Just as doing all the recommended things to maintain physical health doesn’t guarantee you’ll never get sick, there is no fool-proof formula to keep your mind from going sideways. But there are many things we can do to give our minds their best chance to be as healthy as possible.
The name for the color that tinges the depression that dogs me today comes to mind unbidden as I struggle through the heavy air to finish one more mundane chore, to start one more load of laundry. Mourning. I sabotage joy by mourning things I have not yet lost.
There is an old saying, that a dog is a man’s best friend and that there is a magical bond between animals and humans. Animals can assist physical and emotional well being. Pet therapy can be useful in treating patients with depression, anxiety or social phobias. Patients hospitalized with cancer have also been helped. There … Continue reading Pets As Therapy
Here’s some of the things that having Bipolar Disorder as a business owner has taught me.
Momming… you know, like adulting, but with more responsibility, higher stakes, and less opportunity to whine about having to do it… is hard.
There is a lot of stigma towards mental illness but I was involved in a situation where I felt it firsthand.
They didn’t have to reach out the way they did. They didn’t have to do anything. But they did. I don’t know what the little group of Christian women thought when they heard I’d gone missing, or that the police were called. How could a CHRISTIAN be suicidal, and be taken to the EMERGENCY ROOM … Continue reading Loving the Broken by Feeding the Heart through the Stomach
So you have reared your ugly head again.
It breaks my heart when I see or hear of people saying this to people who struggle with mental illness.
What do you think when you hear the term "mentally ill"? Stigma can make it difficult for people to accept that they need help. I'm here to say, I NEED HELP and that's okay.