Mental Health Awareness is key to reducing the stigma.
My guests share their personal stories of mental health struggles and successes. To help raise awarness around mental health issues.
People who’ve overcome the stigma. My guests share their personal stories of mental health struggles and successes. Watch to hear from people like you and me who’ve overcome the stigma associated with mental health. They share their turning points, lessons, the gifts that came from their hardships and what they do to stay in a healthy state of mind.
Some of my guests have shared some amazing insights in the videos below, that I have found really helpful. Jules Bruff who shared her personal story—at first not wanting to admit that she was depressed and eventually getting the help that she needed.
“I was feeling alone and down and sometimes like there wasn’t any hope. I kept it quiet and secret. It was embarrassing. “ Jules felt that she didn’t have any reason to be depressed and was afraid to show that side of herself to the world. The first step to overcoming depression is acknowledging that you are depressed and need help. She says, “Life does not need to be this sad and hard and lonely.”
Another wonderful guest, Ross Szabo was dealing with being bipolar in destructive ways. He was smashing his knuckles, suicidal, not knowing what to do with his hallucinations. He shared a way forward that worked for him. “How do I recognize these hallucinations? How do I balance my anger so that I’m not continuing to break my knuckles and toes, and scream at people? The key for me was to have the disciple and the vulnerability to look at where those things were coming from and not shy away from them.”
There is hope and light at the end at what can seem like a really dark tunnel.
If you’re stuck and not knowing how to move forward on of the first steps is reaching out for help. Write to us, tweet us, share what’s going on and build a community around yourself. Please watch the videos below as they are a valuable tool to healing and knowing there is hope.
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