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  1. A few weeks ago my partner and I attended my Christmas staff party. After dinner I experienced an anxiety attack and we decided to leave. I chose to disappear quietly without drawing much attention to myself. I spent the rest of the night holding on to my partner and crying, mentally battling the anxiety until it went away. The next day I was incredibly worried that my workmates were going to question my quick disappearance. I asked my partner what to say when faced with these questions, and without much thought she said to say that I had a headache. I agreed but quickly questioned my decision. Why did I have to be ashamed and lie about my anxiety attack? So many wonderful and amazing people suffer from the same mental illnesses that I do on a daily basis. Why can't we just talk about it openly? This experience along with many others inspired my "Inside Out Challenge". Mental illness shouldn't have to be hidden away, let's start to talk about it. ❤️ #endthestigma #letstalkaboutit 
_______________________________________________ PRODUCTS USED: @katvondbeauty "Shade+Light Eye" palette + @morphebrushes 35P palette, @nyxcosmetics @nyxcosmetics_canada black liquid liner, @limecrimemakeup "Fetish" velvetine, @hudabeauty "Scarlett" lashes, @kryolanofficial Aqua colours palette _______________________________________________ #kvdlook #katvondbeauty #morphebrushes #morphe35b #nyxcosmetics #kryolan #kryolanprofessionalmakeup #limecrime #limecrimemakeup #makeup #instamakeup #bellletstalk #beauty #instabeauty #mua #makeupartist #makeupaddict #makeupbyme #mentalhealth #anxiety #selflove #positivevibes #insideoutchallenge #mentalillness #instagood #instamood #motd
    A few weeks ago my partner and I attended my Christmas staff party. After dinner I experienced an anxiety attack and we decided to leave. I chose to disappear quietly without drawing much attention to myself. I spent the rest of the night holding on to my partner and crying, mentally battling the anxiety until it went away. The next day I was incredibly worried that my workmates were going to question my quick disappearance. I asked my partner what to say when faced with these questions, and without much thought she said to say that I had a headache. I agreed but quickly questioned my decision. Why did I have to be ashamed and lie about my anxiety attack? So many wonderful and amazing people suffer from the same mental illnesses that I do on a daily basis. Why can't we just talk about it openly? This experience along with many others inspired my "Inside Out Challenge". Mental illness shouldn't have to be hidden away, let's start to talk about it. ❤️ #endthestigma #letstalkaboutit _______________________________________________ PRODUCTS USED: @katvondbeauty "Shade+Light Eye" palette + @morphebrushes 35P palette, @nyxcosmetics @nyxcosmetics_canada black liquid liner, @limecrimemakeup "Fetish" velvetine, @hudabeauty "Scarlett" lashes, @kryolanofficial Aqua colours palette _______________________________________________ #kvdlook #katvondbeauty #morphebrushes #morphe35b #nyxcosmetics #kryolan #kryolanprofessionalmakeup #limecrime #limecrimemakeup #makeup #instamakeup #bellletstalk #beauty #instabeauty #mua #makeupartist #makeupaddict #makeupbyme #mentalhealth #anxiety #selflove #positivevibes #insideoutchallenge #mentalillness #instagood #instamood #motd
  2. #Repost @bose_beauty with @repostapp
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#insideoutchallenge @lilmoonchildd challenged the social media community to depict their mental illness in makeup to work to get rid of the sigma surrounding mental illness, and to let people know that THEY ARE NOT ALONE in their struggle. I created this look to depict what I go through every day when I don't take my medicine. I have social anxiety disorder/general anxiety disorder. My anxiety wells up in me like a blackness that spreads through my body and pollutes my mind. It makes me doubt myself and hate myself. It convinces me that the people around me don't really want me around, and I am just a bother to them. It makes me say I'm sorry 474783837 times when I didn't really do anything wrong. It makes me doubt every nice thing  said to me. Anxiety is serious, and often overlooked. If you suffer from anxiety--I am here to talk to. And you are not alone.
    #Repost @bose_beauty with @repostapp ・・・ #insideoutchallenge @lilmoonchildd challenged the social media community to depict their mental illness in makeup to work to get rid of the sigma surrounding mental illness, and to let people know that THEY ARE NOT ALONE in their struggle. I created this look to depict what I go through every day when I don't take my medicine. I have social anxiety disorder/general anxiety disorder. My anxiety wells up in me like a blackness that spreads through my body and pollutes my mind. It makes me doubt myself and hate myself. It convinces me that the people around me don't really want me around, and I am just a bother to them. It makes me say I'm sorry 474783837 times when I didn't really do anything wrong. It makes me doubt every nice thing said to me. Anxiety is serious, and often overlooked. If you suffer from anxiety--I am here to talk to. And you are not alone.
  3. #Repost @kj.cosmetology with @repostapp
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#insideoutchallenge 
I have two semi-obscure forms of OCD, also called BFRBs, called Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania. They are incredibly common, but not often talked about.  Trichotillomania, a disorder that involves recurrent and irresistible urges to pull one's body hair, affects over 200,000 people in the US per year. Dermatillomania, the repetitive picking at one's own skin to the extent of causing damage, affects up to 5.4% of the general population. These disorders may seem to be nothing more than a little embarrassing, but they are often accompanied by anxiety disorders and potentially other forms of OCD. Personally, I pull at my eyebrows and eyelashes, and I compulsively pick at my fingers and face. I am currently in behavioral therapy, hopefully soon moving on to anxiety medication. 
This is (only part of) my mental health story. Your mental health is never something to be ashamed of. Share your story.
Thank you @lilmoonchildd for creating such a wonderful creative outlet to raise awareness for mental health, it means the world.
    #Repost @kj.cosmetology with @repostapp ・・・ #insideoutchallenge I have two semi-obscure forms of OCD, also called BFRBs, called Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania. They are incredibly common, but not often talked about. Trichotillomania, a disorder that involves recurrent and irresistible urges to pull one's body hair, affects over 200,000 people in the US per year. Dermatillomania, the repetitive picking at one's own skin to the extent of causing damage, affects up to 5.4% of the general population. These disorders may seem to be nothing more than a little embarrassing, but they are often accompanied by anxiety disorders and potentially other forms of OCD. Personally, I pull at my eyebrows and eyelashes, and I compulsively pick at my fingers and face. I am currently in behavioral therapy, hopefully soon moving on to anxiety medication. This is (only part of) my mental health story. Your mental health is never something to be ashamed of. Share your story. Thank you @lilmoonchildd for creating such a wonderful creative outlet to raise awareness for mental health, it means the world.
  4. #Repost @peggiann with @repostapp
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@winginitwithkayla did the insideoutchallenge . The challenge is to show what your mental illness looks/feels like to you through makeupart. This is the outcome and it represents borderline personality disorder. 
#winginitwithkayla #insideoutchallenge #herinterpretation #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #improudofmydaughter #sheistalented #creative #beautiful #courageous #strongwomen #lovethispieceofart #amazingmakeupart
    #Repost @peggiann with @repostapp ・・・ @winginitwithkayla did the insideoutchallenge . The challenge is to show what your mental illness looks/feels like to you through makeupart. This is the outcome and it represents borderline personality disorder. #winginitwithkayla #insideoutchallenge #herinterpretation #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #improudofmydaughter #sheistalented #creative #beautiful #courageous #strongwomen #lovethispieceofart #amazingmakeupart
  5. #Repost @hammadart with @repostapp
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You expect people to expect you to just keep quiet about your illness and keep it to yourself like it's some sort of taboo, and if you did speak up about it, you'll probably be labeled as 'overreacting', 'drama queen' and think that you would lose the people you love. So you sew your mouth shut out of fear.

But what you don't realize is that the more you keep it to yourself, the more it destroys who you are, inside and outside as well. You pull yourself away from the people who matter to you because you're scared they might think and feel lesser about you. You'll end up unable to eat or sleep at night because those negative thoughts keep coming, and no matter how much you try to stop them, you'll feel that what they're saying is true. Come morning, you'll try to hide your dark circles underneath your makeup, your scars underneath your sleeves, and you carve out a smile for the world to see just how normal you are. You're trying to muffle out your body's cry for help. 
But there's hope for you. Maybe your scars were meant to be noticed. To get help from someone doesn't mean you're lacking, it means you're brave, it's a step towards loving yourself. 
Don't suffer in silence. There's always a way. 
I am lucky to have been aware enough that i wasnt able to deal with it alone and im grateful to have friends and family who are supportive and are always there when i was at my lowest with my random fits and episodes. I bet you do too.  #InsideOutChallenge #EndTheStigma #LetsTalkAboutIt
    #Repost @hammadart with @repostapp ・・・ You expect people to expect you to just keep quiet about your illness and keep it to yourself like it's some sort of taboo, and if you did speak up about it, you'll probably be labeled as 'overreacting', 'drama queen' and think that you would lose the people you love. So you sew your mouth shut out of fear. But what you don't realize is that the more you keep it to yourself, the more it destroys who you are, inside and outside as well. You pull yourself away from the people who matter to you because you're scared they might think and feel lesser about you. You'll end up unable to eat or sleep at night because those negative thoughts keep coming, and no matter how much you try to stop them, you'll feel that what they're saying is true. Come morning, you'll try to hide your dark circles underneath your makeup, your scars underneath your sleeves, and you carve out a smile for the world to see just how normal you are. You're trying to muffle out your body's cry for help. But there's hope for you. Maybe your scars were meant to be noticed. To get help from someone doesn't mean you're lacking, it means you're brave, it's a step towards loving yourself. Don't suffer in silence. There's always a way. I am lucky to have been aware enough that i wasnt able to deal with it alone and im grateful to have friends and family who are supportive and are always there when i was at my lowest with my random fits and episodes. I bet you do too. #InsideOutChallenge #EndTheStigma #LetsTalkAboutIt
  6. #Repost @aria_mavens with @repostapp
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This is my visualization of how depression and anxiety affect me. It feels like my head is turning into a black hole that absorbs all the happiness, hope and self esteem, as well as everything else I feel - except sadness. It gets overwhelming if it lasts and I usually think that I'll never feel happy, calm and secure again. The stigmatization makes it even worse. If you constantly have to pretend you're fine and aren't it makes you feel even worse. I have suffered from various mental illnesses for over 10 years. I'm glad that today most of the people in my life know about my illness and accept it as a part of me and listen to me. They are there for both parts of me, the positive and the negative. This is why I participate in @lilmoonchildd s #insideoutchallenge - let's end the stigma! 
Left side
FACE:
@urbandecaycosmetics All Nighter Foundation in 0.5
@lagirlcosmetics HD Pro Concealer in Porcelain
@anastasiabeverlyhills Contour Cream Kit in Fair
@kevynaucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium 
BROWS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Soft Brown and Clear Brow Gel

Right side
@katvondbeauty Metal Matte Palette and Tattoo Liner in Trooper 
Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette
Black Gel Eyeliner 
@nyxcosmetics @nyxcosmetics_de Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Petal
    #Repost @aria_mavens with @repostapp ・・・ This is my visualization of how depression and anxiety affect me. It feels like my head is turning into a black hole that absorbs all the happiness, hope and self esteem, as well as everything else I feel - except sadness. It gets overwhelming if it lasts and I usually think that I'll never feel happy, calm and secure again. The stigmatization makes it even worse. If you constantly have to pretend you're fine and aren't it makes you feel even worse. I have suffered from various mental illnesses for over 10 years. I'm glad that today most of the people in my life know about my illness and accept it as a part of me and listen to me. They are there for both parts of me, the positive and the negative. This is why I participate in @lilmoonchildd s #insideoutchallenge - let's end the stigma! Left side FACE: @urbandecaycosmetics All Nighter Foundation in 0.5 @lagirlcosmetics HD Pro Concealer in Porcelain @anastasiabeverlyhills Contour Cream Kit in Fair @kevynaucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium BROWS: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Soft Brown and Clear Brow Gel Right side @katvondbeauty Metal Matte Palette and Tattoo Liner in Trooper Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette Black Gel Eyeliner @nyxcosmetics @nyxcosmetics_de Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Petal
  7. #Repost @raebae1991 with @repostapp
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Ever since I saw the inside out project I knew I had to try it. My makeup skills aren't stellar but bear with me. I have an anxiety disorder. A rough one. Every day I worry that I'm not smiling correctly or saying the right thing. I've had episodes so bad, I've hidden in bathrooms. I can manage well, but it's there everyday, shining through the cracks. The reason I chose colors and not just black and white comes from the sense of my creativity. I write. A lot. And I believe this comes from my need to escape. So the colors breaking through? Those are the bits of me I love. My straightforward nature. My writing. My love of learning. I have breaks and cracks but even when it all oozes out, it's me. (I used @katvondbeauty metal matte palette, @wetnwildcosmetic liquid eyeliner, @anastasiabeverlyhills glow kit in purple horseshoe and @grav3yardgirl swamp queen palette). #insideoutchallenge #showingallmyflaws @lilmoonchildd
    #Repost @raebae1991 with @repostapp ・・・ Ever since I saw the inside out project I knew I had to try it. My makeup skills aren't stellar but bear with me. I have an anxiety disorder. A rough one. Every day I worry that I'm not smiling correctly or saying the right thing. I've had episodes so bad, I've hidden in bathrooms. I can manage well, but it's there everyday, shining through the cracks. The reason I chose colors and not just black and white comes from the sense of my creativity. I write. A lot. And I believe this comes from my need to escape. So the colors breaking through? Those are the bits of me I love. My straightforward nature. My writing. My love of learning. I have breaks and cracks but even when it all oozes out, it's me. (I used @katvondbeauty metal matte palette, @wetnwildcosmetic liquid eyeliner, @anastasiabeverlyhills glow kit in purple horseshoe and @grav3yardgirl swamp queen palette). #insideoutchallenge #showingallmyflaws @lilmoonchildd
  8. #Repost @nerdymermaiid with @repostapp
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#insideoutchallenge (@lilmoonchildd started the challenge! Thank you 💖) I suffer from bipolar disorder and anxiety. My illnesses aren't on the outside,they're on the inside. You can't see them,so you think they're not real,but they are. My anxiety leaves me tired,it gets me so wound up I almost always end up crying because I can't handle certain things or certain situations. It keeps me inside cancelling plans with friends or making excuses because I'm afraid to disappoint people or make them mad. And when I do go out and I do try to have a normal life it drains me because I run myself ragged making sure I'm pleasing people. My bipolar disorder is like this inky black darkness that's inside me and it just oozes out at the flip of a switch and I have no control over it. It makes me say and do things I don't want to say or do. Both make me feel ways I don't want to feel. I have no control over who I am sometimes. I have my good days and my bad days. Some days I love life and I love waking up and some days I'm wishing I was dead or trying to be dead because there never seems to be any other way out. But I get up every day and I fight because you can't let your illnesses define you,you can't let them take who you are. You can't let them keep you down. You can't give up.  You've got one life to live so fight for it,and when you're down for the count,and you can't fight anymore tag someone in to fight for you,let people help,let people in. I'm not always glitter and hope and happiness and love. I'm not always okay. I'm not always what you see. But I try. I sincerely try. And that's all you can do. Don't give up. #makeup #nyxcosmetics #hardcandycosmetics #cotyairspunpowder #samulet #toofacedcosmetics #anastasiabeverlyhills #elfcosmetics #motd #challengeaccepted #bipolar #anxiety
    #Repost @nerdymermaiid with @repostapp ・・・ #insideoutchallenge (@lilmoonchildd started the challenge! Thank you 💖) I suffer from bipolar disorder and anxiety. My illnesses aren't on the outside,they're on the inside. You can't see them,so you think they're not real,but they are. My anxiety leaves me tired,it gets me so wound up I almost always end up crying because I can't handle certain things or certain situations. It keeps me inside cancelling plans with friends or making excuses because I'm afraid to disappoint people or make them mad. And when I do go out and I do try to have a normal life it drains me because I run myself ragged making sure I'm pleasing people. My bipolar disorder is like this inky black darkness that's inside me and it just oozes out at the flip of a switch and I have no control over it. It makes me say and do things I don't want to say or do. Both make me feel ways I don't want to feel. I have no control over who I am sometimes. I have my good days and my bad days. Some days I love life and I love waking up and some days I'm wishing I was dead or trying to be dead because there never seems to be any other way out. But I get up every day and I fight because you can't let your illnesses define you,you can't let them take who you are. You can't let them keep you down. You can't give up. You've got one life to live so fight for it,and when you're down for the count,and you can't fight anymore tag someone in to fight for you,let people help,let people in. I'm not always glitter and hope and happiness and love. I'm not always okay. I'm not always what you see. But I try. I sincerely try. And that's all you can do. Don't give up. #makeup #nyxcosmetics #hardcandycosmetics #cotyairspunpowder #samulet #toofacedcosmetics #anastasiabeverlyhills #elfcosmetics #motd #challengeaccepted #bipolar #anxiety
  9. #Repost @lysslady with @repostapp
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It's a strange thing, living with mental illness. For something that is so influential and life altering, most people can't tell that you have it. There usually aren't any physical symptoms, unless you create them yourself, so it's invisible. And thanks to the stigma surrounding mental health, people like myself often choose to keep it that way, struggling in silence. 😶
Now that I've decided to be open about what I deal with, I've been thinking a lot about my own coping mechanisms. I am more vocal and I don't really lie anymore, but I still downplay it. I still choose to put on a happy face and act the way that I've been told is acceptable.
👉🏻 "Keep it to yourself"
👉🏻 "Stop being negative"
👉🏻 "Don't be a burden"
This kind of talk is the reason my mental illness has mostly gone untreated for over 10 years!
I choose not to listen to these people anymore. My struggles are real and if you think they're an inconvenience to you, you should try living with them constantly in your head! The only burden is coping alone.
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The #insideoutchallenge asks you to share what your mental illness does to you. My depression clouds everything. Life is muted, muddy, and monochromatic. My anxiety breaks through that darkness, creating cracks of blinding panic and leaving scars that never quite heal ⚡️
I'm clearly not a makeup artist here, but I think the idea of actually wearing your mental illness is incredibly important. There's NO need to hide or put on a front. I have zero shame. The more open we are the easier it will be for the world to get it 🌈🌎
#endthestigma #stigmafree #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression #makeup #makeupchallenge
    #Repost @lysslady with @repostapp ・・・ It's a strange thing, living with mental illness. For something that is so influential and life altering, most people can't tell that you have it. There usually aren't any physical symptoms, unless you create them yourself, so it's invisible. And thanks to the stigma surrounding mental health, people like myself often choose to keep it that way, struggling in silence. 😶 Now that I've decided to be open about what I deal with, I've been thinking a lot about my own coping mechanisms. I am more vocal and I don't really lie anymore, but I still downplay it. I still choose to put on a happy face and act the way that I've been told is acceptable. 👉🏻 "Keep it to yourself" 👉🏻 "Stop being negative" 👉🏻 "Don't be a burden" This kind of talk is the reason my mental illness has mostly gone untreated for over 10 years! I choose not to listen to these people anymore. My struggles are real and if you think they're an inconvenience to you, you should try living with them constantly in your head! The only burden is coping alone. 💟 The #insideoutchallenge asks you to share what your mental illness does to you. My depression clouds everything. Life is muted, muddy, and monochromatic. My anxiety breaks through that darkness, creating cracks of blinding panic and leaving scars that never quite heal ⚡️ I'm clearly not a makeup artist here, but I think the idea of actually wearing your mental illness is incredibly important. There's NO need to hide or put on a front. I have zero shame. The more open we are the easier it will be for the world to get it 🌈🌎 #endthestigma #stigmafree #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression #makeup #makeupchallenge
  10. #Repost @lenhartsville with @repostapp
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I know I'm about to have an anxiety attack or a another hit of depression when I feel this cool shot of electric blue in my chest.
That's the only way to describe it.
It's ice and fear and sends chills through me. 
Obsessive worrying trickles down from my head to my heart, and everything is cold. Still. 
Anxiety freezes me. 
I seem to become more colorful and expressive and positive, but that's all for your sake. 
Everything inside is strange, miscolored, melting ice. A cold, chemical drip. 
#insideoutchallenge
    #Repost @lenhartsville with @repostapp ・・・ I know I'm about to have an anxiety attack or a another hit of depression when I feel this cool shot of electric blue in my chest. That's the only way to describe it. It's ice and fear and sends chills through me. Obsessive worrying trickles down from my head to my heart, and everything is cold. Still. Anxiety freezes me. I seem to become more colorful and expressive and positive, but that's all for your sake. Everything inside is strange, miscolored, melting ice. A cold, chemical drip. #insideoutchallenge
  11. #Repost @touchofstar with @repostapp
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#insideoutchallenge. I hesitated for a few days before I decided to create this look. After I saw @mermaidthuglife. Post her look and told her story... Really inspired me. To me true to my self and why not to you guys also. Since now I consider you guys a part of my circle. For a long time now I've been suffering from depression and anxiety. At first I tried to brush it off I didn't think such a thing could be real. I thought how is it possible I can't control my own feelings and emotions. The more I try to brush it off and live my life. The deeper I sunk. At first it was easy to talk to myself and Wind myself up. But now at this moment no matter how hard I try and that is not enough. The never ending ups and downs.  It is such a horrible feeling to know in your mind theres things you have to do but no desire to do any of it. It's hard to get out of bed sometimes. I lay in bed all day millions of thoughts running through my head. And yet I can't find the power to even get up. I have lost sight of myself I don't know who I am anymore. I used to be such a happy upbeat person  Sometimes I think I need to seek help but I'm too embarrassed. I could barely admit to myself that I'm going through this. One minute your having a good day.  And in. Seconds just like that dragged down feeling  sad and hopeless. I'm ready to be myself again And from this day forward I am determined to not let depression define me. 
#me #makeup #love #self #power #life #sad #happy #instagram #kisses #glitter #wetnwild #instabeauty #instagood #instadaily #bblogger #nolove #help #depression #anxiety #fat #ugly #pretty #makeuplook #notabymore #insideout #hudabeauty
    #Repost @touchofstar with @repostapp ・・・ #insideoutchallenge. I hesitated for a few days before I decided to create this look. After I saw @mermaidthuglife. Post her look and told her story... Really inspired me. To me true to my self and why not to you guys also. Since now I consider you guys a part of my circle. For a long time now I've been suffering from depression and anxiety. At first I tried to brush it off I didn't think such a thing could be real. I thought how is it possible I can't control my own feelings and emotions. The more I try to brush it off and live my life. The deeper I sunk. At first it was easy to talk to myself and Wind myself up. But now at this moment no matter how hard I try and that is not enough. The never ending ups and downs. It is such a horrible feeling to know in your mind theres things you have to do but no desire to do any of it. It's hard to get out of bed sometimes. I lay in bed all day millions of thoughts running through my head. And yet I can't find the power to even get up. I have lost sight of myself I don't know who I am anymore. I used to be such a happy upbeat person Sometimes I think I need to seek help but I'm too embarrassed. I could barely admit to myself that I'm going through this. One minute your having a good day. And in. Seconds just like that dragged down feeling sad and hopeless. I'm ready to be myself again And from this day forward I am determined to not let depression define me. #me #makeup #love #self #power #life #sad #happy #instagram #kisses #glitter #wetnwild #instabeauty #instagood #instadaily #bblogger #nolove #help #depression #anxiety #fat #ugly #pretty #makeuplook #notabymore #insideout #hudabeauty
  12. #Repost @michellefrit with @repostapp
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My interpretation of what it feels like to live with Adjustment Disorder. Seeing all the beautiful posts for the #insideoutchallenge gave me the courage to tell my own story. 
Dealing with the pressure to be perfect strips away parts of our personal identities. Before I sought out help, I had been struggling with anxiety and depression for months on my own. I was afraid of my problems becoming real, and I was afraid of the strong face I showed my family and friends becoming tarnished. I'm glad social media trends like this one exist for multiple reasons: they let people struggling know that they are not alone, they help raise awareness of mental illness, and they fight the stigma against it. You don't need to be perfect to be loved 💕 #endthestigma #1in5
    #Repost @michellefrit with @repostapp ・・・ My interpretation of what it feels like to live with Adjustment Disorder. Seeing all the beautiful posts for the #insideoutchallenge gave me the courage to tell my own story. Dealing with the pressure to be perfect strips away parts of our personal identities. Before I sought out help, I had been struggling with anxiety and depression for months on my own. I was afraid of my problems becoming real, and I was afraid of the strong face I showed my family and friends becoming tarnished. I'm glad social media trends like this one exist for multiple reasons: they let people struggling know that they are not alone, they help raise awareness of mental illness, and they fight the stigma against it. You don't need to be perfect to be loved 💕 #endthestigma #1in5
  13. #Repost @jesmarez with @repostapp
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In these series of pictures you're probably thinking "what is all over her face?!"
Let me tell you! There's this movement that just started called #insideoutchallenge , in this challenge people will recreate what their mental illness looks like to them! It is important to end the stigma because there are SO many people not receiving help because other people will think of them differently. Which is totally crazy and unfair! 
Now, you probably wouldn't have suspected me, right? I am always so positive and have such a big smile!
Well, little do you know people that even appear happy may be not the best of themselves! I know crazy right! 
I recently started seeing a counselor because of anxiety and depression! Woah depression! What?! But that doesn't make sense! 
You're right, sometimes mental illness doesn't always make sense just as when someone gets the flu it doesn't make sense! 
So here is what I feel like, I also incorporated a few marks from my eating disorder (which I sometimes still struggle with, but that's okay! Life is about growing!) If you would like to talk more and really understand this picture, feel free to ask! Mental illnesses need to be normalized and it's important to talk about and not feel uncomfortable about. Now please remember, not everyone's illness is at the same level! Just like some may have a seasonal cold and others have pneumonia! 
I'm just here to raise awareness and normalize it!
    #Repost @jesmarez with @repostapp ・・・ In these series of pictures you're probably thinking "what is all over her face?!" Let me tell you! There's this movement that just started called #insideoutchallenge , in this challenge people will recreate what their mental illness looks like to them! It is important to end the stigma because there are SO many people not receiving help because other people will think of them differently. Which is totally crazy and unfair! Now, you probably wouldn't have suspected me, right? I am always so positive and have such a big smile! Well, little do you know people that even appear happy may be not the best of themselves! I know crazy right! I recently started seeing a counselor because of anxiety and depression! Woah depression! What?! But that doesn't make sense! You're right, sometimes mental illness doesn't always make sense just as when someone gets the flu it doesn't make sense! So here is what I feel like, I also incorporated a few marks from my eating disorder (which I sometimes still struggle with, but that's okay! Life is about growing!) If you would like to talk more and really understand this picture, feel free to ask! Mental illnesses need to be normalized and it's important to talk about and not feel uncomfortable about. Now please remember, not everyone's illness is at the same level! Just like some may have a seasonal cold and others have pneumonia! I'm just here to raise awareness and normalize it!
  14. #Repost @juliewissmann with @repostapp
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100th Post: I'm not a makeup artist by any stretch of the imagination, but @lilmoonchildd's #insideoutchallenge wouldn't stop shouting at me. It's not a matter of being identified as your mental illness, as much as it is an integration to your life once there are medications and weekly therapy appointments to contend with. (Shout out to my awesome therapist!) I have bipolar II disorder, with a cherry of anxiety on top. It's not always one way or the other, as is the assumption of those who have bipolar disorder. For me, it's sometimes the question of "can they tell I'm anxious/depressed/hypomanic?" or "how could anyone possibly​ understand?" It turns into hiding behind painted on smiles to cover it all. Ruined mascara lines down your face when you're alone and can't figure out why you're crying; a facade to the world covering up what feels like a messy disaster of all the broken pieces you can think of. It's too easy to feel like a fraud. If it's right for you, sometimes medication does help, but you have to do your part for your own wellness too. There are and will be days when everything seems too big... Completely insurmountable. When you are exhausted to the core and want to do nothing. Get out of bed. No matter how hard it seems... Go for a walk. You can only help yourself with these things. You're alive and breathing for another day. You're doing this thing called life just fine, keep taking it one day at a time. Much love and gratitude to you all, especially if you're struggling right now. Me too. ❤🐘
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    #Repost @juliewissmann with @repostapp ・・・ 100th Post: I'm not a makeup artist by any stretch of the imagination, but @lilmoonchildd's #insideoutchallenge wouldn't stop shouting at me. It's not a matter of being identified as your mental illness, as much as it is an integration to your life once there are medications and weekly therapy appointments to contend with. (Shout out to my awesome therapist!) I have bipolar II disorder, with a cherry of anxiety on top. It's not always one way or the other, as is the assumption of those who have bipolar disorder. For me, it's sometimes the question of "can they tell I'm anxious/depressed/hypomanic?" or "how could anyone possibly​ understand?" It turns into hiding behind painted on smiles to cover it all. Ruined mascara lines down your face when you're alone and can't figure out why you're crying; a facade to the world covering up what feels like a messy disaster of all the broken pieces you can think of. It's too easy to feel like a fraud. If it's right for you, sometimes medication does help, but you have to do your part for your own wellness too. There are and will be days when everything seems too big... Completely insurmountable. When you are exhausted to the core and want to do nothing. Get out of bed. No matter how hard it seems... Go for a walk. You can only help yourself with these things. You're alive and breathing for another day. You're doing this thing called life just fine, keep taking it one day at a time. Much love and gratitude to you all, especially if you're struggling right now. Me too. ❤🐘 + #breakthestigma #mentalillness #awareness #makeup #anxiety #depression #mania #hypomania #bipolar #bipolarii #bipolar2 #talkaboutit #disaster #fraud #hurricane #wellness #mindfulness #love #gratitude #tattoos #piercings #frenzy #behindthemakeup #notamua
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