Did I mention in my last blog it’s an election year? While all of our so-called leaders argue about virus treatment and blame each other for all the problems in our country, it appears Americans are about to send one very clear message to them. GET SERIOUS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTION! It’s not only … Continue reading How important is mental illness and addiction to Americans?
Snapchat just started a service where if a user types in certain words (depression, suicide, PTSD, they get directed to services and videos that may help someone in distress. The thought behind this is 1) more younger people use snapchat and might seek help there and 2) the videos vanish after 24 hours so privacy … Continue reading Are social media apps the answer for mental illness?
There are so many reasons to feel ok about life. I try to think of at least one every night. That’s when most of my rushing thoughts of anxiety rush in. It is not like I want these thoughts of peril and fear, they just come at me like a chill and I have to … Continue reading Start with one thing that makes you ok after an anxiety attack
It’s hard to control anxiety and distress. I have felt every day is like being at the beach. You have high tides and low tides. I decided to find a way to control those waves through more mindfulness. The result was to retrain my mind in line with a method that has been used since … Continue reading Autogenic meditation: A gateway to self control
I have been writing of late about the lack of mental health personnel to help so many in dire need. Professionals from teachers to pediatricians are getting trained on how to spot young people with potential problems and help get them assistance. I have listed a plethora of statistics about mental health and suicide in … Continue reading Is QPR the strategy to help those on the edge of suicide?
By now, we have heard about the guy who went into a Rabbi’s house in New York and attacked five persons with a ‘large knife’ (guess machete is a no-no word). Those closest to him say he has mental illnesses and was off his meds when he committed those acts of violence. There is also … Continue reading They’re mentally ill, really??
This weekend, I tried something new. I went to my local temple. I have not gone to any kind of organized spirituality in over 30 years. Part of this was my severe discomfort of social gatherings. I handled this by arriving late and sitting in the back to not draw attention. If I felt that … Continue reading Why now I decided to start a journey into spirituality and God