Did You Know May is Mental Health Awareness Month ๐Ÿ’š

All month long I will share important information, tips, and ways you can help support yourself or someone you know who suffers!๐Ÿ’š

Is Depression Real??

Depression is a real illness as it involves the mental, emotional and even physical faculties of the person. It is not just a transient sad feeling that will go away when one wills it to. There are symptoms and signs as well as corresponding treatment. If not handled properly and immediately, it may escalate to worse conditions. Like any other illness, depression has also variations.

What Is Mental Illness??

A mental illness is an illness the affects that way people think, feel, behave, or interact with others. There are many different mental illnesses, and they have different symptoms that impact peoplesโ€™ lives in different ways.

Mental Illness Can Effect Just About Anyone!!

Mental illness does not discriminate; it can affect anyone regardless of your age, gender, geography, income, social status, race/ethnicity, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, background or any aspect of cultural identity.

A person with mental illness needs a lot of support from the people he or she trusts. The family members and the friends is the best source of love and support. The best thing to do is to show some compassion and understanding, the person is sad enough as it is, they don’t need to feel alone and alienated.

Once a person has been diagnosed with mental illness people should learn about the effects the disorder has on an afflicted person’s behavior and personality. This way, we won’t be shocked and taken aback by the changes in the person. We should not take personally whatever the depressed person does.

A big part of helping someone who suffers from mental illness; is to stop ๐Ÿšซ the stigma around it!!

I look forward to educating you all month long on this topic as itโ€™s so near and dear to me,

Stay Tuned ๐Ÿ’š

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Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. Iโ€™m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, ๐“ž๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ช ๐“‘. ๐“ข๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ญ ๐Ÿ’‹

19 thoughts on “Did You Know May is Mental Health Awareness Month ๐Ÿ’š

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    1. Yes, we must fight the stigma surrounding it in our community!! Wishing you well


  1. Thank you for sharing this information! I can’t help but wonder how people who suffer from mental health illnesses are coping with COVID-19.

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    1. Well, most of us kind of love being away from people, sadly like me, it started messing with my head when the virus affected my business!!! My anxiety is through the rough because we have so much time to overthink!!! Thank God I have coping skills to get by, thank you for reading!!!

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  2. This is some amazing information! Mental illness is real and we need to remove the stigma. Thank you for being so willing to share and help others.

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    1. Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m such an advocate, thank you for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š


  3. Thank you for sharing this! I think it would shock most people to realize how many people they know currently have or have previously battled mental illness… it’s far more common than most people believe! I don’t understand how we still struggle with accepting that you can’t just ‘wish it away’. You wouldn’t tell someone with a broken arm to ‘try feeling better’, so why would you say that to someone with a mental illness?

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