My fabulous t-shirt arrived today, thank you Susie @sohappyintown Can you tell I love it?! Love the work you are doing and the fact that the profit from every t-shirt is going to the YoungMinds charity. The aim is to encourage young people to open up and smash the stigma around mental health. This is a great conversation starter for many people and to know that #itsoktofeelshit and that #itsoknottobeok it’s also ok to ask for help,nobody is perfect, everyone is battling with something, you are not alone, keep talking ❤️ #youngminds#itsoktofeelshit#mentalhealthmatters @ Elysium Counselling Services
Ever since volunteering in Mexico in 2011 there was something about Frida Kahlo that resonated with me. She suffered from polio as a girl and then a devastating traffic accident in her 20’s that left her near death with many broken bones and her uterus penetrated by an iron railing. Frida painted her trauma repeatedly as graphic self portraits some of them frightening depictions of her own eviscerated or broken female body.
Her paintings often show her face as calm and solemn as though she is patiently enduring the pain.
These are all in my home and remind me of what we can all endure and overcome 🖤 #fridakahlo#trauma#traumahealing#depressionawareness#elysiumcounselling#counselling#psychotherapy#art#anxietyawareness @ Elysium Counselling Services