World Mental Health Day

I hope you are all well. I don’t yet feel ready to come back to the world of blogging, but being that it’s World Mental Health Day, I did post a different kind of video on my YouTube channel this morning – and I thought I would share.

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25 thoughts on “World Mental Health Day

  1. azileea says:

    Good to see you here! I’ve really been enjoying your channel and I hate that I can’t comment there because I don’t have a channel. Anyway, love the videos and you seem like a natural at it!

    Thank you for sharing your story and raising awareness. โค

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  2. Lulu says:

    Hi, I’ve had depression and anxiety since age 12. I am 31. I started
    recovering round age 24 and felt ok for 5-6 years Unfortunately last year I
    burnt out at work and had one of the worst psychological induced physical
    symptoms: a one year urinary infection symptoms that no treatment
    would make go away because it was a psychiatric issue. I peed every 5
    minutes, I had severe insomnia, ended up locked up in a psych ward
    where I felt even worse physically and mentaly and was highly sedated. I
    attempted suicide twice in the same week, the latest suicide attempt
    leaving me with a broken femur (I jumped from a two-storey emergency staircase). The urinary symptoms were gone by then but I stayed 3 months
    in a wheelchair until my femur got fixed. It got fixed and I could walk
    again, until a x ray showed that my femur was broken again. I am
    awaiting an implant. I am mentaly better but still have bad dreams about what happened to me these last 12 months. Thanks for sharing about mental illness. We are so misunderstood.

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  3. jennymarie4 says:

    Lauren, thanks for sharing. It makes me look back at my life, at when my panic attacks began, and wonder if there was anything I could’ve done not to suffer so long. But I truly thought I was weird, crazy for having the symptoms I did. So I didn’t want to go to a doctor and try to explain something I could hardly put into words. Thank goodness I finally went in my early 30s and got medical help. I’m enjoying your video posts on your channel! I was wondering why I couldn’t comment, but I see from someone else’s comment here that I can’t write anything if I don’t have a channel. (that’s hard for me not to comment, because you know I like to, haha!) I love your hair ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care!

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  4. Lulu says:

    Thank you for not only standing up for yourself but for pretty much every human person. We all deserve to live in a world that celebrates mental health rather than stigmatizes it. It’s good to see a post from you again! Glad to know you are ok. Wishing you the best!

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  5. tracihalpin says:

    Hi Lauren. It was nice to see and hear from you. Thank you for sharing your story. I agree we need to talk about it and end the stigma. I too have struggled with mental illness since childhood, but I didn’t see counseling until college and since then it has been a long road of 2 suicide attempts 14 and 21. Different meds and doctors and therapists. My bipolar is not stable; it is constantly shifting even with meds and therapy twice a week. I too had borderline. Thanks for helping me feel I’m not alone. You rock!

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  6. nerdfighter83 says:

    Brilliant! I know how difficult it is to open up about MH problems, and what it is to ‘live with it’ until you run yourself into the ground. I’ve been there too, and have fought for an accurate diagnosis. I have GAD, Anxious Avoidant PD, I’ve had Anorexia, Depression…a messy mixture of conditions that made no sense to me. Hearing you speak out about BPD in particular is encouraging, because there is still huge stigma attached to it (I have some traits, but have never had a formal diagnosis). Anyway…I ramble…you’ve done a great thing here. I wish you the best of luck with your ongoing treatment. x

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  7. C says:

    Thank you for sharing. I, too sought help while in school.. Sparing details, it didn’t work out well. I received real help in my 20’s. I’m glad that you’re making progress. It’s a process.

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