Do You Have Personal Boundaries? Here’s a Quiz by Dr. Kathleen Fuller.


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Want to know the answer to the question, “Do I have good personal boundaries?” Then take a piece of paper and write the numbers 1-40 for this Self Improvement Quiz. Select the answer (never, seldom, occasionally, often, usually) trusting your first impulse answer. If you second guess yourself you are being dishonest. And that dishonesty could to be explored another time but for now second guessing can lower your self esteem and cause inner confusion. There is no perfect answer just do the best you can as you begin what could be your healing journey.
Answer using these words:

occasionally, often, usually, never, seldom.
• I feel responsible for others’ feelings.
• I don’t have much alone time.
• I get angry or irritated with others.
• I’d rather go along with others than say what I want to do.
• I feel guilty or bad for being so different…

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Depression and Smoking Go Hand in Hand in U.S.


Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a link between depression and smoking, and claim that it has been getting stronger over time.

50 percent of women aged 20 to 39 with depression smoke, whereas just 21 percent of those without depression do.

The researchers found that adults who wouldn’t qualify for a diagnosis of clinical depression but still showed mild depressive symptoms were more likely to smoke than were people with no symptoms of depression.

The reasoning behind smoking and depression is still unknown.  Researchers speculate that one cause could be related to self medication.

“There’s a myth that somehow if you deal with it, [by encouraging them to quit smoking,] it makes it harder to deal with underlying mental illness,” Glantz, director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of Californiath, said. “Just the opposite is true.”

“One Voice” 4 Mental Health Awareness from Lisa Mitchell


“If given the chance to raise the awareness on a global magnitude, I promise that Mental Illness Awareness will NO longer be a stigma. We need people of influence to be our champions. We need media coverage to stop the shame, blame and stigma. My goal is to involve Celebrities/ Rock artists to speak out with us at a BIG rock viewed GLOBALLY! Each activist for their cause to be heard. We need to join as one voice for that change. We CAN change this. There are enough of us to make a difference but we MUST join together.” ~Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell

Unity in one color – Lime Green to address ALL issues of Mental Health globally by wearing the cause bracelet: http://www.awarenessdepot.com/mentalhealthbraceletonevoice.html

♥ SIGN THE GLOBAL PETITION ♥

http://apps.facebook.com/causes/petitions/399

Do you know the facts about suicide?


It is reported that nearly 20 million people worldwide attempt suicide each year. While it is not always preventable, statistics show that 75% of people contemplating suicide display warning signs. If you know someone displaying the symptoms listed below, encourage them to seek professional mental help immediately.

Warning Signs of Suicide

  • Appearing depressed or sad for a prolonged amount of time
  • Preoccupation with death: talking, writing, ideations about suicide
  • Increase in alcohol or drug use
  • Dramatic mood changes
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Change in sleep and/or eating patterns
  • Expressing feelings of hopelessness, shame and guilt
  • Exhibiting high risk behavior
  • Giving away personal, prized possessions

If you or someone you know needs help with depression or suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Hotlines: 1-800-SUICIDE

http://www.suicidehotlines.com

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