Always remember that as long as there is breath in your lungs and your heart is beating, you are alive! Live life while you can and be sure you are living it for yourself not just to please everyone else! If those around you aren’t on the same path it doesn’t make either of you right or wrong it just is you are living different lives! Time Live Yours To It’s Fullest!
Knowing your limits and how much you can handle is the key to a long life. We can push ourselves but knowing our individual breaking points is very important. I tend to push myself to extremes at times and then once my energy is completely depleted do I get actually forced to recharge. We all have our breaking points and we truly have to know those limits. Sometimes it takes us crossing that line and other times we just need to get too damn close to it. Be in tune with your own inner voice and be sure to listen to it carefully. We can often take it for granted and ignore it and then we pay the price. All I am trying to say is, “Only You know YOU!” Don’t let others try to dictate what is best for you. Take control, just live with in your limits.
Why can’t they approve tests for those who suffer with chemical imbalance like they do with diabetes or other chemical deficiencies? They should be able to test the chemical levels and know what they need at any given moment! Imagine if they could take a test like a diabetic. I know from experience with my son, they trial and error method is scary at times, especially with children that aren’t able to communicate how the medications are making them feel. If we were able to take a quick test and know they needed a specific chemical that day and then give them only that and not all the unnecessary crap that they get given. I know this isn’t as easy as I would like it to be but watching my son go through medically enduced rages and blackouts as a child was horrible and he was a very good communicator. I work with other parents that are trying to be their children’s advocate with the doctors and the school and the stories I hear bring me to tears. When will we truly get these battling with Mental Illness what they need to take control of their illness so they feel strong and less like a zombie because that is their only option today? Raise awareness and find the answers to truly support those in need.
September is Suicide Awareness Month and in honor of our Military Vets who take their own lives due to PTSD and other Mental Illness I want to take a moment to share some facts with all of you. Did you know that, “In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were committing suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. Some sources suggest that this rate may be under-counting suicides.” Now how is this right. These men and women give their lives for us and then because we don’t give them proper support and care they end up taking their own lives? This is so wrong and has got to change.
We put money into all the wrong things and have lost touch with humanity when we put thousands of dollars into fancy cars and huge houses, but we can’t give to those who have given their lives for us to even afford these things. WE have to start focusing on what is important and taking care of one another. When are we going to take this seriously. The statistics above tell a lot and we as a society have to start putting more into Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness. Let’s take control and make a change. For more details on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention you can also check out NAMI.org. They are an organization wanting to do just that, make a change and spread awareness.