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One thing to understand about going to therapy is that it requires the willingness to be open and vulnerable, which can be very hard to do, especially with someone who, at first, is a complete stranger. But as a behavioral health professional myself, I knew this going in to my first session with Jen,

Anxiety

“Anxiety “Why am I never where I am supposed to be? Even with my lover sleeping close to me I’m wide awake and I’m in a pain A crowded room is a burning battlefield If I don’t move, I’ll come undone My heart beats harder, a hammer striking steel Will I walk now or beContinue reading “Anxiety”

Marathon

The thing that I appreciated so much about running was not only the physical benefits, but the mental and emotional ones as well. For all the years I ran, I never had any manic or depressive episodes. I also developed a love for pushing myself physically. I also enjoyed running with others and developed a bond with special people as we talked along the way.

The First Day of Spring

There is a challenge, however, for those who may be depressed. No matter how nice the weather, individuals who are experiencing some type of depressive disorder may not feel like being outside.

Mental Health Verses Podcast March 14, 2022

In this episode of Mental Health Verses, I’m joined by Jennifer Connor, co-founder and Executive Director for Justice for Migrant Families WNY.

Jennifer has a rich history of music appreciation and performance as an amateur musician. She is currently a member of Nusantara Arts Gamelan Orchestra. Jennifer’s work on behalf of migrant families demonstrates a passion to be an advocate for those who have no voice. Music is a central part of Jennifer’s self-care and emotional wellbeing. In our conversation, we also delve into Jennifer’s upbringing in her family that shared times together singing traditional Irish songs.

Comfortably Numb

The one advantage I have is that I have a longitudinal view of my life; where I have been and how I was able to overcome the particular problems I was facing. There’s something to be said for perseverance in the face of adversity.

Mental Health Verses Podcast March 7, 2022

Be sure to like and subscribe to this channel to get all of the latest content and videos. In this episode of Mental Health Verses, I’m joined health advocate, Ryan Seeley. Ryan has lived as a hemophiliac his entire life and has defied the odds of what, at one time, was impossible. He also livesContinue reading “Mental Health Verses Podcast March 7, 2022”

Manic Depression

Yes, manic depression is a frustrating mess. And while I’ve been able to stabilize my condition over the last 27 years, that doesn’t mean that I still don’t have my moments of distress. In fact, it’s an ebb and flow kind of thing.

Mental Health Verses Podcast February 14, 2022

Be sure to like and subscribe to this channel to get all of the latest content and videos. In this episode of Mental Health Verses, I’m joined by Buffalo-based hip hop journalist, Schondra Aytch. Schondra talks about how the music she listens to resonates with her spirit. Schondra’s influences come from her parents and theirContinue reading “Mental Health Verses Podcast February 14, 2022”

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