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An Invisible Illness Becomes Visible

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jun 12, 2014

I was confused as well as repulsed; Sandy, a pretty young woman cut herself. It seemed completely inexplicable to me. Of course I recoiled from her. Interestingly soon after this encounter, one of my daughters broke her foot. Suddenly she attracted people who were eager to help her. I was struck by the contrasting reactions. Two women, both hurting, yet only one garnered sympathy.

icture these two separate scenes.

In the first vignette, a smiling young woman with a cumbersome backpack, leans with both hands on a walker as she edges towards heavy doors leading to a lecture hall.... (more)

Tags: mental health, cutting, invisible vs. visible illness

The Good Guys Don’t Wear Badges (Part 1)

By DKIdea, published on Feb 15, 2014

There was a time when being a police officer commanded respect from the public…because officers conducted themselves with professionalism, and gave respect to those they have sworn to serve. Yes, there was a time, but that time has long since passed. Now we live in an age where the police are reviled because they have no respect for anyone but themselves, and act like criminals.

To say I’m angry would be a gross understatement. I’m so angry that I’m physically sick. As a father of four young men, I can’t imagine the grief Ron Thomas is feeling at having to hear the screams of his son,... (more)

Tags: police, justice, mental health, murder, homeless, kelly thomas, fullerton

Today Is The Day To Begin Anew

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Nov 10, 2013

...of what you can and will do. When you clear away the clutter you will find that you have more energy to be creative, to declare your divine nature, validate your own worth, and know and appreciate all your have been blessed with.

You must have a plan to fine tune and actualize your mental health. Just as you make a plan to achieve any goal , our mental health should be made a priority. Understanding that all things flow from this, realizing that your thoughts will manifest your life. You must filter through all the layers in your mind on a daily basis to keep yourself on track. ... (more)

Tags: life, anger, mental health, fear, baggage, new beginning

So how Is YOUR Mental Health? Eh?

By melanie jean juneau, published on Sep 20, 2013

Most people go to their G.P. for a physical once a year, make an appointment with a dentist to check for tooth decay but who ever thinks to have someone check up on their mental health?

While reading this suggestion, some people will confidently laugh off the implication that there might be something wrong with their mental health, others might nervously skim the rest of this post. This question is far from ridiculous,though. Have you taken a good look around lately? What do you see and hear?

The whole atmosphere of modern society is stressful because people are anxious about... (more)

Tags: mental health, guilt, shame, seratonin

180 Degrees: Changing, Again and Again and Again...

By melanie jean juneau, published on Mar 18, 2013

Most of us like amusing variety, a change in the boring humdrum routine of work and life but almost no one likes a gut wrenching core change. Only when I am completely exhausted and finally admit that continuing on my present course is insane or killing me, only then do I let go of control. Change happens when I surrender pride and admit to being, doing, thinking or feeling something that is counter productive. Then I let go and allow an abrupt 18o experience to turn me around.... (more)

Tags: mental health, change, resist

How to End Your Nightmares

By Ely North, published on Dec 19, 2012

Dear Ely,

Once a palace of heavenly rest and a fountain of renewal and refreshment, my bed has transformed into the Gate of Hell, a portal to a dimension of fear and terror. Nightmares stalk my sleeping mind every single night. Dreaming is psychological self-torture: I plummet helplessly from great heights; ferocious predators maul my feeble body; murderous maniacs pursue me through unfamiliar streets; and people I love and trust hurt me in unthinkable ways. The details may change, but the horrifying nature of my dreams does not. I don’t know how long I can continue living... (more)

Tags: humor, mental health, advice, nightmare

So how Is YOUR Mental Health? Eh?

By melanie jean juneau, published on Nov 21, 2012

...whole atmosphere of modern society is stressful because people are anxious about the economy and their job security. They have problems sleeping or self medicate with alcohol, drugs and cigarettes to help 'take the edge off'. More and more sick days are the result of depression and other mental health issues. However it never enters most people's minds to seek professional help until they are in a crisis or even must be committed. There still is s stigma attached to mental illness.

Most of us who do seek help, gloss over our issues saying we go for counselling because the... (more)

Tags: mental health, stigma, serotonin levels

Five quick tips to tell if you are suffering from OCD

By Annabelle Charbit, published on Aug 25, 2012

Persons then engage in repetitive behaviors (compulsions) in an attempt to rid themselves of the obsessive thoughts and calm the anxiety. If you suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder, then the chances are you will relate to most of the following points:

1) Are your thoughts persistent and repetitive, going round and round in your head like a song? My hands are dirty, my hands are dirty, are my hands dirty, maybe they aren't, maybe a little, ok I'll wash them again just to be sure. 2) Do you feel you have to repetitively perform behaviors in order to quiet your thoughts? Count... (more)

Tags: psychology, mental health, anxiety, ocd, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder

GAY SEX & MARRIAGE – A SOCIALLY AND MENTALLY RETARDED ISSUE

By dchaitanya, published on May 12, 2012

The idea and thought of Gay Marriage is not only unnatural, abnormal but anti-divine. The divine nature created two genders among all living beings that are among humans, animals, birds, flora and fauna. If Adam and Eve were not there in the beginning, we are not there. Had divine nature created either only two Adams or only two Eves, we would not have been here existing. If two quite opposite genders were not created i.e. female and male this many animals, birds ocean beings and human population would not have existied, similarly this much of flora and fauna would not have been spread and... (more)

Tags: obama, mental health, gay marriage, gay sex, gay marriage socially retarded issue, gay sex mental problem, gay policy, u.s.politics, abnormal thinking, unnatural ideas

Indulge Your Passions

By Randy Mitchell, published on Mar 20, 2012

In case you don’t recognize the man in the picture, he’s B.B. King, perhaps the most famous blues guitarist of our century.

I had the pleasure of seeing him perform during the 90’s in Washington D.C., and most recently here in Dallas a few weeks ago. He’s definitely slowed down some, lagging the aggressive and mesmerizing zip he once had (taking about 30 minutes to introduce his band). But, despite the fact that Mr. King is now well into his 80’s, thousands still flock to see him play every year looking to catch the wave of a living legend, still doing what he can to make us smile through... (more)

Tags: mental health, happiness, passion, randy mitchell, bb king, being passionate, living longer

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