God, grant me Serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Courage to change the things I can. And Wisdom to know the difference.
Imagine all your worst thoughts as a soundtrack running through your mind 24/7, day after day.” — Adam Walker Cleveland
Why Do So Many Men Have Eating Disorders? Cultural expectations about manhood are fueling a silent epidemic of eating disorders and body image disturbance in men across the country. Unlike Marvin, you probably don't have a mental disorder, much less a substance abuse problem that you developed to cope with it. Muscle dysmorphia, or MD, … Continue reading Why Do So Many Men Have Eating Disorders?
Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners” ~ William Shakespeare “Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld
"Turns out, all that avoidance, stubbornness, and unwillingness to work only landed me deeper in my disorder. There are no escalators on the climb to recovery… only stairs. You cannot wait around for the elevator that does not even exist… you just have to hike up your boots and start climbing." - Brooke Heberling
Recovery is a process and a journey. Not a result, and it has no end. "We have but this day, a daily reprieve, based on the maintenance of our spiritual condition."
So grateful to have had the opportunity to share my experience, strength, and home and rap with Lee Thomas on her show, Crazy Talk. We had a great conversation about advocacy and recovery for those with mental illness and addiction. If you have a chance, give us a listen. She is a bright and energetic … Continue reading Lee Thomas and Jason Miller Rapping about Recovery and Advocacy for the Mentally Ill and Addicted
My parents told me prayer would fix my mental health, but now I talk about my feelings September 30, 2017 I grew up in a family where we didn't talk about mental health so all the issues I was dealing with were swept under the rug. I was always told to pray about it because … Continue reading Talk Openly about your Mental Health
If you have a mental illness or an addiction, remember that "YOU ARE NOT ALONE." If you are struggling, please reach out to a friend, family member, or one of the groups at the links below.... https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline https://www.aa.org/ https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-HelpLine https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help
"You might imagine that a person would resort to self-mutilation only under extremes of duress, but once I'd crossed that line the first time, taken that fateful step off the precipice, then almost any reason was a good enough reason, almost any provocation was provocation enough. Cutting was my all-purpose solution." -Caroline Kettlewell, Skin Game