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May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Loretto on 30 April 2013 2:18pm
 
As Christmas 2012 rolled in, and lights, decorations, and tinsel came on the scene, I made an effort to catch up with friends I had not seen in quite some time.

One in particular sat with me over dinner at a restaurant and shared her story with me. I won't share the particulars of her story, but it did prompt me to write this post.

http://breisebreiseleighgoleire1969.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/perfection-and-success/

This friend is successful at what she does, but her coping skills with stress have landed her in treacherous situations.

Wishing everyone good mental health.
 
Re: May is Mental Health Awareness Month by suzulu on 30 April 2013 10:57pm
 
Thank you, Loretto. It is so true.
 
Re: May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Loretto on 1 May 2013 12:22pm
 
You're welcome Sue. I really admire those in the spotlight, like Catherine Zeta Jones, who have made their struggles with mental health issues public. I hope she returns in full health to her family quickly.
 
Re: May is Mental Health Awareness Month by johnnyBgood! on 7 May 2013 12:00am
 
I recently spent a week in a psychiatric ward for detox from alcohol. It was quite an experience seeing some of the people and hearing their experiences. I met a lovely German woman, Aneliese,as I was having a smoke before checking into the ward. We became good friends and went for a smoke and a chat outside with others. Despite her own issues, she helped me as much as the medical staff did.
 
Re: May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Loretto on 7 May 2013 1:06pm
 
I was wondering why you were absent from posting recently, John. I hope you are mentally in a better place now and stay well.
 
Re: May is Mental Health Awareness Month by johnnyBgood! on 7 May 2013 2:59pm
 
Thanks, Loretto. I'm far from well atm.
 
Re: May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Spursfan2 on 7 May 2013 7:03pm
 
My thoughts are with you, Johnny - behind you and nagging!! Just imagine Hyacinth 'encouraging ' you and there you are!!

Lots of hugs.

 
Re: May is Mental Health Awareness Month by suzulu on 8 May 2013 1:13am
 
Get well soon, Johnny! You will be OK.
 
Re: May is Mental Health Awareness Month by sighthound on 8 May 2013 1:59am
 
I'm back here now, Johnny, and I want to hear from you, dammit.

Be well, my dear.
 
Re: May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Loretto on 8 May 2013 2:53pm
 
I think it is a good sign that you are talking to professionals John. We're not professionals, we can only wish you better. But people who have been trained to help you CAN really help you. Let them.

Best to you.
 
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