The SPNFamily Crisis Support Network

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Hello everyone, especially SPN fans! I am glad that this announcement came out a month before Mental Health Awareness month! Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins are creating this website called “The SPNFamilyCrisisSupportNetwork”, where fellow SPN fans help other SPN fans cope with their health disorders.

Heck if you want to volunteer in this project, this site will help you do that by:

  1. Training for fan volunteers who wish to be crisis responders in their spare time,
  2. Immediate access to support lifelines for fans in crisis, and
  3. Local community resources for those needing additional support or information.

I myself , will take part! 😄This site is still currently in the works, but if you want more information click on the sites:

Jensen Ackles & Misha Collins Give Back to Fans With Crisis Hotline

#SPNFamily Crisis Support Network

Oh, yeah…I almost forgot! If you want to sign up to volunteer and/or like to receive updates on the project click on the link below:

#SPNFamily Crisis Support Network Mailing List Sign-Up Form

How To Talk To Friends Who Need to Seek Mental Health Treatments

I participate in a local Active Minds group at my school and our chapter had to take online lesson on how to converse with friends in seeking mental health treatment.  And I have to say, it was very informative! I mean in some ways,it kinda seemed like an RPG. I mean it would give you options or conversations you could have with your friend. The game would tell you how you could start off a conversation with your friend and which conversations would deem effective or ineffective.

Now as I much as it’s good that we promote mental health awareness and discuss about it, it’s just as important to know how to convince someone we know and/or love to pursue mental health treatment. Even if you like myself, have lived through mental illness and had willingness to pursue mental health treatment, we cannot think that everyone else will be like us. For some people just admitting they have a mental illness it’s hard enough. And another thing to keep in mind is not to think because just because you or someone you know have had an easier time accepting and recovering from mental illness, means the other person should. However, if they don’t it means that they aren’t trying or they are lazy. I myself have been guilty of doing this in the past. We need to realize everyone’s mental health journey will be different.We need to help ourselvesand one another learn how to converse with each other how pursue mental illness.

If you happen to be an Active Mind member at your school, check it out on this website:

Friends DO Make a Difference Initiative

I wish these lessons were accessible to everyone, but unfortunately it’s only for Active Mind members and perhaps other mental health organizations.

In the meantime, checkout some of these little snippets. I hope you can take a few things from this:

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Depression, Dating, and Comix Oh, My!

  

As this comic stated being in love and having depression sucks! I mean, you have to overcome the negative thoughts caused by depression. You pray that the aura of depression won’t come between you and the person your dating… I mean the last guy I dated said my energy was different—like I was uneasy. Though I think it had more to deal with how attracted he was to me and  how I was really into him. Maybe a little bit was my anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, the relationship didn’t work. I ended it because of his impatience and disrespect toward me as we dated. I was disappointed he was not the guy be over the phone. He came off as thoughtful, open, understanding, supportive…I mean he’d call all the time and text me… For the first time, I felt safe and possibly loved by a guy and I felt I could love a guy I was attracted too and liked. But I had to end it, cause it was just a ruse in order to scratch his damn ego. Also I didn’t like how some deadbeat thought he was too good for him. I mean he didn’t even have a job !

  I really hated the fact I felt tricked and had my inner dreams used against me for some dude’s selfish intentions. Not to mention I felt I went against my better judgements. I wanted to believe he was trying to look for work as he told me but that was a ruse too… I know I should be proud of myself for walking out. I only dated him for like a month and a half, but I still felt like a fool. I became even more depressed ’cause I really liked this guy thinking he was a stud, when he was really a dud the whole time. Damn depression!  Due to a breakup on top of clinical depression sucks a$$! Here I am thinking, how could allow that to happen to me, will this happen again, would I be careful, did my depression/anxiety aura spook him off, and will a guy like me regardless of my illness? 

Right now I am just taking it easy, off the dating market, forgiving myself, recover from the depression from the breakup, while dealing with my clinical depression/anxiety, going to work and school and spending it with the people who genually care about me. Despite living with a disorder, I believe I will one day a guy will find me will care for me the way more other guy claimed he could and mean it this time.

13 Tips To Help You Fall Asleep Faster

When living with a mental illness or illnesses, it can be hard to get a little shut eye. This in turn makes managing a mental illness harder to deal with in the morning. So a part from drinking warm milk, what else can be done to aide in earning a good nights’ beauty rest?  Below is an infographic that can give you ideas on how to get a good nights rest!