Mental Health: Take Charge, Feel Better

Mental Health: Take Charge, Feel Better

I discuss mental health with my friend Maggie in this week’s FB Live interview. Maggie is an editor, freelance writer who has personal experience with this important topic. She’s also known as The Burpee Queen!

You’ll hear about things like…

  • The staggering statistics in America
  • The connection between behavioral problems and cerebral palsy
  • How Maggie uses exercise — and other techniques — to feel happier, live her best life
  • Ways you can be proactive, take charge of your mind

You won’t want to miss Maggie demonstrate a burpee in a dress!

Check out the interview below:

 


Let’s End the Stigma

If you’re living with mental health issues, please remember that you’re not alone. Although negative thoughts may say otherwise, there’s no reason to feel embarrassed or shameful. We all experience challenging times in our lives — unfortunately, no one is exempt. How often do we hear “but you don’t look depressed?” Let’s end the stigma by talking — to help ourselves, the people we love — and to raise awareness. By asking for support, sharing how we’re feeling, we can change the perceptions about what a depressed person looks like.

You deserve to feel happy (or at least happier). Be your best advocate and take charge. By practicing some of the techniques in the video, you can begin to lift the darkness — and lean into a more graceful attitude. All of the suggestions may not work for everyone, so experiment, take advantage of whichever ones help you. And, sometimes you gotta have a little faith…

Mental Health: Take Charge | What CP Looks Like
Maggie sent me this beautiful bracelet from Kohl’s.

Get Help

If you need help with anxiety, depression, etc., please ask for it. Contact your doctor and/or visit a therapist. Be gentle with yourself, practice healthy self-care. If you or someone you love are having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).


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