We Need Courage

Those of us with mental illness go through periods of time where we have very little strength. It is almost impossible to do the menial every day things just to stay afloat, like showering or brushing our teeth. Sometimes just breathing is hard enough. This is the reason that we need a lot of courage; we need to just survive those days of little strength and make it to the other side alive. If we can do that consistently, the battle is ours.

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Excuses are dangerous. Start becoming accountable and your life will dramatically change.

As an addict I used to make hundreds of excuses every single day. Everything was an excuse, every horrible thing I did had a reason for existing. I was never accountable for my actions even though I knew I had to be. But when you feed the monster the monster takes over and you lose control, of your life and of your decision making. If this is happening to you, you must begin by letting go of excuses, and with an extreme amount of effort, you shall make it through to the other side. Get rid ...

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Don’t Do It

Don’t let fleeting desires or comforts derail you from your true goal. Keep fighting, keep looking forward. #mentalhealth #soberlife #anxiety #depression #addiction #keeptalkingmh #sicknotweak #endthestigma #mhchat #endthestigma

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Article: We Need To Stop Seeing Addiction as a Moral Failure

From Vox: I get emails telling me that I should stop caring about the crisis because the only people dying are those who “deserve” to die because they can’t stop using drugs. Here’s an example, which I’ve used in stories before: “Darwin’s Theory says ‘survival of the fittest.’ Let these lost souls pay the price of their criminal choices and criminal actions. Society does not owe them multiple medical resuscitations from their own bad judgment, criminal activity, and ...

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TMS: An Alternative to Treating Depression without Medication

TMS therapy is a brain stimulation method that uses focused magnetic pulses to help depressed brainwaves react as they should. While treating depression with TMS, the goal is the stimulation of the nerve cells in the area of the brain the is believed to control mood. It could be an effective treatment for depression without the need for drugs. Click Here to Read Entire Article 

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How Does Diet Affect Mental Health? A New Study Shows The Way Age Factors In

Researchers at Binghamton University in New York say our diet affects our mental health in different ways as we get older, so millennials and baby boomers should actually eat different diets to support their mood. Click Here to Read Entire Article

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Holidays Are Not Always Cheerful For Those Battling Depression

  The holiday season is underway and as families gather to celebrate, it’s important to remember it’s not always the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, especially for those battling mental illness, like depression and anxiety Click Here to Read Entire Article 

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Congratulations to The GoodReads Giveaway Winners!

 Congratulations to Colleen, Crystal and Jodi, the Goodreads Giveaway winners, and a special gift for my friend Denise. Get your copy of The Flawed Ones Today at http://theflawedones.com 

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The Reality Of Depression

  Depression  can be a hole that can swallow you hole. Don’t try to overdo things on your bad days, those days you are just surviving, and that’s ok. My novel The Flawed Ones goes deep into the real darkness of depression, which I have sufferend from since childhood. Check it out here. 

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This Artist Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses We Just Can’t Seem To Understand

To make people aware of various metal disorders and help them understand how it feels, designer Eisen Bernard Bernardo has created beautiful artworks using paper clips.  Click Here to Read Entire Article 

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