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      National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2016   05/01/2016

      Proclamation 9433 of April 28, 2016 National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Nearly 44 million American adults, and millions of children, experience mental health conditions each year, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress. Although we have made progress expanding mental health coverage and elevating the conversation about mental health, too many people still do not get the help they need. Our Nation is founded on the belief that we must look out for one another—and whether it affects our family members, friends, co-workers, or those unknown to us—we do a service for each other when we reach out and help those struggling with mental health issues. This month, we renew our commitment to ridding our society of the stigma associated with mental illness, encourage those living with mental health conditions to get the help they need, and reaffirm our pledge to ensure those who need help have access to the support, acceptance, and resources they deserve. In the last 7 years, our country has made extraordinary progress in expanding mental health coverage for more people across America. The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies from discriminating against people based on pre-existing conditions, requires coverage of mental health and substance use disorder services in individual and small group markets, and expands mental health and substance use disorder parity policies, which are estimated to help more than 60 million Americans. Nearly 15 million more Americans have gained Medicaid coverage since October 2013, significantly improving access to mental health care. And because of more than $100 million in funding from the Affordable Care Act, community health centers have expanded behavioral health services for nearly 900,000 people nationwide over the past 2 years. Still, far too few Americans experiencing mental illnesses do not receive the care and treatment they need. That is why my most recent Budget proposal includes a new half-billion dollar investment to improve access to mental health care, engage individuals with serious mental illness in care, and help ensure behavioral health care systems work for everyone. Our Nation has made strong advances in improving prevention, increasing early intervention, and expanding treatment of mental illnesses. Earlier this year, I established a Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force, which aims to ensure that coverage for mental health benefits is comparable to coverage for medical and surgical care, improve understanding of the requirements of the law, and expand compliance with it. Mental health should be treated as part of a person's overall health, and we must ensure individuals living with mental health conditions can get the treatment they need. My Administration also continues to invest in science and research through the BRAIN initiative to enhance our understanding of the complexities of the human brain and to make it easier to diagnose and treat mental health disorders early. One of our most profound obligations as a Nation is to support the men and women in uniform who return home and continue fighting battles against mental illness. Last year, I signed the Clay Hunt SAV Act, which fills critical gaps in serving veterans with post-traumatic stress and other illnesses, increases peer support and outreach, and recruits more talented individuals to work on mental health issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This law will make it easier for veterans to get the care they need when they need it. All Americans, including service members, can get immediate assistance by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or by calling 1-800-662-HELP. During National Mental Health Awareness Month, we recognize those Americans who live with mental illness and substance use disorders, and we pledge solidarity with their families who need our support as well. Let us strive to ensure people living with mental health conditions know that they are not alone, that hope exists, and that the possibility of healing and thriving is real. Together, we can help everyone get the support they need to recover as they continue along the journey to get well. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2016 as National Mental Health Awareness Month. I call upon citizens, government agencies, organizations, health care providers, and research institutions to raise mental health awareness and continue helping Americans live longer, healthier lives. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.  
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Getting Out Of Bed In The Morning

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Lately I have had a really hard time getting up in the morning. Im talking my legs feel like they dont work, I have no energy, and when I get out of bed I cannot stand up or walk straight. My body feels lazy. I know what I am doing, but I will bumo into things like the doorway, hit my feet on things.

this is not a regulat thing for me either. After I get over this, about an hour, I am back to normal. I cant walk around and such. Is there a way for me to get more energy when i wake up in the morning? I feel so tired and fatigued in the morning.

Is that a sign of depression?

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Not being judgemental, but over the past 6 months physically I have gotten up despite the immense pain. My head would physically hurt to move, never mind the back injuries. But I knew I would never get better if I just stayed in bed.

**never get ejected from a car and let it fall on you**

So, yes I have been more depressed becaused of the TBI. Just an additional phase (and more medsd) to go through. I am not being judgemental, just maybe a reminder life is a gift, not a right.

try some coffee in the morning, my rule not to talk to me until my coffee and my meds are taken

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:spongebob: I'd say that could definitely be a part of your depression. I know I have a hard time getting up, no matter what time it is. I just woke up from a nap and had to drag myself out of bed and its 7pm! Sometimes I feel like I want to sleep all the time...but I don't think I actually *want* to sleep all the time, I just want the comfort and lack of disturbance that my comfy (somewhat!) bed provides.

Are you going to work after you wake up? If so, are you the type that rolls out of bed and into the car, or do you take time to eat breakfast, relax a bit etc.? In either case, and even if you are not working, sometimes I find that having a sort of routine helps me. That's probably more of the reason why I drink coffee -- for the time it gives me to breath for a minute, more than the caffiene! You could keep lots of good breakfast food in the house, I do that as well, so its not like waking up to the same old thing each morning, its more like 'hey, I can't wait to eat one of those spectacular bagels I bought!" Or cinnamin buns...or pop tarts, or whatever! If you have time, try making a little something like eggs and waffles, that will get you moving a bit.

If you aren't working, do you feel as though you have something to look forward to each day, or some type of responsibility? I think this is an important aspect of getting out of bed successfully!

One other thing that might help is right when you wake up, get yourself out of bed and do some stretches. Or even in bed you can, but probably the soft surface won't work as well. Stretch all the muscles you can think of and that will help wake your body up physically so maybe you won't be so wobbly.

Are you taking any sleeping meds? Hitting the snooze a billion times? I find that when I set the alarm for an earlier time thinking it will give me a better chance of waking up on time, I just end up hitting the snooze, waking up *later* than I am supposed to, and feeling even more tired and groggy. So try and set the alarm so that it can be hit one time, two times tops, IMHO.

Hope I didn't overanalyze that too much! Its funny though, I got out of bed from my nap, walked by one of my cats and said 'man its hard to get out of bed' then I get on here and its one of the first things i see!

And tara, you are certainly right that we should all appreciate our ability to get out of bed in the morning and experience life...not every one is as lucky.

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Hi All

I'm glad I have read this forum - this is me but I'm afraid keeping breakfast in my house did not work I just can't get out of bed and I don't want to. I force myself but I am still going to work but reluctantly. I'm a get up and go person now.

My main problem is getting to sleep at night - I have tried all sorts sleeping tablets, alcohol and horlicks - all on different nights off course and neither have worked for me.

I have a very over active mind that constantly thinks about everything that makes me depressed and i just make myself worse - can't cope anymore!

I originally came on here as my partner was depressed but I am also depressed now according to my doctor.

:hearts::bump:

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I have never liked to get up in the morning, but work necessitates it. When I stay up late the feeling is worse. For me it is not part of depression. I just like to sleep in. I think it is part of my personality. There are worse traits to have... :hearts:

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Lately I have had a really hard time getting up in the morning. Im talking my legs feel like they dont work, I have no energy, and when I get out of bed I cannot stand up or walk straight. My body feels lazy. I know what I am doing, but I will bumo into things like the doorway, hit my feet on things.

this is not a regulat thing for me either. After I get over this, about an hour, I am back to normal. I cant walk around and such. Is there a way for me to get more energy when i wake up in the morning? I feel so tired and fatigued in the morning.

Is that a sign of depression?

That's very normal. Well, I mean normal for people who suffer with depression. In fact, I have the exact same issues in the morning when getting out of bed. Even if I sit up first for a minute I still feel like a cat that had it's wiskers cut off because I'm really dissoriented.

It's hard to explain the feeling. It's kind of like a dizziness, but differnt. I know what your talking about though, when you say "you feel wobbly and disoriented." It's a pretty freaky and scary feeling. I have to drink about half a pan of coffee with my meds in the morning just to make the sensation go away.

Depression sucks ***. I hate this disease and how phisically and mentaly sick it makes me all the time.

I would give my right arm never to have to deal with it again. Literally, I would trade my right arm. That's how much I hate it.

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Depression sucks ***. I hate this disease and how phisically and mentaly sick it makes me all the time.

I would give my right arm never to have to deal with it again. Literally, I would trade my right arm. That's how much I hate it.

I hate the use the word hate, but I too HATE this disease! I struggle with those feelings of anger and frustration for my illness. In order for me to treat my depression effectively, it takes such love - the opposite of all that anger. I try not to feel angry and frustrated (it is what it is) but I wonder if I suppress too much of that anger, only adding to the sadness inside.? Does that make sense? I just continue to try to be easier on myself and the world around me. We all have our 'stuff'.

Any advice to help alleviate the anger and frustration from dealing with depression? I don't ever want to feel like a victim but sometimes I feel so violated by this illness.

Most days I would absolutely give my left arm to be symptom free for the rest of my life. The day before yesterday I think I would have given my right. It was a sucky one!

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Depression sucks ***. I hate this disease and how phisically and mentaly sick it makes me all the time.

I would give my right arm never to have to deal with it again. Literally, I would trade my right arm. That's how much I hate it.

I hate the use the word hate, but I too HATE this disease! I struggle with those feelings of anger and frustration for my illness. In order for me to treat my depression effectively, it takes such love - the opposite of all that anger. I try not to feel angry and frustrated (it is what it is) but I wonder if I suppress too much of that anger, only adding to the sadness inside.? Does that make sense? I just continue to try to be easier on myself and the world around me. We all have our 'stuff'.

Any advice to help alleviate the anger and frustration from dealing with depression? I don't ever want to feel like a victim but sometimes I feel so violated by this illness.

Most days I would absolutely give my left arm to be symptom free for the rest of my life. The day before yesterday I think I would have given my right. It was a sucky one!

I'm not angry with others because of it and I don't blame my condition on anyone. I hate very few, if anything in this world, but I do hate this disease with everything in me. I always think why couldn't god have given me another illness like diabeties, or cancer instead.

I really hope there is an after life because if so, when I'm gone I'm going to hunt down this Demon called depression and beat it senseless. I'm going to inflict untold tourture upon it for stealing my happy life and for the pain it's caused myself and everyone in this fourm.

You are right, hate is a strong word and may only serve to destroy me, but after all that I have suffered at the hands of this disease I feel I have earned the right to hate it with a passion.

I have learned to accept it, but I still hate it.

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You're right I absalutely hate this desise so much I would give my little toe but not much else coz stuff like that really freaks me out.

I always find it hard to get up in the morning. I remember watching this interview (when I wasn't depressed) with James Hewitt and he said he went through a time where it was hard for him to get up in the morning and what a horrible feeling it was for him. I remember thinking; that's me everyday. Even when I'm not depressed.

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Lately I have had a really hard time getting up in the morning. Im talking my legs feel like they dont work, I have no energy, and when I get out of bed I cannot stand up or walk straight. My body feels lazy. I know what I am doing, but I will bumo into things like the doorway, hit my feet on things.

this is not a regulat thing for me either. After I get over this, about an hour, I am back to normal. I cant walk around and such. Is there a way for me to get more energy when i wake up in the morning? I feel so tired and fatigued in the morning.

Is that a sign of depression?

That's very normal. Well, I mean normal for people who suffer with depression. In fact, I have the exact same issues in the morning when getting out of bed. Even if I sit up first for a minute I still feel like a cat that had it's wiskers cut off because I'm really dissoriented.

It's hard to explain the feeling. It's kind of like a dizziness, but differnt. I know what your talking about though, when you say "you feel wobbly and disoriented." It's a pretty freaky and scary feeling. I have to drink about half a pan of coffee with my meds in the morning just to make the sensation go away.

Depression sucks ***. I hate this disease and how phisically and mentaly sick it makes me all the time.

I would give my right arm never to have to deal with it again. Literally, I would trade my right arm. That's how much I hate it.

I totally agree. I would give my right arm for it. I mean, it wouldn't make that much of a difference because I'm left handed. haha...I also have a ridiculously hard time get up in the morning. I've always had a little bit of a struggle, but it's never been as bad as it has the past month. I don't care if I'm not going to sleep, I just want to lay in bed all day. I've even skipped class to sleep, and I'm definitely not that kind of student. ARGH! I hate this.

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