Saturday, June 26, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mental Health Monday

I think the biggest thing I have come to understand about my mental health is that while it is seemingly not going away (I've been struggling with mental health issues for over 10 years) I know that I am never alone. Those of you that struggle alongside me ... well you are never alone either.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Before & After Thursday

Found this new challenge here where you take the Straight Out of the Camera Saturday (SOOC) picture you posted and then you show the picture edited in a before and after post on Thursday. Right up my ally ....

So here's this weeks SOOC shot

and the edited image

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mental Health Monday

The other day I had one of thew worst panic episodes I have had in a long time. It is so hard to try to explain to those close to me what happens when I have one of these episodes. I think most people think I make it up. It is so scary and so debilitating sometimes. So hard to pout into words, but here goes ...

I feel intense

my heart rate increases

I feel like I have to

I need to be

I need to


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Color Combos Galore #146

The newest challenge is up over on the Color Combos Galore Blog . This week they have challenged you to use stitching and the following colors: Magnetic Grey, Ivory, Misty Lilac and Taupe.

Here's my layout:

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Creative Therapy Catalyst #113 - more than just family ...

Over on the Creative Therapy Blog the newest catalyst #113 is who were your favorite relatives. Here's the layout I created about my cousins.

Color Combos Galore #145 Fall Beauty

Played along with the challenge over at Color Combos Galore again. The challenge was to use flowers and this weeks color combo.

Happy Yellow - Hydrangea - Everlasting Ivory - New Green

Here's my take:

Monday, June 07, 2010

Mental Health Monday: Warning Signs

here are some noted warning signs of possible mental illness:
  • marked personality change
  • inability to cope with problems and daily activities
  • strange ideas or delusions
  • excessive anxiety
  • prolonged feelings of sadness
  • marked changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • thinking about or talking about suicide
  • extreme highs and lows
  • abuse of alcohol or drugs
  • excessive anger, hostility
  • violent behavior
  • irrational fears

Many people do not realize that they are ill while many others do not seek help due to the stigmas attached to mental illness. Learning about mental illness may help you or someone you care about. If you or anyone you know shows any of these warning signs please seek professional help. There really is help out there for those of us that require it.

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