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  • A follower said to me yesterday “you just don’t get it”
I was thrown back from this comment… It made me confused. 
Yes, I am recovered from anxiety. Yes, I do not get panic attacks anymore. 
But that does not mean that I forgot my past.
I seem happy now when I go live or post pictures but guys there was a time when I could not GET OUT OF BED. I had nothing. I felt hopeless and helpless.
The panic attacks controlled me, they were the forefront of EVERY SINGLE THOUGHT I HAD. 
I was not living, I was living waiting to die. 
I had agoraphobia- I got to the point where leaving the house was near impossible. I was so scared of anything and everything. Once my anxiety got to its worst I was having anxiety over having anxiety. I was always waiting and anticipating a panic attack. 
Every single day I felt like I was dying, every single day I felt scared.
Every single day I struggled with dizziness, heart palpitations, weird vision, tingling feelings in my arms and legs, headaches, feeling of “I am about to pass out”, shortness of breath, chest pain, stomach pain, and more. I spent my days googling trying to just figure out WHAT IS THIS. Never believing a single doctor who was screaming at me “you are okay it is anxiety”. Because how could something this strong and powerful be just in my head? It seems impossible.. they must be forgetting something? Right? Right? 
WRONG. I wanted so badly to just find an answer. Every day searching for an answer as to why but never looking deep Into “how can I help myself”. I never took steps towards recovery until I got to my worst. I just expected to immediately heal. Wake up one day and it all be gone. I set myself up for failure expecting a light to just switch. 
Take the steps. Don’t give up. But also, do not forget that just because someone is smiling that they have not been there before. •
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#anxiety #panicdisorder #panicattack #anxietyhelp #healthanxiety #stress #worry #empowerment #mentalhealthawareness #sad #crying #happier #depression #depressed #support #recovery #ocd #socialanxiety #ptsd #worry #fear #therapy #selfcare #selfhelp #mindfulness #mentalillness
  • A follower said to me yesterday “you just don’t get it”
    I was thrown back from this comment… It made me confused.
    Yes, I am recovered from anxiety. Yes, I do not get panic attacks anymore.
    But that does not mean that I forgot my past.
    I seem happy now when I go live or post pictures but guys there was a time when I could not GET OUT OF BED. I had nothing. I felt hopeless and helpless.
    The panic attacks controlled me, they were the forefront of EVERY SINGLE THOUGHT I HAD.
    I was not living, I was living waiting to die.
    I had agoraphobia- I got to the point where leaving the house was near impossible. I was so scared of anything and everything. Once my anxiety got to its worst I was having anxiety over having anxiety. I was always waiting and anticipating a panic attack.
    Every single day I felt like I was dying, every single day I felt scared.
    Every single day I struggled with dizziness, heart palpitations, weird vision, tingling feelings in my arms and legs, headaches, feeling of “I am about to pass out”, shortness of breath, chest pain, stomach pain, and more. I spent my days googling trying to just figure out WHAT IS THIS. Never believing a single doctor who was screaming at me “you are okay it is anxiety”. Because how could something this strong and powerful be just in my head? It seems impossible.. they must be forgetting something? Right? Right?
    WRONG. I wanted so badly to just find an answer. Every day searching for an answer as to why but never looking deep Into “how can I help myself”. I never took steps towards recovery until I got to my worst. I just expected to immediately heal. Wake up one day and it all be gone. I set myself up for failure expecting a light to just switch.
    Take the steps. Don’t give up. But also, do not forget that just because someone is smiling that they have not been there before. •

    #anxiety #panicdisorder #panicattack #anxietyhelp #healthanxiety #stress #worry #empowerment #mentalhealthawareness #sad #crying #happier #depression #depressed #support #recovery #ocd #socialanxiety #ptsd #worry #fear #therapy #selfcare #selfhelp #mindfulness #mentalillness
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  • Just a reminder to be yourself and to get wasted in your tutu
  • Just a reminder to be yourself and to get wasted in your tutu
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  • Thought I’d say hi and introduce myself as I have so many new people following. 👋 ~I’m Jen, I’m 35 and live in a small town not far from Brighton. ~I live with my husband Gary, our two children, Carrot and Chloe the mice🐁(Chloe is a naked mouse!), Nibbles and Zelda the rabbits 🐇 and Oscar the ginger cat! 🐈 ~The Spotted Toad began after a very bad time with my mental health. I wanted something positive to come from something so dark. I never thought it would grow like it has! 🐸 ~I love colour, it makes me happy! Wearing colour is even better, pink glittery Dr Martens are my faves!!!! 🥾 ~My best film is The labyrinth! ~I love bright happy socks 🌈 🧦 .
Thank you so much everyone for ordering, liking and sharing my work. It honestly means more than you know to me! I hope that every person who has received one of my boxes of positivity has smiled when they opened their happy post. Keep smiling rainbow people 🐸 🌈 .
#meettheartist #meetthemakers #makersofinstagram #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #introducing #intro #recovery #etsy #etsyshop #etsysellersofinstagram #etsyseller #thisisme
  • Thought I’d say hi and introduce myself as I have so many new people following. 👋 ~I’m Jen, I’m 35 and live in a small town not far from Brighton. ~I live with my husband Gary, our two children, Carrot and Chloe the mice🐁(Chloe is a naked mouse!), Nibbles and Zelda the rabbits 🐇 and Oscar the ginger cat! 🐈 ~The Spotted Toad began after a very bad time with my mental health. I wanted something positive to come from something so dark. I never thought it would grow like it has! 🐸 ~I love colour, it makes me happy! Wearing colour is even better, pink glittery Dr Martens are my faves!!!! 🥾 ~My best film is The labyrinth! ~I love bright happy socks 🌈 🧦 .
    Thank you so much everyone for ordering, liking and sharing my work. It honestly means more than you know to me! I hope that every person who has received one of my boxes of positivity has smiled when they opened their happy post. Keep smiling rainbow people 🐸 🌈 .
    #meettheartist #meetthemakers #makersofinstagram #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #introducing #intro #recovery #etsy #etsyshop #etsysellersofinstagram #etsyseller #thisisme
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  • I hadn’t really shared much about myself on this account up until now and I’m still not going to go into too many details, I just wanted to start being a little more open as it is okay to talk. And I need to realise that too. 
My mental health started to slip over summer. I’m not really sure what triggered it but fast forward a few months and in November after being back under the help of secondary care with the NHS, I had all of my mental health history dragged up again. It was at this point I received a diagnosis that petrified me if I’m being honest. I’d had the words depression thrown at me before. An eating disorder. Anxiety... but these two words... I’m not ready to talk about them yet... I still just need time to process things. 
I know it’s just a label but for me, it was the lack of support that should have come with that particular diagnosis that freaked me out. It was the difficulties I had accessing support when I was younger as I seemed too ‘complex’ but this started to explain things. It was the fact that this can be known to cripple people but I’m still struggling to access adequate services to help. 
Fast forward a few more months and yes I have slipped further. I am trying though. I know they’re not a ‘cure’ but I have incredible friends, a loving family. I’m not overwhelmed by university for like the first time in my life and I’m making more positive steps to better myself - like drawing these quotes. 
I really strongly believe in quotes like these because I think fundamentally when you’re in the depths of despair, hope is really all you have left. 
One day I will look back on this period of my life and just be thankful that I kept going. And yes there will be another day when I’m not okay, but each time I get through these low periods I believe I’ll be better equipped to get through the next. I know I’m not alone in this and for anyone who needs it, I am here to talk. As cliche as it sounds things do always get better, no matter how low you get. You can’t stay that way forever. Time is one of the greatest healers, so I hope you can start trusting that and things work out for you soon 🧡💜💚💙💛
  • I hadn’t really shared much about myself on this account up until now and I’m still not going to go into too many details, I just wanted to start being a little more open as it is okay to talk. And I need to realise that too.
    My mental health started to slip over summer. I’m not really sure what triggered it but fast forward a few months and in November after being back under the help of secondary care with the NHS, I had all of my mental health history dragged up again. It was at this point I received a diagnosis that petrified me if I’m being honest. I’d had the words depression thrown at me before. An eating disorder. Anxiety... but these two words... I’m not ready to talk about them yet... I still just need time to process things.
    I know it’s just a label but for me, it was the lack of support that should have come with that particular diagnosis that freaked me out. It was the difficulties I had accessing support when I was younger as I seemed too ‘complex’ but this started to explain things. It was the fact that this can be known to cripple people but I’m still struggling to access adequate services to help.
    Fast forward a few more months and yes I have slipped further. I am trying though. I know they’re not a ‘cure’ but I have incredible friends, a loving family. I’m not overwhelmed by university for like the first time in my life and I’m making more positive steps to better myself - like drawing these quotes.
    I really strongly believe in quotes like these because I think fundamentally when you’re in the depths of despair, hope is really all you have left.
    One day I will look back on this period of my life and just be thankful that I kept going. And yes there will be another day when I’m not okay, but each time I get through these low periods I believe I’ll be better equipped to get through the next. I know I’m not alone in this and for anyone who needs it, I am here to talk. As cliche as it sounds things do always get better, no matter how low you get. You can’t stay that way forever. Time is one of the greatest healers, so I hope you can start trusting that and things work out for you soon 🧡💜💚💙💛
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  • Let’s take a moment and realize that some of us, struggle daily. Life is hard. Sometimes just walking, talking, thinking, breathing is so physically & mentally difficult that the thought of STRUGGLING one more time precipitates the thought of ending the struggle. Boy do I know.  For some reason, only the Universe knows, my struggles helped one person.  Also you perpetually happy people, how do you it? Meth right? Is it meth?  #ironman #ironmanmiller #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #helpingothers #bodybuilding #share #shareyourstory
  • Let’s take a moment and realize that some of us, struggle daily. Life is hard. Sometimes just walking, talking, thinking, breathing is so physically & mentally difficult that the thought of STRUGGLING one more time precipitates the thought of ending the struggle. Boy do I know. For some reason, only the Universe knows, my struggles helped one person. Also you perpetually happy people, how do you it? Meth right? Is it meth? #ironman #ironmanmiller #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #helpingothers #bodybuilding #share #shareyourstory
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