My Mental Health Story


  1. Oh Mari <3 Thank you so much for being so utterly genuine all the time. Brought tears to my eyes. You are an incredible young woman, such an inspiration to women and men of all ages everywhere. You set a great example and lead by example too. So many of us will resonate with this video, I know I certainly did. Thank you so much and thank you to Greg and Lulu who everyone loves and supports too. You are INCREDIBLE and I love you. J x

  2. I have BPD and have basically have through the same cycle, including stopping medication and going onto a fitness journey about a year ago after severe weight gain from the meds. MY TIP: I have read a LOT about BPD and natural remedies, and apart from exercise, therapy and changes to lifestyle, I want to recommend GABA and 5-htp to those struggling with their emotions because of BPD. They are natural supplements and have honestly changed my life. I sleep well, I’m calm, they help with recovery and regulate eating. Honestly, they are the best thing ever and have given me a few months of almost no BPD outbreaks and just a lot of balance. 🙂 BPD sucks but people who have it are the ones that have the most insights and I think sharing our tips and things that worked for us are literally the best ways we can help eachother.

  3. Thank you for sharing your story ❤ I admire how brave you are to share with everybody what you've been through. I've struggled with mental health since I was 14 as well and have been through a lot of the same things as you, so I know how hard and painful life is when dealing with it all. I don't know what your beliefs are but when I accepted Jesus in my life a few years ago it was the only thing that completely turned my depression and anxiety around.. both immediately and progressively. I pray you find healing and strength every day on your journey. Keep it up girl ❤❤❤

  4. You're incredible. thank you so much for sharing all of this. Being able to start a self recovery journey takes a LOT of work and so much dedication. I hope I can be like you one day.

  5. Thank you for sharing, I can definitely relate to your journey and the highs and lows. I have struggled with my mental health for years. My life changed after a traumatic events and a move across country. Fortunately I moved to a location where I felt at home and alive as I worked through my traumas and issues. I started walking to clear my head and found a friend who loved the gym like me and just happened to be my next door neighbor. She got me out of the house and I don’t think she even knows how much I needed her in my life. She helped me break invisible barriers and to feel good about myself again. She has since moved and I still crush workouts at the gym, now with my husband instead, I keep learning and growing and setting new goals. Now we are moving to Italy, the workouts still remain despite the chaos because I can handle life so much better when I take care of myself first. I’m not at the finish line with my fat loss yet but I know for a fact I will get there one day at a time.

    Thank you for sharing your story, for emphasizing self care and seeking help when you need it. If we can all stand together maybe we can make a difference in the mental health world 🙂

  6. I can't thank you enough for continuing to share your journey. I found your channel last year, and it made me believe that I could change my life too. I was struggling with anxiety, binge eating, and just a general lost feeling. I started your guides this year, and also got the help I needed to manage my anxiety. I hope you'll see this, because I'm so so grateful for your help in improving my life. I'm happy that I've been losing weight, but that pales in comparison to the things I've gained: strength, a positive outlook, an amazing support network, and an enjoyment for learning what my body can do. Thank you for everything you share and stand for <3

  7. Hello Mari, thank you so much for sharing your story. There are so many of us that just keep everything inside and your story can serve as a guide on how to help ourselves or that it is OKAY to seek help. Is there a book you can recommend that can help with foods that help with mental health?
    You look amazing ☺

  8. First, I love you!! Your are so strong in so many different ways I lost count! Second, can we get a video on foods with positive mental health impacts?? Reducing anxiety, boosting mood, etc. or just what works for you?

  9. I don't know why but this video came up on the exact day that I needed. I've been trying to work out and trying to eat healthier and I'm bipolar and some days I just cry all day for no reason and I can't have a relationship because people don't want to put up with someone like that and it's messing my life up. So thank you for being brave and sharing your story!

  10. I have had the same symptoms for over a year now, I'm working on getting better through nutrition and fitness. But do you recommend going to a therapist to see if I have BPD? Thank you so much for sharing your story 🙂

  11. Your work is so important. You're not only changing lives, you're SAVING them too. I hope one day to have a partner as supportive as Greg, and I hope one day to be a person as strong as you are. Thank you for making this video and doing the work you're doing every day <3

  12. Hello Mari, I never really comment on anything but I just feel like I need to thank you for being honest and transparent about everything you went through. It was so reassuring and helpful. Love you for this ❤

  13. You are such a beautiful soul Mari. So so inspiring and incredibly genuine. Nothing but love to you girl <3

  14. I love how open and honest you are about the struggles you have faced and continuing facing. Your videos and posts keep me motivated and always remind me that health comes from within . You’re such an inspiration, love you!!!💕💕

  15. Thank you for your courage in sharing your story! It’s apparent to me that you genuinely care about the people you are reaching and that you would use your platform to make a real difference in their lives through establishing connection in this way.

  16. Inspiring. Coming off heavy meds after 7years was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Proud of you girl💜

  17. This is fabulous- you have inspired me to share my story and help others. I have just had a baby and this has helped so much to hear your story. I have now started a channel and will share tips on dealing with mental health and pregnancy x

  18. Thank you so much for sharing, you are such an inspiration and I hope you know how many of us look up to you!! Out of curiosity what does BPD look like for you now? Like when you say that last week was hard was it having more triggers or just feeling more depressed than usual? Just curious so I can be aware for others! Thank you again for sharing ❤️

  19. All I can do while watching this is shake my head yes..been dealing with this for a decade now but it’s just now surfacing and I am just now being tested to see what exactly is wrong and to get the help I need. I am not happy. I have Gym Guide 1 and have not started because even with the guides telling me what to do idk how to start. Food is my comfort for any emotion. Thanks for sharing ❤️

  20. You are such an amazing person, and a huge inspiration. Thank you for everything you share with us all. Your passion is absolutely contagious.

  21. This was so perfect. You’re a HUGE inspiration, and I’m SO proud of you for overcoming this difficult period in your life. Keep being amazing Mari

  22. Thank you for sharing your journey to all of us. I started following you Since February of last year, and even though I have never been diagnosed with mental health struggles, I identify with you in such deep level!! I love you for being such inspirational, transparent, genuine, honest, strong, amazing woman! It must have been so hard for you to share this to the world, I am in awe! ♥️

  23. Mari, how did the group therapy help and how did you find it? I am having a lot of struggles emotionally myself.

  24. Well this was beautiful.
    I personally do not struggle from mental illness but I have to say hearing you describe your pain in such detail helps me to understand so many people in my life. This has made me a more empathetic person. I can't even imagine what this video means to people with mental illness. This is going to change a lot of people lives. Talk about breaking stigmas ✊

  25. You are so strong !! Your slay family love you ! Thank you for sharing this with us ❤️❤️❤️

  26. I also was diagnosed with bpd, I was 14 when it happened. I cried during this video because I obviously don’t know you personally but I don’t know anyone who carries this awful mental disorder around with them except myself and it sucks so badly sometimes. My husband saved me I feel like, I really turned my life around when he married me and when I became a mom. We’ve been married for ten years now and to this day I still give him a hard time sometimes because of all my insecurities, rage, anger, emptiness, it’s such a rollercoaster but I’m glad that I have such a supportive husband that doesn’t run the opposite direction every time I have one of my bad days!! I’m so glad you found happiness as well. People like us NEED support, without it we will fall downhill. I know that happiness starts within us but unfortunately with our disorder if we don’t have someone to support and love us we are going to lose our shit!! LOL funny but not funny, I know you get me! So good to hear someone else go through what I have been going through for the last 14 years. Thanks so much for sharing!!! I appreciate you💖

  27. I've struggled for a long time with anxiety and depression. Your videos and the message you share are so uplifting and inspirational. It's nice how you break things down in your day to day routines, your fitness and eating habits. Thank you for being you and sharing the difficult parts of your journey… People need to feel that they can share their mental health stories without feeling ashamed or embarrassed. ❤️

  28. Thank you for being such a strong person!❤ I know how much it hurts to talk about your pain and struggles, so I really appreciate you! Thank you for being my light in the tunnel, helping me with my fitness journey and finding who I truly am and what makes me truly happy!

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