🇺🇸It's funny how military service brings veterans of all kinds together..including Transgender veterans. This is my friend @keyserfaith 😊we met via xbox and spent hours venting about things we dealt with while in uniform. As Faith told me more and more of her struggles and how she dealt with them..I realized we could make a difference..and that her story must be heard.
While I was terrified and did not show my girly side..Faith threw it right in their face🔥 She was courageous and true to herself and demonstrated how trans people of all kinds can serve in the military in any capacity. Faith started hormones while serving..she deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan..and did not hide from anyone. Follow her here @keyserfaith and support her!!❤ There are many transgender soldiers currently serving and veterans alike. There are not many who served in infantry combat brigades who are vocal and outspoken against this ban. Faith and I are both former infantry soldiers that served with honor and distinction. We stand with all transgender soldiers currently serving and trans veterans..and we DO NOT accept or agree with this ban!!!! #wewontbeerased#thisiswhattranslookslike#thisisamerica#girlslikeus#girly#femme#soldiers#infantry#lgbtqawareness#wecanfightthis#usarmy#prettydress#prettygirls#courage#resilency#honor#mtf#hrt#transveteran#transisbeautiful#transempowerment
Does your mind race as soon your head hits the pillow? Does anxiety over work, money, or relationships keep you from going to sleep?
It’s normal to be anxious from time to time. But when anxiety and emotional problems routinely get in the way of a good night’s sleep, it’s time to take action before a potentially dangerous cycle begins.
Do share your anxiety which disturbs your sleep at nights and leaves you sleepless. Lets talk about it! 👏🏻 #anxietyissues#anxietyproblems#mentalhealth#anxiety#letstalkaboutit#letsbeatittogether#wecanfightthis
For some reason this didn’t post the other day... But Sunday was Jayme’s angelversary. One whole year without you here with us, there’s not a day that passes where we don’t miss you. I love you girl. ❤️ .
If anyone knows of someone struggling with their sobriety, please help them through their struggles. It is such a tough thing to go through and will always be a persons’ biggest battle. Jayme was nine months sober before her overdose. She wanted to do right and help others with their sobriety and she was one hell of a sponsor. She was so full of life and was ready to live her life.. Please please please reach out if you need help- and if you’re on the other end of things, please lend an open ear or shoulder to cry on.. Be aware and spread the love. ❤️
4625:47 AM Jan 10, 2019
1 in 5 female children are sexually abused in the US. The US is one of the few countries that even bothers to get the statistics on this issue. Research also shows that this is so underreported so numbers are higher. But I didn’t need research to confirm that, especially since I am yet to meet any woman who when the issue of sexual abuse came up was not abused, or did not know at least one person close to her that was sexually abused. .
When I became a health care professional, I saw another side of this evil - the effects of this abuse. A lot of people NEVER recover fully. The physical, emotional, mental, and whatever kind of trauma that exists, lingers. .
Watching this R Kelly documentary series stirred up so much anger. There are many “R Kellys” every where. They are in our homes, churches, schools, and every place we trust. Most sexual abuse cases happen by a known perpetrator. .
This mess with R Kelly lingered because we let people’s ‘good side’ stop us from seeing their true characters. We also constantly blame people for their experiences instead of fighting for and with them. R Kelly has done and still does havoc. But, even more concerning is the predators we allow around us.
This is a fight! These molesters won’t back down if we stay passive. Here are some things you can do:
1. look out for children and really anyone around you and don’t keep quiet if you notice anything odd
2. Point out adults that sexualize children or teenagers. Call them out!
3. Stop blaming victims of abuse for their abuse! Children around you will hear it and suffer in silence
4. If you see something, SAY SOMETHING
A lot of times, people who are abused end up abusing others. There is a whole psychological pathway that explains this. Some people argue that’s how the monster R Kelly came about. .
If you have been abused, get professional help. Please, get help. If you know someone who has been, send them information on help.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7: Telephone: 800-656-HOPE (4673) Online chat: online.rainn.org
Tag any organizations that can help and specify the country they serve. #wecanfightthis#wecanwin
If you follow my lit mom @iam.jesshyatt You know our family's life update. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple weeks ago. I honestly feel like I'm gonna throw up & pass out & then I feel totally lit other times :) My family has made it through so much crap I know we can do it again! Our God is always there and will never leave 💛 & we've got great friends & family who are there for us too!! ~ Never give up even when times are tough! ⚡️
#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness I am one of many who suffer mental health, I am not ashamed of that but yet wish many who don’t could understand. I am suffered since 2008 depression and anxiety, yet I’m sure anxiety has been there most of my life. The downward spirals changes the way you think 💭 🤔 feel, and love 💗 make decisions your clearer mind wouldn’t think or dream of doing. I am always on relapses but not only I suffer mental health I also suffer #jointhypermobilitysyndrome#ehlersdanlossyndrome of which is a very painful 😖 thing I have to live with daily. I put out all my love to those who suffer different illnesses and those who are unable to talk to people about it. It took me years to open up but please your not alone. #wecanfightthis#wearenotalone ❤️ #survivingorthriving
I know all too well how hard it can be living with mental health problems it's tough, each day is a constant battle in your head. You feel like no one is there, you feel alone, you feel useless and you overthink every single little thing not to mention the constant sadness at night and tears and not wanting to get out of bed and suicide thoughts, feeling of emotiness, of never being good enough and not being able to fit in and do normal things like go shopping without racing thoughts. No one truly knows how hard it is to fight each day unless they have suffered it and I have since I can remember and it does rule my life as much as I try and make it not. Tablets only do so much but I try everyday. Please always be kind and understanding cos their really is alot to mental health you may not know. It's okay not to be okay #itsokaynottobeokay#mentalhealth#anxiety#depression#life#mentalhealthday#tough#hard#heretohelp#wecanfightthis#underground#trying#candothis#livestrong#mentalhealthawareness
2135:03 PM Oct 10, 2018
Left hand photo was me during my Disney College Program 2 years ago, the right photo is me now. I look like a ghost of myself in the left photo. I lost over 4 stone in 6 months, I stopped eating and almost lost people who meant the most to me.
Mental Health is not something to be taken lightly, anyone can suffer from anything whether it be depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. When people lose parts of themselves we need to help put them back together again not tear them down into more little pieces.
I do not regret doing the DCP as I have friends now who I can't imagine my life without, I got the help I needed and while I still have days where I'd rather hide from the world I feel strong enough to get out of bed and take the world head on. Thank you to those who care about my mental health and I hope you know that I care about yours💙💪🧠 #WorldMentalHealthDay2018#WMHD2018#Depression#DCP#WeCanFightThis#EndTheStigma#YouAreNotAlone#ICare
omg I saw him in Japan aaaaaaaah
Qotp:Where have y'all seen Harry?
8348:32 AM Oct 8, 2018
Throwback to exactly 4 years ago when we launched our @endebolanow#Shakebolaoff challenge & @kevinbacon did his Footloose dance!! 🕺
Big thanks to the many people around the world who participated in the challenge to raise funds to eradicate the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone and West Africa. And special shout outs to these favorites for all your incredible support: @kevinbacon, @iamedigathegi@samunderwoodnyc & @mikecmanning. And thanks to @jtcstyle5 for coming up with the official choreography & @a.markthe2nd, and also @terryaleck for providing the T-shirt’s for the campaign!
Unfortunately Ebola is an issue right now in Central Africa and my heart goes out to all those affected by the disease. Also praying for the aid workers who were attacked today while working in a conflict region of Congo. There are people out there risking their lives in order to save lives and we salute these heroes. Take a minute to go on line and see how you can help to eradicate this disease once and for all. I love Mike Manning’s quote which also rings true about the many different crises around the world: “Although this doesn’t affect us in the U.S, it could. And also if your community was affected by a virus like Ebola and it was part of your life, and it was scary, wouldn’t you want other communities around the world to come together and and help your community to treat and eradicate the virus?” #endebolanow#wecanfightthis#ebola#sierraleone#congo#ebolavaccine#footloose#dance#danceforacause#tbt#makeadifference#swipe⬅️
I love this!
Recently I'm glad I was able to help people out there who need help with my suggestion to the natural Medicine I take to help PCOS! .
We battle this together but we should never give up!! I was diognosed at age 17... but learned from a great mentor at age 25 about natural ways to help my body including natural medicine. It has helped so much now that I'm turning 28 I feel more confident about my future fertility and health . So please...spread the word. It's a battle with our bodies but there are natural ways to fight it without putting anything foreign in our bodies Message me so I can help you guys out! .
Also it helps with thyroid issues as well! So let's talk. Taking the medicine is one thing. But there are easy ways to do it.
No I am not selling it. I just point you to where I get mine! And we can battle this together! . .