Blog Love|Mental Health Awareness

Today wasn’t intended to be a Blog Love day however, I just found out it was World Mental Health Day. I myself struggled with depression for most of my life up until a few years ago. I think it’s really important to support those that struggle with mental health issues,

especially given the room for growth as a society when it comes to understanding the complexities involved with mental health. Below you can find several posts I’d like to share. Whether you are reading for your own mental health or that of a friend or loved one, I hope you get what you need out of one or each of the posts below.

Shared in the order I discovered them, be sure to leave some love when you stop by!

  • This post gives a bit of insight on this year’s theme for World Mental Health Day along with some tips.

  • Five free apps for mental health are shared in this post.

  • This post lovingly highlights that families are impacted by mental health as well as the individual.

  • A beautiful quote I felt was worth sharing. It’s a great reminder whether you’re struggle is chronic or you’re having an unusually bad day.

My heart goes out to all of those dealing with mental illness in any form. May you find the path that’s best for you ❀


What did you think of these posts? Did you come across anything that was particularly interesting or encouraging? WAs there a post that you needed to read today? Have you found any posts on mental health that you’d like to share? If so, feel free to share encouraging, supportive, or informational posts in the comments! 

26 thoughts on “Blog Love|Mental Health Awareness

    1. My pleasure! I know exactly how you feel! I’m writing a book about the process that lead to me overcoming depression and my mantra is, if this helps just one person, it’s successful!! Keep doing what you do, I’m sure you help lots of people whether you know it or not ❀

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  1. I was watching an interview on tv with Rick Springfield (Jessie’s Girl) and he was talking about his lifelong struggle with depression. He said depression can be a lifelong sentence for some. He uses his music and meditation to deal with it. For some reason the just resonated with me. I have seen mental illness up close and personal and have a lot of opinions about it. It’s a very complicated issue and have learned to deal with many things through prayer and a belief that there is something out there larger than this life. Gratitude and being thankful have gotten me through so much ❀ Blessings

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    1. Thank you for sharing. You’re right it’s so complicated. I’m so glad that you’ve found something to help you. Gratitude has worked wonders in my life, I can relate. Lean into gratitude every day ❀

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  2. Thanks for raising mental health awareness, Niki! I loved the quote, and, of course, I love Jenny’s blog. Before I clicked on the link, I thought, “Oh, Jenny wrote a post about the impact of mental illness on families,” and there it was! πŸ™‚

    There are so many great apps for mental health. I use several mindfulness apps that I really love. My favorites are Mindfulness Daily (http://www.mindfulnessdailyapp.com) and Sitting Still (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sitting-still/id891207446?mt=8), which is mindfulness for teenagers, but I find that it is perfect for me! (Does that mean that I have the mind of a teenager? Haha.) There are also some great eating disorder recover apps. I like Rise Up and Recover, which is available from Recovery Warriors (https://www.recoverywarriors.com/app/).

    Hope you are doing well! Knowing that you spend so many years of struggling with depression, it is good to know that you are in such a better place in your life now, and able to also help others. That is definitely a source of hope.

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    1. That’s so funny! I just saw it because I know that Jenny raises awareness regularly so I jumped over to see what I could share. I must have missed it on my reader the day she posted it. I loved the quote πŸ™‚

      Thanks for sharing those apps! I’m doing very well thank you. It’s nice to talk to you πŸ™‚ I am, in fact I never thought I’d be at the place I am within myself so it’s so rewarding and it’s not something I take for granted. There is life after struggle, and it is beautiful. You’re doing all of the right things Lulu ❀

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  3. Thanks for the blog love, Niki! And thank you for highlighting World Mental Health Day. So important to be aware and educated about mental illness. It affects millions and yet, there’s still a lot of stigma surrounding it. Speaking out will help! Thanks again!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing our post Niki! We really appreciate the love 😊 I’m glad you wrote a post to celebrate World Mental Health Day. It definitely is such an important thing to recognise and support those who are both struggling or have battled with their mental health. With mental health rates being as high as they are now, it is so important for us to create awareness and shed as much light on the issue as we can so that sufferers can feel confident and not discriminated against.

    Our campaign looks at anxiety and mental health help-seeking and the importance of it. In particular, focusing on ways to encourage people to access mental health services rather than delaying or failing altogether. I’d love for you to check us out – it may hopefully be of interest to you.

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  5. Thank you for your sharing these apps with us! Being aware of mental health is just as important as physical health and I am very happy that a lot of people are starting to come to terms with that. It may be hard for some people to see depression as a real sickness, but it sure is real for the sufferers. Offering support to our neighbours and friends is very important, so thank you for offering us love! Also that quote was beautiful. I’ve never thought of it that way, it’s good to have a new perspective!
    Bless you ❀

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    1. I think it’s part of wellness, it’s important to look at health from a perspective of being well. Too many times I think we define our health by the lack thereof instead of the thriving levels of health on all levels. It’s important to have these open conversations. Too many suffer in silence… ❀

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  6. I’ve just come across this & im just glad more people are speaking out. The suffering is cushioned knowing there’s a support system somewhere out there, just disheartens me that not every one has it or has the means to connect to other people. Xx

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