✨ hello friends ✨
There is no need to have an official fancy diagnosis
You can still be loved.
Labels don’t matter
❣️ Welcome to the Mental Health Association! ❣️
This is a place where you can feel safe. Feel free to chat, rant, or share stories.
⭐️ Resources ⭐️
1-800-273-8255 (Suicide Prevention Line)
☀️ Other Lovely Studios to Help ☀️
You are lovely:
Also feel free to share:
Rules: (I know, rules are no fun but..)
✨ No mean comments
✨ No minimizing pain (this means no saying stuff like “well,you might be anxious but at least you don’t have cancer.”
✨ When ranting, please be careful that you don’t offend anyone. It’s ok if sometimes you need to get some stuff off your chest just make sure it’s not rude to other people.
✨ Please be careful with triggers (if you know that a story you’re about to share might be triggering please put **TRIGGER WARNING** in front! ^_^
✨ Be encouraging
✨ Stay safe. (Please, don’t come here if you are in immediate danger also please don’t say triggering things that may set people off.)
✨ Be loving to all and treat everyone equally!
✨ This should be obvious but don’t ask to be manager please! :)
✍️ FAQ about Mental Health ✍️
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is the constant feeling of unease, fear, and tenseness. This may bring up symptoms such as rapid heart beat, sweating, etc.
What is Depression or Depressive Disorder?
Depression or Depressive Disorder is a disorder in which often you feel numb of feeling or very sad. This is mostly caused by the brain failing to produce enough dopamine but can sometimes be caused by other reasons.
What is OCD?
OCD is usually a condition in which one had obsessive thoughts which lead to impulsive actions. Ex: (Needing to count every stair you walk on.) OCD can vary between people.
What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar Disorder is a disorder where one often experiences drastic mood swings. One day they can be very happy and the next very sad or angry. The cause is unknown but is usually attributed with genetics or environment.
What is Anorexia?
Anorexia is a disorder in which one feels the need to not eat due to self appearance sometimes purging to stay thin. Very similar to an eating disorder which is more wide.
What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects someone’s mood, thinking, and behaviors.
What is ADHD/ADD?
A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
What is Autism?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication
Note: Not all people with ASD experience the same symptoms. Thus, it’s called Autism SPECTRUM Disorder
What is Maladaptive Daydreaming?
Maladaptive daydreaming is a psychiatric condition. It was identified by Professor Eliezer Somer of the University of Haifa in Israel. This condition causes intense daydreaming that distracts a person from their real life. Many times, real-life events trigger day dreams.
What is Misophonia?
Misophonia may cause a reaction to sounds such as dripping water, chewing, snapping gum, or repetitive noises, such as pencil tapping.
People with misophonia can become irritated, enraged, or even panicked when they hear their trigger sounds.
Treatment might involve therapy or lifestyle recommendations, such as using sound protection or creating "noise-free" zones within living spaces.
What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? (GAD)
Severe, ongoing anxiety that interferes with daily activities.
Generalized anxiety disorder can occur at any age.
The condition has symptoms similar to panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other types of anxiety. These symptoms include constant worry, restlessness, and trouble with concentration.
What is Social Anxiety Disorder?
A chronic mental health condition in which social interactions cause irrational anxiety.
For people with social anxiety disorder, everyday social interactions cause irrational anxiety, fear, self-consciousness, and embarrassment.
Symptoms may include excess fear of situations in which one may be judged, worry about embarrassment or humiliation, or concern about offending someone.
What is PTSD?
A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
The condition may last months or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions.
If you have any of these or not, know that you are loved ❤️