Band Together Community https://bandtogethercommunity.com The Band Together Community exists to create awareness, build community and offer support for those struggling with mental and emotional health challenges. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 14:36:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 170656289 Is your glass ‘half-virus’ or ‘half-full’ right now? https://bandtogethercommunity.com/is-your-glass-half-virus-or-half-full-right-now/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=is-your-glass-half-virus-or-half-full-right-now https://bandtogethercommunity.com/is-your-glass-half-virus-or-half-full-right-now/#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 14:36:14 +0000 https://bandtogethercommunity.com/?p=10232 Trying to be ‘less unhappy’ in a world where there are so many sad and scary things going on is basically impossible… So if you’re doing that, I would highly recommend you STOP because honestly – you’re wasting your time. However, if you are wanting to be more happy or content in the present circumstances, then we simply have […]

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#0077 – “It keeps getting worse and worse…” https://bandtogethercommunity.com/0077-it-keeps-getting-worse-and-worse/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=0077-it-keeps-getting-worse-and-worse https://bandtogethercommunity.com/0077-it-keeps-getting-worse-and-worse/#respond Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:25:20 +0000 https://bandtogethercommunity.com/?p=10211 I struggle to talk about my mental health. I deal with severe anxiety (especially social anxiety). It keeps getting worse and worse… every time I’m put in a situation where I have to be with people I can’t catch my breathe, I shake, I get really hot and I feel like I say the stupidest […]

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Working With Aversion: How to overcome the things that hold us back. https://bandtogethercommunity.com/working-with-aversion-how-to-overcome-the-things-that-hold-us-back/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=working-with-aversion-how-to-overcome-the-things-that-hold-us-back https://bandtogethercommunity.com/working-with-aversion-how-to-overcome-the-things-that-hold-us-back/#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 16:51:21 +0000 https://bandtogethercommunity.com/?p=10203 Have you ever found yourself in situations that feel uncomfortable? Ones that you try to avoid but yet tend to repeat themselves? As long as we continue to try and side-step around these things we remain trapped in a cycle that will tend to repeat itself. By instead learning how to work with aversion, we […]

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If You Want Strong Mental Health, Don’t Forget to Sweat https://bandtogethercommunity.com/if-you-want-strong-mental-health-dont-forget-to-sweat/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=if-you-want-strong-mental-health-dont-forget-to-sweat https://bandtogethercommunity.com/if-you-want-strong-mental-health-dont-forget-to-sweat/#respond Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:01:08 +0000 https://bandtogethercommunity.com/?p=10196 Exercise has become an extremely important part of my self-care routine. I love the way I feel after a good workout and the changes I see in my body over time. More importantly than this, exercise is essential for my mental health. I have written before about my struggle with my mental health. I suffered […]

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A Healthy Gut Equals a Happy Mind https://bandtogethercommunity.com/a-healthy-gut-equals-a-happy-mind/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-healthy-gut-equals-a-happy-mind https://bandtogethercommunity.com/a-healthy-gut-equals-a-happy-mind/#respond Wed, 19 Aug 2020 04:18:54 +0000 https://bandtogethercommunity.com/?p=10189 If you’ve never considered the reality that the food choices you put in your body can significantly affect the way your mind functions, I’m here to tell you that the saying “you are what you eat” was right. Moreover, you are what you eat, and you are what you eat ‘eats’ and the metabolites they […]

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#0076 – “There are gonna be tough times but you are strong and you’ll get through it. :)” https://bandtogethercommunity.com/0076-there-are-gonna-be-tough-times-but-you-are-strong-and-youll-get-through-it/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=0076-there-are-gonna-be-tough-times-but-you-are-strong-and-youll-get-through-it https://bandtogethercommunity.com/0076-there-are-gonna-be-tough-times-but-you-are-strong-and-youll-get-through-it/#respond Tue, 18 Aug 2020 22:11:23 +0000 https://bandtogethercommunity.com/?p=10187 I’m suffering from depression and am totally determined to fight it. I didn’t realize that I was depressed up until recently. Many things happened in my life- the people I considered my family hurt me the most and without realizing I just started to lose my spark. Didn’t feel like doing the things I loved, […]

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#0075 – “I put my best foot forward everyday to try and get by these challenges and I do so by being there for others struggling like I am.” https://bandtogethercommunity.com/0075-i-put-my-best-foot-forward-everyday-to-try-and-get-by-these-challenges-and-i-do-so-by-being-there-for-others-struggling-like-i-am/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=0075-i-put-my-best-foot-forward-everyday-to-try-and-get-by-these-challenges-and-i-do-so-by-being-there-for-others-struggling-like-i-am https://bandtogethercommunity.com/0075-i-put-my-best-foot-forward-everyday-to-try-and-get-by-these-challenges-and-i-do-so-by-being-there-for-others-struggling-like-i-am/#respond Fri, 14 Aug 2020 19:48:19 +0000 https://bandtogethercommunity.com/?p=10185 I am a mental health advocate with a living with depression and borderline personality disorder. I struggle just like any other individual with a diagnosed Mental Health problem. My greatest struggle is self hate, fear of abandonment, smoking and impulsive behaviours. I find it hard to tell someone because I fear being judged especially being […]

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STRESSED is DESSERTS Spelled Backwards https://bandtogethercommunity.com/stressed-is-desserts-spelled-backwards/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stressed-is-desserts-spelled-backwards https://bandtogethercommunity.com/stressed-is-desserts-spelled-backwards/#respond Wed, 12 Aug 2020 02:33:39 +0000 https://bandtogethercommunity.com/?p=10171 Were you today-years-old when you realized that? Or have you known that one for a long time? The truth is, about 40% of us turn to certain foods or drinks when our stress levels spike (according to the American Psychological Association). And that’s old news – pre-pandemic where we all stayed home in our stretchy […]

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#0074 – “My pattern of self harming continued until college when I mentally broke and spent 2 years recovering and rebuilding.” https://bandtogethercommunity.com/0074-my-pattern-of-self-harming-continued-until-college-when-i-mentally-broke-and-spent-2-years-recovering-and-rebuilding/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=0074-my-pattern-of-self-harming-continued-until-college-when-i-mentally-broke-and-spent-2-years-recovering-and-rebuilding https://bandtogethercommunity.com/0074-my-pattern-of-self-harming-continued-until-college-when-i-mentally-broke-and-spent-2-years-recovering-and-rebuilding/#respond Sun, 09 Aug 2020 19:30:11 +0000 https://bandtogethercommunity.com/?p=10166 *self harm trigger warning* when I was 11 or 12 I discovered that cutting myself seemed to make me feel better when I was upset. My pattern of self harming continued until college when I mentally broke and spent 2 years recovering and rebuilding. During that time I learned coping strategies and essential self care […]

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#0073 – “There have been a record of mood swings in my type of bipolar case. As well as suicidal thoughts.” https://bandtogethercommunity.com/0073-there-have-been-a-record-of-mood-swings-in-my-type-of-bipolar-case-as-well-as-suicidal-thoughts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=0073-there-have-been-a-record-of-mood-swings-in-my-type-of-bipolar-case-as-well-as-suicidal-thoughts https://bandtogethercommunity.com/0073-there-have-been-a-record-of-mood-swings-in-my-type-of-bipolar-case-as-well-as-suicidal-thoughts/#respond Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:16:20 +0000 https://bandtogethercommunity.com/?p=10137 I am like a ‘ PHOENIX ‘ alive…I am not who I was. I was just about to die but something gave me strength to rebuild and reform.As like phoenix that dies and is reborn from the ashes. It’s a mythological concept which can be taken as example of rejuvenation of a body and soul […]

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