In the last two months I have been asked to speak at several events on various mental health topics. From identifying the presence of a disorder to supporting the supporter. I realized that whether we were the ones struggling or if we were faced with someone who was in fact struggling, the forums always ended with this one question: “what do we say to someone who is struggling with their mental health?” While there are many things already written out there, I thought I would share with you my 3 very simple go-to statements and why these can be helpful.Read More
Loren Gill describes herself as a “low key” individual who “isn’t exactly adventurous but [who enjoys going] on adventures”. Having finished her Masters in Counseling Psychology, Loren has had several years of experience honing her skills in psychotherapy as she has worked with both adolescents and adults to help address their concerns. She is also the newest Psychologist to join the team at Healing Minds PH.Read More
This is a win for Mental Health in the country as we celebrate the launch of the National Center for Mental Health’s hotline.
The hotline can be reached through the following numbers:
In my years of work, life has proven to me time and again, that we go through cycles of death and rebirth. We cycle through burnout and recovery. And if we are lucky, we are able to sustain the recovery a little bit longer each time. But there’s nothing quite like turning to wisdom and thought to help us re-align, re-calibrate, and remember who we truly are and what we were made to do here. It’s about accepting where we are, knowing where we would like to be, and taking steps in that direction. So here are my top 4 faves that I believe will help anyone get in touch with the power that dwells within.Read More
We’ve published reading lists, now it’s time to feed our souls with music that can assist us in our healing. A mantra, in sanskrit, literally means “a thought, thought behind speech or action”. Man - meaning thought, translates in the English language as “mind”. While there are many mantras that often use a language that may not be familiar to us, I have recently come across a few albums that help make grounding and setting my intentions for the day so much more easy. Here they are:Read More
Do you ever feel like you’ve lost control? You can’t seem to get a handle on things? And things are just coming apart? Everything you’ve tried to do just seems to bring you into a deeper spiral. Your life is messy, you’re messy, and you wish you could get your shit together. On the outside, everything actually looks fine, but you seem to have fallen off the course. Last you checked you wanted to go in a particular direction, but as life would have it, here come a hundred curve balls. SIGH. This can be really frustrating.Read More
Ever since we came into being, our parents, relatives, and teachers have modeled ideas of success, love, fun, and belonging for us. Whether they suggested what career you had to take, or designed certain value sets in you, the fact is this - we’ve been influenced. As a therapist, I’ve listened to all kinds of stories on career, romance, friendships, family, and so forth. And while we have been taught to the best of their ability, here are a few reasons why it’s time for you to revisit your definitions on love, relationships, success, and living your life:Read More
In a book by Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, he expounds on the teachings of kabbalah and how it is so important for us to work on our own auras if we would like to see our relationships improved. He says, “everyone has a unique aura, which vibrates at a particular frequency.” It is this frequency that determines what we attract into our lives. The aura, according to Levry, “is a psychic field of energy that surrounds the body” - sort of like a protective light. And in however bright or dim this light shines, it can affect us.Read More
The English poet John Milton wrote that those who serve only also stand and wait. I think I would go further and say that those who wait render the highest form of service. Waiting requires more discipline, more self-control and emotional maturity, more unshakable faith in our cause, more unwavering hope in the future, more sustaining love in our hearts that all the greatest deeds of deering-do go by the name of action.
Waiting is a mystery – a natural sacrament of life – there is a meaning hidden in all the times we have to wait. It must be an important mystery because there is so much waiting in our lives.Read More
The spoken word - a performance of poetry that focuses on word play and intonation. A very powerful way of expressing our thoughts and emotions. Ever wondered what it was like to care for someone with mental health? Or what they could be going through? Here are 3 of our favorite spoken word performances on mental health that will give you a glimpse of what goes on on the inside:Read More