Launching My Mental Health Page, @Uphillgrowth
I have been bouncing back and forth on whether or not to create this page for months. Yes, you read right, months! In all honesty, I was a little nervous and intimidated to commit to a page especially one on a topic as important as mental health awareness.
Then one day, I asked myself, “If not now, when?” I mustered up the courage and started brainstorming names. This page is meant to encourage personal growth, and I hope will develop a community where all of us can root for each other. I am not a licensed professional, but I am an aspiring clinical psychologist who is passionate about this topic.
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≛ In all honesty, I am happy that this was the post that was chosen for today because it means that you all feel comfortable expressing that these are strategies that will be beneficial to you. So thank you. I hope that everyone notices that this was chosen by the majority and understands that this demonstrates that others are experiencing what you too are going through. You are not alone. ≛ A common reason panic attacks occur stems from feeling out of control. (Of course, the causes vary from person to person.) They occur suddenly and without warning which catches even the most vigilant, off guard. Panic attacks can make a person feel like they are having a heart attack, losing complete control, and even dying. ≛This is all very intense and even traumatic. As a result, people sometimes fear that another episode could potentially occur. This is why actions to regain self- control are encouraged. I want you to know that this fear of being out of control can be fought back. You can use the strategies I shared in today’s post as a beginner’s guide. Also, as a reminder please look over my DISCLAIMER found in my highlights section. Also, comment down below a “⭐️” if you read until the end, it would mean a lot! The take-home points are: ✸ You can regain control. ✸ You are stronger than you think. ✸ You are not alone.
I think we can all agree that this situation is a learning experience. It most definitely will be marked in history, and we will be telling future generations to come about this experience. 》 What I want to highlight in today’s post is that this entire experience isn’t a “one experience fits all” kind of thing. People react to situations differently, and for some, this may feel more traumatic than it does to others. Some may seek this experience as an opportunity to dive right into projects, hobbies, and productivity. While for others it’s a lot to process and goes through; therefore, going about it differently is best. 》 With that said, we must understand that everyone is feeling different about this situation, and THIS IS OKAY. We must stay away from this idea that there is only one right way to feel, think, and be during this time because there isn’t. We are all unique and complex human beings, so it makes sense that we all react and live in different ways from each other. 》 I hope you feel liberated to feel what YOU feel. There are many uncertainties at this time, but if there is one thing you should be sure of is that we are all learning, growing, and getting through this together.