Tag Archives: Mental Health
Monday Motivation – Be nice to your neighbors, Right and Left.
Depression, anxiety, addiction and all other mental illnesses do not care if one is Republican or Democrat. Suicide does not care if a person votes left or right. There are no VIPs where mental illness is concerned. ￼ When people reach out for help they are asked a lot of questions but one of themContinue reading “Monday Motivation – Be nice to your neighbors, Right and Left.”
S.U.I.C.I.D.E – Let’s End this Epidemic. You With Me?
We are nearing the end of National Suicide Prevention Month. My purpose: helping those in a dark place gain quality of life back and live in a world where they feel misunderstood. The actions leading up to a suicide go unnoticed for many reasons. In no particular order: People are really good at masking depressionContinue reading “S.U.I.C.I.D.E – Let’s End this Epidemic. You With Me?”
B is NOT Failing.
PARENTS: Please stop pushing your children to be A students. Striving to be THEIR best is more optimal for their mental health. Perhaps you yourself didn’t do so well in school and you’re trying to live through your children. Perhaps you were pushed to be an A student and you do not want your childrenContinue reading “B is NOT Failing.”
In Memory – Robert Thompson May 5, 1960 – September 12, 2019
September 14, 2019 I was reading through Facebook and came across a friend’s page with an obituary. I took a double take as I recognized the picture of a young man and then I sent her a message through messenger asking if he had turned ill. While I waited for her reply I was hopingContinue reading “In Memory – Robert Thompson May 5, 1960 – September 12, 2019”
The ‘beauty’ of life is that at any moment in time we can choose to ‘reset’! Choose NOW! There is no ‘light’ without ‘dark’. Embrace the new journey that awaits. Look back only to understand where you have been….not to keep a dark cloud over where you are going. You matter! 💕😊
Monday Motivation – Smiles DO make a difference.
My goal each day is to make someone smile. Sounds easy. I work in mental health and often it is very difficult as people are struggling to make sense of their world and how they ‘fit’ in. Sitting at Sonic reflecting…as I do. It has been a very busy week and there has only beenContinue reading “Monday Motivation – Smiles DO make a difference.”
Talk is NOT Cheap and Silence is NOT Golden.
While we are counting positive COVID-19 cases and deaths daily I think we need to start sharing the number of people with thoughts of suicide, attempts and completions. Oh but wait! We can’t share those numbers because we don’t talk about suicide!! Argh!! 😡 😢 I started this journey into mental health and right outContinue reading “Talk is NOT Cheap and Silence is NOT Golden.”
Monday Motivation – STAND in UNITY
I cry for George Floyd. I cry for his family. I cry for all who mourn his loss. I cry for all police officers; good and bad. I cry for peace. I cry for compassion. I cry for empathy. I cry for justice. I cry for those who understand. I cry for those who sayContinue reading “Monday Motivation – STAND in UNITY”
Monday Motivation – Start where you are
May is Mental Health Month. Take a mental health day if needed and treat yourself to self care. Focus on you. We cannot change the past but we can have a huge impact on our present and future. Whether we take it day to day or hour to hour that’s OK. We have to startContinue reading “Monday Motivation – Start where you are”