Sunday, 14 October 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week NZ Day 7


"Each person with mental health and addiction experiences needs to define for themselves what living well means. The definition of recovery is purposefully broad, because the experience of recovery is different for everyone."
-Let's Get Real: Working With Service Users
Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui

With hope and love
Rainbow ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Friday, 12 October 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week NZ Day 5


The Self Harm Cycle: 
➡️Emotional suffering
➡️Emotional overload
➡️Panic
➡️Self-harm
➡️Temporary relief 
➡️Shame/guilt๐Ÿ”„

Mental Health Foundation UK: The Truth About Self Harm

With hope and love
Rainbow ❤๐Ÿ’š❤๐Ÿ’š

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week NZ Day 3


❣️Perfectionism
❣️Self esteem/worth
❣️Control- Feeling like food/weight is the only thing a person can control when life feels out of control, the disease of anorexia takes over & ends up controlling the person. 
❣️Safety mechanism- An oxymoron but protection from the outside world.
❣️Coping mechanism
❣️Shame
❣️Guilt
❣️Self blame
❣️Self punishment
❣️Self hate
❣️Self destruction
❣️Addiction
❣️Numbing
❣️Becoming high
❣️Identity 
❣️Loneliness
❣️Alienation 
❣️Sadness
❣️Escapism
❣️Survival mechanism
❣️Genetics
❣️Chromosome 12 
❣️A MENTAL ILLNESS with physical symptoms 
❣️Is not simply fixed by "just eating and gaining weight"
❣️Has the highest death rate out of all mental illnesses
❣️Not a choice 

With hope and love
Rainbow ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿงก