Around the world amid a global pandemic, millions of people need help for mental health but can’t get it. World Mental Health Day, observed this past Sunday Oct. 10, seeks to change that. Dire situation Mental health does not discriminate as it cuts across all demographics—race and ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity, socioeconomic … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Getting Help in an Unequal World
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and every year the goal is to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. If ever there was a time to focus on mental health awareness, now is that time. Everyone has likely experienced some level … Continue reading Three Tips to “Knock it Down a Notch!”
I am not good enough. I am not worthy. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder you have likely had these thoughts. I know I have. But what if your child or a friend told you that they weren't good enough? Would you agree with them? Or would you tell them they are worthy and … Continue reading Good Enough, As Is.
Sometimes it's the little things in life that can help us see the bigger picture. Hopefully sharing my experiences helps those living with mental health challenges - and to see the bigger picture too. I have a bracelet that I wear to help raise money and awareness for mental health. Last night it broke which … Continue reading Broken Bracelet, Big Milestone
May is Mental Health Awareness Month which is a topic near and dear to my heart. With the corresponding news stories, social media posts and other news coverage it occurs to me - who cares? At its most basic, awareness literally means "knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists." So why is awareness … Continue reading Why May is so Damn Important
Did you know that anxiety disorders can make someone feel like they don't belong? That's what I felt and I've heard from others who feel the same way. I struggled for years knowing I had an anxiety disorder which made me feel like I was the only one and I didn't belong. See, anxiety disorders … Continue reading Alone in the Crowd