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Breathe of Hope

 

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Of words and bravery. 20 Buzzfeed staff bravely shares their stories and experiences about their mental illnesses and they encourage everyone to do the same. (photo from Buzzfeed)

Click this link and read how 20 Buzzfeed staff shared what it feels like to have suicidal thoughts and how they managed to still be here, breathing and hoping.

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Around the World, She Goes

 

 

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Towards the happy road. Abigail’s travel made her realize a lot of things and it help her with coping up with her mental illness. (photo from The Daily Mail UK) 

 

Abigail Butcher wrote an article for the Daily Mail UK about how she managed to survive from depression by experiencing life all around the globe.

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Stronger Than Her Illness

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Days of Healing. Keira Bailey’s sibling posts this photo on Twitter and it had gone viral within weeks since people love the idea of tracking their mental illness through a creative way. (photo from themighty.com)

You have to find a strategy to beat the illness.

Keira Bailey shared in this article how this form of bullet journaling helps her to track how she’s been doing with fighting through her mental illness.

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James Chau: A story of Recovery and Hope

In this video, James Chau talks about his fight against depression and how he manages to survive every day. Be inspired and watch the video above to know the whole story.

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Take off the Mask, You are not Alone

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Under the cotton candy sky. Don’t be alone in your journey. There are people who cares about you and are ready to help you recover. Remember, the sky is the prettiest when you share them with the people you love. (Photo by: Thea Panganiban, Post-process by: Jean Pagtalunan)

Depression in action

Click this link to read a comic about how finding someone to talk to can actually do wonders on the condition of people suffering from mental illnesses.

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A day dedicated for you

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Let’s talk. Oftentimes, all they need to hear are these words. Say it loud and clear, help in saving lives. (Photo from http://www.togmind.org)

If you feel like you don’t matter, know that there are still people who will always be proud of you for being so strong until this very moment, despite of your difficulties. So don’t ever think that you don’t matter, because you do, a lot. Click this link to know more about World Mental Health day.

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Stories from the Battle

 

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Shapes of Depression. People suffering from Depression can’t snap out of it because it is not something they wanted to begin with. It is not a choice and it will never be. (Art by Charlotte Gomez)

Empathy can be a big help to someone with depression. Understanding them, their feelings and the things they want to say is a big way to connect with them.

In this article from BuzzFeed, people with depression speak up on the truths they want you to know about their battle.

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Mental Health in the Philippines

It is alarming that despite the growing number of Filipinos suffering from mental health problems and the pressing need for mental health awareness, the Philippines still don’t have a Mental Health Act that would support the needs of its citizens.

May this infographics serve as an enLIGHTment to everyone on issues surrounding mental health.

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