I would like to say “Thank You” to Yeka for giving me the honor of writing this Guest Post.
We go through life taking care of our personal medical, sometimes spiritual, but when it comes to our mental health we give little regard to it, until we come face to face with a crisis. A crisis that overtakes us without warning. It can be triggered by a sudden death of a loved one, a tragedy within the family unit.
My first experience with a mental health crisis was with a family member experiencing signs of schizophrenia. It seemed to come out of the blue without any warning.
The next crisis would be my own, attempted suicide via an overdose of sleeping pills. The trigger was total burnout, and a crisis of faith. Things that I just couldn’t espouse any more.
I would experience several more episodes, then diagnosed bi-polar. With help from a psychiatrist and proper medications I am stable. I have learned through all this how to recognize the start of panic attacks, with learned coping skills I can avert a full blown attack.
My advice to the reader is to take time to deal with stress whether it be at work, school, or at home.
Never go to bed angry, learn skills to release the anger in a healthy manner.
Have a proper intake of nutrition, we are what we eat.
Be thankful not only for the big things, but, for the tiniest.
You only have one mind, it matters what you do with it!
GATES: A special series that focuses on healthy self-love, self-value, self-care, self-nurturing, and self-empowerment. ❤️
For even more powerful reminders and inspiration, do visit Rethinking Scripture! ❤️
Till our next run, may we live boldly and courageously knowing that we have the power to be the best version of ourselves! ❤️