ZestyDoesThings has drawn various mental health conditions as monsters to make them more tangible. PMDD isn't included, but anxiety and depression are.
How do you picture PMDD?
For some people, PMDD comes with thoughts of suicide. Suicide is never the answer. If you are thinking about suicide right now call:
U.S. & Canada - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Australia - 13 11 14
UK - 08457 90 90 90
ROI - 116 123
Remember that with PMDD you'll be feeling a lot better in a couple hours, days or weeks. Hold on and get help!
If you're worried that someone you know may be thinking about suicide then ask and check out our list of warning signs. Asking isn't putting an idea in someone's head, it's making sure they are safe. For more on how you can help check out The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's list of Five Ways You Can Help.
If your country isn't covered in the list of hotline numbers or we got the number wrong please let us know in a comment and we'll fix it as soon as we can.
LikeKristen is a YouTube channel focused on teenage mental health and mental illness. She's made a video about PMDD, check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_krD0tT62A
In addition to PMDD her channel also includes videos about depression, anxiety, self harm and how to be there for your friends as they work through mental health challenges. You can check out her whole channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbNeeBXyD21OzwRySul5gw
TeenPMDD is now on Facebook! Check out our page for more PMDD information and resources.
Could you prevent suicide or explain something about mental health in 60 seconds? More than 1000 teens in CA took up the challenge in a contest run by Each Mind Matters.
Read more at http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article22813374.html
Or watch some of the videos for yourself: