• Ramblings in Recovery

    How Your Pet Improves Your Mental Health

    First published at It’s Not Your Journey As a nurse, I learned about therapeutic animals who were brought into the hospital to help patients to heal. I call this pet therapy. As I became a member of the Twitter mental health community as @WellMentally, I noticed how many people talked about their pets and asked for pet pics when having a bad day. Beka often posts about her own cat, Hayley, as well. I, myself, have a dog that we all love very much. My dog, Ruby, has always guarded me from others. She is a beautiful little English springer spaniel. When she warns people away from me, you would…

  • Basics

    World Sleep Day

    World Sleep Day was first published at International Bipolar Foundation National Sleep Awareness Week is March 10-16, 2019 this year! I love to sleep. Unfortunately, I have battled all of my life to sleep normally. My mental illnesses make it really hard for me to sleep like an average person. I have insomnia. When I’m depressed, I will have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. When I do finally fall asleep, I will sleep 12+ hours a day. When I am manic, I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep and I sleep less than 8 hours a day. When I have a euthymic or “baseline” mood, I still struggle…

  • You Can Overcome The Illusion of Sickness Through Spiritual Healing
    Christian Mental Health

    You Can Overcome The Illusion of Sickness Through Spiritual Healing

    I’ve been working on praying over people for healing.  The Lord has been teaching me about the way it works. He recently told me that sickness and sin are an illusion.  Now don’t get upset. This doesn’t mean that your mental illness, chronic disease, or circumstances are not real or valid in the physical world. It means in the spirit world they don’t exist. This means you are whole and healthy in the spirit.   Jesus took on sickness and sin when He died on the cross and when He arose everyone who said or will say in the future yes to Jesus is free from sin and sickness. This…

  • Discovering The Truth About The Neglected State Of Women's Mental Health Worldwide
    Ramblings in Recovery

    Discovering The Truth About The Neglected State Of Women’s Mental Health Worldwide

    “Gender differences occur particularly in the rates of common mental disorders – depression, anxiety, and somatic complaints. These disorders, in which women predominate, affect approximately 1 in 3 people in the community and constitute a serious public health problem” World Health Organization (WHO)   I was raised by a single mother in the 1980s. Although my mom had an associate degree and worked full-time, we still lived in poverty.  I remember going without basic needs such as food and clothing. My mom did everything in her power to give us the best life but she was fighting a battle against society who do not value working women.  My mother made…

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