Nov 17, 2014 | Being Grateful (When you really don't want to be)
It's November, which means that we're due for a blog post about being thankful.
I know, groan. How typical. A blog post about gratitude during Thanksgiving? How predictable.
But there simply are too many health benefits - both physically and mentally - of gratitude to ignore during the perfect timing that Thanksgiving offers us.
But, I also get it. I've been there, in those deep holes of depression. I've been to that place where you hate literally everything about who you are and where you are. I know what it's like to scoff at the idea of thankfulness, because what on Earth do I really have to be thankful for? I've been to that place where it feels like you're suffocating from the inside out, like there is something squeezing down on your ribs, and your throat, and your heart, and your head. And for me personally, I was angry about it. My depression not only made me hate everything, but I aggressively hated everything, and I wanted to lash out and burn down everything around me, not be thankful for it.
So where am I going with this, exactly? [...]
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Fully Alive: Not Just Existing | November 29th 4PM - 7PM @ Lititz Church of the Brethren | Download Poster
Please Live will be presenting at Lititz Church of the Brethren on Saturday, November 29th from 4pm to 7pm. This event will begin with a lecture-style presentation discussing the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and suicide; how to help a friend or loved one; and what happens during treatment. Afterwards, attendees will be invited to enjoy some free food and browse a community fair made up of local resource agencies. The presentation is targeted towards youth and young adults, however individuals of all ages are welcome to attend and learn more about these issues.
Yankee Candle Holiday Fundraiser | October 2014 through December 2014 | Download the Fundraising Flyer.
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Mental Health First Aid Training | Mental Wellness Awareness Association
Did you know you are more likley to encounter someone in a mental health crisis than in any medical crisis? This valuable training teaches you the skills to assess and intervene in a variety of mental health situations. Click here to visit our partners at the Mental Wellness Awareness Association for upcoming training events.
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