"For #worldmentalhealthday: Help can really help and it's ok if you're not sure what you need or what's wrong. You maybe can't point to what hurts. Just start at "I want to feel better" or "Someone I love asked me to do this and I trust them.
I've had both therapy and meds, and my life has gotten SO MUCH better and easier and happier. I'm more myself, not less. And you deserve that. You deserve to clear whatever obstacles you can to feel better and more like yourself. You can do it.
'Unspeakable' is a podcast from Victoria Police about sexual crime. If you are someone who has experienced sexual crime it may be difficult to listen to..... but it may also help you to feel less alone. In particular, episode three looks at the reactions people can have after experiencing sexual crime, and dispels myths about what this is like. A difficult listen, but strongly recommended.
The sankofa bird is an Aftrican symbol from the Akan tribe in Ghana. The bird moves forward whilst looking backwards, with the seed of the future in its beak. It symbolizes the way in which remembering and learning from the past helps us plan for the future and make better choices. I think this is profoundly true for us as individuals, and also for the wider community/country.
OK, so it's the beginning of the week, there's heaps to do and you're freaking out. Why not try some finger breathing to centre yourself? This is a great mindfulness technique to try - kids love it too!