Smashing Down Barriers to Rising Above Challenges
with Insights, Humor, and Goodwill
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world." --Gandhi
Effective mental health advocates have healthy self-esteem and really care about helping others. These characteristics help them deflect unenlightened hurtful comments that could offend. These traits are like the tannic acid in giant sequoia trees that thwarts fire so they live long and grow huge.
Understanding anosognosia and the Dunning-Kruger effect can help us take a good look at ourselves on our way to recovery. "Being able to see ourselves clearly is essential to our spiritual growth and well-being."
Psychologist use net present value calculations to help determine the effectiveness of community substance abuse and mental illness prevention programs. Wow--this is the kind of stuff a CPA who is a mental health advocate can really get excited about!
The Giver: My experience in moving Beyond a World without Emotion and Color -- Through Overcoming Mental Health Challenges
This great movie reminded me of how psychotherapy helped me_ to move from a life of little pleasure to one of richness and feeling love.
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