Good morning everyone 😊
This girl trained her lower body yesterday and I am SO sore 😂 I'm one of those people that like the pain tho so heck yeah 😂😂😂
Today I went to my psychiatrist as I have felt my mood lowering a lot over the last few months. He's put me on a new medication to replace my current anti-depressant and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will work soon 🌈🎈
I just wanted to remind you guys that there's nothing wrong with you if you struggle with your mental health or if you need to take medication for your mental health. Whatever helps you to feel better, within reason, is a great thing for you and I for one am very grateful that medication usually works well for me 🌼🌈
If you're having a tough day, it's okay, take some deep breaths, do something nice for yourself, take a nap, whatever you need. Take care of yourself, you deserve it 🎈🌼 wearing my pants from @doyoueven#doyoueven
We are holding 2 local Champions meetings where you can meet other Champions and help plan and run local activities to tackle stigma.
@timetochangecampaign is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems. At the heart of the campaign are local champions, communities and organisations taking action to change people’s attitude and behaviour around mental health stigma.
•Find out how you can get involved and become a champion, hear more about the Time to Change campaign and time to change Leicester Hub. •Be inspired and motivated to take action. •Share ideas for future activities and events in your local community.
When: Monday, 9th December
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Where: Room 2.03a- Peter Jones Academy (Boardroom)
Leicester College, St Margaret's Campus, St John Street,
Leicester, LE1 3WL .
When :Wednesday 11th December
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Where: Room 1.36, George Davies Centre (University of Leicester)
Centre for Medicine, 15 Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA .
Refreshments will be available.
For further information please contact Leicester Hub:
Looking forward to seeing you!
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1. Inadequate or poor quality sleep can negatively affect your mood, mental alertness, energy level, physical health and concentration.
2. Avoid caffeine, drugs, alcohol and energy drinks which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.
3. Learn relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercices, progressive relaxation muscle or mindfulness exercices
4. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.
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16 minutes ago
After the third yogurt filled spoon was hurled at my body I knew we needed to come up with another plan. And this one had taken a while to perfect, finding the right ratio of yogurt to medication. Not too much or she wouldn’t ever finish it, and by default, not get all of her medicine. Too little and the bitter taste would overpower the yogurt resulting in refusal to eat. Now we’d need to scrap that plan and find a new one.
Aubree used to have a hard time taking her meds. Before she could swallow pills. And this was when her medication included a controlled substance. At that time you weren’t able to get a refill until it was 100% gone, meaning you had no opportunity to build a small supply of extras for those days when you needed one. Because it got thrown down the drain. Or thrown at you. Because it got dissolved in various things and not eaten.
It meant having to be hyper vigilant in case the day you needed a refill fell on the weekend. Finding a pharmacy that was open 7 days a week. Finding a doctor who would write the prescription a few days early in case they weren’t available the exact day you ran out. Things have since changed, but back then those rx’s weren’t allowed to be “called in”. It had to be a hand written script, signed, from the doctor, delivered only to the patient, or responsible party, and hand delivered to the the pharmacy. It was so stressful every month getting it done exactly on time.
These days filling prescriptions are easy. Even controlled substances. These days taking meds is not a big deal. Even giant ones. But we suffered through a lot of trial and error. A lot of tears, episodes, and frustration. Thankfully that is one part in all of this that can be “just a phase”. Check my stories today where I’m sharing some tips to make this phase not as long or painful.