Do you suffer from a mental illness and don’t know how to get through your day because of the stress it causes?
My angels gave me a mission to speak out about mental illness. In doing so they gave me a message that if someone wears or uses turquoise in their daily lives it will soothe them and get them through their day.
Depression, Anxiety, OCD, all mental illnesses are usually ignored by sufferers and their family or friends. Many think it is a stigma to acknowledge it. Too many people frown down on us because they don’t understand the illness. If you don’t suffer from any mental illness symptoms you can’t begin to know what we go through. It has a lot to do with us functioning overall. What most people don’t realize is we have a lifelong diagnosis. We can take medication and take care of ourselves, but our illness might never go away. It’s always lingering waiting for that right moment to come back to the surface.
Being depressed is very stressful. People are afraid to admit it because they don’t want others to think badly of them. The fact is, with all the turmoil in the world today, a lot more people are becoming depressed. There is so much unemployment in the United States, which can cause a domino effect in our lives. A big issue is people losing their homes and some ending up homeless. This causes people to feel like nothing will ever get better.
I have firsthand knowledge and experience with this lingering illness. It is tough living with depression and anxiety. It is a feeling of being stuck and having no direction in life. For the longest time I never wanted or was capable of doing much physically, so I mostly watched TV. I was hospitalized 2 times for suicidal thoughts and in 2014 actually made an attempt. I felt like a wall was up and it wasn’t me going through the actions. I knew it was wrong but couldn’t control myself. My angels have been forefront in my life and orchestrated the event in a way to help me get on the right track and get more outpatient help. I’m not ashamed of having a mental illness. My spirituality is part of what got me through this last year.
Here are some symptoms that are overlooked as signs of a mental illness that we should all be aware of.
• A constant sad feeling
• Physical pain for no reason
• Chronic physical illness
• Extreme exhaustion
• Anxiety with shaking, headaches, increased heart rate, chronic belly ache and nausea.
• Depression makes us not care
• Drug or alcohol abuse
It is important to take care of yourself. You must “put the oxygen mask on first” before you can help others. Things can get better, even though the illness may never go away entirely. Having healthy mental health is like a muscle. The more we work it, the stronger it becomes. Some ways we can help ourselves are to follow a natural diet and have a fitness routine. Find something that interests us and follow through with it. For example, make jigsaw puzzles, reading self-help and inspirational books, watching your favorite TV programs. Try to get out into the sun for at least 10 minutes a day.
Having belief in yourself is a big step in healing.
My message is “Brighten Your Day With Turquoise”. My angels gave me this message to share because turquoise is considered to have a calming nature.
The meaning of the color turquoise is open communication and clarity of thought. It helps to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. It presents as a friendly and happy color enjoying life. In color psychology, turquoise controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability. This is a color that recharges our spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness, alleviating feelings of loneliness. You only have to focus on the color turquoise, whether on a wall or clothing and you feel instant calm and gentle invigoration, ready to face the world again!
Read more about The Color Turquoise at empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com
When we have a mental illness it is sometimes hard to get through our days. We look for other ways to calm us and using turquoise is another way that can help. We can wear a turquoise shirt or outfit, even a hat or headband. We can paint our walls turquoise and accent them with scenery photos that have turquoise accents.
Other ways to use turquoise for calming:
* Wear turquoise jewelry or carry turquoise gemstones in your pocket
* Write positive affirmations on turquoise color paper and post them through the house or place of employment. It can be as simple as “I AM HAPPY” or “I AM CALM”
* If you are a plant lover you can use turquoise flower pots to brighten a room.
* Artificial flowers
* Hang turquoise towels and shower curtains
*Sheets, blankets and bedspreads
* Turquoise color Vision Board with pictures of things that make you happy. Place it where you will see it often
Let’s support people with depression and anxiety. It is OK to acknowledge your suffering and being depressed. By doing so, it is a stepping stone to a journey of healing and leading a happier, more interactive and fulfilled life.
My vision is to have drop in facilities for people to go to and just relax and learn some coping skills. I learned a lot in outpatient programs after my hospitalizations. It is hard to get into these programs so I am going to learn about having a non-profit organization to offer these types of places through the United States.
Remember to have faith and know you can always pull through anything!
Love and Blessings, Catherine