Month: January 2018

Exhausted

Mental exhaustion is well exhausting! When you love someone and they are struggling it is exhausting. You are trying to help them, you want to be there for them. If you are dealing with someone who has a mental illness that just magnifies it more. They may not realize that they need help. They may feel they have it under control. If you combine this with a teenager, add in the normal rebellious nature of teenagers. Let Them Be Sometimes they just need space and need to work through what is going on by their selves.  Be there for...

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Do They Need Help?

I want to help. How do you help someone who doesn’t think they need help? When you love someone you want to help them, you want to be there for them. But, what do you do when the person doesn’t want help? Maybe they don’t feel they need help. Watching someone on the verge of self-destruction is a horrible feeling of helplessness. You reach out and try, but are pushed away. Do you give them space to figure out it? Do you just try to be there when they are ready? Mental illness can take many different forms. It...

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Recovery Army

I have shared posts from Chanda before, I have setup a special page just for her. She is a talented and inspiration person that is fighting the addiction epidemic. While watching her I discovered Michael R. DeLeon and the Recovery Army! “On the Road to Recovery” recently visited Jamestown, New York and had the honor to sit down with Chanda Lynn, a gifted poet and Recovery Advocate that is literally changing the conversation and serves as a voice of collaboration… Bringing everyone together to deal with this social health crisis that affects us all. Another Peter Finestone / Low Blow Production!...

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Depression and Exercise

Depression Depression is much more than just being sad. It’s the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness. This feeling stays and may take small breaks but seems to creep back out and take a strong hold. Constantly thinking about the negative and not looking at the positives. Not realizing that there is so much to be grateful for, instead thoughts be stuck not feeling anything will have work out or get better. Exercise I have to say that I hate taking medication for this. But I have been on it for so long I don’t remember what it is like not...

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#RecoverOrDIE Tour

I have been following Chanda for a while. Her creative and touching poetry has always touched me. Her passion for helping others is what the spirit of recovery is like in my opinion. Today, she was joined on a Facebook Live with Tw1tch to announce that she will be joining the #RecoverOrDIE U.S. Tour! Listening to them both talk about tour was so exciting! I am hoping that this tour will make it to Pittsburgh, PA so I can attend. Let’s spread the word and help save lives! 35 City National Tour Targeting High Risk Markets Providing Full Paid...

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