One of the greatest challenges to recovery is invisible. How we talk about the problem of addiction impacts all of us. It creates stigma and a belief that a person will never overcome their behavior. For the rest of the article, “4 Things About Addiction and Recovery that You May Not Know” click on the … More Why The Greatest Challenge to Your Recovery May be Invisible
It is rare today that we do not hear an opioid-related story in the media. The media attention has brought opioid abuse and drug treatment directly into political and public awareness. Some of this attention is much needed, but with all of the attention, the myths have also grown. These myths matter because myths perpetuate … More 4 Things About Addiction and Recovery That You May Not Know
Stigma. Hate. Prejudice. Abuse. Violence. Savagery. Is the world broken? Perhaps. But you and I possess the power to change it. Recovery can take a great deal of time, energy and intention. You will have to face emotions, experiences that you may wish you could forget. Or numb. Or just avoid. I know, because part … More Is the World Broken? Perhaps. But You and I Possess the Power to Change It
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A manifesto is a public declaration or a call to arms. It’s time that you issue a healing manifesto, a declaration that healing is not only possible, but it is in your nature. ___ Your Healing Manifesto We declare that there is no future in the past, no hope in living from yesterday. We are … More Your Healing Manifesto
Your diagnosis does not have to define you ___ Fight. It’s what we do. We come into the world screaming and we often leave the planet still screaming and thrashing. Darwin called it the Survival Instinct, really it is just our innate sense of fighting against decline or suffering. We come into the world screaming and we … More How do You Accept Your Depression Without Surrendering to it?
Before you write off Facebook, stop: The person on the other end be more complex than you think. ___ I think we should create a social media platform where you can begin a discussion on one topic and then the conversation becomes wildly inappropriate and stupidly personal. And the longer you stay in a conversation, the more people … More How Facebook Changed My Mind About Mental Illness
“When times are good and the ship of state only needs to sail straight, mentally healthy people function well as political leaders. But in times of crisis and tumult, those who are mentally abnormal, even ill, become the greatest leaders. We might call this the Inverse Law of Sanity.” Nassir Ghaemi, PhD I am working … More The Leader’s Mental Health: The Degree from the University of Suffering They Will Never Tell You About
So what did you do this weekend? Sometimes I lie when I answer that question. It is not very popular to say I was bored and I liked it. I like being busy, I like to go places and I enjoy people. But I also like quiet (see my posts on the Quiet Leader … More Boredom and the Beautiful Mind
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs Mental Health is not just for the men, women are part of the game too. We men have a hard time talking about health, and mental health can be crazy to talk about… If you need … More Mental Health Stigma is really just Undiagnosed Verbal Illness