mental illness

The Many Facets of Mental Illness

by Neseret on March 23, 2013

To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown. ~ Jeanette Winterson ~ Even if you were born in to a fairly “healthy” family, you’re still a part of a larger world that continues to perpetuate cycles of pain and suffering. It is highly likely you would have been affected by the negative vibration of […]


It should be noted that some people who die by suicide do not show any suicide warning signs. But about 75 percent of those who die by suicide do exhibit some suicide warning signs, so we need to be aware of what the suicide warning signs are and try to spot them in people. If […]


Redefining Mental Health

by Neseret on January 30, 2013

How would you define mental health? Is it the presence or absence of mental illness? Is it the ability to experience more peace, joy, love, beauty, and creativity? Is it the absence of negative emotions? Is it about your moods and thoughts or both? Is it about our ability to achieve our highest potential?


“There is evidence that many mental health problems post-date experiences of abuse. Therefore, ‘mental health issues should be treated as effects of abuse and not as  mental disorders per se.’ The association between woman abuse, substance use and mental health issues has been well documented across demographic groups and diverse treatment settings. Strong evidence shows […]


Depression: Signs and Symptoms

by Neseret on January 19, 2012

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing. ~ Agatha Christie ~ I was walking slowly along a narrow bridge holding hands with my little girl. There were many people walking infront of us […]


Mental Illness Awareness Week

by Neseret on October 1, 2011

“I’m the girl who is lost in space, the girl who is disappearing always, forever fading away and receding farther and farther into the background. Just like the Cheshire cat, someday I will suddenly leave, but the artificial warmth of my smile, that phony, clownish curve, the kind you see on miserably sad people and […]


Normal is a Setting on a Washing Machine!

by Neseret on July 3, 2011

What is normal anyway? How do you define normal? To me mental health is a spectrum! The definition of spectrum is a condition that is not limited to a specific set of values but can vary infinitely within a continuum. Now that is more like what describes accurately the human family – unique and infinitely diverse. […]


Mental Health: Depression

by Neseret on June 23, 2011

People need to understand that DEPRESSION isn’t just a matter of being sad. It’s a condition, and a real illness. It’s actually a full-blown public issue. But right now…talking about depression is like COMING OUT. And…I don’t mind being one of the first to TALK about my so called little secret. ~ Ashley Judd According […]