So, for those who don’t have time to watch the video or just prefer to read, I have a massive announcement.
I am going to be doing a 26 hour live stream for Mind.org. This will be a stream across multiple genres with me DJing for all 26 hours, that will only see me running off between songs to grab some food, water, and the bathroom! This is the 24 Hour Stream… take two!
Anyone who has seen my previous videos knows that I have Rapid Cycling Bipolar and am a massive supporter of mental health awareness, so this was a natural step for me to promote an amazing cause, spread some happiness, and raise awareness of mental health.
I, of course, have a massive thank you once again to M-Tech who are helping with sponsorship, the venue, and more!
Now, I completely get that you might not be able to donate, I get it! If you can’t please do one of these things, maybe even both! You can share this post and the links to the stream, help raise awareness for the stream and the charity.
Second… educate yourself on mental health, learn about bipolar, depression, anxiety and more! Understand how you can help people and how you can progress as a person.
What is mental illness?
What other types are there?
What is Bipolar? https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bipolar-disorder/
How can I help someone who has a mental health condition?
Here: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helping-someone-else/ and here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/supporting-someone-mental-health-problem
are good places to start. However, there are loads of articles out on the web.
Importantly, mental health hotlines: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/
Ways to cope, firstly, take a look at some grounding techniques for when it all gets all too much and you’re feeling overwhelmed.
One thing that might help for you, is a gratitude diary, it helps you identify that things are not as negative as you think.
Try making a list of what the current challenges are, identify why they are challenges and what the impact of these are. Once you’ve done this, start to then think about how you can improve the situation.
Problem – bills to pay
Impact – debt and anxiety
Options – look at stopping un needed direct debits, look at consolidating debts, etc
It could be a list, a diagram, a spider map… Whatever works for you!
You can watch this all here: https://mixcloud.com/live/ItsDJK/
Read more: https://www.mind.org.uk/