Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health awareness month and I think we should talk about this… Mental health is all about your well being, but too often you get off track and your well being turns into what is referred to as mental illness.

What I believe is that mental illness is a short circuit in your brain when you have excessive stress, pain, depression, fear, abuse, or being in a stressful environment.

Every year millions of people are suffering from depression, some even going so far as committing suicide… millions are addicted to alcohol and drugs, whether they’re legal or illegal… people are manifesting disease in their bodies… all of these lead to mental illness. It happens to every race, gender, to the rich and the poor. It has no preference.

Some of you may not even be aware that you have a ‘mental illness’. That is just a name though for having a monkey on your back . That doesn’t make you a bad person! You’re not broken and YOU CAN HEAL with some help.

My goal here is to lift you up and to give you a different way of seeing things and for those who don’t have a mental illness… just be kind to everyone because you never know what they’re going through.

Your mind is a powerful thing. It can be your worst enemy or your best friend…. It can heal you or kill you. Mental Illness can be prevented if you get the help you need before it takes over.

I also understand that everything is energy and I understand how the mind works. Your brain has billions of nerves working with other nerves, going through this complex process of sending electricity ( which is energy) throughout your body.

When you’re stressed, depressed, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs its altering your brainwaves, I see it as the nerves shorting out the circuit causing the mental illness. The more you hang onto whatever it is that has you down, the more your nerves are shorting out.

I want to go a little deeper… because EVERYTHING is energy, it not only effects your mind and body, it effects your entire life. That energy radiates throughout the world and because of how this complex universe works, whatever energy that you carry around inside of you is what you’ll attract more of. Energy never stops. It goes full circle till you flip the breaker and say thats enough. All it takes is making that decision.

If you are suffering, I want to remind you that you’re an amazing human being. Think of all that had to happen for you to exist and what your body does every day to keep you breathing. You are here to be happy and fulfilled…. and KNOW that you are loved.

Every challenge that you face only has the meaning that you give it. Life is full of challenges and always will be. These challenges are to help us grow, to be wiser, more compassionate, and more equipped to make a difference to others. Thats what it’s all about.

No matter how bad things look there is always things to be grateful for, theres people who love and care about you ( heck, I don’t even know you and I love you), and always remember that there is always a Higher Power working on your behalf. There is no problem that doesn’t have a solution and every problem is temporary as long as you’re willing to let the crap go.

If you are struggling reach out for help… friends, family, or there are many support groups. If you feel theres none you can talk to, shoot me an email and we’ll arrange to talk. I wish nothing but the best for you!

Sending Lots of Love,
Susan
susie@mindoverbodymassage.com
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