We'd Love to Hear from You

One of the best ways to lift your spirit is to help others.

This is the backbone of NutNav –ย  a place where people help people. Despite how low we can feel at times, we all have an innate ability to help others who are stuck on the road to a brighter place.

It can be a pleasant surprise to see just how much you’ve learned during your dark days and how vital that information can be to someone else in desperate need of hearing words of hope.

You’re story can be detailed or brief. You was here, in a dark place but now you are here in a much brighter place, maybe you still have dark days but you’ve learned enough over the years to provide someone new to anxiety or depression with much needed words of hope.

Where possible, Ricky will be interviewing some of you to give you a platform to express yourself along with helping others.

If you’d like to feature on this site, please get in contact with us right away, we’d love to hear from you! Otherwise please head over to our Facebook Group and join the conversation.

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Always use logic to tackle tough days. Never trust your emotions. Plan things you know you should do then take massive action! Your emotions will eventually reward you and overtime your thinking will improve. Starting with emotions = dead end. Somewhere on your map the sun shines.
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Lockdown has been tough on everyone - how has it been for you. Please do share if you have an encouraging story. -
Read James story on the NutNav website and if youโ€™ve got a story weโ€™d love to hear it.  #depression #lockdown #mentalhealth #anxiety
From our community- โ€œI finally got around to watching this last week. Wasn't expecting what I watched. I left feeling split. I love both the DC and Marvel universe, I do edge more towards the DC worlds due to their gritty nature.
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As much as it seemed like a documentary, I do feel that their needs to be far more nuance when it comes to issues around mental health.
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Why? Well if you say to someone who doesn't understand 'I have depression' - their judgement will likely be based on stereotypical representations of people with mental health struggles.
**SPOILER ALERT**
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This movie shows us 'The Joker's' (played by Joaquin Phoenix) need to be understood and accepted. A base human requirement from childhood. We also get to learn of the horrendous abuse he was subject to as a child, along with him learning he was adopted, causing further mental stress as he battles with this realisation. This realisation along with all the crap luck he's having, denial of his medication due to funding etc sees him spiral out of control into a dark world of hatred.
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A compelling watch BUT - what is the message here? Does that mean anyone with similar experiences is likely to make those choices?
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My own take is that it's not what happens to you that defines who you are but how you respond.
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There is so much more focus on mental health issues which is a good thing BUT this whole narrative of, "this person experienced this so they are likely to be/do that" is stigmatising mental health still - so there is still work to be done. I've worked in business for myself full time for over 10 years and met many people with mental health issues who despite their struggles, still march on and get shit done. It's a strange illness and one that is unique to each person. Using the past as an excuse/reason to be destructive is simply not good enough, despite the pressure it can bring..and it's a stigma/stereotype that needs to be challenged.
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Did I like the movie then? Yes and No. Loved the grit and the way it portrays how tough life can be, not keen on the outcome...but then it is The Joker...โ€ Have you seen the movie? If so what did you think, was it an accurate portrayal of mental health?
โ€œSelf awareness plays a big part in what kind of day I have, sometimes an event can trigger a matrix of unhelpful thoughts, all connected like a domino effect, the same boring predictable stuff - stepping back from this cyclone allows me to see it for what it isโ€
Words like this are why we exist - real life quotes from the NutNav community to help bring some hope to others who feel lost in the dark (we know how that feels!!)
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We are going to be launching a brand new Facebook Group very soon, Ricky will be getting involved so we can all drop in for a chat, connect, share some ideas around mental health and maybe even have a bit of a laugh ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Weโ€™ll post when itโ€™s live! Thank you for your support whoever you are xx ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ—บ
If you have something going on that has rocked your life and left you in utter despair please know it can improve - we are hearing so many amazing stories of hope and recovery ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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This day is yours! Keep going! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ—บ
It can certainly feel like this at times. We find its about building a plan in order to carry us through those darkest days so we donโ€™t feel isolated as much as we used to.
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Being relentless ๐Ÿฆ and facing our fears is one way we tackle this. What works for us one day night not work the next so we have to stay curious and be open to new ideas.๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Have you developed any ways over the years that help you improve your mindset? ๐Ÿค”If so weโ€™d love for you to share them in the comments below๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Final Friday thoughts from us. If ever you feel like youโ€™re weak, just remember itโ€™s true that you have a 100% record at making it through crap days! Go you! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป have the best weekend that is currently possible. Wishing you strength, peace and giggles! Team NutNav