Good day everyone, it’s Shirley from your PatientNextDoor Support Team.
Today, October 10, 2018, is World Mental Health Day. It’s a day where the population of our planet can act as one to emphasize the importance of mental health.
All humans are highly susceptible to developing mental health issues, as one in four of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetimes.
That being said, 100% of humans living today will experience a mental health crisis due to a job loss, lost love, or the death of a loved one.
There are many ways people can be impacted by life events that traumatize and change our lives. Today we spend a whole day thinking about, speaking on and making decisions about what to do if we or someone we love develops one of the thousands of mental health issues.
Today we are focusing on awareness, but also on the ways we can help others as well as ourselves.
One of the best ways I have found along my own journey down the road less taken to mental health is the use of quotes from others who have understood my struggles because they have been there.
Below are only a few of the millions of the growing file of quotes available on the Internet today. Read them, use them, and quote them to someone you know or to yourself in the mirror on your bad days.
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~ Saint Francis of Assisi
“I cannot stand the words ‘Get over it’. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don’t allow other to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime – and that’s OK.” ~ Beau Taplin
“You are beautiful because you let yourself feel, and that is a brave thing indeed.” ~ Shinji Moon
“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.” ~ Jonathan Harnisch
“You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.” ~ Kody Keplinger
“Turn your demons into art, your shadow into a friend, your fear into fuel, your failures into teachers, your weaknesses into reasons to keep fighting. Don’t waste your pain. Recycle your heart.” ~ Andrea Balt
“Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.” ~ Pastor Rick Warren
“Promise me you’ll always remember — you’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ Christopher Robin from Winnie The Pooh
“I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right feel any emotion you want and do what makes you happy.” ~ Demi Lovato
“Let today be the day you stop living within the confines of how others define or judge you.” ~Steve Maraboli
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~ Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter
“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” ~Charles Bukowski
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have the right to be here.” — Max Ehrmann
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ~ Douglas Adams from
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~ Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
“Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.” ~ Charlie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Please, always remember, there are caring people who at PatientNextDoor who are standing behind you 100% of the way on your life’s journey.
Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.
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As always, we here at Patient Next Door love serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.
We truly do care about you.