fb.me/OkayToNotBeOK You Can Change a Life. Follow It's Okay, a dmcmom early intervention initiative. Together, we can change lives; save lives ; Support the National Movement to End the Stigma For Good; Promote a Healthy America Thank you all for your support, likes, and comments... Birthed from the pain and isolation of depression, hopelessness, and despair, … Continue reading YOU Can Change A Life, Follow on fb
On December 13th 2018, someone posted this on fb, it appeared on my feed - touched my heart... among the multiple match flick attempts to spark hope back into my life https://youtu.be/kMSDD619o7o .... then, https://youtu.be/CZAz4NCUPck But then, ... information on Robin and an email from fisp a couple days prior... https://youtu.be/Fm0isCG1aBM I have no idea … Continue reading 1 Month Since I Chose LIFE; To My Life Support, Thank you
The harder the ball hits the ground, the higher it flies. You've made it this far... You've got this. You're not alone.
So I made the decision of LIFE two weeks ago. (My original suicide letter can be found by clicking here, or by going to the main page.) I've documented what I've been up to. Suicide or self harm is never the answer. I keep telling myself this despite my feelings. Because, the truth of the … Continue reading Suicide Letter, Now What?
Worried you won't know what to say when reaching out to a friend? That's ok, sometimes just being there can make a world of difference. Tag a friend who you'll be there to support when times get tough. The above material serves as valuable resource reproduced by the dmcmom organization, with permission from R U OK? … Continue reading When Your Loved One is hurting…
I, dmcmom, am a Wife, Mother of three, Entrepreneur, MBA University Grad Honor Student on Scholarship, and abuse survivor. I say this about myself for one reason: Believe me when I say, no amount of money, intelligence, raw talent, or skill makes you immune to mental health issues. Like many high-achieving people, Michael Phelps has … Continue reading No-one is Immune
It is in the valley where are my only hope for Redemption isn’t found anywhere else nor in/from anyone else but YOU.
Thank you dear God for the valley. Thank you dear Lord for the storm. Thank you for the periods of sadness period of Darkness. Of questioning. You understand. Even if no one else does.
For its in the valley I make a complete fool of myself. It’s in the valley that I have nothing else or no one else I can reach out to. It is in the valley that my true friends are lifted up and those who truly don’t and never cared about me are exposed.
It is in the valley where are my only hope for Redemption isn’t you.
And it I time in the valley which proves that my outside of the valley periods are only because of you. Because no glory or fame should come to me, because I’m just a person, a vase, a glove, dust.
You are the only One worth living for.
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It’s been exactly one month since my darkest place… I encourage anyone else in a dark place to know that you can make it out… don’t give up hope.
I was introduced to the safety plan originally by my dear cousin, Diana. She encouraged me to make one after I got out of the hospital in December…
Today I would like to share a resource/website which was published a couple of weeks on how to stay safe (or keep someone safe) when you are someone you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts. I had a detailed look at it and would highly encourage it to share with your friends and family members and bookmark it.
More details about this resource:
The Staying Safe website is a potentially life-saving resource developed by 4 Mental Health, with invaluable with invaluable input from our Expert Reference Group of international academics, people with lived experience (including of surviving a suicide attempt, self-harm, supporting a friend or family member or bereavement by suicide), suicide prevention experts, mental health practitioners, general practitioners, policy makers, public health experts, sector experts, educationalists and concerned citizens.
StayingSafe.net offers compassion, kindness and easy ways to help keep people safer from thoughts of harm and suicide…
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There's No Health Without Mental Health. Care for your mind. Care for You. dmcmom Less than a month ago, I had a strong desire & a plan to end my life. A glimmer of hope and spec of energy to fight, however, (among other reasons I may or may not explore) inhibited me from doing … Continue reading Ellie the Elephant – My Fear, and Shame
This is extremely well written and I come from the point of view of both the nurturing caretaker and the one in crisis. Thank you so much for this 🙂
Learn about their diagnosis.
Every mental illness is different so every person needs a different approach. It can be very affirming when your loved ones take the time to learn about your diagnosis and the way in which it effects you. Having a better understanding of your loved one will help you make sense of their behaviours and allow you to approach them sensitively.
Be there for them and listen to them.
The most important thing a person with a mental illness needs is someone to listen to them without judging. Sometimes all it takes is your presence. Check in on your friends and family regularly and spend time with them when you can. It can make all the difference when you know there is someone there for you.
Have a plan for a crisis.
Mental illnesses can sometimes lead to dangerous situations such as suicide. It is important to…
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Today I had the pleasure of seeing an old friend of mine. She looked very bright and happy. The knowledge of her happiness, filled my heart with joy. I don't require much to be happy at my core. However, though simple, it's surprisingly rare and fleeting in today's society. But what does make me happy? … Continue reading Source of Happiness
So we all have at least one demon or skeleton in our closet. It's a consequence of living in this fallen world. I won't divulge any more than I already have but I think it's safe to say that it's time.
I agree with this blog post 100%. . . My story proves it’s validity through my experience. I wouldn’t be here today had it not been for reframing this negative thoughts to put to good use this energy within.
“The valence of the emotion is given by our mind so we can switch between positive and negative if we manage to change our perspective about that situation. Basically, our mind gives or takes our energy.”
Each action we make involves some energy, but where is all that energy coming from? You surely noticed that we feel more energized when we do certain actions compared with others even though no additional energy came in.
It seems that whenever we like something, we somehow find more energy to invest in that something compared to when we don’t like it. In my opinion, this energy comes from the emotion we feel regarding that thing. When we like what we do, we tend to use our energy towards doing it and that action itself creates more positive feelings, which will create more energy. As Tom Bilyeu says: “Find the thing that gives you more energy that it takes.” This is related to the “likeability” degree, which determines the level of energy.
Ok, negative feelings are feelings too so they also create energy…
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I hope you are doing phenomenal. I've already said all I want and need to say but feel it deserves to be published. The most important take away of my piles of gibber gabber. I wouldn't be experiencing my faith with as much depth of understanding had it not been for you. God put you … Continue reading Dearest Naomi
Certain events and circumstances led me to this article… led me to the author with whom I was honored to have had the opportunity to meet and converse. I recently ‘lost it’ according to the census of my now ex-‘friends’ and societal standards. However, this and other articles, research, experiences, and personal reflection have prompted me to question what exactly ‘it’ is I had just lost?
Today, I have confirmed, without a doubt, that I did not in fact ‘lose’ anything. I did, conversely, find something: that is, my lid, cap, or ceiling of tolerance within. Raised to believe in the virtue of long-sufferance, this concept might have met its match with me. I discovered my tolerance capacity of some nauseating and/or abhorrent realities of this world/society in which we live. It was too high.
Renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing once said “madness is a sane response to an insane world”. We live in a world that promotes ideas of normality and abnormality and many of us are busy trying to figure out which category we fall into, adjusting our words, thoughts and behaviours in accordance with accepted norms, lest we be seen as ‘weird’, or lose credibility in some way. This is, of course, all part and parcel of a ‘civilised’ society, and without common standards of conduct then our levels of cooperation would also soon delve into chaos.
Or, so it would appear….
In reality, in our efforts to ‘fit in’ many of us end up constricting ourselves within what we imagine is ‘normal’. ‘Normality’ in this form becomes the straightjacket we make for ourselves. We can end up stressed and sometimes tormented by experiences that are ‘inside’ us but which we suspect…
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Very inspiring thoughts
When you think about your dreams, how important are they for you? What are you willing to make so you can make your dreams come through? What obstacles are between you and your ideal life? Would you like to overcome them? How are you going to do that?
Life is not easy and it’s not meant to be easy. If it would be easy, we wouldn’t have emotions. In my opinion, the greatest satisfactions come from overcoming the biggest challenges. Whenever we encounter a challenge, we tend to run away if the outcome is not big enough. If what we want to accomplish is not important enough for us, we’ll tend to run away whenever we encounter a roadblock. Don’t get me wrong! A challenge isn’t pleasant. It never is because it causes anxiety. If it doesn’t cause that anxiety, then it’s not a…
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