Your emotions matter. Having emotions does not make you weak or more susceptible to being manipulated. Your mental health cannot, will not exist without your emotional health. In reality, your emotions make you who you are. Your mental health is not a private, special part of your life… separate from what is happening (or not … More Reclaiming Your Emotional Health
God does not want you to change everything about yourself. He wants you to be more fully human. Faith and Mental Health, Part II ___ Growing up I sat through many religious holidays and church services. When I was young, my faith gave me a community and certainty. But as I have aged, my questions … More Is Good Friday Good for Your Mental Health?
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Antidepressants are skills, not just pills ____ Three years ago, I was diagnosed with ADHD. When I was diagnosed with ADHD, I was in the midst of a deep depression accompanied by crushing anxiety and even panic attacks. As my depression slowly subsided and my anxiety calmed, what remained was a question. Medications can be essential … More Mental Illness Cannot be Treated With Just a Pill
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Today, whatever you do with your day, take time to something that helps you to recharge. If we wait until things are just right before we will take care of ourselves, we may never do it. Well being is not just what we do. Well being happens as we invest time in being well. “Mental … More Living a Life That You Don’t Need to Escape From
You cannot out-smart regret, but you can out-live it ____ You cannot unmake your past, but your past can unmake you. You are unmade by regret, by rumination and when you reject the opportunities that make you come alive. When we avoid risk, we find ourselves on the sidelines watching life go by. There are … More Is Regret Robbing You of Your Well Being?
“Accomplishing goals when in the midst of mental illness is very different than when my mood’s stable for some time or you’ve never wrestled with psychiatric disorder period.” Victoria Maxwell For article, “Four Questions that will set Your Recovery Direction for 2018” click on photo. Photo by Jim Sher
“Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.” For article, “6 Activities That Are Like Vitamins for Your Mind,” click on photo.