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Have you ever heard someone say something and it keeps replaying in your head for hours or days later?

I heard someone speaking about an event that she is planning.  In her enthusiasm, she said “We check everyone out.  We don’t have anyone on crazy meds.”

W  o  w.

I get it.  There are some people who have issues beyond an administrator’s skills and it is important to keep everyone safe.

However, who determines which drugs are on the “acceptable” list?  Are all mental disorders considered “crazy” or only the presumed “simple” ones (as if) like anxiety and panic attacks?  Does a past history, kept functional and positive with continued treatment, count against a participant?

Perhaps it hit too close to home or this person has never had any kind of mental health issue impact them in any way.  But, for those 400 million plus worldwide who have, compliance, commitment, and courage are critical to recovery and healing.

When we continue to add labels of shame and stigma, people continue to fight alone.  They would rather stop taking their pills than ask for help.  If you have heard anyone crashing into mania and psychosis, you know that the first question is “Are you taking your meds?”

There is no magic pill and it takes a lot of trial and error to find a combination that an individual can live with and lots of advocacy and self-awareness.  Monitoring moods and triggers is a way of life.

Mental health disorders are caused by numerous factors including genetics, drug reactions, pregnancy, situational events, brain disorders, major illness, hormones and  numerous other tragedies.  People don’t gain attention because of their mental illness; They withdraw even further into fear and vulnerability.

Words have power and how we use them determines who we can support and encourage or who we will lose along the way.

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Still trusting is an act of bravery despite the dark times and the betrayals.  Resilience, in spite of words to harm and humiliate, is a strength.

Our history and experience creates empathy for others that need our support and encouragement.  We move beyond the superficial and look for people who are honest and unafraid to express themselves honestly.

Every day that you get up and push yourself to move forward shows just how brave you are.  It isn’t easy, but keep going.  Show ’em all just how strong you really are.

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There is nothing harder than being where you are not wanted or appreciated.  Each person needs validation and appreciation to remain loyal, whether at work or at home.   Loyalty, like trust, needs to be supported and encouraged.

We want to be inspired and motivated to find hidden creativity and initiative.   Respect and loyalty are returned.  A loyal person will do more than what is asked for all the right reasons.

It takes a lot for an empathetic person to give up hope.  Our innate choice is to seek the ideal and keep going.  We tend to be resilient and push ourselves each day to put on our best faces.  We are self-directed and do what must be done.

But, how sad and wasteful to push a caring heart so far away!  Remain kind because that is who you are and how you want to behave.  Some people will never value it, but others will never forget it.

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