Tag Archives: mental health awareness

PTSD And The Lasting Effects of Abuse

As many of you who have read my blog for awhile know, I am a mental health advocate, mental health 1st responder, certified peer support specialist and healing artist.  I do this work because it matters, because the work gives … Continue reading

Mental Health: Let’s Talk About It

Mental health comes with stigma.  That stigma is really ironic if you think about it.  Mental illness has been referred to as the “no casserole” disease by Pam Robinson, a psychologist and president of the Anchorage affiliate of the National … Continue reading

Here at the Brain Creative, we talk frankly about both the challenges of living with a mental health diagnosis and the peace of recovery.

The statistics are staggering …

  • 1 out of 4 live with a Mental condition. (World Health Organization
  • In 2011, the American College Health Association–National College Health Assessment (ACHA–NCHA—a nationwide survey of college students at 2- and 4-year institutions—found that about 30 percent of college students reported feeling “so depressed that it was difficult to function” at some time in the past year. ( National Institute of Mental Health)) Continue reading

Rewriting Our Truth Lessens The Power of PTSD Triggers

Rewriting Our Truth Lessens The Power of PTSD Triggers.   PTSD and panic have a way of finding the scars and trying to re-open old wounds.  Rewriting our truth is an arduous process at times, but we own every moment. … Continue reading

Time to Break Through The Wall of Silence

Time to Break The Wall of Silence Okey dokey, I am feeling verrryyyyyy vulnerable but I know that I am amongst friends so it is time to talk because I am processing a lottttttttt of information but I am committed … Continue reading

In The Bright Darkness

In the bright darkness, lightfall blinds Touch sears Silence roars Just breathe, they say Calm down, just let it go If I let go, I’ll lose me If I lose me, I’ll lose you If I lose you, what comes … Continue reading

The Cycle of Depression – Through My Lens

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ AND SHARE – YOUR LOVE MAY SAVE A LIFE What’s Right With Me Moment inspired by +Jason Kowing ‘s message of self-love found here:  http://bit.ly/NisXD4 Today had many blessings and challenges, but I only … Continue reading