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This week's #MentalHealthMedia piece is hit #Broadway #musical @dearevanhansen by #PasekandPaul! It tells the story of 17-year-old Evan, who suffers with severe #socialanxiety, and who, following the #suicide of a classmate, becomes caught up in a web of lies. Its realistic, unflinching and unglamorous portrayal of #mentalillnesses has won hearts across the world. #DearEvanHansen #anxiety #depression #drugaddiction #recovery #OCD #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #killthestigma #stopthestigma #yourealrightkid
I love that my sister reads with me every night. . It's turned into a ritual that helps me stay connected and gives me a space to honour my grieving. . Because you know, you'll always grieve. That part never goes away. . I sought out grief counselling after we lost Vicki. The truth is, I was still a wreck over losing my dad... My therapist helped in more ways than you can imagine, but the biggest was encouraging me to build in time every single day to honour my memories of the loved ones I've lost. . So I did for a while last winter and into the spring, and it felt like it was helping, but I wasn't very consistent with it either. And then I just stopped. . Summer came and I had a few emotional breakdowns. Maybe more than a few. And as we moved into September and all of the memories came flooding back, remembering Vicki's diagnosis last fall and the 2 short months we had left with her - I knew I needed to build that remembrance ritual back into my life again. . So, I spend a few minutes in the morning with my dad. Just like I used to. He was an early bird, and we would discuss all matters under the sun over toast with plum jam while I got ready for school. I have a couple of mementos that remind me of Dad and I sit with them and give him a quick recap on what the kids are up to. . And before bed, I say hi to my sister and tell her how proud I am of her husband, kids and grandkids. Then I read my book with her by my side, and go to bed with peace in my heart. . At the core of Finding Dandelions is learning how to embrace the bad times to move forward with a grateful heart. . Allowing grief into our lives and wading our way through it gets us so much further than trying to bottle it up or convince ourselves that we should be "over it by now". . #gratefulheart #therapyrocks #killthestigma #emotionalwellbeing #findingdandelions
😎 Same cookie, new look! Peep this chocolate and marshmallow deliciousness... I know you'll want S'more... πŸ˜‰ . . 🎫🎫 Don't forget to get a ticket for the @greenmarketto Nuit Vert Anniversary happening on the evening of September 29th! http://mailchi.mp/4d1ab7498f33/nuitvertetoronto #bakersshop420 #greenmarketto #nuitvert #access #legalizeit #420 #420toronto #comedy #edibles #420blazeitΒ  #710 #Toronto #stonernation #mmj #fueledbythc #medicated #killthestigma #baker #canadiancannabis #craftcannabis #iwillmarrymary #smores #cookies #weedstagram #eatme #topshelf #topshelflife #kusharmy #eeeeeats #potheads
Two months ago, my soulmate was still against cannabis consumption. He now has his own card and is offering to pick up goodies on his way home from work. Education is SO important. We need to be patient with our friends and family. The concept most have of marijuana is taken from high school memories or mystery strains from the neighborhood dealer. Not what it is today, in 2017. Cannabis is medicine and it heals and it helps and needs to be used as such. I honestly don't know where I would be today without it ... and I am forever grateful that he now supports and participates in the movement as well. Take your curious loved ones to a Cannabis education night. They have them all over California. I can't praise these enough. The stigma starts with ignorance. The more we all know, the sooner the stigma will be erased. πŸ’š #cannabis #mmj #legalweed #coupleswhosmoke #evergreendispensary #ocweed #ocdispensary #socalweed #socallife #420 #420life #goodies #newstrain #killthestigma #educate #educateyourself #maryjane #marijuana #medicalmarijuana #cbd #thc #endthestigma #legalizeit
Blessed with Tommy G today in the gym for some sparring. Even young Micheal had a go... so good rounds n some very different styles lol.. was fun πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ #dowhatmakesyouhappy #hardworkpaysoff #mentalhealth #mentalhealthisreal #bipolar #killthestigma #bipolardisorder #findbalance #pushon #onedayatatime #beard #beardgang #beardman #gingerface #meanbeard #tattoo #wealldeserveit #selfmedicate #keepgoing #lifelessons #chooselife #dontquit
This is louse ( crazy ) she's been training with me for about 3 months now n what a change in this girl.. she's powered by rage n hits with anger.. but her back foot always came off the floor trying to hit harder.. but we've calmed her down she sits in to her shots n the accuracy now is technique not rage.... so proud of how far she's come.. I wouldn't want a bat now haha.. keep at is missus.. its working πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ #dowhatmakesyouhappy #hardworkpaysoff #mentalhealth #mentalhealthisreal #bipolar #killthestigma #bipolardisorder #findbalance #pushon #onedayatatime #beard #beardgang #beardman #gingerface #meanbeard #tattoo #wealldeserveit #selfmedicate #keepgoing #lifelessons #chooselife #dontquit @louisesarahfoley
Tonight folks! @avondaletownecinema with @jasoncwaller and @bloodontheharp raising money for @dadscoffeebar get on out there!
Want something to do tonight come out and see some large paintings and visit with my little man Duncan. 508 West 26th St. New York, NY, 10001. (ELEVATOR TO 9E). Hope to see you there. Also in Chelsea in close radius there are a ton receptions from 6 to 830pm today as well. #bipolardisorder #bipolar #rapidcyclingbipolar #mentalillness #braindisorder #killthestigma #stigmafree #fineartexhibition #fineartexhibit #paintingexhibition #paintingexhibit #paintingshow #fineartshow #largescalepaintings #largescalepaintingexhibition #WorkHard #AbstractPainting #Painting #FineArt #FineArtist #Artist #AbstractArt #AcrylicArt #NewArt #Abstraction #OriginalArt #CreateArt #Perseverance #New #BrooklynArtist
Come by and visit Valhalla at the New West Summit October 15th from 10:00 am - 4:00 for Consumer Day. #marijuanaindustry #marijuanaevents URL for the event and more information in the comments!
'But more than anything anxiety is caring. It’s never wanting to hurt someone’s feelings. It’s never wanting to do something wrong. More than anything, it’s the want and need to simply be accepted and liked. So you try too hard sometimes.' πŸ”ΉπŸ”ΆπŸ”ΉπŸ”ΆπŸ”ΉπŸ”ΆπŸ”ΉπŸ”ΆπŸ”Ή It was a huge relief to see everything on paper. Knowing something else was wrong but not being able to stop it or pin point the solution. Progress is all we are seeing at this point. Today has been a good day. Less worry, less stress, more sleep. #functioningadult #anxiety #bipolardisorder #thoughts #besomebody #everydaygetsbetter #family #friends #love #killthestigma
Happy 2nd Birthday in heaven, Bubba. ❀️ hope they have giant purple cupcakes for you. Can't believe you should have been 18 today and a senior in high school. Missing you so much lately. πŸ’” I love you #suicideawarenessmonth #killthestigma #partyinheaven #foreversweet16