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A Letter to My Younger Self

Do you remember all those nights you spent crying, but you weren’t really sure why?  Do you remember those days you couldn’t make it to class or to work, but you really didn’t know why?  What about the doubts you had about if you could even bear to continue living—the thoughts you were ashamed toContinue reading “A Letter to My Younger Self”

A Heart Full of Gratitude

I woke up this morning with a heart full of gratitude. Last week in my dialectic behavior therapy (DBT) group, I shared that I was feeling more and more confident with coping with crises and significant mood swings, but am really struggling with managing the “daily grind.”  I come home from work and I amContinue reading “A Heart Full of Gratitude”

No Mud, No Lotus

Lotuses grow from the mud and bloom into beautiful flowers.  The mud has been plentiful this year.  We are living through a global pandemic that has killed millions of people around the world.  It has changed the way we live our daily lives.  People who are at risk live in fear.  Even those of usContinue reading “No Mud, No Lotus”

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Mental Health Stats

  • One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness in their lifetime
  • 17% of youth experience a mental health condition
  • The average amount of time between symptom onset and seeking treatment is ELEVEN years
  • Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S
  • Suicide has risen in the U.S. by 31% since 2001

**Statistics from NAMI.org in 2020

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Mental Health Resources


NAMI Help Line: 800-950-NAMI 

NAMI crisis help: text NAMI to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)