Worries, doubts, and fear are all part of a healthy life. Anxiousness about our future is what makes us get up in the morning and try again. Excessiveness and constant worry about many things and not being able to do anything as a result of it is what is considered unhealthy worries. Seek help and learn how to control your anxious mind. Just breathe!
Emotions are a natural state based on a specific situation an individual is experiencing. Some individuals have different patterns of emotional temperament which leads them to handle situations in different ways. Emotional processing, however, is a standard process that facilitates our response. The process has three unique parts; experiences, motivation & perceived outcome.
Experiences are the way we view the world and the environment around us. It also includes the things we can see, hear, touch, etc.
Motivation, are… Continue reading
Never Give Up on Someone with a Mental Illness.
When “I” is replaced by “WE”, Illness becomes WELLNESS.
~Shannon L. Alder
The National Institute of Mental Health reports that 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have a serious mental health illness.
- 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition
- 11% of youth have a mood disorder
- 10% of youth have a behavior or conduct disorder
- 8 % of youth have an anxiety disorder
- 37% of students with a mental health condition age 14 and older drop out of school – the highest dropout… Continue reading
Mental illness affects many people every year. Educating ourselves, learning about it, and doing for those less fortunate is how we will overcome stigma. Times have changed, and the mental illness stigma that exists needs to end. Let us join together and fight against these debilitating disorders.
Maggie’s story is a story of pain, suffering, and guilt with a beautiful message of hope, courage, and perseverance.
I invite you this week to read Maggie’s Personal Story featured in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Your NOT alone section of the website on September 5th, 2017.
No matter what the circumstances are, there is hope for you. There is always someone willing to hear your story and lend you a hand. Break the silence and… Continue reading
Less than a week ago, Florida was hit by another Hurricane. For most Floridians, hurricane season is just another season we live through. Some years, we are lucky, and we manage to escape every single threat while watching how another part of the Country get hit. Other times, we carefully look at the television to see a hurricane dissipate into nothing and laugh in delight that our preparations were not necessary. This year, we were not so… Continue reading