Social isolation has been known to shorten life spans and contribute to such things as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Loneliness is a silent killer.
I’ve always named my blog posts after songs, hence the name, Mental Health Verses. When it came time to write about this topic I thought about what which one would be most appropriate, and frankly, I couldn’t think of a single one. It was if I couldn’t think of a single song whose words could express how I’m feeling and that conveys the sentiments of this particular post.
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,
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.
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 Kelly Salas, who is a vocalist, musician and music educator for the Buffalo Public School System. Kelly speaks about a variety of her experiences growing up, herContinue reading “Mental Health Verses Podcast January 24, 2022”
Be sure to like and subscribe to the Mental Health Verses channel to get all of the latest content and videos. In this episode of Mental Health Verses, I’m joined by Dan Galvin who is the head of the Peer Support department at Spectrum Health and Human Services. The songs Dan discusses on this episodeContinue reading “Mental Health Verses Podcast January 10, 2022”
This is a particularly special time of year for me. You see, I went to my first 12 Step meeting on January 15th, 1988. And I’ve been going ever since. Although I had my first bipolar psychotic episode seven years prior and entered the mental health system, I consider this the true beginning of myContinue reading “Anything Can Happen”