Be A Good Memory For Somebody

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You Can Make A Difference

You can make a difference. You can be that person who somebody looks up to. You can be their shining star! Find it in your heart to step up to the plate and deliver hope and inspiration for someone; it doesn’t even have to be someone in need. It can be anyone! And today, you can make that difference that will propel someone’s life forward!

But you first have to be willing to help yourself. You have to adopt a winning but humble attitude; the stance of a true champion! People desire a champion in their lives and you can be that one starting today. Not tomorrow but today! Do you have what it requires to take the lead?

By demonstrating impressive and professional behavior, others will look up to you for guidance and motivation. Do not give them false information or hope; you’re much better than that. And do not be selfish and do this just for your ego; let your heart shine onto others.

No one has time for a selfish person who just seeks attention. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Lend a helping hand to those in need; give them a dollar! Stand proud but humble, and help others stand a little straighter when they have no shoulder to cry on.

Help your neighbor improve by sharing with them some helpful knowledge and resources; don’t keep all the goods to yourself. Share your heart with others; this is the only way our world will improve. Don’t be cocky and arrogant; this only promotes hatred and jealousy.

Competition is important in life but be gentle at it! There is no correlation between being more competitive and achieving more success; it’s about being smart, humble and blessed! So spread your blessings onto others; don’t be greedy for greed only stalls your progress.

Together, we can achieve great things moving forward! Let’s make memories! Join The DSM Ready Movement today.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

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Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

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Learning To Work In A Team

We are all selfish to a certain degree. If we could accomplish everything ourselves and take all the credit, we’d ask each other “where do I sign up?” Accomplishments feel good and attract attention and praise; it elevates our self-esteem and even provides us with greater motivation to achieve unaccomplished goals.

But not everything can be accomplished by yourself. Sometimes you need to learn how to work in a team. Many people shoot themselves in the foot by refusing to be great team players; their stubbornness or arrogance holds them back from reaching their full potential in life.

Don’t be one of them. There is nothing wrong with working in a team; collaboration brings many minds together to help solve problems more efficiently. People can tell when you are selfish and not a team player. And guess what happens? Many doors of opportunity are never opened for you, because they are opened for others who are willing to shine together.

Selfishness reeks to high heaven. Who wants to be around a skunk? That’s how you are perceived when everything is about you. Nobody has any interest in trying to guide or help you achieve your dreams. This does not necessarily mean that people don’t like you or won’t talk to you; they just won’t share a piece of the cake with you.

Teamwork truly makes the dream work. Very few people become a success story on their own. There is always a coach, mentor, teacher, guidance counselor, family member or someone significant who helps flip a person into a success story. You have to discover who those people are and allow them to help you, while you help them too!

And even if you start seeing success while working in a team, don’t become arrogant and take all the credit. Rather, be humble and give credit where credit is due. It is better to take less credit for your achievements than to brag with your chest puffed out. People will be more appreciative of your honesty and humbleness.

No talent goes unnoticed. But talent without teamwork can fall short of its full potential.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

2019 World Suicide Prevention Day

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Working Together To Prevent Suicide

One person dies every 40 seconds from suicide. That means that every 40 seconds, one person out there is ready to depart life in search of freedom; freedom from pain, misery, emptiness and the black hole which they have been living in. But little do they know that ending their life is not the solution and will not bring them freedom.

Not everyone commits suicide from depression, but untreated mental illness is definitely the top contributor. Some people suffer from chronic pain or very debilitating physical disorders which they no longer can withstand; they find an escape by ceasing to experience life further on.

For others, intolerable PTSD, OCD, depression, substance abuse or anorexia nervosa causes them to pull the trigger. Mental illness is just as common as physical disorders but society has yet to accept this. Many people all over the world still maintain an outdated mentality that mental illness is not something serious; a weakness of some sort.

With such a prevalent and outdated view on mental health, the victims remain in hiding, out of fear of ridicule, embarrassment or abandonment. Their existence in hiding slowly repels more light from their life, turning their surroundings in a living black hole. Once in the black hole, the little strength they still have is slowly sucked out of them.

Once a person with mental illness becomes closer to drowning in the black hole, they start to feel that they have no options left besides pulling the plug. They begin to contemplate suicide and plan their methods and timing. They may attempt a few times and fail; this fuels them even more. They continue to attempt suicide, resulting in one of two outcomes: they are saved by those around them or they succeed in ending their life.

We need to do better. We can do better. Suicide and mental illness can no longer be treated as back-burner health issues. More people are committing suicide than ever before; you know it’s serious when the recent spike has mostly been in adolescents. Allowing this to go on is unacceptable.

We need to work together to prevent suicide. We are souls that need to come together to save other souls. And some souls become lost in the process. It is our duty as loving human beings to prevent their early demise. Imagine the bright future that people who commit suicide could have had if they only would have received help in time!

Today, you can be that person who provides help; that shoulder to cry on!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)