Welcome back to Tuesday's Takeaways!
This week our Top Quotes center around mental health.
How do some mental health issues portray themselves?
1. "It’s like landing on another planet but everything is familiar
Leaving to return once again
Recognizing everything but refusing to say hello
Making eye contact only to look away"
-Merna Ibrahim, The Dangers of Nostalgia
2. "Body exhausted, eyes burning, mind overwhelmed with thoughts
My body resists the urge to sleep
It doesn’t want to see you again"
- Riana Kolari, Insomniac
3. "the crippling thought of making an error
courses through my mind constantly [...]
I’ve caused a problem
somehow this fault was started because of me
it’s always because of me"
- brie rose, i’m sorry
4. "[the heart] was beating and beating and
until suddenly everything else was
it felt like i was inside"
-Lia Hauser, Another Tell-Tale Story
5. "To watch a mess unfold
Beyond the brain [...]
When they whispered “suppression is not healthy”
You tuned them out, believing with all of your shaking being
That all that was being suppressed had to be worse"
-Natalie Mosseri, Suppression
Some things to remind yourself:
Disclaimer: this works for some people, not all.
"Tip #3: Don’t guilt yourself over temporary things. Your mental health is more important."
-Gabrielle Kaplun, How to Feel Beautiful 101
'Stop immersing yourself in darkness
Stop using it as a shield
Push yourself to believe all your pain will be healed"
- Latife Lita, D.F.S.
And this is okay as well:
"You never really become okay, You just find ways to make the pain temporarily go away"
-Janikaa Jackson, Healing Isn’t Real
But there are always small things that bring relief:
"Not only has writing been a catharsis, it’s helped me raise awareness for mental health and mental illness."
- Kathleen Conlon, BE PATIENT, PATIENT
Yes! If you or someone you know need to speak to a counselor, please visit 0203 James Hall. Someone is always there for you!
For next week's theme we will be sharing our goodbyes.
Make sure to stay tuned! <3
-Mic and Gina
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