Let’s take a moment to appreciate the partners of people with mental health issues 7 Common Myths About Psychotherapy The value of mental health training in the workplace Does Suicide Stigma Look Different for Men and Women? How to Move Forward When Your Story Holds You Back Friends in Crisis: What to Do When You…
In my opinion, your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Do your New Year’s resolutions ever include getting yourself mentally healthy? Mental health matters. If you don’t attend to your mental and emotional needs, your quality of life suffers; your work suffers; your relationships suffer; your physical health suffers. What are…
As you know, I’ve been quick to share links and even write about what your depressed friends need, and how to help people struggling with their own mental health. What I’ve come to realize more and more is that I am also struggling, and failing at being a very good friend for many of these same reasons. I’m burned out, I’m tired, I have little mental energy beyond just getting through each workday, and taking care of myself, for reaching out, chatting, or virtually meeting up with people.
In short, I am experiencing exactly what Annie is talking about. I want to reach out and be supportive to my friends, but I haven’t recognized my own struggles. No, I don’t believe I am depressed in a major way, but I’m definitely suffering from anxiety, stress, and it’s exhausting me.
That makes it hard to be the supportive one in any relationship, even though I want to be.
To combat that, I’m going to be reviewing this article a few times, and thinking about how I might still be supportive, and how maybe people in my life be supportive of each other.
Terri over on the Bookly Matters website has a review of this book, and describes it as:
Part memoir and part heart-to-heart expose on the tragic and invisible lives of the underprivileged, mentally ill, disabled and homeless, you may not like all the people you will meet in this book, but you will definitely find yourself touched by them, and the circumstances they find themselves in.
I lived in Oregon until earlier this year, Portland has a huge problem with homelessness and lack of mental health resources, which is why so many people wind up in jail at least temporarily. This is what happens when you don’t have mental health resources available though. A REPORT RELEASED by Disability Rights Oregon (DRO)…