mapping out pages of the first Sweat Stains zine! I'm excited to support a campaign like Make it OK. As someone who recognizes the importance of health education and language, I am encouraged by Make it OK's online learning experiences, which help foster a deeper level of understanding and awareness and encourage people to start conversations about mental illness.
As the 20th anniversary of her death nears, we're remembering the concern our former Patron #Diana , Princess of Wales had for people affected by #leprosy and the way she changed the way disease was perceived. At a time when there was even more #stigma surrounding leprosy than there is today, Diana made a point of making physical contact with leprosy patients.
We're giving you the chance to give a gift in her memory, which will make sure her love and compassion will live on at Anandaban Hospital in #Nepal , where Diana visited during her time as Patron. Link in bio. #princessdiana#dianaprincessofwales
Pretty average girl right? Nothing amazing about me, I work, study, exercise and socialise just like anyone else. Two eyes, a nose and lips - nothing special, nothing extraordinary but really I'm someone who has BPD or Borderline Personality Disorder. To be honest I don't really advertise this because of stigma, will my family or friends judge me for talking about it? Will I be looked down upon? Will people not think I'm attractive? And you know what? Screw all of that. I was in one of my classes today learning about Stigma and how it affects those with a mental illness greatly and how suicide can come into the mix. I'm sick of having side eye glances or whispered "are you okay" when I speak of my troubles or when I state I'm not happy or that death seems peaceful, because it does. No I'm not okay, I push people that I love away, I'm abusive to the ones I cherish when I have fits of rage or anger. I act like I don't need you but I'm terrified of being left. I manipulate my appearance because I don't want to be myself anymore. I have overwhelming feels of emptiness and in a few hours I'm as high as a kite for no good reason but I still feel empty. I then have to pull myself down and hurt my self so I can finally FEEL something. I'll isolate my self, if not physically then I withdraw mentally - it's nothing personal but I'm trying to survive. I'm one of the many faces of people who experience BPD and I will no longer be silenced or ashamed. I know full well that I am a tough case and I can make your life difficult but please never forget, you get to walk away from me and I never get to escape my mind but I'm still human and I still love you even though I fuck up and hurt you, trust me it hurts me too and I punish my self for that. I'm trying to be a better person. I'm trying to not hurt the ones I love but it seems I fuck that up everyday, I want you to understand me and not be scared. I promise I'm trying. I'll die trying. #bpd#borderlinepersonalitydisorder#stigma#mentalhealth#fightstigma
Save the date 🤗.. September 25, 2017 @ 6:30pm . Are you or someone you know dealing with a disease that's making them feel depressed , alone , helpless , or vulnerable ? Please invite them to this free community event .. 👍🏽😆! We will have open discussions , resources and information sharing , panel discussions and much more !! #sufferinginsilence#debilitatingdiseases#stigma#secrecy#community#conversation @no_moresecrets469 @mlkidney @tic1995
Yaaaay!!! 💃💃💃 We are so pleased to announce that we are in Ghana and we will be engaging the special needs community. It will be quite exciting to learn more about the system here in Ghana; perhaps there are a few things we can adopt when we get back to Nigeria and perhaps there are few things they can learn from us. 👌
Either way, this is an exciting week we can't wait to share it all with you and we will share everything with you. 😊
Oh yeah, almost forgot; Don't forget to ask me what you want to know about Ghana, I'll make sure I get the answers. 😀
Keep following us and please tag your Ghanaian friends.
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