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Mental Illness…The Universe’s Gift

I was seven years old the first time I thought “My brain is broken”. I spent the next twenty-five years finding ways to punish myself for being broken. I thought it was a curse because I was a bad person … Continue reading

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Warning…The News Can Lead To Poor Mental Health…

Watching the news can be depressing. It starts out with local violence of youth killing youth over sneakers or an iphone or hurt feelings…then it covers human killing human around the world. When you look at what’s going on it … Continue reading

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You are strong enough

You think you are so weak, But you have been so strong, You were sometimes right, Even when you thought you were wrong, I see your courage, As you face the day, You gain more faith, along the way, You … Continue reading

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Joy After An Eating Disorder…There Is A Light.

There have been three periods of time in my life where an eating disorder was my life. I woke, slept, breathed my eating disorder. Everything I did and thought was somehow connected to my illness. I almost died on several … Continue reading

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Mental Health Strength…Everyone Has Their Battles

Someone recently said to me they feel uncomfortable at church because they feel like everyone is judging them for their struggles. They feel like they don’t belong there. I remember feeling like that in my life. I felt so bad … Continue reading

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Get Out Of The Nurses Station….And Care!

I was doing some research recently and in one of the clinical papers I was reading it stated: Studies show that about 26% of suicides are found within the mental health system. Out of these, 14% commit suicide during hospitalization….. … Continue reading

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A Mental Illness Is Still An Illness…It’s Right In The Name…

I know two individuals who were in the hospital. Both were nice, extremely likeable people who did not want to be ill. Both knew many of the same people, both had come close to death a few times and had … Continue reading

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