- Producer29/04/2017DEPRESSION+WRONG TYPE OF LANGUAGE = KILL MYSELFI think the biggest problem people with depression face is they ask the wrong questions that encourage looking for pessimism instead of optimism. How about you stop asking what's wrong with your life and ask what's right with your life? I need you...
Comments30/04/2017 #3 Brian McKenzieWhile there is no 'I' in TEAM, there is a ME, and I am not social. I am happiest alone....even happier when I get to destroy the lies and banality of society / civility / humanity. My soul purpose is to murder the machine ~ create the chaos that causes it to crash, burn and die.
Imagine being such a failure at life, you can't even manage to successfully commit suicide despite a long string of attempts.
- Producer20/04/2017Anxiety and How It Can Interfere With Vacation PlanningHow Anxiety Disorder Can Dampen Vacation PlansThe excitement of going on vacation is replaced with incessant fears Photo Courtesy of Unsplash.comI have been fortunate over the past 20 years because I’ve been able to vacation each year, something...
Comments26/04/2017 #27 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsI kept sharing this cause I know the heart and mind that wrote it and to show you I am there to support you in any way. I learnt alot about anxiety and how it can affect us through your stories. I would like to say "You Got this Lisa and your going to have a fantastic trip" :)20/04/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#15 Hi @Renée 🐝 Cormier, sadly with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) thoughts do control you in a strange way. That's one of the reasons I'm in therapy working on reprogramming my brain per se. Intrusive thoughts are unwanted thoughts that play over and over like a broken record in your mind no matter what thoughts you try to replace them with, they return instantly. I never realized how much my thoughts controlled me until I sought help. That is *one* of my issues and I actually thought for a very long time that I was weak and should be able to control my thoughts- I worked hard daily w/out success and just became more worn down physically, When people are inflicted with intrusive thoughts they beat themselves up more than anyone. Logically, a person will keep saying, "This is BS, I need to stop thinking these thoughts, re-direct... think about all the positive things going on, think of wonderful memories," eg, it's only a temporary (very temporary) reprieve. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a negative Nancy no matter how it may appear when I write. I agree, we can choose our thoughts but we aren't always in control. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. :)20/04/2017 #14 Robert CormackYou'll excuse my language, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, but one of the most therapeutic things you can do is tell your brain to "f**k off." I know it sounds crazy but our rambling minds can sometimes create panic that goes way beyond reality. Every time you feel anxious, just use those two little words. Say them to yourself or say them out loud. And just keep saying it until your brain calms down.20/04/2017 #10 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI just wonder if your attention is spread over many issues if this would lead to increased anxiety @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! You seem to enjoy trying variety of things and this may ead to some anxiety. I wonder if I am right. Great buzz because you share your own experiences and therefore the reader trusts you. Sharing20/04/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#8 My son is doing a race at Pikes Peak this summer! Every year my son, my brother, and brother in law do Mt. Evans bike race, it's become a yearly tradition for them. Pikes Peak I've yet to see. I think my son wanted to drive me up there the last time but I said no... Isn't that where you can see the Continental Divide from?
- Producer11/04/2017Anxiety, I Thought You Were Leaving! When I was six years old I had to have my tonsils removed and went in for routine blood work prior to my surgery. I never had my blood drawn before and didn’t feel any fear until I saw the needle. I remember crying and then I remember telling my mom...
Comments20/04/2017 #47 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#45 Good point about Prince Harry @Nicole Chardenet. I was thrilled that he went public. Many times this is what happens, we think we have our past covered. Only to find out years later it was lingered deep within but it was never buried. I pray that with more and more people making this topic 'normalized,' the stigma attached will begin to disappear one day. As my Dr. told me today, it's a medical illness because it does affect the physical body if it goes on too long. And our brains are organs... why should it not be considered medical, right? Thanks Nicole. PS: I have been offline for the most for the past week, I was not feeling well. I will be back in full force soon!19/04/2017 #46 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I am glad you are finally working out how to release that trauma stuck in your body for years. We are uncovering more ways today in working with our body, our sensory-motor capacities and our senses. There are so many people who do have stress and anxiety carried for years.18/04/2017 #45 Nicole Chardenet#44 There's nothing weird at all about it, Lisa...it's the only way to get relief. If only more people realized that. I much appreciated Prince Harry this week going public about the mental health help he sought to deal with his mother's death. It's too bad he waited twenty years, but better late than never. It takes a lot of courage to face your demons. It's not for the faint-hearted.16/04/2017 #43 Nicole ChardenetKudos to you for having the spine to face your demons, Lisa. There is no reason why we need to live with mental illness. It takes a lot of courage to admit you have a problem and need help. You took the power and decided not to live like this anymore. You are *awesome*.12/04/2017 #41 Shelley Brown#40 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thanks so much Lisa. Yes, I know about the cortisol levels too. My mind isn't active, my body just doesn't seem to shut down. When I use to run long distance, I think I simply ran out of fuel and slept. I do exercise daily, keep the room temp cool at night and also try to go to bed at the same time every night. I also take magnesium and melatonin. When I travel, I have to resort to other more potent things. At home, I typically rest well. I truly appreciate you writing and sharing about this subject! Wishing rest as well!12/04/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#38 Hi @Shelley Brown, thanks for sharing. I too, suffer from insomnia. I was told the cortisol level drops at night and that's why many people who suffer have insomnia... our mind finally feels a sense of relief so to speak and we become more active. Another reason: Intrusive thoughts that won't allow a person to sleep. That happened to me last night, and no matter how much I tried to meditate, etc... I could not stop the merry go round in my head. It does interfere with work because it makes it so hard to wake up early. I can't imagine traveling for work that has to be difficult. What do you do at home to stay on track that helps? I'm sorry they didn't recognize your medical note, you are correct- if it was due to diabetes, a sprained ankle, migraines etc... it would be recognized. Sheez, we still have a long way to go with ending the stigma. People don't realize it is physical and daily, not just in our heads!! And I think some people get occasional anxiety confused with Generalized Anxiety Disorder which is with a person constantly. Wishing you some good rest at minimal!12/04/2017 #39 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#37 Thanks @Jerry Fletcher, that's my hope, through sharing it will help others and even more people will begin to seek help. I'm finding through my writing there are still so many who are afraid because people still don't recognize it as an illness (I'm not speaking of the psychiatric community) - Society! Sad.12/04/2017 #38 Shelley BrownLisa, thank you so much for writing this. I too struggle with anxiety which causes me to have chronic insomnia. I do seek help however; from a work standpoint, I wish there wasn't such a stigma around it in terms of getting reasonable accommodations. I have to travel quite a bit which really exacerbates my anxiety thus increasing my insomnia when I arrive really late or have to travel very early in the morning disrupting my sleep hygiene. Even my doctor said if he wrote me a note to get these reasonable accommodations it wouldn't look good to my employer but if I had diabetes no one would bat an eye. At home, I keep to a pretty strict routine and do a tremendous amount of "Self Care" to regulate it. People often refer to my "Self Care" as my being "Rigid" or "High Maintenance" when in fact, I am very high functioning because of I do the things I need to do to help calm the anxiety.12/04/2017 #37 Jerry FletcherLisa,
Thank you. Bless you for your courage in sharing this and for writing about it so eloquently. You have a better insight for those that are troubled about what it takes to find the way out of the abyss and for that reason can be of great help as this story of your personal journey so aptly demonstrates.12/04/2017 #36 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#35 Thank you @Donna Wood, I don't view myself as strong but then again, I've learned to swim when I feel like drowning. As I told Deb below, I hope to report/write about the positive outcomes of my new therapy in the weeks and months to come :) Thank you for taking the time to read this buzz!12/04/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#30 Thank you so much @Savvy Raj, it's been hard to share. It's easy to write about but once I hit the share button I fear... "Oh no, what are others going to think of me?" "Will they think I'm nuts?" I know I'm not nuts (and I hate that term) but it's used by some. I've even shared a few articles with my family this year. I think it's been beneficial.12/04/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#28 Hi @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, thanks for your comment! You wrote: "We cannot rationalize ourselves out of panic, and the subconscious works via sensory input much quicker than our cognitive mind can keep up. Think of the rattle of a rattlesnake, we jump and run, and then have the thought 'where did that killer snake come from?' So it can be really hard to find root causes, but it often isn't truly necessary, if you can learn via the EMDR or another therapy how to reset the nervous system." No, we can't rationalize ourselves out of panic... if it were that easy, we wouldn't seek help. I like your example of the rattlesnake. I look forward to sharing my journey with EMDR too and hope to report a very positive outcome in the months to come. It's not a quick fix but it's worth it.12/04/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#31 Hi @Virag Gulyas, actually they are finding it's usually both. My therapist and Psychiatrist just told me about the genetic component in the past year. I was trying to find a few links because I'm not good at repeating scientific data as they presented it to me. One of the reasons my Dr. told me about this is because I don't tolerate meds well at all and they are now able to pinpoint (something??) sorry, to be able to determine which meds will work best for each individual patient. I have a few links if you want to read them. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/seven-new-genes-linked-anxiety-disorders/
https://biolmoodanxietydisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2045-5380-3-912/04/2017 #30 Savvy Raj#7 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I highlight your words .that I find striking in the strength of resilience ..'.life continues to throw them benders but i am more centred now. I had to grow all by myself without help... but things changed. I would never hesitate to seek available support in the here and now! ;) You took me wayyy back' .....
And yet again my dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I must the power of your sharing is that you have taken all your readers along with you on an emotional journey of hope and strength some way or the other .God bless! Keep empowering and keep sharing with all of your heart.👍
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- 09/04/2017This made me feel proud tonight! I'm glad my personal stories about Mental Health are being seen on here and elsewhere. Time to help #EndTheStigma
Comments10/04/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#17 Thank you @John White, MBA, it's amazing to think that sharing such personal stories have inspired others. I must say, I read stories from many who inspire me too. Ending the Stigma is giving me more hope (not just because of my writing), many more are writing about Mental Health vs. when I began writing about it over 2 yrs ago.
- Producer07/04/2017Why Reaching Out to Others Online is SO ImportantIt might well seem as though I have my shit together. That I’m always relentlessly bouncy and uplifted with the positive mantra I try to express. I certainly believe that the only way to live a happy life with true inner peace, is to live with...
- 07/04/2017Happy Friday Bees! Today is World Health Day per the World Health Organization. This year's theme is depression and mental health. Below is a piece I penned for Thrive Global (Medium) which is adapted from my prior buzz on beBee (highlighted at the end of the article below)...Obamacare Enhances Health Security for Americans with Mental Illnessjournal.thriveglobal.com World Health Day 2017 spotlights epidemic of global...
Comments08/04/2017 #10 Brian McKenzieOf course Pre-Exist was already out of the market long before ObamaCare. Washington State out lawed it in 1996. (And anybody there for that knows exactly where, when and why ObamaCare will indeed fail) those that believe the PPACA is great - you have 8 years to show me where it succeeded - MN Services aren't it either.07/04/2017 #8 Lance 🐝 Scoular#2 Following sent - to get under 140
#WorldHealthDay Spotlights #Depression😢#EndtheStigma of #MentalIllness http://dld.bz/fAhtb View more#2 Following sent - to get under 140
#WorldHealthDay Spotlights #Depression😢#EndtheStigma of #MentalIllness http://dld.bz/fAhtb #Healthcare #WHD2017 http://dld.bz/fAhtd Close07/04/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergFor those on Medium, your engagement with this article would be most appreciated. You can also retweet from https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg View moreFor those on Medium, your engagement with this article would be most appreciated. You can also retweet from https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg (article pinned to top of page). Thanks very much for helping to spread the word and end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
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- 07/04/2017DYK: Friday is World Health Day as designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) http://www.who.int/en/ This year's theme is "Depression" and the campaign slogan is, "Depression: Let's Talk."WHO: Let’s talk about depression – focus on adolescents and young adults Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even...
Comments07/04/2017 #12 David B. GrinbergFYI - Here's the link to my article for World Health Day about how Obamacare helps people with mental illness https://journal.thriveglobal.com/obamacare-enhances-health-security-for-americans-with-mental-illness-a240604a602d View moreFYI - Here's the link to my article for World Health Day about how Obamacare helps people with mental illness https://journal.thriveglobal.com/obamacare-enhances-health-security-for-americans-with-mental-illness-a240604a602d This was adapted from my last blog on beBee (for which I give a "shoutout" at the end of the Thrive piece). Thanks in advance for your engagement if you happen to be on Medium, or if you have a chance to retweet the article at your convenience via https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg (pinned to top of page). This will spread the word to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Close07/04/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanDepression is misunderstood and since there is no black and white resolution, it is too frequently ignored. I agree with Brian that no Big Pharma candy gonna change the game.
Sugar pills and shrinks only add to masking the problem rather than help it. I saw what my mother went through with clinical depression, which back then it was definitely taboo to discuss it.
Getting to the root of the depression is difficult because the depressed person doesn't always understand why they are depressed. It's hard to handle when someone you love is depressed and you can't help them.
Music was helpful to my mother when she was depressed and we listened to it constantly. This could the reason why I love music as much as I do.
One would think in this day and age, with our advanced technology, that there would more understanding and resolutions for depression.07/04/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThere is no question that depression is not vanquished due to a few conversations. But, yet, the energy of an honest conversation about just how stuck, how impossible movement feels, how it seems that there is nothing that can be done, starts to open up ceaseless heavy, draining, oppression to possibility.
Acknowledging the reality of depression and stopping the taboo around talking about the heaviness of being afflicted by thoughts that weigh someone down is part of helping people seek help earlier and without repercussions to their work and personal lives.
Depression happens. It affects all of us. Let's talk about it, so that treatment can start.07/04/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg#2 @Brian McKenzie, clinical depression is often characterized by overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and helplessness which lead to anxiety, panic attacks, and not being able to get out of bed, for example. In worst cases, it could lead to suicide or hurting others. One of the official definitions of clinical depression is: "A state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention."
Thanks for considering this, Brian, as there is a gaping chasm between being unhappy and being diagnosed with clinical depression.
cc: Dr. @Ian Weinberg
- 05/04/2017Kudos to @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for two excellent articles (first below) on Thrive Global (Medium). DYK? Friday is World Health Day with this year's theme being, "Depression" (as designated by the WHO).Anxiety Disease, Is It Interfering With Your Job? – Thrive Globaljournal.thriveglobal.com Sometimes it feels like your paddling in deep water or floating above it...
Comments06/04/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#2 Hi @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I had no idea how much this affected me until years later. How sad for your father. Stress can kill if left untreated. It affects so many organs aside from the brain. They are coming out with more research and therapies now, I'm feeling a bit more hopeful. I wish your dad would have had access to the treatments and the proper diagnosis much, much earlier! Xo06/04/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for sharing this article @David B. Grinberg. I had no clue that either of my articles were published on Thrive Global, they never sent me an email. Such an important topic for many. And, I had no idea Friday is WHO day with Depression being the theme. Hmm, may have to write something else.. much to write about sadly and happily- if that made sense? :)05/04/2017 #2 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher so sorry to hear your story of distress. So glad to hear you did something about becoming well again. My father had PsTD but it was not diagnosed until about 50 years after WW2! Instead he was given many operations and ended up an absulture physical wreck. Finally a doctor said , if you had been treated for Post traumatic stress disorder you would not have had those physical organisations blend and those operations. A little too late for DAd. But the good news thete are treatments available today. Stress is not good for the body. Thanks for sharing.
- 05/04/2017Second article by @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher on Thrive Global (Medium). Kudos, Lisa, for speaking out on this important issues to eradicate the stigma and stereotypes surrounding mental illness.Are You Able To Talk To Your Boss About Depression?journal.thriveglobal.com Many Employers still don’t understand that Depression is an illness which leads to Anxiety Disorder or vice...
- Producer05/04/2017Is there Shame in Going to a Therapist?Step inside the waiting room of a doctor’s office. What do you notice? Despite a strict HIPPA compliant environment, there is a TV playing, magazines and toys available and a generally friendly environment. No matter how uncomfortable one is to...
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- Producer30/03/2017How I Turned My Life Around Massively, After Social Anxienty10 years ago, I got the help I needed to eradicate social anxiety from my life. Very quickly, I went on to create a life that I only dreamed about when I was hiding from the world. If you were to ask me how I did it back then, I would probably...
- Producer29/03/2017Would You Date a Man With Anxiety?Dating with social anxiety - what a massive head-fuck! Nothing is guaranteed to ramp up those cortisol levels more than putting yourself in a position where you will be automatically judged based on every single criteria that it's possible to...
- Producer13/03/2017The Price of BeansI wrote this during difficult times. My point, however subtle, was that bullying has a distinct cost to society. I experienced bullying in school, and it was terribly disruptive to my education. I implored school officials to intervene to no avail....
Comments14/03/2017 #12 Sandra 🐝 Smith#11 You raise a really important topic here Joyce. Bullying is widespread, and often authorities are out of touch with who is causing the problem, or reluctant to 'lay blame.' This means the bullied end up withdrawing and become further isolated. I read a heartbreaking story on Yahoo the other day about a 14 year old girl who took her own life after being online. It's not just in person now...14/03/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.this article is a good deed thank you @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee14/03/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 GallagherPeople have been brainwashed in this country to believe that Social programs and expansion programs IE: Medicaid are free give outs to lazy people. They don't put a lot of thought into the long term effects these programs have, everyone becomes a dollar sign to others and kids get lost in the fray thanks to decisions Adults make- decisions Politicians make and those who listen to ditto heads instead of trying to become self educated are enablers of the lies, enablers of a price tag placed on everyone.. which happens to be a very low price tag if you are not part of the Elite in our society.14/03/2017 #7 Sara JacoboviciThanks for tagging me @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. You are calling out that the Emperor has no clothes. The tragedy is that most people are turning a deaf ear. "Falling through the cracks" is a phrase I despise. I have heard it too often across the board when it comes to education and health and mental health care. We can analyse and develop theories as to what led us to these cracks and how we respond to their existence, but that is like laying some cement over the crack and pretending the reason the crack is there is in the first place went away. Right now, anything good is coming from individuals like yourself and groups made up of individuals like yourself, who are Aristotle's gadflies (yes it goes way back). There is a reason for the expression, "It takes a village to raise a child." No one, not one parent, not one teacher, not one health care professional, can do it alone. The community needs to be a strong foundation in which, if cracks appear, they're filled in quickly and appropriately, by rallying around the child together. Wishing you (and us) all the strength. A difficult battle but one worth investing the effort in.14/03/2017 #6 Deb 🐝 Helfrich@Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee this highlights something I believe strongly, we have let our society build up rules that separate us, and allow us to live in fear and we simply don't even see how unloving and unsupportive something as crucial as the education of our children has become. It is all about statistics, when it should be all about caring.
If we look at anyone who commits an atrocity there was a long line of people - not by any stretch just the parents - who did not have enough adequate support to figure out how to turn a troubled child into a productive person.
We have to stop caring about financial results and return to caring about humanity.
- 13/03/2017Stuck on the Breakwater- a brutal panic attack cc: @David B. Grinberg @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Gert ScholtzStuck on The Breakwater Almost a Half Mile Out On The Oceanjournal.thriveglobal.com A brutal panic...
Comments13/03/2017 #9 Gert Scholtz@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I think this is a well written piece Lisa which many that suffer from panic attacks can identify with. As you mention, don’t go anywhere without medicine – even if only for the placebo effect. Through all this I could only picture you yelling: “Turn your ass around, I can’t get up, help me!” Brought a welcome smile.13/03/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#4 Hi @Harvey Lloyd, just re-reading "turn your ass around," when you wrote it made me laugh too! I bet many men could hear their wives voices in that phrase LOL. I kept trying to call to him and my panic was so high I lost it. I have no idea if others heard because there were a few people walking on the breakwater at that time too. They probably thought I was a loon.
My daughter had a panic attack once and watching it from the 'other side,' and being her mom.. wow- it scared me too! Her's was brought on by a decongestant and she ended up in ER. She kept refusing anti-anxiety medication and her heart rate was 150 (at age 25). I finally talked her into the medication they put into her IV and within 5 minutes she was feeling so much better, her breathing slowed back down, heart rate went down and dizziness was better!13/03/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#3 I'm sorry your eldest is prone to panic attacks @Pascal Derrien. They do seem to come in clusters. I had a few more the week we were in Maine but they diminished much faster with my medication. I try to ride them out if I'm at home and I've been in therapy for some time now. It's a long process and there is no guarantee I will ever be cured from them. My hope, my therapists hope is that they will decrease along with my chronic anxiety, greatly. We just began a therapy called EMDR (something to look into for your eldest) if he continues to get panic attacks. I asked my therapist if we could do a live buzz together detailing with EMDR is and how it works, he agreed- so watch for one in the next few weeks, I will tag you, actually! My best to your eldest!! It's proven that exercise/sports etc.. are very helpful because endorphins do play a positive role.13/03/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#2 Hi @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, my Dr. actually suggested some time ago that I always keep my medicine with me because it can work as a placebo effect and I think he's correct about that. I don't think it would have helped on the breakwater but it may have helped me to get through it if I would have had my medicine with me. Yes, I would do it again, I'd just make sure I had my medicine with me :)13/03/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#1 That is my hope @David B. Grinberg, the more others speak out, it's seen for what it really is, an illness not a weakness. It's nothing a person brings on or anticipates ahead of time. Well, once you begin getting them, there is another issue called pre-anticipatory anxiety.. the experiences are so scary and if your out and away from one's 'comfort zone anxiety can set in with hopes of not having a panic attack, which can sadly lead to a full blown panic attack in many cases too.13/03/2017 #4 Harvey LloydI have never experienced a true panic attack, but have been with others when they have. It made me scared just by being present.
“Turn your ass around, I can’t get up, help me!”
I will have to say that this phrase made me laugh. Its been only a few times when my reverie has been broken by my wife alerting me to something. But i heard her voice in your phrase.13/03/2017 #3 Pascal Derrienmy eldest is sometimes subject to anxiety attacks at night sometimes nothing for months and then 3 in one week, sport has been a great regulator for him rather than medication which we are not too keen on at his age. it is indeed almost uncontrollable when it kicks off , sorry to hear about your ordeal :-(13/03/2017 #2 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeWhile reading your buzz and experience of horror you reminded me @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher of the movie Vertigo. I could sense your horror. Loved the idea that carrying a medicine ant not even taking it has a Placebo Effect.
Would you dare make this trip again?13/03/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergLisa, I’m sorry to hear about that bad experience. Panic attacks are terrible and should be mitigated with the appropriate medication if possible, per one's physician. I commend you, Lisa, for being such a strong voice in standing up and speaking out about the importance of mental health issues. It’s only by publicly addressing mental health issues that we can hope to eradicate the myths, fears, stereotypes, misinformation and discrimination associated with it. Thanks for all YOU do!
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- 28/02/2017Mindset is a key to success. When you wake up what are the first things you tell yourself? That first hour sets up your entire day, utilize it.
- Producer27/02/2017Staying SafeChristmas 1980 marked a turning point in my life. I was newly widowed with two small children. During the day I plied my trade as an electronic technician. At night, I was Mommy. What a juggling act. I went from angstroms to angst on a daily basis....
Comments02/04/2017 #13 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlI have palmer hyperhydrosis which actually cues as sort of a barometer for situations that may be over stimulating. However, my sub-conscience is smarter and less trusting. There have been rude therapists that suggest that you cannot avoid situations and I disagree and will avoid what I need to because I have an added fatigue that behaves like Parkinsons. Where if the situation is stressful or hostile inflammation takes over. So that when this occurs I am sick for days. It used to happen once in a great while and then slowly started happening closer together. Some times it's eating or being exposed to allergies. Other times it's a combination of things. But I think it is because it is the moped accident and traumatic brain injuries combined with the traumatic events. I had CBT, DBT EMDR, and other types. I think all were quite useful. Medications caused me a lot of harm because they mask hunger pangs and not eating when hypoglycemic is problematic and blood sugar imbalances causes emotional behavior. But I think medicine that helps with anxiety is useful because anxiety can cause heart attacks.28/02/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for sharing such a personal story @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. I suffer from something similar but different because each of our experiences are different. I finally found a Therapist who uses Mindfulness, Meditation, CBT and EMDR (a combination). EMDR will bring a person back to a time that is tough and many times recall will surprise the person but I find it's starting to work. The heat, I call those stress flashes ;-) Wishing you the best and don't give up, it sounds like you are on to something with your psychology courses.28/02/2017 #9 Sara JacoboviciWell written @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. Informative, insightful and gutsy! Thanks for bringing up the name change from PTSDisorder to PTSInjury. Very important. It does make a difference. Continued strength and wishing you all the success. If I may, I would just like to add a thought that you may want to check out. As we experience trauma on a sensory, non-verbal level, that is what is stored or remembered. Especially in childhood trauma when access to language is still not readily available. If I was to look at the exit and space issue for you, I would see it as the sensory related to proprioception, our ability to make sense of where we are in space, in relation to others and objects. If you see this as relevant, you may want to do some sensory work with your therapist in trying to reframe and perhaps even rewire that aspect of your PTSI. Wishing you all the best.27/02/2017 #4 John ValledorReflecting on your story I conclude two things: a) you were imprinting your anxieties on your children--mirror imaging perhaps, and b) I get hypervigilance!
In combat in Iraq, I along with our Soldiers, relied on hypervigilance to survive. Missing the slightest change in the environment...and extra branch on the road, a dead animal carcass on the side of the road, a gap between reed lines, the abscense of locals when they are always omni present, often signalled (subconsciously) impending contact with an IED--instant death. I coined a colloquial term to describe this hypervigilant state--"listening with your eyes!" Reading your cool story harkens me back to this descriptor--you continue to listen with your eyes! Keep writtin'27/02/2017 #3 Geoffrey CoolingI have wrestled recently with such thoughts. I wonder am I who I am because of, or in spite of what has been done to me? I think honest analysis of yourself is a start. However, analysis does not mean beat yourself up either. Understanding who you are and what drives you allows you to manage yourself. And I know I sometimes need to manage myself!!! It is quite brave of you to confront yourself and do so in an open and intelligent way.
- 17/02/2017A new study suggests that diet can help #depression. Can you eat your way to better mental health? 403 Forbiddenwww.psychologytoday.com
Comments17/02/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis article really highlights the effects of diet on mindstate. The study put people on a Modified Mediterranean Diet and a similar cohort on a talk therapy "befriending" program. More people completed the study on the food plan than those talking with friends and 10 people saw remission of depression symptoms on the food plan, versus 2 using the social support plan.
The 5 point plan of diet guidelines are very astute and well-supported nutritionally.
Diet isn't the only answer in the complexity of challenging mental health, but it should be the FIRST line of treatment.
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Thanks for a great share, @Don Hornsby
- Producer26/01/2017Supporting Mental Health and WellnessThis is my first batch of honey. On this #BellLetsTalk day, I want to shout out support for raising awareness about mental health. My brief "first post" here is really about encouraging people to get in the conversation. The fact that conversations...
Comments26/02/2017 #4 Pamela 🐝 Williams@Ferg Devins, welcome to beBee. I think you'll find some kindred spirits here on beBee. I just re-shared a lot of helpful posts on using beBee successfully. Or check out the Hive: Cheat Sheet, where I found most of these posts. Lastly, don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Again; welcome! One Bee you might find fascinating (I know I do) is @Ian Weinberg. He posts some wonderful honey and is in fact a neurosurgeon. His latest post: "Buzzing with Emotion" is a fascinating read. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/buzzing-with-emotion
- Producer23/01/2017When 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...
Comments26/01/2017 #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, Steve25/01/2017 #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!25/01/2017 #35 Bernard PoulinWe 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.25/01/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsDear @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 .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.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 well125/01/2017 #28 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI 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.24/01/2017 #25 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @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.
- Producer18/01/2017Are we really SAFE?Hello, my dear fellow bees.Let me begin this post with a simple question?What do you know India for?INDIA a beautiful country where people from all around the globe visit, a country where gods & goddesses are prayed for blessings and...
Comments20/01/2017 #42 Sushmita Thakare Jain#33 #35 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams thank you for sharing your story, it is our life stories who motivate me to follow my dreams and path I choose for myself. Also, I agree when Jyothi died it was a wake-up call the video shared by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit gave me goosebumps hope people understand and educating upcoming generations regarding the same, coz the learning must begin from home20/01/2017 #39 Sushmita Thakare Jain#29 Thank you, @Julie Hickman for sharing your views I agree with them it must be the way you have said but sometimes the sad part is that the men with this disrupted mentality are somewhere or the others a father or brother figure and still can't make hold of it. It makes me even sadder when I come to know about cases where the victim is raped by their father or brother and my heart sinks :(20/01/2017 #37 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#35 Dear Fatima, read the Huffington Post interview with Vice President Joe Biden
Where there is any portal of light shining through, grab it, bring it into view and then that is one more hole of hope, that light can get through. The coming generations will see more of this light than we were limited to, so long as we are not consumed by the very darkness that gets exposed in documentaries and instead see all of this as tiny steps towards a healthier view of humanity.19/01/2017 #36 AnonymousThank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for sharing your brilliant post. According to a study carried out by the British NGO ActionAid, 79 percent of Indian women have already experienced violence or sexual harassment while out and about in the streets. There is several group of people in India, as “Blank Noise”, who have organised several events, including the “I never ask for it” campaign, to fight this terrible trend and to raise awareness about it. Keep going !19/01/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsI loved Malaika Arora Khan tweet on what you shared above with everyone. And some of them give women the push they need. To stand up and fight for the respect that rightfully ours.
As Julie says "Every son, brother, father, or loving husband made it a mission to eliminate violence against women. These same men could be the best advocates and greatest allies in the struggle to keep their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives safe on earth. It should begin in every family for the change to happen. Well said Julie Hickman
@CityVP 🐝 Manjit so back at that time I watched several broken clips but had never watched the whole documentary. Thank you for sharing this with us. My heart ached watching the video and the way the criminals spoke of rape. May her soul R.I.P. If ask me about the politicians it only makes me squirm. Can a country run without such people. Is it possible to throw all these baised men out and appoint new ones ! I don't know how to answer that question after Hilary lost the elections.
Thank you19/01/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for talking the hearts of many women in India. Your voice is my voice and together the sound can be thundering. When ever a women is disrespected in India there comes a feeling of powerless in me as a women. What could I have done if had to be there ? Even I had no self defense lessons at the time in 2012 when Jyothi lost her light to the darkness that enveloped her. It could have been me ! I was in Delhi a couple of months just before this incident happened.
My sisters and me we are 3 girls and my mother struggled to bring us up but she taught us to be bold .She always said I wish I had a son. Which of course has changed as I showed her it doesn't have to only be a man, to look after the family , a women like me can also do it. I helped her raise and educate my sisters and run the family as my dad fell sick ,had a stroke and couldn't work. At the age of 16 and took up my family responsibilities. I had not been bold until 2012 as well. Infact this incident is so close to my heart and it made me the bold women I never knew I had in me. My mentality before used to be like if a guy is approaching I should run in the opposite direction. Today, if a guy challenges me I'd challenge him back. When she ( Jyothi ) died she buried our fears and when we cried we drowned our f change the mindset of the children when they grow up. Teach them that there is no man or woman and everyone is a human and a being with life. To give respect and get respect. Sex should be commonly spoken off and not discreet and I can go on. But, at the end of the day it is the mindset. The ones who are spoilt rotten cant change. I am wishing that this generation is bolder, smarter and kinder children a and have a safe world around them.19/01/2017 #32 Ella de JongDear Sushmita do you know Anu Aggarwal? Today I saw a post on LinkedIn about her work in India. She wrote about: ... "Since the very start, my teens, this is what my dream was!– "Better people's lives". A trained social worker, MSW I saw "sexual repression" and bursting population of india, a huge hurdle in this. So glamorous star, in the early 90s, i openly talked about sex even if it hurt me public image then, and accepted to endorse and be the Brand Ambassador of a condom. ..." You two seem to fight a good fight!19/01/2017 #22 Sushmita Thakare Jain#7 @Donna-Luisa Eversley thank you for sharing the post, my dear! I am flattered by the response never knew random words unedited but from the heart can be effective. Thank you for motivating me in expressing myself and my feelings. I feel the same way each time a woman or a girl is victmized by these beasts. Our words cannot do justice to them but it can help in raising voices so that this inhuman act doesn't happen again not here but anywhere in the world.
- Producer16/01/2017Dealing with Mental Illness at WorkI read this piece via The Telegraph yesterday, and it struck a chord. A number of my family members suffer from bipolar disorder, and I lost my cousin Sarah to it last year. I was diagnosed with "Mood disorder - Not otherwise specified" some years...
Comments17/01/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Sandra 🐝 Smith, I agree, the stigma needs to end. I don't see it ending anytime soon because of the lack of awareness, education and quite frankly many people still do see Mental Illness as a weakness, not a real illness. I have written a lot about Anxiety Disorder and the stigmas attached, including the workplace too. Maybe if more of us keep writing, supporting each other's writing, one day the voices will grow louder and together, we can all affect change. Thanks for sharing this!17/01/2017 #12 Harvey Lloyd#10 I would say that you have cornered the issues in a single sentence. I believe lawyers get a bum wrap to some degree, as humans tend to think because they have been wronged according to their philosophy they can seek $ain. Then add in the topping of costs and insurance companies, the gain exists due to cost to litigate. A vicious cycle of precedents.16/01/2017 #8 Harvey Lloyd#7 I hope you did not read into the comment the lack of need but rather the stirring issues on each side of the equation. It is an issue that requires input, insight and action. More importantly i sense that society is moving forward and the need for all to engage exists. This introduces a deeper challenge of mankind.16/01/2017 #7 Sandra 🐝 Smith#5 Thank you, @Harvey. Exactly right - you cannot show favouritism at work. But you can foster an environment where it is not seen as favouritism - because there is a genuine need for that person's accommodations. For example, at Symbian, a senior-staffer had a syndrome that made her very tired during the day. So she was allowed to have a couch in her office to rest on. No-one begrudged her because it was explained why she needed it. Of course, having a room with a day bed that anyone can use may be a more fair and diplomatic way to tackle the problem, if practical...16/01/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd@Sandra Smith a compelling post. Having lead many people within the construction industry and now in the education industry, I am recognizing this as a growing concern. We work with folks at a very personal level to help them achieve job satisfaction.
We have recognized that this is the best way to address the minor/major issues that are brought on by an individuals perceptions of themselves. I will have to say though, leadership has to have a very strong personal conviction to address this in the workplace. Although some of the returns on investment are great the fall out within the larger group can be costly.
Giving an individual special consideration due to mental illness can be seen as favoritism to others who are experiencing temporary bad judgement. Leaders must balance the support of one by the perceptions of others within the workforce. This is not a cop out statement but rather an understanding that the issues of mental illness are growing and the leadership will require a different perspective. But so will co-workers.16/01/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici@Sandra 🐝 Smith writes: "Open, honest environment needed.
This is why I am writing my piece too. Employers need to start working to create an open environment. Where mental illness is identified, discussed and supported. Not pushed under the carpet and stigmatised. Otherwise they will end up losing talent, and that talent may end up losing themselves."16/01/2017 #2 Don 🐝 Kerr@Sandra 🐝 Smith "Employers need to start working to create an open environment. Where mental illness is identified, discussed and supported. Not pushed under the carpet and stigmatised. Otherwise they will end up losing talent, and that talent may end up losing themselves." Wouldn't that be brilliant? One can only hope. Will share and thanks for this.
- Producer06/01/201710 Things That Will Change Your Life 1. Put your cellphone down. Unless you are calling someone. We spend too much time on our electronic devices. Make it part of your 2017 goal to spend more time with family and friends. Talking may once again become a vibrant part of your...
Comments01/02/2017 #32 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#1 is a powerful on this list. A cellphone is a great tool if used in this manner. Yet, lately I seen so many of my associates waste hours upon hours arguing with people they don't even know about topics they will forget about in two days. If they really wanted to use that time on their phone, they could have invested it marketing their businesses they have. Our phones today can be a great champion or a great enemy.
The rest of the list is Great.10/01/2017 #17 Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡Great thoughts, Jim! Resonates with me so much. We so often get distracted with the corporate ladder, or simply our own busy-ness of life. Taking time to pause, reflect and plan daily is so key - not just once a year!
#3 & #9 remind me of Getting Results the Agile Way by J.D. Meier.
#4 Reminds me of the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
#5 is like Affirmations to me. Keys I like to remember are :
1) Personal ("I" am doing something. Nobody is doing it for me),
2) Positive (I am "not" poor ==> I have enough and am getting more!) and
3) Present tens (I will be rich ==> I AM abundant in ...).
#6 & #8 are like gratitude - for the good and the bad
... I wrote a post on Six Minute Scribing that works on all of these with 6 daily questions - if you are interested. It helps keeps me focused and grounded.
Hoping it adds to your great post and might help inspire someone, like you said in #3.
(NOTE: If you want to be tagged, move your 🐝 after your first name ;)07/01/2017 #16 Jim 🐝 Cody#15 Absolute not, but many choose to be poor... something I'll never understand. To change your life you must first have a positive attitude. Second you must set obtainable goals. Third you must work your a__ off and do whatever it takes. Most of all you must have faith in yourself and mankind. God Bless.