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Invisible Illnesse: Mental Health

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  1. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    On being slightly nuts and other things
    On being slightly nuts and other thingsOr very occasionally very nuts.  Yup I am a nutcase, through and through.A few of you might have wondered why I've had so many extended absences through out this year....Well the truth is that I have Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE) and Bipolar...


    David B. Grinberg
    13/08/2017 #15 David B. Grinberg
    Claire: first I commend you for your fortitude in writing openly about your firsthand experience with mental illness -- which is by no means a "lifestyle" choice, that's just ignorant thinking. Mental illness is a disease which should be viewed similar to other diseases -- like diabetes or cancer -- and never stigmatized or blamed on the person suffering from it. In fact, most mental illness is hereditary and never something a person wants. The good news is that medication can successfully mitigate mental illness is many instances -- but, of course, not every instance.
    The bad news, unfortunately, is that there are still too many myths, fears and stereotypes surrounding issues of mental illness. However, it's only when brave people, like you and others (@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher), speak out openly that the stigma is lessened because other people become educated about the real issues.
    I think the bottom line is that people should focus less on one's illness or disability, and more on one's character and ability. The real problem with mental illness is other people's negative attitudes about it and the false narrative which gets repeated due to lack of knowledge and experience. The sooner this ends, the better.
    Again, kudos to you for standing up and speaking out!
    Claire L Cardwell
    13/08/2017 #13 Claire L Cardwell
    #11 Thanks @Sandra Smith! What people fail to realise is that Mental Illness is not really mental, it's a chemical imbalance in the brain. For example I produce too much of the feel good serotonin. It's as simple as that. Am back to business as usual!
    Claire L Cardwell
    13/08/2017 #12 Claire L Cardwell
    #9 Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador - I am totally fine now. Just suffering from a distinct lack of sleep. Trying to make up for lost time and hoping that I can carry on catching up with my well overdue work commitments...
    Sandra Smith
    12/08/2017 #11 Sandra Smith
    When will some people realise - including in the medical profession- mental illness is not a choice. Thank you @Claire L Cardwell for sharing your experience and doing so with wit and positivity. Glad you're okay xxx
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/08/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Btw, I will feature your hives in my next Hive Talk. :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/08/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I enjoyed your post from the beginning to the end @Claire L Cardwell. I felt like I was watching a movie. Great writing and I love your honesty. I sincerely hope all goes well with you.
    Claire L Cardwell
    12/08/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Gerald Hecht!
    Claire L Cardwell
    12/08/2017 #7 Claire L Cardwell
    #5 Thanks Gerry! Re writing - I have a rather long outline of a book I am working on. I did do some short posts a while back, but deleted them as my Dad was coming over. It's called Africa's Lost Children. Been germinating for about 18 years or so. It all started when the Chief Commander of Honeydew Police - Colonel Cotzee said that I was like Ruth First's daughter.... Ruth First was blown up in her house in Mozambique by the Boremark in the 70's. I said to him "at least the kids got out all right then" He told me to "Shut the Fuck Up". Anyway 18 years have gone by and I think those kids deserve to come home. As well as all the lost children in the struggle that were smuggled out and are scattered all over the world. Would really appreciate your advice as I am stuck.
    Gerald Hecht
    12/08/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht
    proof that there is both truth and beauty in this world...
    Gerald Hecht
    12/08/2017 #5 Gerald Hecht
    @Claire L Cardwell I'm gonna have a little think (as guy with the compass/necklace used to say) and then shoot you a pm; btw, I think both you and he would like my latest body art --I had a 'CRISPR-DNA Editor-On-A-Chip' pierced (as a necklace) around my hippocampi...now no more waiting rooms; I just regenerate new versions of me on the fly...also per that 5-6 hour summit that we never had --I think (if you haven't already) get a book called " A Deadly Wandering" by a certain Matt Richtell.

    AND COMING AND GOING ON ANY SM PROGRAM is not an activity to be put in "The App With No Name crapper" or any such "half assed botinator/dehumanizer-for people-who-think -if they launch enough-let me give you some advice about writing because I've been doing it before god invented caves and pigments-people will actually think they are awesome writers "...

    ...its nothing except an activity we can engage and disengage with at will --anyway check your inbox tomorrow or Monday --oh...and this is the most beautiful post I've read; the two founding queens owe you --big time..for your ubuntu/gift.
    Claire L Cardwell
    12/08/2017 #4 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks Numo! You have a fabulous weekend as well!
    Numo Quest
    12/08/2017 #3 Numo Quest
    Great publish. Read it with a smile. Have a Grand Weekend :O)
    Pascal Derrien
    12/08/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    That's OK by me :-) I am not allergic to nuts that I know of :-)
  2. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Mental Illness Affects The Entire Family - The Stigma Causes People To Lose Sight
    Mental Illness Affects The Entire Family - The Stigma Causes People To Lose Sight This past year and a half has been a world wind since I lost my mom.  Just when you think you have managed to over come so many obstacles something will come up to remind you that your loved one is really, really gone. I have a sister who has been...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/07/2017 #50 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #48 Hi @Joel Anderson, I'm very sorry. As you put it, "another round all over again," I swear it feels like the cycle never ends. I hope in the case of someone close to you, it won't become a vicious cycle. Sending good thoughts your way, MANY!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/07/2017 #49 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #47 That's great @Shelley Brown. You write and others will read :)) I think you're a great writer!
    Joel Anderson
    08/07/2017 #48 Joel Anderson
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thank you. The complexity of it all. Thank you. Two weeks ago, we started another round over again. Someone close made a strong intimation. Didnt act on it, but it was enough to cause concern. Now we are on a similar journey to you and your sister. Just know you have a kindred spirit Joel
    Shelley Brown
    08/07/2017 #47 Shelley Brown
    #46 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@shelley-brown/eva-s-room was it this? @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and a few others have encourage me to do what brings me joy so I have been writing no matter what. Sending you hugs.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/07/2017 #46 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #44 Hi @Shelley Brown, my heart breaks for her too. She's a good person with a big heart. She would do anything within her power to help anyone. Hey, I had a buzz of your's up the other day and my pc crashed. You can post a link to your last buzz for me on here so I can read and comment? Sending you good thoughts my friend!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/07/2017 #45 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #43 Very frustrating @Nicole Chardenet. The numbers are extremely disheartening. You made many valid points- one: Mental illness crosses all boundaries. It does not care if it's victim is rich, poor, highly intelligent (many are) or poor. They have no concrete answers and too many are treated like a part on an assembly line- we need to get past this because everyone's brain chemistry and more differs from another. That's why certain meds may work for one and that same med may have no affect or adverse affects on others. I lost a friend to suicide about 10 years ago. He was an awesome guy and it wasn't until about 4 months before he committed suicide that I was aware he might be serious. He had only been married a little over a year and left the state to marry his wife, moved again after they were married and nixed his entire family. They had no idea where he was until they got that fatal call. I need to write a buzz about it because I felt guilty for almost a year- I was the last person he contacted 15 mins before he took his life. He contacted me by email and I wrote him back 2 days after he was gone, I had no clue he was gone until his wife called me. He was a Physician's assistant in a large ER in Oregon. I will say, I begged him to get counseling and he did. I thought he was getting better, people can really fool you when they want and have made up their mind (or should I say, untreated Mental Illness helped him to make up his mind?) We have a long way to go and I just keep my fingers crossed w/my sister, along with staying focused on the reality that she may never be cured. Thanks for sharing, I love your comments!
    Shelley Brown
    07/07/2017 #44 Shelley Brown
    Oh My God @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. This post just broke my heart and also filled me with gratitude for your strength in sharing what is going on, the hope you have for your Sister, your willingness to help her and most importantly for shining a light and a very difficult topic where people need to have awareness. Thank you.
    Nicole Chardenet
    07/07/2017 #43 Nicole Chardenet
    #39 Urggghh, good luck trying to find any help here. Been through that last year trying to find help for my friend. The mental health organizations here are as hobbled as they are in the States...esp. by the notion that unless someone has been declared unfit, they are left to make their own decisions, for better or for worse. It's frustrating. I read in the paper this morning about more suicides on First Nations northern Ontario reserves, and people saying, "We need to fund mental health better for these reserves." And I thought about how we don't know how to deal with *anyone's* mental health issues, no matter who they are. Even rich 'privileged' people don't know how to deal with it or where to turn for help or even to get the help they actually need...because sometimes you have to look around for awhile to find the right help, and try various methods or therapists that don't work. It's why alcohol and drugs and overeating and retail therapy are so common in our society. Not a single one of us knows a damn thing about how to deal with mental illness.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/07/2017 #42 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #41 Appreciate your kind sentiments David! We are working on this as a family. Time will tell. It's sad because I believe over medicating her for years along with the last session of ECT (they did it about 5 years ago and it she seemed better) but this put her into a very bad manic spin and I fear there is some damage. She has an appointment w/a new Doctor and the Cleveland Clinic for neurology along with testing (medical) to figure out if something else IS going on.
    David B. Grinberg
    07/07/2017 #41 David B. Grinberg
    Thank YOU, Lisa, for being so open about your personal life experience, as well as so outspoken and passionate about ending the stigma! You inspire all of us, so keep up the awesome!
    I also hope and pray your sister takes a turn for the best. May God bless her and you!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/07/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for the share @David B. Grinberg and others whose names I can't see :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/07/2017 #39 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 So sorry to hear about your co-worker. His case is a prime example of those who are in dire need of Mental Health Intervention. He obviously has some type of disorder with paranoid delusions and possibly auditory psychosis. You are right to be fearful considering his statements. I think it would be beneficial to call a mental health hotline and ask what to do in a situation like this? There are places to call but not sure where in Canada @Nicole Chardenet that can guide others or report an incident so a wellness check can be made ASAP. If he does have guns, they would be taken away due to his statements and sounds like a past mental health history too.

    As for his color, maybe he actually thinks he's black... now if he thinks he's purple, we have a case of Barney Syndrome... sorry, all kidding aside, I will see if I can find a few links that may help. I think that would have me on egg shells worrying he may go postal on those he has a dismay with.
    Nicole Chardenet
    05/07/2017 #38 Nicole Chardenet
    Thanks for sharing this story, Lisa. It's folks like you who will help to chip away at the stigma of mental illness and make it easier for others to seek help for themselves or others. I think I've mentioned to you before I have a friend and former co-worker who has simply gone off the rails in the last few years as he descends into delusionary madness. At this point I'm a little bit afraid of him. Not that he'll come after me, but I don't want to be around him because he talks kind of violent sometimes on social media. A mutual friend and also fellow co-worker (we all three of us worked together several years ago) are convinced he will probably die by cop. Whether it will be suicide or just shot in the middle of pulling some really crazy shit remains to be seen. He's not black but he's recently decided he's not white and I'm not sure what colour he thinks he is but he's always carrying on about crazy racist mofo'ing Toronto cops. It's heartbreaking to see but he won't go back on his meds, and he's a LOT more normal when he's on his meds.

    I really hope your sister finds the peace she must surely want, even if she feels there's no hope.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/07/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #32 Hi @Sara Jacobovici, thank you so much for taking the time to read my buzz and for your input. You wrote: "Help her understand that you are not placing blame and that you want to work with your sister's treatment team to enable she get the best treatment possible." I am copying and pasting some of the wonderful input I'm getting on here, including your statement about helping the case worker to understand I work with my sister's treatment team... your suggestion will be helpful when I talk to her. Having notes makes a world of difference because it's easy to leave one thing out and that ONE THING could be vital towards a better recovery for our family members when we are advocating on their behalf.

    We had her hospitalized before for detox and a wean. It worked well but her Dr. (and she may doctor hop?) had her on a ton of medications again within 8 months or so. It was sad and angering considering how well she seemed to be doing. All she has to do is say she is feeling suicidal (and healthcare professionals along with family members have to take that seriously) but her doctor seems to just keep adding news medications when she does this, so he defeated the purpose. She will use ADD as a mechanism to get a stimulant as well and I think she likes it because it stimulates her mania. I have suggested she get a second opinion from a new Dr. because she's been seeing this one for years and I'm not sure he can be objective anymore.

    Thank you for your kind thoughts as well, I really appreciate them!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/07/2017 #36 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #31 Hi @Charlene Norman, thank you so much for sharing your story. Every story can add more insight to those who suffer in silence, including family members.

    I can't imagine how tough that had to be growing up with illness surrounding you and then knowing your mom attempted suicide at 60 years old. Your resilience is astounding. I agree, love and compassion do play a big role. Without love or compassion a person would end up on the streets or worse. I'm sure that's why we do have so many homeless people living on the streets because they didn't receive the proper help, may have families who gave up on them and many of these people went off their meds from what I've read. Sadly, there are some types of disorders where a person is unreachable and dangerous not only to themselves but others and they are the people who others, for the sake of their own safety have to turn away from. It's like cancer, some people can be cured, some can be managed and with others- no treatment is available yet to cure or at least help them to manage and heal somewhat. I'm glad you were able to find strength and what works for you because it's obviously kept you mentally healthy! :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/07/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #30 My heart goes out to you too @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador, sending good thoughts your way!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/07/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #29 Dear @Debesh Choudhury, thank you for your comment. I'm sorry you have a family member that is ill with Mental illness too. It's much more prevalent than many are probably aware of because we keep it so hush as if it's a bad secret. It's always great when I see people openly talking about the illness because we take no issues if people talk about heart disease, kidney disease etc... an illness is an illness. I agree, ECT is very bad. She lost her license after the ECT because she had severe memory loss and other issues. They need to stop using ECT as a 'tool' and begin working harder to come up with solutions that are proven to work- even therapy based models. There has been a lot of new therapies coming to light yet, some of these are not used in many communities yet or they aren't approved, which means Insurance won't pay. Best wishes to you and your sister!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/07/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #28 Hi @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, I just typed a full comment and my PC crashed. I found out after I wrote this buzz from my sister (without asking) that her Dr. looked at her meds and said, Wow, you are on a lot of meds, we need to wean you off some of these. I have no idea which meds but I still need to talk to her caseworker to find out for myself. I guess he began weaning last Friday and I just noticed a difference today in her speech, cognition and she sounds much less aggressive.

    As for the family dynamics, it's true about my father's death. It obviously affected each of us differently. I remember after the funeral was over we didn't bring up his name again. If we did, it must have been very little because I don't recall speaking of my dad again until I was 19 years old. They didn't have grief counseling back then or hospice. I'm sure my mom was of the mindset that to talk about him would open old wounds but those wounds really never closed completely because we didn't discuss him as a family. We didn't even have happy conversations about wonderful memories of him after he was gone. My sister's illness was probably triggered from the loss. That gene surfaced.

    You wrote "But one thing I would like to say is that, for the future, for our society and its most vulnerable members, we need to put in place resources early and often to prevent someone living a life of such torture." I couldn't agree more, it's vital to put resources in place early because early intervention can possibly prevent a person from getting to the point my sister is now. She lives in her own "hell" (excuse the phrase) but it's true and my heart just bleeds for her.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/07/2017 #32 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, a courageous and straight from the heart share. Thank you. I also had the opportunity to read the incredible comments from your readers. You've touched on every nerve that is impacted upon by mental illness. Of course it is not possible to give justice to your needs in this venue. Support and suggestions. Here goes. You are doing everything you can and the most important piece is coming up. You write that you will be speaking to your sister's caseworker and nurse this week. Because you had already influenced the system to reduce your sister's meds from 10 to 3 during one hospital stay, you are obviously influential. And so, I encourage you to focus on that when you speak to your sister's caseworker. Help her understand that you are not placing blame and that you want to work with your sister's treatment team to enable she get the best treatment possible. Given the decline, you are legitimately concerned. Medications are an issue. And you want to look at a hospital stay where your sister continues to be weaned off her current meds, goes through a monitored detox period and that with concurrent therapy, individual and group, different modalities, determine the main area of concern, and address that one area only and discuss what medication would be appropriate given her needs. It is important that the discussion stays on your sister's immediate need to stop the decline. Issues related to the malfunctioning system need to be voiced in a different place. And don't forget to (continue I trust) take care of yourself and get your needs met. Wishing you continued strength and hope. And I am confident that you are making your mother proud Lisa. All the best and take good care.
    Charlene Norman
    04/07/2017 #31 Charlene Norman
    Thank you for writing Lisa. You have spoken to many hearts and minds with this story. It desperately needs to be told. The pain and anguish and frustration you have are so real, so poignant and so devastating.

    I too am ‘just’ the surviving family member of a sibling who was tormented, of a father who unknowingly did a lot of tormenting, and of a mother who finally broke (attempted suicide) at sixty years of age. And as the only one in the family (on both sides, with long lines of issues) untouched by mental illness, the only way I could fight was refuse to have children and not pass on the bad gene.

    Yet, the gifts I received from the illness that complicated my entire life were many. Strength, resilience, deep wells of humour to sustain the darkest periods and a never ending huge capacity to love. It took me many years to recognise and realise that while I can not cure the people I love, and I can’t change the many broken systems, I have within me the gifts they really need. And so do you. Deep within all of us frail human beings, our love and “just being there” for the other person can do more than we can ever comprehend. Please take a small degree of comfort in knowing that.
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  5. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    When Anxiety Persists Too Long- Depression Follows: People Feel So Alone and Shamed
    When Anxiety Persists Too Long- Depression Follows: People Feel So Alone and ShamedIt's not fun when you suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, it's with you 24/7. Left untreated it can lead to Clinical Depression. I will share some facts and what feels like a dismal story, looking for that happy ending!  Many times the person...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/05/2017 #45 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #44 I'm sorry @Steve Brady, please feel free to PM me anytime :)
    Steve Brady
    03/05/2017 #44 Steve Brady
    #15 Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I may PM you soon. I'm having an awful time at present. Rereading your buzz helped me keep perspective.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/03/2017 #43 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #42 Thanks, I'm doing fairly good right now :)) I agree, what waits on the other side makes life feel that much better!
    Brian McKenzie
    31/03/2017 #42 Brian McKenzie
    cheer up - the ping pong bounce between apathy and indifference that waits on the other side of depression is worth it.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/01/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 Thanks @Steve Brady, I think in many circumstances there are always bits and pieces others can relate to, agree! :)
    Steve Brady
    26/01/2017 #39 Steve Brady
    #15 Sorry Lisa, I keep forgetting a vital symbol!
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Steve Brady
    26/01/2017 #38 Steve Brady
    #15 @Lisa Gallagher Thank you so much for the encouragement in your reply to my reply to your buzz, Lisa. As many of your commenters have alluded to, it's often unhelpful to compare suffering between individuals. However, I find there is an implicit understanding among those who have struggled with similar debilitating conditions. Thank you for your PM offer. It's very kind of you. Yours in peace and healing, Steve
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #34 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, I believe that you did grieve differently. I have 4 siblings and each one of us has grieved differently too. I feel bad for my step dad because he still lives in the big home that he and my mom built together, much of it done by them! I'm glad you were able to start sleeping normally again. Your brain must have held onto that time (1:30) and because of grief, it would wake you up. Laughter is so good for the soul and I can tell you, that's one thing I haven't done enough of in a long time. Maybe I need to make a few new friends that aren't so serious... I have some great friends who are wonderful people but also have a fantastic sense of humor but we don't live close enough to get together often. I think there is a lot to be said about laughter, not taking life too serious, people who don't take themselves too serious along with some (not speaking of anyone on here) who just need to lighten up, period. Thanks Fatima, your such a kind person and I appreciate your sincere thoughts and sharing your story too!
    Bernard Poulin
    25/01/2017 #36 Bernard Poulin
    Excellent article,
    by the way.
    Bernard Poulin
    25/01/2017 #35 Bernard Poulin
    We live in difficult times. On the side of mental health sufferers, they/we are living in an environment which both encourages everyone to "have problems", we provide "meds" to counter those (but not really, since maintaining problems is a growth industry) - while victimhood status is encouraged as a state of mind. Discouragement has become the norm and belittling an individual's capacity to function "despite" is more common than should be. What is most difficult is defining who actually is suffering from mental health issues when mental illness has been "normalized" so that everyone can be a part of the times. I cringe for those who really are suffering from mental health issues. They're the ones we should be paying attention to rather than to those who suck up all the air in a room "jus cause". Over all , universal general health seems down and out for the count. We are a depressed time and this is due to the environment which is far from being the supportive ambiance individuals and families once had "way back when". We talk a good talk today about everyone being creative and wondrously artistic and thriving (in our own minds?) yet so many articles are being written in social media about depression and sadness and discouragement and so few out there are able "to deal with" someone's real dilemma. From the very young to elders, failure has become a catch-phrase. Grad students are afraid of admitting let alone actually "suffering" failures. And when and if this experience occurs. . . - as stated in this article - no one is around to help in picking up the pieces. We have a long way to go. . . . before being honestly caring and providing an environment which both nurtures and breathes good mental health - ours. . . and that of others.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/01/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I dislike it when some people behave when they act as if they care or say that they understand one's pain. No-one can understand the way one feels but rather may have the experience of a similar incident with a different kind of feeling / pain. No two person's pain is the same. The pain I had and my mom had, when we lost my DAD were two different types of pain. We grieved differently . I remember not being able to sleep at the exact time that my DAD had passed for nearly two months. When 1.30 am arrived each morning I would get all worked up and I could say it was perhaps anxiety or a kind of depression I didn't know that such things until a few years ago. It took me about 2 months to start sleeping normally , led me to resign my job as it lacked the liveliness I needed at that point , go on holidays with my mom and sisters to places in the country side laugh, laugh and laugh at silly things until we could cry no - more. All of which turned out in my favour today as I have learnt so much as a result of such experiences.
    As I mentioned once to you and I hope you won't forget that "You are a champion" dear Lisa and you will thrive anywhere like you do here on beBee. Nothing or noone nor this anxiety can bring you down, they are mere speed breakers that slow you down. The race track is yours and your in the driver seat what more do you want Keep racing on :) :) Hugs to you .
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #28 Hi @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven, I can't imagine the depths of depression you experienced after the loss of your brother and to have your seizures increase too, wow! I would imagine a major event/stress can cause epileptic seizures to increase? You made such a great point Preston, 'surrounding yourself with others who had dreams and hope, which you lacked at the time." Maybe that's what gave me the courage to post such a personal buzz on beBee because I do feel safe, it is a positive environment and it's helpful to release certain emotions via writing and by talking to others who are such positive forces like you and others who posted on here! Thank you so much and I'm sorry you endured such a difficult loss.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 Thank you @Max Carter and best wishes to you :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #31 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #26 Hi @Don 🐝 Kerr, I love that quote and it's the first time I've heard it. I will have to remember that. I'm glad it works for you too or you would have never finished that book which, btw... I'm half way through. I'd be done already but I put books on the side burner until my concentration level returns. I wish I could just go catch it lol. Thanks Don and hope your doing well1
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #25 So nicely put @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, yes my heart will smile again! :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #24 I hope you do yourself a favor and just stay clear of her, your too kind of a person to be treated in that manner. Self care, remember how important that is @Cyndi wilkins
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    25/01/2017 #28 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    I love your buzz and thanks for your testimony. I, myself, went through a similar trial during my early twenties when I lost my brother and I began having more severe seizures from my epilepsy. Yet, what help me overcome my trial was surrounding myself with others who had dreams and hope, which I lacked at the time. I didn't want to do this, yet an associate invited me.
    I really wanted to know why these "dreamers" could always have a smile even when a tragedy happened in their life. This is one reason I enjoy positive groups like beBee. It is a group of people I see Dreams and Hope in their writing and posts. It reminds me of my how I got out of my depression. @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher your story is still moving forward today. Thanks.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    24/01/2017 #26 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher as William Styron wrote, "Writing is a fine therapy for people who are perpetually scared of nameless threats... for jittery people." Works for me. A brave piece to keep the discussion open and active. Thank you.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/01/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher- there is nothing that I may add to your very thoughtful buzz. You live the experience and your words are alive describing anxiety disorder. I only know that with such clear understanding of this disorder that all fake smiles shall disappear and then your hearty smile shall surface out. Only I hope soonest.
  6. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    Another Bridge Too Far
    Another Bridge Too FarI enjoy a cup of hot coffee on my way to work on brisk winter mornings. That's why I make time to stop at Tad's diner.Paula, who runs the place, makes the best coffee in town and we've been friends for years. The diner sits below a bridge and along...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/12/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "I ran toward the bridge, carefully trying to maintain my balance, my boots kicking up little clouds of snow." So compelling. Veterans in every country are so honorable yet we need to honor them much more than we do. Serving Veterans all my life, first as a pre-med volunteer at a local VA & then as Chief of Anesthesiology at the Philadelphia VA, I know them well. I'm still working with them. I always will. Fantastic snowy chilling story. I was also glad to know it was fiction yet you fooled me due to the detail as your boots kicked. Nice.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/12/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah...What tragedies befall on veterans, who serve their nation with towering spirits! And, yet they live with all aloofness, away from the world and recognition. Indeed, they deserve honor, care and recognition. Thanks @Randy Keho View more
    Ah...What tragedies befall on veterans, who serve their nation with towering spirits! And, yet they live with all aloofness, away from the world and recognition. Indeed, they deserve honor, care and recognition. Thanks @Randy Keho for this thought-provoking post. Close
    Brian McKenzie
    07/12/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    The machine will use you up and spit you out at whim, and never again what was before will ever matter again.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/12/2016 #3 Pascal Derrien
    I have been working for years with homeless and sit on a foundation which is taking care of PTSD your story sounded and was feeling so real that I got relieved to find out Billy did not exist but now there are the others, John, Sam, Gordon, Paul, Junior, Alex, Francis , Maxwell, Horace an the others whose life is no fiction... thanks for the reminder
    Gert Scholtz
    06/12/2016 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Randy Keho A story that is very real and that moved me. One of the many sad tragedies of war - well told Randy.
  7. Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Overview - Resilience
    kpjrfilms.co Resilience is a new documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic...


    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    28/11/2016 #1 Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Brilliant new documentary on the physiological and mental health impact of abuse on children, and on adults who endured abuse (physical/sexual / emotional) in childhood. https://vimeo.com/137282528
  8. DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    Artigo em inglês relativo à depressão
    DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    6 things you’re probably doing wrong on LinkedIn
    www.linkedin.com You’ve finally filled out your LinkedIn profile — summary section and all. You’ve updated your experience, had a second person review for typos, and finally found a professional photo that you...
  9. Froilán Pérez

    Froilán Pérez

    Paul Kalkbrenner - Feed Your Head (Official Music Video)
    Paul Kalkbrenner - Feed Your Head (Official Music Video) For Isabella Amelie. ‪#‎PK7‬ is out. iTunes: http://smarturl.it/PK7 Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/PK7Vinyl Spotify: http://smarturl.it/PK7_Spotify...


    Froilán Pérez
    17/11/2016 #3 Froilán Pérez
    Thanks for sharing @Aurorasa Sima!
    Kalkbrenner was amazing for raising awareness with this series!
    I became a fan of his work with Berlin Calling :D
    Hassan Aman aka Buzzilla
    17/11/2016 #1 Hassan Aman aka Buzzilla
  10. ProducerDon 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    When the top blows off. Caregiving and depression.
    When the top blows off. Caregiving and depression. This is an excerpt from my soon-to-be-published book Riding Shotgun. The reason for posting it now was inspired by Paul Walter's recent...


    Don 🐝 Kerr
    24/10/2016 #9 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #5 If I failed to respond to this caring comment with a little more depth before I apologize. @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Since Kate was diagnosed our lives have changed in so many ways and your are bang on with your observation about nutrition and diet. If we fail to look after our terroir we will not progress. Thanks again.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    24/10/2016 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #7 @Irene Hackett This is one of the loveliest comments I have received on social media ever. It felt like it came straight from the heart and I very much appreciate your perspective. Thank you very much.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    24/10/2016 #6 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #5 Appreciate the share and the commentary @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    23/10/2016 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Don 🐝 Kerr - this excerpt needs to get out into the world through all means necessary. You have described the volatility and how it manifests to others so accurately. Going through a serious long-term medical crisis and its accompanying treatment is a tremendously difficult thing to do. Compounding the physical challenges with the mental hurdles can almost break someone.

    "Seek help" It is available and it will help, even though it will feel like there is no possibility it could help. Nutrition can also be a blessing.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/10/2016 #4 Don 🐝 Kerr
    You are too right @William Dykstra Learning to live life in the present moment makes an enormous difference.
    William Dykstra
    23/10/2016 #3 William Dykstra
    Taking care of my Dying Father

    Yes there is depression but this is also a time to appreciate and take less for granted

    And appreciate just how short life is no matter how many years we live
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/10/2016 #2 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #1 You well know the experience then @Randy Keho. Thanks for sharing your perspective - again. (Are you still not cheering for the Cubs? Surely you can't support the Clevelands!)
    Randy Keho
    23/10/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Well said, Don. Being my father's live-in caregiver for nearly two years did not increase my susceptibility to depressive episodes.
    Actually, it may have better equipped me to handle the situation and my mother's previous to that.I'm still dealing with both suffering from dementia.
    I do, however, wonder how dementia would impact me, should it knock on my door, having been diagnosed as clinically depressed. Time will tell.
  11. Agata Osowska

    Agata Osowska

    A new plan for anxious feelings: escape the custard! | Neil Hughes | TEDxLeamingtonSpa
    A new plan for anxious feelings: escape the custard! | Neil Hughes | TEDxLeamingtonSpa Comedian, author, and physicist Neil Hughes lived with anxiety for years before he had a strange realisation: anxiety is just like custard! This surprising...


    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    19/10/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Thanks for sharing @Agata Osowska - the custard trap metaphor is a really stellar way to rethink about our mental cycles.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    19/10/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - this is enjoyable....
  12. ProducerChristine Stevens
    Riding for a Reason: One Entrepreneur's Mission to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention
    Riding for a Reason: One Entrepreneur's Mission to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention About six years ago, I was sitting at my computer doing something unimportant when my daughter walked in in tears and told me one of her dearest friends killed himself. He was only 18 and he jumped from a building in downtown Fairfax, ending his...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/10/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a great story. I'm so happy Josh survived and how admirable that he is riding his bike to raise awareness!! Go JOSH, You've got this, after all you beat suicide so you can now kick butt with your riding!!! Thanks for posting this @Christine Stevens
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    10/10/2016 #14 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Woww @Christine Stevens, thanks for bringing this story to beBee!
    Following Josh on all his networks!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    10/10/2016 #13 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Sharing in Veterans: Mental Health
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    10/10/2016 #12 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Sharing to Suicide Prevention
    James McElearney
    10/10/2016 #11 James McElearney
    Unfortunately for me, I do know the figures worldwide as I have been looking into this for a short film I am writing, and staggering they are! This is a very important issue that needs addressing and in everyway possible. I knew two of my childhood aquantances who took their own lives and I saw frst hand the devistation it causes the families that remain. More needs to be done to raise awareness
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    10/10/2016 #10 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #8 I would too. I think of all the talented people who are suffering, yet have so much to give. Robin Williams comes to mind. Perhaps because he appeared on the outside to be just the opposite of depressed. A true issue that NEEDS awareness.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    10/10/2016 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Josh Quigley's journey is one I have been following for about six weeks. It is the very essence of understanding what life is all about. Thank you, @Christine Stevens for so eloquently sharing his mission and the fact that we all need to reach out to the people in our lives who may be having a tough time. It may be more serious than we can imagine and the gift we can give with our time and concern may be priceless.
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #8 Christine Stevens
    #5 Jared, I get choked up still when I think about that young man who ended his life. It had a profound impact on my daughter's life as well - she now works as a case manager helping people with mental illnesses navigate day-to-day life.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    10/10/2016 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Raising Awareness for Suicide Prevention - on October 10, World Mental Health Day
    Ashley Marie Taylor
    10/10/2016 #6 Ashley Marie Taylor
    This is great. Mental illness and depression tend to be stigmatized. It's good to see a push for acceptance of our flaws as human beings and rather than punishing ourselves for them, strive for healing.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    10/10/2016 #5 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Absolutely brilliant post, @Christine Stevens. You've turned on a light for hopefully so many!
    You engaged us. Hell, you got me all choked up.
    You've pointed out resources and ways we can all help. There is always hope.

    Sharing on all my networks.
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #4 Christine Stevens
    #3 Thank you, Frolián!
    Froilán Pérez
    10/10/2016 #3 Froilán Pérez
    Thanks for this, @Christine Stevens!
    following him on social media, will contribute on his web!
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #2 Christine Stevens
    #1 Thank you, @Don 🐝 Kerr.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/10/2016 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Many thanks for bringing this to my attention @Christine Stevens. I am going to track him. Every bit helps in this type of endeavour. Will also share in Healthcare hive.
  13. ProducerJW Holland

    JW Holland

    5 Obstacles to Success and Happiness That I Overcame
    5 Obstacles to Success and Happiness That I OvercameFor most of my life, I just accepted what came to me. I worked hard and moved through the ranks of my chosen profession. With that plan I did ok. I got several promotions and increased my income modestly over the years. I was a steady, efficient,...


    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    05/04/2017 #2 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    Excellent reflection, when we leave our fears aside and ignore the negative opinion of others, we take up the challenge of realizing our dreams, even if at first it does not seem to be so fruitfully financially. But what matters is working for what makes us good.
    Loribeth Pierson
    07/10/2016 #1 Loribeth Pierson
    Welcome to beBee, @JW Holland! Taking Action = Success. Congrats on what you have accomplished and I am looking forward to your next steps of action. Like this buzz, you Rocked It!
  14. Charles David Upchurch
    An article by @Annabella Hagen which I believe may interest @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and friends.
    Charles David Upchurch
    Two Ways to Put the Brakes on Your Anxiety | World of Psychology
    psychcentral.com Our human instinct is to react and push back when we feel pain and discomfort. When we struggle with anxiety, those feelings are magnified. Our inherent response is to try and get rid of unpleasant feelings and sensations immediately. But does it...


    Randy Keho
    30/09/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    Self-awareness definitely helps you cope with stressful situations. It takes your focus off that anxious moment and enables you to regain control and redirect your thoughts. @Aurorasa Sima
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/09/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #3 It's great to have articles that differ in views because what I've been seeing is that treating anxiety, PTSD etc... is not a one size fits all.
    Charles David Upchurch
    30/09/2016 #4 Charles David Upchurch
    Thanks for the shares, Lisa and @Milos Djukic
    Charles David Upchurch
    30/09/2016 #3 Charles David Upchurch
    You are quie welcome @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I hope that it helps some who suffer from AD, GAD, or PTSD.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/09/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    If you suffer from anxiety @Charles David Upchurch pointed out this article to me... you may find it of interest.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/09/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for tagging me @Charles David Upchurch, interesting article and worth trying.
  15. ProducerBen Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    √1¼ + ½ = ϕ
    √1¼ + ½ = ϕThis little buzz was inspired by a BIG honey production by queen bee, Lada Prkic. Following is the link to her fantastic research paper. Either way please return to the little gem below.Lada Prkic's research paper "Geometry All Around Us"Thank you,...


    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    16/03/2017 #27 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    (1+√5) / 2 = 1/2 + (√5)/ 2 = 0.5 + √5 / √4 = 0.5 + √(5/4) = 0.5 + √1.25

    The golden ratio is cool, but personally I find that the platinum ratio is even more universal, though it makes its appearance more in formulas than actual phenomena. It is basically the constant of equilibrium in a line segment divided harmonically and has the approx. value of 0.707. Unfortunately no-one has recognized it as a mathematical constant for some reason, but all mathematicians are aware of its value.
    Ben Pinto
    16/03/2017 #26 Ben Pinto
    #22 and surrounded by all these Roman numerals FéLIX (59.)
    Ben Pinto
    16/03/2017 #25 Ben Pinto
    #21 Dilma, it impresses me that beBee breathes new life into old articles by way of affinity. With all these math minds perhaps we should call it the infinity network.
    Ben Pinto
    16/03/2017 #24 Ben Pinto
    #20 great to have you back from your hiatus,@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD though i have been busy too!
    Ben Pinto
    16/03/2017 #23 Ben Pinto
    #19 thank you for keeping this article moving!
    Félix Alday
    16/03/2017 #22 Félix Alday
    It seems like we are surrounded by Fibonacci numbers, thanks for your very creative post, cheers
    DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    15/03/2017 #21 DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    Great job, thanks
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/09/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 #13 Great Job on adding the link. I also try to add links in my emails, to facilitate immediate action. Works! ;)
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    11/09/2016 #19 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #18 You are right, Ben. I am just saying that these expressions of Φ are the solutions to quadratic equation Φ^ - Φ – 1 = 0.
    Phi also occurs in geometry of a regular pentagon. Connecting all the points of the pentagon and forming 5-pointed star we have triangles with sides 1 and Φ, and angles of 36 (18), 54 and 108 (54) degrees.
    Based on the relations between sides and angles of these triangles we have following expressions for Φ:
    Φ = sin (54°) x 2 or cos (36°) x 2
    Φ = 1/ (2 x sin 18°) or 1/ (2 x cos 72°)

    Perhaps we can create a new hive about golden ratio, Fibonacci numbers and other related subjects. 😊
    Ben Pinto
    11/09/2016 #18 Ben Pinto
    #17 #16 Lada Prkic. Using my formula nets the same digits.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    10/09/2016 #17 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #14 @Ben Pinto, tag was not working, it's OK now. I am also amazed by the golden ratio.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    10/09/2016 #16 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Dear Pinto, exact value of ϕ is (1+√5) / 2, i.e., 1.6180339887...... . This is the solution to quadratic equation ϕ^- ϕ -1=0 derived from specific ratio between two numbers a/b = (a+b)/a = ϕ
    For more detailed explanation please see the link in the buzz http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GoldenRatio.html
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #14 Ben Pinto
    #12 Your article was brilliantly executed like a fine play, @Lada 🏡 Prkic. The capture of all the information and distinctive use of each medium of eJournalism was a brilliant way to convey the subject matter while bringing in the reader/viewer.
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #13 Ben Pinto
    #8 Thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley. While making some other edits, I have added the link to the hive called 'Pin' at the bottom of this article, along with a little puzzle challenge just for fun.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    10/09/2016 #12 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I am deeply touched by your gesture, dear @Ben Pinto. I'll comment later on this topic.
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #11 Ben Pinto
    #10 me too Paul. One year I made the math teacher a dealio "I will copy the math homework answers on the chalkboard for you, and in turn, I am excused from doing said homework." At the time I didn't realize that this manupulation was not really benefitting me, but was only Benny-fitting me.
    Paul Walters
    10/09/2016 #10 Paul Walters
    @Ben Pinto & @Lada 🏡 Prkic I do so wish I had paid attention at school when the maths class was on !!!!
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #7 Ben Pinto
    #5 hi @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, since you area big Pinterest fan I thought you might like PinTo.Rest. It is really just the hive called Pin, and it is open to anyone that wants to use it too. @Sil Pinto, @Marcelo Pinto, @Sonia Pinto
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #6 Ben Pinto
    #2 that is a great idea to share the links. I will on my next edit day.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/09/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Ta-Da ! @Ben Pinto, @Lada 🏡 Prkic: Pinned to the Shared beBee board: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/425097652311732367/
  16. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    The Sound of Silence: When Thoughts Consume Your Thoughts
    The Sound of Silence: When Thoughts Consume Your ThoughtsMusic has long been a tapestry that chronicles my life -- a timeline, if your will.It's like an unending spool of thread that sews the bits and pieces of my life together. Some good, some bad.For me, nothing conjures up memories like a favorite...


    Sara Jacobovici
    12/09/2016 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 Thanks for letting me know @Randy Keho. A smile sounds good. She sounds like quite a personality. I don't wish for anyone who is caring for her to get hurt but as long as she's got the fight in her.....
    Randy Keho
    12/09/2016 #15 Randy Keho
    #5 Me? A dancer? Not by any stretch of the imagination. That talent was not passed on, even though my father could cut a rug, too. It was something to behold when they would take to the floor during wedding receptions. They looked like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
    Randy Keho
    12/09/2016 #14 Randy Keho
    She responded with a smile, which is the most I could have expected. She's mostly bedridden or in a wheelchair at best. She's been in hospice care for months, weighing maybe 80 pounds. She's a fighter, always has been, and the staff often falls victim to a punch or two on a daily basis. She doesn't like to be touched, but she needs help doing everything. They nicknamed her "Tyson," after the professional boxer.#6
    Dale Masters
    11/09/2016 #13 Dale Masters
    #11 @Phil Friedman Me either!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    11/09/2016 #12 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Arresting thoughts dear @Randy Keho...kind of an eye opener to another perspective on music too for me. Can't believe you would not turn on that music sitting right in front of the radio! I always felt music was the water that could cleanse and transform everything ...thought, mood, motive in a few minutes; but you gotta drink a bit of it first! :) I can switch off my entire thought process in a few seconds just by turning on a song...and shift into whatever mood I want to get into. I have felt healthy in the middle of a severe viral fever...forgotten the discomfort...if only for a few moments...listening to a song i like...and I suspect that it accelerates healing too! I have ignored heartache, headaches, pain of personal loss and lots more, just by immersing myself into music. It is such a fabulous escape too, come to think of it! I have even brought on depression deliberately in moments of happiness, just by listening to a particular kind of music. Such is the power of music over mood. Eating breakfast before starting for school early morning in the late seventies, in my hometown in south India...decades ago...sitting at the small table with my brothers chomping it all down...i can vividly recall the daily requests for Denver, George Baker, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Cliff Richard, Jimmy Cliff, Beatles, Linda Ronstadt, Olivia, Boney M, Abba...and more... on that old box Murphy Monitor! Took away the schoolboy blues! There was a smaller Philips transistor too... playing Hindi or Telugu songs for my grandma in the other room. Ahh the longing for those moments hurts! And I feel terrible about Mom...it must be so damn hard to come to terms with it...you stirred up so many memories Randy! Thank you.
    Phil Friedman
    11/09/2016 #11 Phil Friedman
    @Randy Keho gives us a pointer for dealing with depression in our own lives, not to mention some insight into struggling with dementia in a loved one. I cannot recommend this post too highly.
    Phil Friedman
    11/09/2016 #10 Phil Friedman
    Truly terrific piece, @Randy Keho. Because you avoid celebrating your issues in the all-to-common form of emotional exhibitionism. You convey the depth of your feelings and the seriousness of the subject, not to mention your feeling toward your mom, without inviting shallow expressions of sympathy. But instead share what you've learned about copy. Well done, indeed. Sharing this now.
    Dale Masters
    11/09/2016 #9 Dale Masters
    Being a singer/songwriter who (thankfully) was able to conquer the deep depression that fuels much our music, I can relate, @Randy Keho. Sometimes the music we write acts as a sort of bloodletting for the soul. They're purifying tears of emotional blood and sound, taking out the "old, bad" blood to make room for the nourishment every soul needs. I think it's understood only by those who have experienced the same thing. It's literally beyond words...but not outside the language of music, which is the language of the soul.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/09/2016 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Is this a kind of "thoughts Cannibalism"? I concur fully with Sara @Sara Jacobovici comments. Congratulations Randy Keho for writing this wonderful buzz
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/09/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    An important story @Randy Keho, beautifully communicated and one that needs to be "heard".
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/09/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    An important story @Randy Keho, beautifully communicated and one that needs to be "heard". If I may suggest, from my perspective, there is a difference between not being able to hear something and silence. Mozart (don't hold the fact that he was a classical composer against him ;) said: “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between." Nothing can take the sound of music away from you, it's always there when you can hear it and its silence.

    PS Did your mother respond to hearing the Irish reels?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #3 Thanks @Randy Keho, it's been my hope by sharing my own personal stories that others would feel free to as well. I'm glad you shared yours! I also appreciate the fact that you were open, it does take a bit of courage. Each time I post something new, I swear I sweat bullets for a while before I finally hit post. I would love to see the photo, I bet you have many stories to tell about your mom's time as an Irish dancer. My husband's father had dementia and it was tough on the entire family. Will keep you in my thoughts (and your mom)!
    Randy Keho
    08/09/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    Thank you for your reply @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#2 I tagged you because I've read your personal battles with anxiety and admire your courage to speak openly about it. I appreciate your efforts to help dispel the stigma of mental illness.
    I believe I do have a black-and-white photo of mom in one of her outfits and some medals, too. The aunt who practically raised her was a dance teacher in Belfast -- very old school.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Randy Keho, thanks for tagging me. I'm really sorry to hear about your mom, dementia is tough illness to watch a loved one 'wither' away from as you put it. Keep hanging on to those happy memories, even now! I had so many wonderful memories of my mom and I can honestly say they helped me to cope when she became bedridden. I didn't realize they were helping at the time but they did. I'm also sorry you suffer from depression. I can really relate to jumping from one topic to another, the brain tends to run in circles at times, faster than the physical body. Depression is a lonely and frustrating illness. I'm glad you're able to recognize your triggers. Keep listening to the music you enjoy, even if you feel you haven't heard it- it may be helping. You are proof that we can never assume that someone lives a carefree life because you are the jokester and you have provided so many visually lovely stories. I know everyone has their battles but there are many battles that seem socially acceptable to speak of while depression and other illnesses still take a back burner to what's considered socially acceptable. I think social media is helping to change that perception, or that is my hope. I remember not that long ago, it was something people kept hush for major fear of being rejected by others who didn't understand it at all. I hope the stigma is completely gone one day because it is a medical illness. Your right- there are many positives in life and I try to hang on to those too. My kids bring me a lot of joy. I'm glad you are able to do that. Lastly, I think it's so cool that your mom was an award winning Irish dancer, are there any photos? Thanks for sharing this and love the poster, darn those voices lol.
  17. ProducerProf. Mg. Rodrigo Ariel PRADIER
    Trauma y aislamiento: cuando los demás parecen estar demasiado lejos
    Trauma y aislamiento: cuando los demás parecen estar demasiado lejosUna persona es susceptible de sufrir un trauma tras haber sobrevivido a una guerra, una agresión sexual o la muerte súbita de un ser querido. Todos entendemos el poder de experiencias tan aterradoras como estas. Pero el alcance del trauma no es tan...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    07/09/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Prof. Mg. Rodrigo Ariel PRADIER: No estas perfecto, pero en English: Google Translate (with editing): Trauma and Isolation: When Others Seem to be Too Far. A person is susceptible to trauma after surviving a war, sexual assault or sudden death of a loved one. We all understand the power of such terrifying experiences. But the scope of trauma is not so limited. Those who have been fortunate not to suffer such terrible events may also have gone through traumatic experiences: the betrayal of a friend, discovering infidelity or even witnessing a car accident." ~Extremely well written article. Spanish translators needed to bridge the gap between Español y English. Todos los personal profesionales necisitamos leer. Perfectamente! @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, Louise @Louise Smith, @Michele Williams, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @David B. Grinberg, @Donald 🐝 Grandy, @Aurorasa Sima, @Nicole Chardenet, @Tommy McElroy, MD, od, @John White, MBA @Juan Imaz and more.
  18. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Careful Where You Step
    Careful Where You StepWhy do so many of us view happiness as a pursuit? Why are we always seeming to be chasing it? #thedailychalkboard may just give you some fuel for thought on the the subject. #michaelddavis...


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    04/01/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #6 Hey, MAGS!!!! haven't seen you in a while
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 (See my note 3 lines below) woO! Here's you Pinterest Pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/425097652311663933/
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Ah! I just Refreshed the Page and You Scared Me! Oh HaHaHa! ;) ~I got you covered! (I couldn't +1 myself on that; I think @Michael D. Davis may have a beBee term for that?
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #4 Ben Pinto
    #3 YOU ARE THE BEST SUPPORTER. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Michael D. Davis: I'm looking at your Profile as I've missed many of your posts~ I think that if you add just one more image, you would be a "Producer!" Encouraging you to go to Edit at the top right - add an image then Publish - do this all in Producer Mode. Then I think your hard work will be more mainstreamed here - and please Tag me on your posts so I can be sure to get them! Awweee! I want to start over from the top! These all deserve more exposure and I'm tagging @Ben Pinto to be sure!
    Michael D. Davis
    04/09/2016 #2 Michael D. Davis
    Thank you for sharing @Julie Hickman and I hope that you are enjoying #thedailychalkboard !
  19. ProducerFranci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Hive Talk Special - Featuring: Success Mindset
    Hive Talk Special - Featuring: Success Mindsethttps://www.bebee.com/group/success-mindset Success Mindset Let's 'bee' Successful! This hive is a go-to location for finding and sharing SUCCESS MINDSETS and best practices for creating and using these positive mindsets....


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 #8 HiveMom! True ever! Appreciate your sweet, short yet poignant Poem here! And the Hive is Positive @Charles David Upchurch? Well, who wouldn't want to Join it? Ha. #5 @David B. Grinberg ~ my father was in aerospace; we grew up entrenched in rocket science. Cool.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    03/09/2016 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #6 Wishing you much success with your new hive, @Charles David Upchurch!

    Signed, HiveMom 👩🏼
    Charles David Upchurch
    03/09/2016 #7 Charles David Upchurch
    YES! THANK YOU, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador! I nominate you beBee "HiveMom" or "HiveMama" (if you like either of those). Thanks also to @Milos Djukic, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, and WELCOME @David B. Grinberg.
    Charles David Upchurch
    03/09/2016 #6 Charles David Upchurch
    @Michael Watkins, our dear HiveMom @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador has just made our Success Mindsets hive FAMOUS! Get ready for an increase in shares to this hive, and hopefully some great conversations! ~ C. David Upchurch
    David B. Grinberg
    03/09/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, I just joined their hive. Also, I'm seeking out more space enthusiasts to join the hive "Universe, Space & Beyond" -- come blast off with us! https://www.bebee.com/group/universe-space-beyond cc: @Charles David Upchurch
    Milos Djukic
    02/09/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 You are welcome @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and thank you!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/09/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thank you for sharing @Milos Djukic. 😉
  20. ProducerDarryl John

    Darryl John

    Why I Am Happier With Less
    Why I Am Happier With LessI can see gears turning in your heads how can he be happy with less? Well let me explain from a very young age we are all wired to want more so greed is ingrained in our psyche though at an early age we have no concept of what this is.I clearly...


    Dale Masters
    09/09/2016 #35 Dale Masters
    #33 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I have three boxes for my meds...they organise easier that way. Having lost almost everything I owned (except for some clothes and 2 strongboxes), I no longer worry about material goods.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #33 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #22 Pffft! Only 2 more? Hey, I need one bag just for medications lol. No, well. ...people don't really know, but we're rather cozy here. I've been disabled x 10 years, bed-ridden with dysautonomia from a car accident. Just Google me at Dr Margaret Aranda. You'll see why I do have Much Baggage! ~mags
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #32 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #20 Hi @Irene Hackett love your matching fabric here! I'm really liking the Quotes you picked out, and @Darryl John here's another thing to do now: Take your QUotes, add a Pic, put in POetry format and Post to Quotes by beBees: https://www.bebee.com/group/bebee-poetry / Check all Hives for Poetry, as there are about 10 different hives. ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #31 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #19 Love it! You ROCK! Now, you can be a Producer and that is so so cool!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #30 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #17 Your images of Spain (all that I could manage for now) are so pretty - I posted them to my beBee Pin!
    #18 You can Share my beBee "For All Bees" Board - anyone can - I just ask that you help me as you read, to hit that red Pinterest button so we can fill up the Board! Just give me your Pinterest name / email address and I'll send you an invite!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    03/09/2016 #27 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Sharing too bee Inspired and Self Discovery
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    03/09/2016 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Brilliant account of self-discovery. Being surrounded with material items may being happiness but usually short lived.
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #23 Darryl John
    It is funny if you look at the word Buddha take the last two letters ha this is often used as an exclamation of discovery.
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #21 Darryl John
    Thank you @Irene Hackett it is funny you mention the Tao Te Ching as I have read this and also one reviewer of my book compared it as a modern version of that though if only my book had one tenth of the wisdom of that book.
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #19 Darryl John
    Thank you for the advice I have now added a second image
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #18 Darryl John
    I now have a board beBee on Pintrest feel free to post there
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #17 Darryl John
    Thank you all you make me feel very humble yet happy I am on Pintrest but all my pictures are of Spain and Fitness two of my great loves @darryljohn67
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 Thank you for Sharing, @John White, MBA. Sometimes I cringe when I Tag many people in these posts - but the greater good is that sweet gems, especially "Buzzes" and not "Honey" can actually get 'lost' in the main beBee thread. @Darryl John, if you just added a 2nd image, I think you would be a PRODUCER :)! Encouraging to engage us with more of your fine sensibilities and humanitarianism, One Person at a Time!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 You as SO On Target!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 @Darryl John: We all love you just as you are! Thank you for helping us see the tree in the forest, and each leaf, too. I'll Tag you on articles that I think will resonate with you, and encourage you to open a Pinterest Account so you can collect articles there - ;)
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #13 Darryl John
    For me writing is my therapy and my thoughts the ink that flows from my pen.
    Katja Bader
    03/09/2016 #12 Katja Bader
    Less you have, less you can lose and less you must be frightened about it
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 Gotta Love it!
    John White, MBA
    03/09/2016 #10 John White, MBA
    Great piece! I've shared it into 2 more hives.
    Robert Cormack
    03/09/2016 #9 Robert Cormack
    I think it's true that we learn greed and acquisition. It's all around us and, instead of being vilified, the television networks, movies—even books— treat it as a "must" in our society. We know Donald Trump is a racist bore, but his voter base will always come back, saying, "Yeah, but he's a billionaire." How that makes him presidential material is beyond me, except that we seem to need "father or mother figures," and that seems to suggest that billionaire racists are more appropriate parents than, say, a Bernie Sanders, who feels we should "work together."
  21. Luzmary Figueroa Mejia Andrade dos Santos
    Assistam a nova sensação sertaneja:
    Chega de Sofrer de Amor - Ruan e Ramon (Clipe Oficial)®
    Chega de Sofrer de Amor - Ruan e Ramon (Clipe Oficial)® Música: Chega de Sofrer de Amor Registro: 669071® Composição: Ruan e Ramon Direção/Produção: Tom Arruda Direção de Vídeo: Maicon Freitas Figurino: Hobi Club...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Shared to Hive: Hobbies - Music: Brazilian & Invisible Illnesses: Mental Health!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Love the POSITIVE Happiness - So Great for the Soul!!!
  22. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    What is a Horticulturist? What does a Horticulturist actually do?
    What is a Horticulturist? What does a Horticulturist actually do? It seems that I maybe the only Horticulturist on beBee at the moment! so to give some bees a better understanding of what a Horticulturist is and does (unless some already know!) I have put this article together; which I have tried to keep...


    Mohammad Azam Khan
    01/09/2016 #17 Mohammad Azam Khan
    #15 Meaningful observation that so rewarding and most useful of activities for choice and like @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee helps to keep the flow pure. The good life @Andrew Porter. I love the day I get to enjoy the garden as well.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    31/08/2016 #12 Jim 🐝 Cody
    @Andrew Porter A Good interesting read about your field of work. I'm always amazed about plants and their history. Having lived in California for many years and seeing the great sequoia is truly amazing. The giant sequoia is among the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all organisms on Earth.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    31/08/2016 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Sharing in Bee Inspired
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    31/08/2016 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Interesting read Andrew Porter and thank you for sharing your knowledge. I find plants and trees soothing. We live in an apartment and our back porch is full of plants. My husband works hard at keeping up with them.
    Kevin Pashuk
    31/08/2016 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    Ahhh. @Andrew Porter. I always thought it as "horrible culture" since I seemed to get all the weed pulling chores added to my list. Having said that, my wife has created a wonderful space using plants that provide beautiful swatches of colours all season long. A very necessary vocation in this busy world of ours.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 Excellent article, and I love all the biology! In So. California (Los Angeles) - we grew up in a drought (no brushing your teeth with the water on!) - and all of a sudden they passed a new law that no one can sprinkle lawns with water more than 2-3 times a week, and of course never from 10am-2pm (Oh! and no washing cars in your driveway!). So many people are buying succulent cactus and spreading it all over their landscape. They hold water, serving as 'double-duty
    to help retard fires during the hot Santa Ana winds. But all of a sudden when that new law passed, everyone was agasht to let their lawns saunter into a slow, dehydrated death. Totally changed how things are landscaped. - and just one note that I love about gardens: you can buy ladybugs in a paper cup at the local nursery (my Fav shopping place) so they eat all the aphids destroying the roses! Great article - keep writing more! Can you tell us about hydrangeas? I find them most difficult (and loving your Pic here, it is fantastic)!
    Robert Cormack
    31/08/2016 #1 Robert Cormack
    My mother was a horticulturalist, Andrew, and you've explained what they do very well. I learned a lot about plants. What I didn't learn was how not to be forgetful. My surviving plants all live with the knowledge that I'm forgetful (funnily enough, they've all be alive over fifteen years. We should take a lesson from plants, Andrew. They're far more forgiving than us—and they live longer (in plant years).
  23. ProducerRodney Fife

    Rodney Fife

    TRR’s Warrior Camps Are Saving the Lives of Our Veterans
    TRR’s Warrior Camps Are Saving the Lives of Our VeteransSince its inception in 2013 Trauma and Resiliency Resources has conducted 8 Warrior Camp® programs. They have a 100% survival rate for those who have attended their program. Their data shows statistically significant treatment effect on PTSD,...


    Brian McKenzie
    20/08/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    An a program back from war and PTSD / a step away from the suicide trap
    Phil Friedman
    20/08/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    Good job, Randy Fife. Sharing this and the link to the crowdfunding initiative.
  24. Krista Pfeiffer

    Krista Pfeiffer

    Managing Bipolar Disorder: 10 Basic Self-Care Steps We Should Be Taking -(plus, free 2-page download including 10 mood tracking apps ideal for bipolar disorder)

    #bipolar #bipolardisorder #mentalillness #mentalhealth #selfcare
    Krista Pfeiffer
    Managing Bipolar Disorder: 10 Basic Self-Care Steps We Should Be Taking - The Sunny Shadow
    thesunnyshadow.com There are basic self-care steps we should all be taking when it comes to managing bipolar disorder. Get your free 2-page download, includes 10 mood tracking apps ideal for bipolar...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Great and succinct article! This is such an important disorder for society, and we need to get rid of the stigma. Here to help as much as possible! I have many Hives you may be interest to Co-Admin with me later, when your feet are more 'wet' lol and your wings Buzz the beBeeZ! Welcome, my sister and friend in Invisible Illnesses! I have tons of Hives there, too! ~mags
    Krista Pfeiffer
    15/05/2016 #2 Krista Pfeiffer
    Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee I have yet to look into the publishing platform. Thank you for sharing the link with me. #1
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/05/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Welcome to beBee ! Did you try the publishing platform ? www.bebee.com/producer
  25. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    At CCA, our Mental Health teams make lasting changes in the lives of offenders, as we set the standards of care in the industry. This is your opportunity to make a satisfying career even more rewarding. CCA is currently seeking Mental Health Coordinators at Red Rock Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ who have a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional setting. The Mental Health Coordinator plans professional mental health service programs of a non-medical nature in the facility. Coordinates and directs activities of personnel engaged in providing mental health services to inmates/residents.
    Lucy Jensen
    Mental Health Coordinators Eloy AZ - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Mental Health Coordinators Eloy AZ Corrections Corporation of America Medical Recruiter at 615-263-314 Arizona Red Rock Correctional...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Veteran or not, Mental Health is essential for all of us, including myself! Thank you and so much appreciate all you do on beBee! ♥️So much Love♥️!
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