Mental Health Awareness Week…Steps to becoming worry free๐Ÿ’š


From a religious stand-point, Jesus once asked his 12 disciples: โ€œWhich of you by worrying can add a single strand of hair to your head?โ€ Now, you may be of a religious background or maybe not, but, think about that statement and youโ€™d see why worrying, a main symptom of anxiety depression is quite unnecessary.๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

Reduced to its simplest form, what is worry? It is simply an unhealthy and destructive mental habit that- believe it or not folks-you were not born with but simply acquired out of practice. The good news is, with aggressive actions, as with any habit and acquired attitude; we can be worry free and eliminate it from our lives successfully.

Anxiety Depression: Steps to take to be Worry Free:

The following steps should be used to deal with anxiety depression and its main symptom, worry. When used wisely and effectively, you will inevitably be successful at these natural depression help techniques. I learned most of these in therapy as well…seeking help isn’t weak!!!

1๏ธโƒฃ Practice Mind-drainage: Empty your mind of pessimistic and negative thoughts, especially before going to and after waking up from sleep. This involves some degree of imagination friends. (the same imagination-mind you-that you are actually using to aggravate your present situationsโ€ฆdidnโ€™t realize that eh?). This mind-draining strategy cannot be overemphasized as I will let you know, if you fear something for a long period of time, it may actually come to pass. โ€œFor the thing which I feared has come upon meโ€ฆโ€ (Job 3:25)

2๏ธโƒฃ Fill up the mind with powerful thoughts of faith and success to fill up the vacuum now left in the mind. You become a worrier by practicing it, you can be worry-free by practicing the opposite.

3๏ธโƒฃSay positive things about those things you previously spoke negatively of.

4๏ธโƒฃ Never participate in a worry conversation. Induce your conversation with faith and worry-free statements.

5๏ธโƒฃ Make friends with optimistic people, practice prayer and meditation.

6๏ธโƒฃExercise and eat right. Youโ€™ll be making yourself look and feel better and consequently stronger through the process for overcoming depression, anxiety and becoming worry free.

No one is saying things will be automatically changed overnight. No, it takes work. However with direct and equally aggressive actions as the destructive worry habits one may be indulging in, anxiety depression can be overcome and you too can be worry free if you believe in your mind you can.

I believe you can do it, we can all do it together….
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Mental Health Awareness Week๐Ÿ’š

Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Week...

Let’s start off learning all about depression,suicide and the different types and symptoms :

Depression is often described as a psychological disease. There are several types of depression, ranging from mild to severe. Itโ€™s hard to identify factors that cause depression. However there have been many studies done to try and understand the underlying causes of depression to help prevent it. Moreover, more studies have been performed on what type of medical assistance helps to treat depression best.

The most noticeable symptom of depression is feeling sad for a long period of time. This involves feeling sad for at least two weeks. However, with most depressed people, this symptom lasts for much longer. This symptom in itself brings on many other conditions; for example, feeling sad may trigger suicidal thoughts.

Generally, two types of suicidal people have been identified: those who are serious about it and those who want attention. This is not to say one type is more severe than the other โ€“ both require attention and care by close relatives, friends and professionals. In the beginning, most people with depression are not serious about it, but suicidal thoughts are triggered by their long depression period. They may show this through reading many books and other materials on the subject of suicide. They may start talking about it more often in daily conversation. These are all signs that they are thinking of suicide and want some help. In fact, itโ€™s very important to talk to them about it, even casually, to show them that you have interest in their lives.

Contrast this with the most serious suicidal people โ€“ these people do not talk or mention their suicidal tendencies because theyโ€™d like to act on them and they want no one to ruin their plan. These people can be helped too. They require more attention, especially more medical and professional attention. Simply talking to them about suicide may not help.

Depression has many other symptoms that vary from person to person. Some people may lose their appetite or gain more appetite. They may lose or gain weight unexpectedly. They may start forming different habits โ€“ like listening to different music or gaining new friends. Of course, this isnโ€™t a sure sign of a depression, but when many of these elements are combined they may be warning signs.

Depression may have different causes for different people. Some major reasons for depression have been identified, like social isolation, substance abuse, stress, a death in the family and disability. When more than one symptom occurs at the same time, the risk of depression is higher.
When trying to help others with their depression, be very empathetic. They may need more attention and support, but they donโ€™t need anyone telling them how to feel and that life is rosy. Everyone can escape depression given the right conditions.
If you or someone you know is suffering alone, please don’t!! It’s not weak to ask for help….

General Statics:

  • Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.
  • 46 percent of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life, and half of those people will develop conditions by the age of 14.

Screening Specifics:

  • 74%of people who take a screen at mhascreening.org score positive or show moderate to severe signs of a mental health condition.
  • 78% of people who take the alcohol or substance use screen at mhascreening.org are likely to have a substance use disorder.
  • 72% of people who take the anxiety screen at mhascreening.org show signs of moderate to severe anxiety.

You are not alone,

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World Mental Health Day

#worldmentalhealthday

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

Getting your mental health in order is the first step at awareness!!!!

Improve Your Mental Health!

Improving your mental health is vital to your recovery and I of all people know that all to well. Last year around this time I was in a bad place, I was trapped deep in a dark black hole. I never thought I would ever see the light of day. Boy…..what a difference a year makes! I still have my days, but now I have better ways to cope with my depression. I go out and get things done now! I have been so busy helping others that I have forgotten about my own depression. I know how it feels to be alone and scared without anyone to talk too. I really thought life was over for me, now here I stand brave and strong. I’m no longer ashamed of my illness and could care less who doesn’t understand it. We all have our battles to fight, I’m wishing you all the best! Things will not better overnight but they will…..

Ms. Fran

Suicide Prevention Week 2017

#throwbackthursday to a time not so long ago when suicide was a common thing on my mind. Constant hospital visits, drinking, and  destructive behavior. But God had more faith in me than I did. All wounds are not visible, most of the time there inside our heads. So He kept me around to share my story, to save at least one person from this tragedy. Help someone today, don’t judge, stop the stigma!! Suicide sees no race, gender, or income status. It can happened to the best of us!!! Seeking help doesn’t make you weak! Taking meds doesn’t make you weak!!! Get the help you need for you and your love ones!!! 

Ms. Fran (suicide survivor)

Today I Shared My Story!

Going Mental, lol I love this!! Yes, today I went a little mental and was telling everyone I could about mental illness and my journey. Today I opened up to some of the teachers at my school, and some parents. To my surprise a parent who was going through a divorce opened up and spilled her guts. I was so happy to share my journey with her and give her some advice, I explain to her it was nothing to be ashamed of and we all go through it. This was the first Monday that I’ve felt good in a while, I threw myself into work and some projects to get the kids ready for the afternoon. My brain was free and clear from all negative thoughts! Yay me, small steps folks, small steps. Hope you all are in full force spreading the word, and it’s ok if you get a little mental for a bit. Chat soon………

Ms. Fran