What if your diagnosis is keeping you from wellness?
In this podcast with Marnie Barranco, Marilyn shares her perspective on mental illness and invites you to look from a different point of view.
Beyond being a victim and powerless to anything - The next instalment albeit a year later, from Anne Clarke and Marilyn Bradford discussing the hierarchy of labels and recovery from the addiction to story and trauma drama.
Suicide Awareness Month
Why would someone take their own life? The answers are as numerous as the individuals, and we can never know for sure about any given person. Does that mean we should do nothing? Absolutely not! The question is: What? Obviously, if someone is actively threatening to kill themselves, it’s imperative to seek professional help. But there are other circumstances where you might find yourself with someone who is upset and/or depressed, and there are ways you can be a contribution.
Do you know you live with someone who’s an addict, but feel at a loss about how to deal with them? Have you tried conventional approaches but can’t make them work for you?
If you are around an addict, you are likely to feel and act in the following ways: (Questioning what you know to be true)
1. Agreeing to and with things you wouldn’t normally agree to.
2. Helping others out of jams or difficulties they have clearly created for themselves. This can extend to lying for them or doing other behaviors you would not normally engage in.