After she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, all we had left were three short weeks of giving her all the love possible and make her last days as enjoyable and painless as possible.
I still look for her around every corner. I still hear the little noises her paws made on the floor. I still hear her bark every now and then. And I vividly dream of her a lot.
For ten years, she has been my furry best friend. She has been by my side from childhood through my teenage years into adulthood. To say I miss her is an understatement. And honestly, sometimes it feels like I will never get over this.
Some times are more challenging than others. A busy work schedule, personal problems, dealing with the loss of a loved one, or simply feeling overwhelmed by the current state of affairs. These and many more reasons are valid reasons to struggle with your mental health. Sometimes, these situations feel like you are stuck in quicksand: the more you struggle against it, the deeper you get caught in it. So sometimes, instead of trying to struggle, we need to take a step back and reflect, even if it feels like we don’t have the time to do so.
Fat-shaming in the medical field is one of the most dangerous aspects of fat-shaming. Often, doctors only focus on BMI, a number that today has widely been dismissed as inaccurate and not expressive about people’s actual health. BMI was created based on statistics, including only white European men. It does not consider bone mass, water retention, muscles, gender, race, age, etc. It’s an arbitrary number created based on a nonrepresentative statistic.
I have recently seen a post on TikTok that said: “Death doesn’t scare me; being fat does!”
This made me think. The girl posting this could not have been older than 15 or 16, and yet she has already internalized fatphobia to the point where she claims she would rather die and end her life instead of gaining weight and being perceived as fat. And honestly, that scares me.
We should also always take time to celebrate our strengths. I will thus focus on strengths and how to make them work for you in the upcoming weeks.
About 17% of all people have used self-harm as a coping mechanism at least once in their lifetime. While some can stop this really dangerous behavior, many struggle with it for years. I started cutting myself when I was around 13 and couldn’t stop until last year when I turned 21. I got so used to it […]
Romance is dead because somewhere along the way our standards dropped. Actually, they did not drop; they vanished, disappeared, dissolved, evaporated, and died – all at once. Yet romance can be so simple.
„Architects hate blindly following…anything…without understanding why. They have a greater dislike for authority figures who go around forcing others to obey laws and rules without understanding the purpose of the standards themselves. Architects are likely not to get along with anyone who prefers how things “have always been.” However, by not going along with the standards – even when doing so might not be a big deal – Architects can make their lives harder than they need to be.“ – 16Personalities
Some people tend to dislike a regular schedule since it often consists of breakfast, work, lunch, work, dinner and that’s it. But having a balanced routine can actually support your mental health since it gives you a clear schedule to follow throughout the day or week.
“A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts.” – Alan Watts
On average, every third person suffers from mental disorder throughout their life. These include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or addiction to medication, alcohol and other drugs. Still, the most common disorders are anxiety and depression. This is, however, just the numbers of reported patients. Many people experience the same symptoms but haven’t consulted a doctor or therapist yet.
Because mental health is still highly stigmatized in today’s society, many people struggle with getting help and treatment. Approximately one in five American adults suffer from one or more mental illnesses (National Alliance on Mental Illnesses – Mental Health By The Numbers) – and the numbers are rising.
Openly discussing mental health can help many people a great deal. The state of your mental health affects the way you feel, think, and eventually act. It is hence crucial to provide people with a safe space to express and discuss their mental struggles.
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