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Suntag: The Mental Health Tag

Remember when I said I was slowly learning about vlogging as I went with the flow? Well, the duration thing did not stick, and this video is even longer than the one before :p Which means you don’t need to watch it. But…

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But I am posting it anyway. Why? Because the subject is close to my heart and I am kinda proud to be able to talk freely about my personal issues. So I ramble, I explain, and I hope for the best πŸ™‚ The talking part is so important for people who suffer from mental illnesses or people who live with people suffering from them. Even if this video doesn’t do much, it’s a step aimed at slashing the silence around the topic.

 

Have a great Sunday everyone!

43 thoughts on “Suntag: The Mental Health Tag

  1. I admire your bravery and honesty with this vlog and totally agree that we need to keep talking about mental health. Great video. And I quite like the bells in the background – so European, makes me feel on holiday!! Have a great Sunday xxx

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    1. Well, thank you for watching it, it’s way too long! I did not check the time when I recorded so yeah, the church added a nice French touch πŸ™‚
      I still can’t say it’s brave, for me, it’s just important to be honest with myself and others, and to be able to say I’m sick without feeling the need to hide πŸ™‚
      Have a wonderful Sunday, and thanks again ❀ xxx

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    1. My favorite doll ❀ I am sick of hearing we shouldn't make a big deal or talk about mental health and just "snap out of it". It's dangerous and I just want to slap people when I hear that, so I thought this would make a good vid. Well, a not-so-boring vid πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH for watching it ❀ The subject is so close to my heart I am glad you enjoyed the video πŸ™‚ And awww thank you!! I feel less insecure in front of my webcam, and I try to relax more with every vlog I record. I hate my voice in French, but I can tolerate it in English, but I never thought someone would like it!!! ❀

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  2. Good to hear you again Meggy. What a very honest and helpful vlog. Your advice of talking but making a wise choice of that first person is the best advice I can think of too.
    Japan must have been so scary for you. I hope you keep wonderful memories of your time there over the scary ones.
    Your accent is really good now, especially your pronunciation of ‘a’ words and sounds. It sounds so American ☺
    I’m glad the simple things make you smile, a hello and interactions from friends are the best, and bookshelves are great to look at too.
    You are doing great Meggy. πŸ’œ
    Lots of love Amanda xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Amanda πŸ™‚ I’m still so surprised those videos get watched! I was thinking about what would make a nice vlog and I remembered talking about mental health had been so helpful for me. This is why I decided to record this, as a final step to prove myself there was no barrier between me and those diseases and I was finally free to chat about it, and why not help. I’m glad you agree on that advise, it came to me naturally and it’s the only thing I could think that made sense and a real difference for the person suffering.
      Thankfully, I met the best persons in Japan and I treasure our times together, but for a long time I resented the country for my being sick and for my visa being cancelled. I completely stopped talking Japanese and couldn’t even listen to the songs I used to love. I made peace with it. It’s not the country’s fault, it was just bad timing. Endometriosis appears around the age I was in Kyoto, that’s all… No more anger, and that feels good too.
      Aw thank you for the language feedback! ❀ You have no idea how helpful it is, and how happy I am! Some people think it's silly of me to focus and devote so much time to this accent and my learning, but I feel it's a part of me. Every step, every thing I can't or can do is fun, and I just have the best of times with English.
      Your comment made me smile, a big fat smile, as they always do πŸ™‚ I am thankful of my diseases for teaching me the smallest things were the most important πŸ™‚ ❀ Thank you so so much, for everything and more. Lots of hugs and love xxx

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    1. Very grateful you watched it ❀ I just feel so happy to have smashed the wall that prevented me to share, that made me feel ashamed of those illnesses, and I want to be able to kick those people who say mental diseases are not real ones! So I'm making extra long videos ^^ ❀

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  3. Great video.. interesting to hear what really helped you most (the 150 euro program from someone who’s been through it himself, it was a bit surprising that it isn’t the professional talks or the medication) and what makes you smile (that made me smile as well) and yay for getting your name in a book!! I hope you have a great week too!!

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    1. I can’t thank you enough for watching the vid πŸ™‚ I’m still surprised every time it happens! πŸ™‚ They do say you can’t truly understand a problem unless you’ve been through it, and from my experience, it’s true! I’m so so happy I found the program and spent the money, because it saved me once, and it is saving me again, with a little help with “regular” methods. I’m convinced the therapy wouldn’t have worked so well so fast without the program. Your comment made me smile πŸ™‚ A big fat smile and a heart full of love! Have a fabulous week my dear Inge! xxx

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  4. I spotted this earlier today when I was doing my usual post reading/sharing and have only just had the chance to watch it. I’m full of admiration for you sweetie, you look relaxed and happy, it’s nice to hear what has helped you and I know how much going back to Uni means so I wish you all the luck in the world. As ever if you need to talk I am usually floating around the internet somewhere!
    I didn’t find the video too long at all (I was secretly hoping to get a glimpse of the dog/s) Big hugs xx

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    1. This is one of the sweetest comments I have received, thank you ❀ You get the reward for making me smile πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for taking the time to watch this! I felt it important to challenge myself along with that language challenge, and what best than a subject dear to my heart? Weirdly, it was very easy to talk about it and I am very grateful to everyone who has reacted to it. I do feel more relaxed now, I know a big step was taken and I am different from the person I was a few months ago, even though I still have a lot of work to do. Uni is what keeps me going on bad days. Keeping the eye on that mountain top and hoping for the best, hoping I'm strong enough. Right back at you, lovely, I'm always around for a chat, on a good or a bad day.
      You know what, that's a fabulous idea! I need to make the dogs guests on my next video!
      Lots of hugs! xxx

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  5. I did miss your videos! You’re really brave to talk about this! I applaud you!! I do think that mental health problems does impact on friendships- I think a lot of my friends just think I’m super flaky cos I don’t talk about it and just disappear off the scene to deal with things (sorry if that’s is tmi, I just want you to know you’re not alone, and like you said it’s best to talk, as difficult as that is πŸ˜‰ ). That’s so exciting that you’re going back to uni- you’re going to do amazing!! *all the hugs*

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    1. Everyone says I’m brave when in fact, I just want to help and share!! πŸ™‚ I don’t feel brave at all! Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone in seeing friends disappear because of mental issues. When you’re not up to go to the pub and drink, people disappear…! Hugs to you!!! I’m so excited, even though details about the how etc have me quite worried!!!

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      1. Ah you are!! Yes, that definitely happens :/ but chin up!! It gets better and the people that stick around are the ones that count- whether they’re friends or family. Ah yes, I get that, but it’ll be amazing- you’ll see!! πŸ˜€

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  6. You are so incredibly brave and such an inspiration πŸ’•
    I’m so happy treatment is going well for you and that you’re feeling better than you did a few years ago. I admire your openness so much and I really wish that I could be this open, but it’s hard and I feel like people won’t understand and they’ll just judge. I tried opening up to a friend, but I haven’t heard anything from her since πŸ™ˆ
    The things that make you smile are so great, interaction on here along with cat cuddles always manages to make me smile too!
    Please don’t stop with your vlogs, you’re doing amazing πŸ’•

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    1. Aw, Michelle! Thank you πŸ™‚ I just feel like if there’s any chance someone might need this kind of testimony, it’s here. If I can help someone, or just strike up a discussion, then I’m happy. It took me so long to realize it was okay to talk about your issues, your life, that I want to show it’s possible. Even to people who don’t feel the need to πŸ™‚ I totally understand, and I do agree some people judge and will always do. But with those little steps, I’m hoping to open minds and make others understand, at my tiny level πŸ™‚ I’m sorry the friend you confided in did not have it in her to be there for you. I’m here if you need anything πŸ™‚ Don’t let this make you think everyone will react this way. The right person might help you so much to get better.
      Thank you so much for watching this πŸ™‚ I’m planning on having vlogs once a month, just to chat! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  7. I completely agree with you about dogs. Whenever I was unhappy my dog could always bring me back from the dark places and also, you can’t help but smile at them. πŸ™‚

    Not much to say Waffles, simply that you have some cojones to post this, it’s great and that you have my respect. πŸ™‚

    Oh, we need a dog cameo in one of these vids! πŸ˜‰

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    1. My dog was the key to recovery, and even now, she’s such an important part of why I’m not in bed at noon with my dark thoughts! πŸ™‚
      Aw, Marshie! Thanks a lot ❀ Sending you a huge and noisy MWUAH! I just needed to let it out in a different way than writing, and I am glad this is well-received.
      Haha, it's planned! I'm gonna try, and I sat TRY, to get both dogs into my next vid!

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  8. Receiving books is one common thing that makes all book bloggers smile, isn’t it?☺ Great video and it’s really amazing that you can talk about things you once feared. Loved this video. πŸ’–You speak with patience and you think before speaking. I wish I could have that in me. I am only patient with books. 😩

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    1. Thank you so very much for your words πŸ™‚ I am more comfortable with recording myself now, even if watching those videos make me cringe and all I can hear are the mistakes made. But the subject this week was important, and I just felt I needed to share a bit of my story in a natural way. Patience?? Me?? haha! πŸ™‚ Just an pretense!

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  9. HAhahaha I love how you start off the video promising it would short and sweet, but then go super deep about mental illness and everything that you strongly believe is important to remind ourselves of. Huge praise for continuing these vlogs and being open about it!! It’s always a pleasure to hear you talk, Meggy!! Keep it up!! πŸ˜€

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