The US Thanksgiving holiday is my favorite holiday.
It is the one holiday that is solely focused on gratitude, time with loved ones, and food.
It is also one of the most stressful times of year for those who don’t have strong support networks, have amazingly dysfunctional families, or are in the throes of early sobriety.
I’m incredibly grateful to have a strong support network of family and friends – both near and far away. This network has been a godsend in 2018 as I attended 3 funerals of close family members this Spring and spent the better part of this year re-evaluating what I do and why I do it.
One of the other things I am grateful for is the increasing number of voices working to de-stigmatize mental health issues.
If you are functioning “normally” in a messed-up environment, are you truly “healthy?”
It occurred to me that the best thing I could do is to share what I know and resources that have helped me.
I’ve put together a list of mental health resources – based on my experiences. Look under Resources > Mental Health. Or go to https://middlecurve.com/mental-health/
Every single one of us deserves to be safe, happy and loved.
And to my friends and family – thank you so much for being awesome.