t have. So yes, I can afford it. I can do it.”
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SHE RECOVERS. “I can do it!!!” You hear that voice? That’s my sober voice. She’s stronger on month 11 than she was on month 1 or 3 or 5. But she’s still in recovery. She’s RECOVERING. Growing. Still figuring out who she is without running away, numbing herself, hiding beneath the covers—or hiding behind a glass of wine.
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SHE RECOVERS. With an “S.” NOT “ED.” An “S.” It’ll always be an “S” because life throws us curve balls... Health scares. Financial stress. Employment surprises. Sometimes all at once. Like the Coronavirus. On March 14th I was still serving guests at the restaurant. And by the 16th the restaurant was closed. The @sherecovers retreat in Miami has been postponed til 2021. Despite all of the disappointments, the uncertainties, the FEAR, there is one thing I can still count on during this time 🙋🏽‍♀️. I WILL STAY SOBER. Because drinking won’t make any of this go away.
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SHE RECOVERS. And she’s not doing it alone. I want to extend a HUGE 6-ft-away VIRTUAL thank you to my family, my friends + my business partners. And I want to ⭐️ SPOTLIGHT ⭐️ the power of online communities. From “support local” to “alcohol free,” “boss babe” to “on the mocks” — you fill me with love + pride + purpose. Together we are stronger! ✨#grateful #sherecovers #insightfulsobriety
  • 11 MONTHS. Wow. 1 month away from a year...
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    When thinking about how I would celebrate this special occasion, it came to me one afternoon, wrapped in a bow, as if calling out to me by name: SHE RECOVERS in Miami. How quickly I wanted to jump on it, buy the ticket, the flight, the hotel!!! “But I can’t afford it,” I argued. “I’m finally making some headway with the mess that IS my finances. I can’t afford it.” I shook my head, but couldn’t let it go. I thought about what it meant for me to be there. To celebrate 1 YEAR without alcohol. And then I thought about what I could share; what I could bring back. Could I inspire more women with my story? I was polishing wine glasses at the restaurant (yes, wine glasses) when I thought: if I worked 3 nights that I’m not supposed to work—3 extra nights that I don’t WANT to work... It’s money I wouldn’t have. So yes, I can afford it. I can do it.”
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    SHE RECOVERS. “I can do it!!!” You hear that voice? That’s my sober voice. She’s stronger on month 11 than she was on month 1 or 3 or 5. But she’s still in recovery. She’s RECOVERING. Growing. Still figuring out who she is without running away, numbing herself, hiding beneath the covers—or hiding behind a glass of wine.
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    SHE RECOVERS. With an “S.” NOT “ED.” An “S.” It’ll always be an “S” because life throws us curve balls... Health scares. Financial stress. Employment surprises. Sometimes all at once. Like the Coronavirus. On March 14th I was still serving guests at the restaurant. And by the 16th the restaurant was closed. The @sherecovers retreat in Miami has been postponed til 2021. Despite all of the disappointments, the uncertainties, the FEAR, there is one thing I can still count on during this time 🙋🏽‍♀️. I WILL STAY SOBER. Because drinking won’t make any of this go away.
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    SHE RECOVERS. And she’s not doing it alone. I want to extend a HUGE 6-ft-away VIRTUAL thank you to my family, my friends + my business partners. And I want to ⭐️ SPOTLIGHT ⭐️ the power of online communities. From “support local” to “alcohol free,” “boss babe” to “on the mocks” — you fill me with love + pride + purpose. Together we are stronger! ✨ #grateful #sherecovers #insightfulsobriety

  •  1,875  88  8 April, 2020
  • Leaning into my anxiety toolkit now more than ever, and grateful for one of the most important pieces — my prescribed medication. ⁣⁣
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If you’re a fellow med-taker, don’t feel shame ... Feel 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐞 for doing what is best for you at this time. ⁣⁣
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I wrote all about my experience with medication awhile ago, and revisiting it via the blog link in bio. ⁣⁣
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𝐈’𝐦 𝐬𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮. I hope this helps you feel less alone 💛✨ #adventuresandanxiety #myfavoritemeds
  • Leaning into my anxiety toolkit now more than ever, and grateful for one of the most important pieces — my prescribed medication. ⁣⁣
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    If you’re a fellow med-taker, don’t feel shame ... Feel 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐞 for doing what is best for you at this time. ⁣⁣
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    I wrote all about my experience with medication awhile ago, and revisiting it via the blog link in bio. ⁣⁣
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    𝐈’𝐦 𝐬𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮. I hope this helps you feel less alone 💛✨ #adventuresandanxiety #myfavoritemeds

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There are some things which we can control and there are other things which we cannot control. It is very important to demarcate the difference between the two things. It provides us with a perspective and helps us grow as a person❤️ 🎨-@mellow.doodles
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  • Drei Tage nach Buchveröffentlichung schwanke ich zwischen Freude, völliger Erschöpfung und Ungeduld, denn ein Buch in Zeiten von Corona zu veröffentlichen ist definitiv anders als geplant. Nichtsdestotrotz überwiegt ein Gefühl: Dankbarkeit. Die Nachrichten und ersten Rückmeldungen zeigen mir, das Buch gefällt, kommt richtig an und erfüllt genau das, was es soll: Mut machen! Das macht mich so glücklich, ihr glaubt es gar nicht! Danke dafür 🖤💫 Und wer es noch nicht hat, eure lokalen BuchhändlerInnen freuen sich über jede Bestellung 🤓 #angstphase #buch #autorenleben #autorinnenleben #anxiety #angststörung #Panikattacken #mentalhealth #endthestigma | Werbung/Verlinkung
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