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.”
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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?”
Monday Motivation – Embrace Who You Are
In defense of mental illness, the entire country is mentally ill. Just sayin…..Some more than others. Some deny. Some acknowledge. Some seek treatment. Some self medicate. Some takes meds. Some do not. Some get better. Some get worse. If we embraced ‘mental illness’ for what it truly is we would be a much more mentallyContinue reading “Monday Motivation – Embrace Who You Are”
The Past IS the Past
The past is the past. It belongs in history books. There is something to be gained by always bringing up the past instead of focusing on the present and the future. Give it some thought, discover the gain, become aware of it’s presence, say goodbye and toss it over the shoulder only to be revisitedContinue reading “The Past IS the Past”
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.”
Monday Motivation – Who are we, really?
We can remove monuments, statues, flags and any other remembrance of history but that will not remove a person’s way of thinking. Thought patterns have been in existence for years, decades and often an entire lifetime due in part to generational social learning. Change occurs by changing the way we think about ourselves and ourContinue reading “Monday Motivation – Who are we, really?”
Out of the Dark
You must have been in great pain and sadness to want to go away. And not be able to tell those you love who would have convinced you to stay. Life is never easy, Life is never fair. Live one day at a time, Because your future is there. The beauty is in not knowingContinue reading “Out of the Dark”
Brain and Imaging
Neuroimaging. This is EXACTLY what we need …not more medication. While taking a class in school on brain and imaging I was wondering if this would ever become part of diagnosing in my lifetime. I certainly hope it does….and not just for assisting with suicide prevention but with ALL mental health patients. Hopefully with technologyContinue reading “Brain and Imaging”
Monday Motivation – Make Peace with the Past
Our relationship to the past is correlated to the paths we take in the present and affects decisions made for the future. “Make peace with the past”, “come to terms” and “resolve the past” are all good ideas and easier said than done. What do these even mean? We can’t alter the past. We can’tContinue reading “Monday Motivation – Make Peace with the Past”