Hey everyone! Its been a long while since I’ve last posted a blog. I got sick earlier in the month and started dealing with other personal issues. While I was sick I was so excited to get back to my healthy lifestyle but once I was better I had no energy. I literally had zero energy for weeks. I was exhausted. I had no motivation. I started eating horribly again and just feeling blah about myself. I didn’t feel depressed… I just felt lazy and unmotivated. I just needed that one thing that was gonna push me. Last night I had the pleasure of joining in on a mental illness panel and discussion at NJCU with the sisters of Lamda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority Inc., Alpha Omega Chapter.It’s always so amazing and sometimes comforting hearing other people’s stories and knowing I’m really not alone. No one ever is. Sharing my story again and shedding those tears reminded me of what I went through and why I started to change my lifestyle in the first place. I forgot how refreshing it felt to express myself. Although I lost my physical motivation I was still thinking long and hard about future plans and what I need to do to achieve them. I feel like I’ve got another wake-up call! Like, hello Tiani… get your act together. I’ve reconnected with old friends, lost interest in others, basically opened my eyes a little more. Time really does fly and while its flyin it’s so easy to lose track but that’s life and the best thing you can do is just get back on track. Anywho, thank you guys for reading! Please feel free to leave any questions, comments, or feedback. Follow my Instagram for daily posts; @t_scorner 💋
P.S. Keep reading for some information/tips I got from the event on mental illness. Its important to educate yourself on things like this whether it be to help yourself or someone you love (or hate)<3
- Mental illnesses are conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behavior (or combination of these)(Psychiatry.org).
- Approximately 1 in 5 adolescents between the ages 15-24 have a mental illness. Recently the age has gone down to mental illness starting with 9 year olds.
- Genetics plays a great part in mental illness. If someone in your family suffers from a mental illness you are at a higher risk. Seek a doctor if you notice any symptoms.
- May is mental illness month!
- Reach out and talk to someone! Write things down and organize your thoughts and maybe that might make them easier to say.
- When dealing with someone who is suffering from a mental illness, always remember to have patience. Don’t burn yourself out trying to help. Give them some space.
- Helping someone can be as easy as just talking to them, spending time with them, or helping them see a doctor.
- Always remember to respect your mental illness because it is apart of YOU! Do what you can to help yourself or others. Asking for help is a sign of strength. (:
Talk about it. STOP the stigma on mental health awareness!
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