Good kids mad city. in an attempt to face one of my many fears i went atv riding in ubud and ended up supermaning off my bike and face planting into a river of rocks to avoid driving off a cliff to what would of been a f*cked up situation. wallah i thought i was in a whole action movie lol. messed my whole face up, split both sides of my lip and temporarily lost feeling in both hands. but this did not stop me from enjoying the rest of my holiday because i was so grateful to be alive and able bodied. i could tell you a million reasons for why i think this happened to me but i’ll just say god has a funny way of teaching us lessons and reminding us we can go at any given moment. and i just felt like someone needed to hear that part. but if y’all want to try atv in a jungle i recommend *drake voice* don’t do it, please don’t do it. ok, ciao 🙋🏿♀️
Today is world mental health day. a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. this years theme challenges us to look at mental health in a more positive light, in order to reduce the stigma. for myself and others from culturally diverse backgrounds, this is often a verrrrrry hard topic to talk about. but the reality is everyone has their day. 1/4 people will experience a mental health issue in any given 12 month period. why i post these quotes and share these stories, is not because i’ve got it all figured out myself, but because i too am trying to figure this life out lol. so while it’s easy to avoid these conversations, i encourage you all to step out of your comfort zone and start thinking and talking about your own mental health. 💛
Tomorrow is r u ok day! a reminder to check in with others, stay connected and have meaningful conversations. not just tomorrow, but everyday.
too often we dismiss people’s sudden change of behaviour as ‘crazy’ or ‘weird’ not realising that we actually have no idea what they’re going through. please reach out to those people you often think about but never get around to messaging or calling. such a small act that can have a huge impact on changing or saving someone’s life.
and if you yourself don’t feel ok, i encourage you to acknowledge your feelings and speak up! whether people want to admit it or not, we all need support and help at some point in our lives, we just need to be brave enough to seek it. 💛💛💛💛 #ruokday#mentalhealthawareness
A couple weeks ago @fevengirmay and i completed safetalk’s workshop on suicide alertness. the workshop prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. i highly recommend that e v e r y o n e does this at some point in their life 😊💛