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User Image jaimierosie Posted: Aug 12, 2017 12:53 AM (UTC)

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It's really amazing what new meds, getting your hair done (after cancelling a few times) and a good workout will do. New hair who dis? #haimslyfe #mentalhealthawareness
User Image jaimierosie Posted: Aug 17, 2017 12:41 PM (UTC)

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Find yourself a human who will go eat burgers with you, while supporting suicide prevention AND make you feel like the most important person in the world. I found myself one who can't take a normal picture, but I'm keeping him anyway. •

#haimandthebf #endthestigma #suicideprevention #suicideattemptsurvivor #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
User Image jaimierosie Posted: Aug 29, 2017 12:18 PM (UTC)

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On days when my anxiety is off the charts for no apparent reason, this kid makes things so much better just by being his weirdo self. Kudos to him for dealing with all the moods, symptoms, pain, side effects, etc, that come with dating me. You're the real MVP. #haimandthebf #mentalhealthawareness #talkaboutit (pc: the freakishly talented @nathanieljensenphotography)
User Image jaimierosie Posted: Oct 10, 2017 10:54 PM (UTC)

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On this #worldmentalheathday I am doing some self-care with a good glass of wine, enjoying the fall air, and some time with my dude. Take time and treat yourself because trust me, you are one awesome human. ✌🏼 #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #mentalillness #mentalillness #selfcare #treatyoself #wine
User Image jaimierosie Posted: Oct 18, 2017 6:11 PM (UTC)

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Fall weather + fuzzy sweaters + frozen yogurt (that I’m pretending is ice cream) = a successful brain break.
No matter where you are, take a break and give your brain, emotions, or body a rest. Breathe and know that you’ll make it through the day because you’re a freaking rockstar. 🤘🏼 #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #workingthroughit
User Image jaimierosie Posted: Dec 7, 2017 1:42 AM (UTC)
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I’ve never felt more confident than I did today with my high-waisted jeans and Christmas turtle neck. I was channeling Momma Janet from the 80’s for this look. #thriftstorefinds #momjeans #christmasturtleneck #loveyourbody #wearwhatyouwant #haimslife
User Image jaimierosie Posted: Jan 6, 2018 12:36 AM (UTC)

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User Image cope2000_ Posted: Jan 13, 2018 2:41 AM (UTC)

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User Image thepatricenicole Posted: Jan 10, 2018 2:38 AM (UTC)

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For more information contact @wendywhitmoreswarriorlife

Are you a single parent?

Or a couple with teen issues?

Do you and your child/children need to be showered with a little Love? Or know someone who does?
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User Image de_wayne Posted: Dec 30, 2017 10:57 PM (UTC)

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Are you a single parent?

A couple with teen issues?

Do you and your child/children need to be showered with a little Love?

Well this is the place to be
Register NOW!
For #TheLoveFest of 2018

It’s all FREE:

FOOD, Live Music, Live Performances
Student & Parent Workshops on: “Helpless & Hopeless” & “Young Vocal & Vulnerable”

#LoveFest2018  #MyMindMatters  #LoveYourMind  #iMatterFest
User Image mypostpartumlife Posted: Dec 13, 2017 3:15 AM (UTC)
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Continuing on with the story of my postpartum journey. Check back on the last several photos for the whole story until this point. .
Settling in to the new norm felt good. It felt encouraging and empowering to finally be me again. Medicated me? Sure, but me none the less. I was excited and optimistic to be heading back in to taking birth clients and would soon be attending my first birth since I had given birth. At just shy of 4 months postpartum, I got the call from a laboring client; it was “labor” day. I was ecstatic and ready to go. All went well and I was home in just a few short hours after a precipitous birth. I remember settling in to bed and being full, content. ::this is more difficult to recount than I had hoped::
Sigh... about 5am I woke up to my entire body tingling. Kinda like the tingling you feel after your foot falls asleep from sitting for too long. I got up, walked to the bathroom and paced for a few minutes. I leaned over the counter trying to gather what could possibly be happening. The top of my head felt so hot, like a hot spot in my skull. Within minutes, I woke my husband up and told him something was wrong. Obviously, scared himself, but being the calm person he is, he tried to calm me. I was adamant something was very wrong and I needed help fast. I remember the next few moments blurring past. I laid on the bed and tried to eat a banana. I tried to breathe, but couldn’t. Tyler said I felt shaky, as if my body was vibrating. I called 9-1-1. I kept thinking in my mind that if I was going to die, I couldn’t do it with my children in the house. I needed to get out, I needed help. I paced through Lana’s room since she was asleep in our bed. I walked downstairs to open the door for EMS. During this all I was afraid to let the 9-1-1 dispatcher go. I had to know someone was with me. She talked to me the entire 21 minutes it took for the ambulance to arrive. That was the longest 21 minutes. After talking to her, my body whole still out of control, felt more at ease. EMS checked me out, I calmed more. I refused transfer to the hospital and they encouraged me to sleep as much as I could that day and to take one of my Xanax. cont in comments
User Image mypostpartumlife Posted: Dec 11, 2017 3:56 PM (UTC)
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Opening up just through the first month postpartum brought a lot of emotions to the surface again. Perhaps this is what I needed to do. Let’s continue on with this journey...
@tll_studio captured this stunning photo of me in labor and now I see how appropriate that roar was for carrying me through not only labor, but in to postpartum as well. I’ve had to continue on with strength even when I was failing. .
Only a few people know some of these details, so they may be difficult to read.
I went to my 6 week postpartum visit and felt great! Our adjusting was a struggle, but was looking better and mentally all was well. I didn’t suffer with baby blues at all compared to my first birth, so in my mind, all was in the clear. That was until 8 weeks postpartum. I started to notice that bad days were out weighing the good. I felt a bit shut off and angry. I would rage easily and couldn’t control the emotion. It wasn’t me, I didn’t know who it was. I was afraid and kept quiet about it. The last straw was when I picked up one of my daughters toys and slung it across or living room floor because the rage needed somewhere to go. It terrified me. I remember sliding down to the floor, face in hands and sobbing. What kind of monster was I turning in to? I was afraid of myself, my kids deserved better. I needed help. I beat myself to the ground and knew I was a terrible mother, wife, daughter, person. I hated who I was in that moment. I hated what I was becoming. That day I called my provider and told them I needed help. I didn’t know what I wanted, but I wanted something because I couldn’t live like this. My kids didn’t need to see me act this way. Most of all, I was embarrassed and ashamed. My provider called in a medication (lexapro) I had been on in the past and made an appointment for me to come in. I couldn’t stand the thought on being on a daily medication again. I had done so well for years and here I was failing again. After a good discussion, we decided on an as needed medication (Xanax) to get me through those moments and we would explore therapy. In the coming weeks, I opted for the lexapro and things really turned for the better...con’t in comments.
Here are last nights volleyball results. Thank you everyone who came out to our "Green Out Night" for Mental Health Awareness. #MountaineerStrong #MyMindMatters #mohawkmountaineers

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