World Mental Health Day

Today is the day to educate, learn, and reduce stigma about mental illness. No doubt, mental illness (MI) is confounding, confusing and very difficult to deal with on the inside or from the outside. But it is an illness and as such, it is treatable, at least to a degree. Some of us who suffer from MI are very lucky in that our symptoms are controlled to a large degree with medication and lifestyle changes. Some of us aren’t that lucky but do get some help. I know we have to be strong, mental illness can test the strongest of us. Here’s a story I found quite amazing:

Happy World Mental Health Day, warriors! Go out there and educate, learn and live the best life for yourself and for your loved ones.

You Can’t Change the Past, but You Can Rewrite Your History | Psychology Today

Thinking about a past event that is troubling can understandably contribute to depression. New research shows how imagery rescripting can help counteract those negative emotions.
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Hmmm sounds interesting, and apparently it does work, at least for some people.

Why Some Childhood Abuse Victims are More Prone to Developing Certain Mental Illnesses – Neuroscience News

Why Some Childhood Abuse Victims are More Prone to Developing Certain Mental Illnesses – Neuroscience News
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Childhood victims of abuse are more prone to developing certain mental illnesses. Seems pretty self evident.

Gisele Bündchen Reveals That She Has Struggled With Thoughts of Suicide in Her New Book – Vogue

The supermodel’s revelation that she has suffered from panic attacks and thoughts of suicide took many by surprise—here’s why, according to experts, perhaps it shouldn’t have.
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There is Hope.

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255.


It’s October 3rd again and mine and my family’s hearts are breaking again. On this day, my precious, beloved and very loving brother was born in 1964. He would have been 54 years old if bipolar disorder hadn’t stolen him from us when he was only 26 years old.

I can’t describe how sweet he was, how funny, how loving, how beloved. I can’t tell you how much I wish somehow, anyhow, he could have been saved.

Here’s a hotline anyone can use if they are feeling suicidal. Please get help.

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When Irritability & Anger Accompany Depression | Esperanza – Hope To Cope

Your depression can trigger “Anger Attacks.” When your temper flares, try these techniques. By Lori Hile As a young, stay-at-home mother of three small children, Sue went through periods when her patience seemed to be paper-thin. At those times, she would find herself screaming at her kids way too often, only to feel
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Such a true and helpful article! I have my angry moments, sometimes it’s when I’m feeling helpless or fearful.

There are many techniques in this article to help with anger. I know anger is a big issue with mood disorders, so read on.