For those of you who know me, you know I am very vocal about mental illness and a real cheerleader for supporting mental health initiatives.
I grew up knowing that my family has a history of mental illness–everything from depression to schizophrenia.
Instead of hiding or being embarrassed by those facts, I’ve always been upfront with my own mental health and now I’m launching #MentalHealthMonday on Periscope with an #AfterTherapy video also being posted on my YouTube channel. In addition, my #MentalHealthMinute is now a part of the Dr. Walter Sims Show on WPMG FM Radio on Tuesdays. I want to be a support to those who are looking for a shoulder to lean on or someone to talk to. You don’t have to feel alone. Join my community and let’s face mental illness together.
This first video is about how you can literally be having a breakdown in the middle of a breakthrough.
People often think therapy is like waving a magic wand. Some people think taking anti-depressants are a cure all. I believe that our mental health is a process and feeling good takes time. I also believe that they are many ups and downs along the way. There are many ways to get through the down times and my mental health community will share those things in the upcoming weeks and months. (PLEASE SHARE, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO IS STRUGGLING.)
The second video is part of the After Therapy series. I’m talking about some of the things that I realized after therapy.
One of the hardest things is when your past comes back into your present and you’re not prepared to handle it.
Yeah, That’s exactly what I’m going through. Again, I’m doing these videos to share my journey and to let people know, “YOU ARE NOT ALONE.” The most successful people have times in their lives where they struggle with something. Doesn’t make them bad people. So, if you’re struggling it doesn’t make you a bad person. The key is to keep fighting and to develop the tools that can help you win the battle.
If you love someone, if you like someone and know they struggle from time to time, share these videos. You never know who is feeling like they are without hope.
Peace & Love,