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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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Travelling the road towards a healthier nation

It’s time to act. One of the promotional videos made for the Philippine Psychiatric Association’s campaign to pass the Mental Health Act in the Philippines.

The Philippines has now taken the first important step in making the country a healthier place by acknowledging the importance of mental health issues. Let us support the proposed Mental Health Act bill.

Read this article from Rappler to know more about mental health and the issues revolving around it in our country.

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Songs for the Weary Souls

 

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All alone. Sometimes, we need to be alone with our thoughts in order to fully accept our situation and to find answers to seemingly endless questions. Breathe, relax. Soon, everything will fall into place. (Photo from pinimg.com)

 

Sometimes, there are just nights where one feels empty and lonely. 

Those kinds of night just come along unexpectedly and may somehow make you feel really sad and hopeless. But no matter how you may feel at that very moment, know that sometimes, it’s really okay to not be okay. So for those nights, just grab your earphones and let the warmth of music embrace your entire being.

To accompany you in your loneliest nights, here is a link to a list of songs that can surely make you feel alright and at ease.

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Break the stigma, help save lives

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Kind words written by the visitors during the official launch of Project Greenlight last February 28, 2017. (Photo by: Jean Pagtalunan)

Your hurtful words towards people suffering from mental health issues may cause irreparable damage. Enlighten yourself about what they are really going through and try to offer a helping hand.

Read this article from timetochange.org.uk to know more about the negative effects of the society’s misperceptions to people suffering from mental health problems: Your attitude to mental illness can hurt people

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