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  • Are These Top 10 Fears Keeping You From Your Potential?

    Posted by Patricia / on 07/26/2013 / 0 Comments

    Fear is pretty much always the root problem between you and your ability to make decisions, take actions, and ask for what you want - even to know what you really want. If you really drill down past your reasons and excuses, you can count on at least one of these basic fears to be your saboteur.

    Fear is like the gatekeeper of our comfort zone... and the magic happens on the edge and just outside of your comfort zone.

    Take a moment to assess how many of these top 10 fears keep you from living full out and creating ..

  • Fighting Stigma

    Posted by Patricia / on 07/26/2013 / 0 Comments

    Fight Stigma 
    -Use your Voice and Experience of Mental Illness-

    More and more mental illness is linked with violence in the media. I reality only 4% of violent crimes are committed by people with mental illness.  People with a mental illness are 11% more likely to be the victims of violent crimes.  The letter below is my response to my local papers recent front page article titled: 'SOMETHING DARK IS HAPPENING' Rampant U.S. shootings require gun laws, turn-ins and mental health funding.
    My letter didn't get in the paper yet but one titled: 'Must 300M suffer for one ..

  • To Disclose or Not to Disclose?

    Posted by Stephen / on 08/01/2011 / 2 Comments

    The ultimate question in any relationship whether it is a professional or private one; if and when do I let this person know I face mental health challenges?

    In a perfect world disclosure would be as simple as you make the statement, they ask a few questions, you answer and everyone continues on viewing each other as they did before but with a new level of understanding and appreciation for one another. Unfortunately that utopia has yet to exist which leaves us with the sometimes overwhelming complexities of disclosure.

    Things to consider:

    1) Does disclosure have the potential of benefiting BOTH ..

  • Where is the line between illness and everything else?

    Posted by Stephen / on 03/02/2011 / 0 Comments

    It is human nature for a traumatic event to take center stage in our lives. Car accidents, physical injuries and the passing of loved ones all tend to become the focus of our thoughts and conversations. But what if that traumatic event continues to have negative impacts on our lives?

    There are often two approaches people take when it comes to living with mental illness. One is to deny that it has a significant impact on there life and the other is to become completely absorbed by it. Each has some benefit, but overall the negative aspects can be devastating.

    Knowing ..

  • What does Help look like to you?

    Posted by Katrina / on 11/23/2009 / 1 Comment

    I have assisted many people over the past 5 years that have suffered with Mental Illness issues. From deep depression, to Mania, to ADD and not being able to straighten out a mind that is racing a million miles an hour, to battling with Faith and does GOD know what I'm going through and does he love me, to many other situations. I know for a supporter "Help" is getting advice and honest talk about what the suffer is going through and having realistic expectations for how much I can do and not do for another. I am asking you the ..


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