I want to support others that are also on the same journey, because there are so many people out there that have had current life experiences affect their mental health including the current pandemic

Keywords: our mission

We all need a kick start and support when we can get it, theres nothing better than spreading positivity and supporting others on life journeys too and thats what we are here for.

https://theinfluentialindividual.art.blog/2021/05/02/our-mission

I hope you continue to pop in while I share my life

Keywords: what is art therapy , art therapy , healing journey , trauma story

I did not expect sharing my trauma story with strangers to be a foundational aspect of my adult life. Especially while entering the mental health profession. I feel like most therapists do not go there on a public level to maintain a sense of professionalism, but, fuck it.

https://creatinglightwithkelsey.com/2021/02/21/welcome-to-the-healing-journey

I want to build a support focused service in the community that works alongside other services – not in competition with

Keywords: entrepreneur , female , introductions

You see, I come from a career in employment and housing support. I have worked with societies most vulnerable and I specialised in helping people with mental health issues, long term health conditions and disabilities. I’ve walked with clients to food banks, I’ve talked them down from depressive periods and I’ve been that only person they feel able to open up to. It was actually doing this I realised there is always a need of support but not always the right people available – you have to remember an employment advisor taking a client to the food bank is 100% out with their job remit. But we do it, because helping people isn’t a straight forward path.

https://femalesocialentrepreneurs.wordpress.com/2021/02/15/time-for-introductions

I work my ass off every day to get a little closer to where I want to be

Keywords: the buildup , encouragment , mental health , rant , trauma , trigger warning , tw suicide , work

I don’t need validation to continue this journey, but it would be so nice. It would just be the sweetest thing to hear from someone else. I scream it at myself every day. I say, “Rudy, you’re doing so much better. You can pretend it’s a secret and get through this. You’re good enough.” I, however, am not a reliable source of emotional information to myself yet. I’m still working on that. Until then, any kind of encouragement is greatly appreciated.

https://victoriacsmith.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/progress-vs-validation

Caring for your mental health while still getting things done is difficult

Keywords: better , depression , inspiration , mental health , pre med , school , self improvement , social media , society , writing

Going forward, I really do hope that I can stand up again and be on my way to once again cultivating the life I want. If you’ve managed to make it this far, thank you for reading. I really, really hope that you can’t relate to this one, but if you do, I want you to know that the human experience- despite how nuanced and varied it may appear- is generally similar. Despite the intricate and small differences in or day to day lives, experiences with mental health, and overall associations and interactions with the world, we all experience feelings of inadequacy, self doubt, and have bad days. Being better isn’t about being perfect, but is about being forgiving to ourselves, allowing us to have the time and space to heal, and celebrating the wins, no matter how small. With all of that being said, I think I’ll end with this: Tomorrow will bring better.

https://sporadicmusingsofasomewhatloststudent.home.blog/2020/12/04/on-being-better