WHEN ARE WE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN MENTAL HEALTH?

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Sheri Lawrence de Grom

Mental Health/Stigma/One Woman’s Opinion
By – Sheri de Grom

FROM MY JOURNAL – ARKANSAS, OZARKS
FALL, 2004

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We’ll only have peace within when we surrender to ourselves. The worst stigma of all is the individual who’s aware they need help and would benefit from help but refuses to allow themselves to obtain it.

My soul turns in and the world moves, dark and sluggish. Interests once penetrating every part of my being have left me alone. This is a foreign concept. How can I walk away from being victimized by a mental illness?

Globally, one of four will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetime.

We’d moved from our dream retirement home in Brown Summit, North Carolina for greener pastures. The demons in NC were tearing Tom apart and I could not allow that to happen. You may read that blog here and here.

Sitting above the shoreline of Bull…

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