TEXT, TALK, ACT! An awesome conversation about mental health that will be happening via text!
On April 24th text “start” to 89800!!
learn more here: http://www.creatingcommunitysolutions.org/texttalkact
Our life has become so mechanized and electronified that one needs some kind of an elixir to make it bearable at all. And what is this elixir if not humor?
Truth is an interesting notion, isn’t it? We seem to lack evidence that there is any such thing as a truth that is true everywhere all the time. And yet, in any given moment, we might have an insight that shows us what is true for us now.
FREE Self-Harm Recovery Workbook - from Kati Morton
The stigma and lack of knowledge surrounding self-injury is one of the reasons I started to make videos. Recovery is possible, self-injury is a mental health issue that I frequently work on with my clients. Cutting, burning, hitting or otherwise injuring oneself is a coping mechanism. In this workbook, I show you ways to overcome and lead a healthier life. You can and will get better, but you have to want it, you have to work on it. Let’s do this together :) I know that therapy can be expensive and often is not even available in certain places.
I have been working on the Self-Harm workbook for about 8 months. Watching channels by friends of mine on YouTube like Laura LeJeune and IDranktheSeaWater showed me that there was a place where I could help. I hope you enjoy the workbook. I’d love to hear from you about how you are using it.
LINK TO SELF-HARM WORKBOOK:
"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and these days, my life is vital, even on the days when I’m sad. I felt that funeral in my brain, and I sat next to the colossus at the edge of the world, and I have discovered something inside of myself that I would have to call a soul that I had never formulated until that day 20 years ago when hell came to pay me a surprise visit. I think that while I hated being depressed and would hate to be depressed again, I’ve found a way to love my depression. I love it because it has forced me to find and cling to joy. I love it because each day I decide, sometimes gamely, and sometimes against the moment’s reason, to cleave to the reasons for living. And that, I think, is a highly privileged rapture.”
This TED talk from Andrew Solomon is astounding in its honesty and depth. A necessary complement to our show on suicide.