Mental health is essential to our overall health.
We All Are Traumatized! …Hurricanes Ida, Laura, Katrina, the Flood of 2016, the pandemic, homelessness, human trafficking, murders by the hands of the police, murders by the hands of each other. Drugs and gangs have taken over our community. Kids are stressed out by these stressors.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has impacted the mental health of millions of Americans. Isolation, sickness, grief, job loss, food instability, and loss of routines has increased the need for mental health services.
There is so much strength in our trauma, in our hurt, and in our pain. We must get to the root of the problem.
Your life matters.
Getting to overcome the trauma matters. You deserve to overcome it. Ever day that we have breathe in our body, we have a chance to be better than yesterday. Be the change so the person that comes after you doesn’t have to experience it.
The state of our mental health is so important as the word tries to desensitize us to everything we see. If you can’t find somone to talk to about what you are going through, reach out to a therapist, a counselor, a coach, a barber, someone that you can confide in. It’s okay to not be okay.
What’s not okay is us internalizing or externalizing our problems. Those living with mental health conditions are our family, friends, classmates, neighbors, and co-workers. Too many people with mental health needs feel they have nowhere to turn.
Break the stigma asociated with mental health disorders by making an impact and sharing your personal stories to inspire those facing similar challenges.
We are dedicated to helping those living with anxiety, depression, co-occurring disorder, bi-polar, schizophrenia, and other disorders find treatment, support, and professional resources.
We can change the trajectory by providing a safe space fo those affected in our communities.
Proving nature’s law is wrong, it learned to walk wihout having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.
The rose symbolizes the beauty that we all possess. The beauty that yearns to be seen. We all have thorns that are rugged. The thorns and concrete are our abrasive background, our harsh upbrining, our struggle. Those thorns and concrete make that rose to be even more beautiful as it shows growth, resilience, and a story that we all have in common. That small crack of concrete is our chance. No matter how small, no matter how dark, no matter how grim our community is, there is always hope. Let’s be that hope.
Stages of Mental Health Conditions
Mild symptoms and warning signs
Symptoms increase in frequency and severity and interfere with life activities and roles
Symptoms worsen with relapsing and recurring episodes accompanied by serious disruption in life activities and roles
Symptoms are persistent and severe and have jeopardized one’s life
we have a hance to be better than yesterday.
Changing The Way We Think About Mental Health
Determine if the person is at risk for suicide? Will he or she harm themselves or others?
Talk with the person. Do not criticize them or aurgue with them. Say, “I am here for you.”