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Playing the Mental Illness Game

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I have to practice patience daily because it’s a skill that fades away quickly and doesn’t just come back like riding a bike.

Patience allows me to assess the situation, consider my resources, gather information, weigh the pros and cons, and even know when to allow the experts (that includes my daughter) to make the decision. Patience allows me to respond rather than react.

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Small Acts of Kindness

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The fear of the unknown has found its way to devise our favorite concept, stigma. The only way to break this fear is to keep sharing your story. Go against the societal norm of keeping things in the family and lend someone a hand during a hard time. I promise, even the smallest acts of kindness can turn someone’s day around.

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Clowns

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We have to pick our battles. We have to lead by example. We need to be as clear and educated as we can about our individual diagnoses and go from there. We cannot acquiesce. Shame is not a safety net.

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Soldiers and Horses

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Now, thanks to P.A.T.H., (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship), and other organizations, horses and their ability to heal are being used to help our soldiers as well as others with mental illnesses.

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Therapists are People Too

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Our therapist was our safety net, our security blanket, our peace of mind. I’ve grown so accustomed to the good (or just mediocre) times not lasting that I simply assumed that it was only a matter of time before everything would come crashing down.

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A Big Dose of Empathy

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I urge you to know your local selectman, council people, state representative and senators – and even lobby at the state and national levels.

As advocates of mental health wellness and fair treatment, we too, should have some empathy for all others – including our politicians. Through education and better understanding why maintaining the conversation is of such great import, change will eventually happen. Here’s to humanity.

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Fall is in the Air

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If I was going to point to reasons why I stay vigilant as far as my changing moods are concerned, it would be two seasons, Spring and Autumn. They’re the birthing seasons, the times when our planet goes through profound changes. When these seasons approach I grow cautious.

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