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When I was in the beginning of my mental health journey, my sobriety journey, my parenting journey and even my therapy journey, I found myself on Pinterest looking up quotes and memes on the particular subject that was consuming my brain at that given time.
It was nice to feel a sense of solidarity during the beginning of those journeys because, those topics in particular, are difficult to discuss with people when you’re first starting your path to healing. At least for me. I still have most of the memes saved on my phone to this day, which is where the content for this post is coming from. These are the ACTUAL saved content on my own phone which helped me in a dark time.
One great thing about the internet is you can type anything into a search bar, and you’re going to be able to find someone who is going, or has gone, through a similar path. You’ll never be able to convince me that the internet is all bad for that simple fact alone. Strangers on the internet saved me from my own brain more times than I can even count.
Below are images and quotes I’ve saved from the internet, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest throughout the last few years. As I didn’t realize that I’d one day be compiling them into a blog post, I don’t have credit for all of them noted, so if you are the creator, or know the creator, of any of the content below, please message me so I can add appropriate credit where credit is due. And, also, thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating a piece of content that spoke to me so strongly that I needed to save it on my phone to help pull me out of my own darkness.
I have hundreds of these on my phone. I didn’t even realize I had so many, but it was so refreshing to browse through them again. A couple of them ripped up some intense emotion I wasn’t anticipating while writing this blog post, but I should’ve known it would happen. Some of these memes were sought out during times when my brain was a scary, lonely, place and reading them again brought me back to that place of comfort they offered me.
I hope if you’re searching for quotes, memes or gifs for comfort from your brain, that these I’ve shared bring you a little peace. Also, I hope you realize you’re not alone. The stigma around mental health is stifling. If you don’t have anyone in your personal life who understands what you’re going through, it can feel so lonely, but you’re not alone. The internet and social media platforms are filled with those of us who are speaking out about our brain struggles and experiences. Search whatever you’re feeling, I guarantee you’ll find a friend.
Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives meaning and purpose to our lives.Brene Brown
If you are interest in reading some personal development books, you can find a list I created here.
Also, I have a couple of quote/meme dedicated Pinterest boards, which is where most of the content above came from in the first place, so feel free to check out the boards below.