Mental Health Matters
I advocate for mental health & mental illness awareness because I know too well what it is like to go 30 years of suffering in silence, feeling unable to cope. My mission is to help others find hope and help normalize the struggle that life can be for those that suffer and/or are neurodivergent. Mental health = health. It's okay not to be OK :) You can get help, it can get better. Hang in there!
The resources below are some I've found to be helpful and others have passed along to me as well. If you find them helpful for you or if you choose to pass them on to others, GREAT! Additionally, I love to hear from others. Please feel free to reach out and let me know what works for you! Cheers, Joe.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
PTSD / cPTSD
Book: Widen the Window by Elizabeth Stanley
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (cPTSD) affects way more people than used to be thought. It definitely includes veterans of war. It also affects people who grow up in volatile or oppressive conditions; victims of physical, sexual, mental, & emotional abuse; those who witness violence & traumatizing life events; victims of harassment & bullying; people struggling with psychosis or "very real" visions & dreams; and many more.