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See that laptop and books right there?

Yeah, it's been sitting in that same spot untouched all day. Mason has completely hit his limit with this "distance learning". And I'll be honest I'm almost ready to call it summer break already(a month early)! It was going so well until about 2 weeks ago when his defiant personality decided it was done with this type of schooling, and depression and social anxiety in full swing! Isolation is so tough on ours/everyone's mental health and I don't know if we can take anymore of it! 
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #socialdistancing #quarantinelife #isolation #distancelearning #momlife

See that laptop and books...

The gang is coming over for #SCOOBMovieNight today! #SCOOB is now available to watch instantly. 
Join #SCOOBMovieNight via the Twitter Watch Party tonight at 4PM PST. 
Will you join us? 
Be sure to check out my blog for a chance to win your own SCOOB party box including the movie. 
#WBpartner #scoobydoo #entertainment #warnerbros #WB #movies #stayhome #movienight #familytime #quarantinelife

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2020 is the year I told myself I'd start focusing on a healthier lifestyle and one thing I've been working on is eating a plant based diet. I've still got a ways to go but I'll get there and so far I feel great! 🌳I've partnered with LightLife to bring you this post, but all opinions are my own. One thing I'm new to is tempeh, after eating the vegan tacos I made, I'm totally sold! I made these amazing tacos with sweet potatoes and Lightlife Original Tempeh. I didn't miss the meat at all!
🌳Tempeh can be used for a number of meals as a protein replacement, available for purchase at your local grocery store(I've found ours at Fred Meyer and @imperfectfoods ) typically for $3.49. Easy to prep, vegan certified, has a savory and slightly nutty flavor, non-GMO and 12g of protein. 
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Talking about Mental Health

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In this post I would like to discuss something that affects all of us in one way or another. Mental Health! It’s a subject that everyone should be talking about, not be embarrassed or ashamed about. It needs to be talked about! Whether you struggle with a mental illness, someone in your family does, or maybe you personally don’t know someone – it’s all over the news, and on the streets.

Something from the other day tugged at my heart, the man who stole a plane out of Seattle and committed suicide by crashing it into Ketron Island. Listening to the audio between him and the aircraft controller, it wasn’t fake it was a real man struggling and we all heard his last moments alive. Let that sink it. So, many thoughts flooded my mind.

I’ve often talked about raising a child with a mental illness, I’m not ashamed of it and with openly discussing it early in his life I hope he won’t be either. It’s not my son’s fault he was born with a mental illness, he will just need to learn how to live with it. Right now he takes vitamin supplements to help balance his mood and emotions. He does cognitive-behavioral therapy to help teach him cooping skills. We will continue to learn what treatments, tools and skills will help him.

If you’re looking for ways you can help;

Talk about Mental Health/Illness

Let’s stop hiding behind the words, let’s talk about it, the more it’s discussed the less people will be embarrassed or ashamed when the words come out. And the more it will have an impact on people.

Don’t blame them for having the condition

Help them find treatments and cooping skill for it instead. Help them realize it’s not their fault.

Treatments

Health insurance is a huge factor in so many lives especially for ones that need treatment and aren’t able to get it or maybe even can’t figure out how to get it. Sit down with them and figure out how to get them insurance. Maybe health insurance really isn’t an option but ignoring the need for treatment really isn’t. Do research for vitamins and foods that are supposed to help the condition, try essential oils, light therapy, ect.

Therapy

Therapy is so beneficial and can help so many; it’s someone to talk and listen to you, it’s someone to help teach you cooping skills.

Acknowledge

Maybe it’s someone you don’t know personally, but a homeless person on the street. They may be struggling with a mental illness, maybe they just need someone to acknowledge them. Give them a smile, a hug, treat them to lunch sit and talk with them.

Talk to someone

A lot of folks are struggling and you just don’t know it. Be the positive in their life, a simple “Hi, how are you doing?” may lighted their mood and remind them someone is there.

 

 

We need to do something about the stigma; first step is to talk about it. I’m here to advocate for my son and anyone else struggling with a mental illness. If you need to chat I am always here, please leave me a comment or email me at contact@lovetabitha.com

Talking about Mental Health after Richard Russell stole a Seattle plane and crashed into Ketron Island

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  • Jenny
    August 15, 2018

    So true! My son has been going thru a lot of struggles with his own mental health, it is sad the stigmas even kids put on others.

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." - #MarkTwain

“A man cannot be comfortable...

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” – #JohnRuskin

“Nature is painting for us,...

Beautiful walk to the beach with the kids and dog! It was sunny, warm, spacious and just what we needed. AND there wasn't any complaining! Thankful for our gorgeous home & planet!
🌻

Beautiful walk to the beach...

See that laptop and books right there?

Yeah, it's been sitting in that same spot untouched all day. Mason has completely hit his limit with this "distance learning". And I'll be honest I'm almost ready to call it summer break already(a month early)! It was going so well until about 2 weeks ago when his defiant personality decided it was done with this type of schooling, and depression and social anxiety in full swing! Isolation is so tough on ours/everyone's mental health and I don't know if we can take anymore of it! 
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #socialdistancing #quarantinelife #isolation #distancelearning #momlife

See that laptop and books...

The gang is coming over for #SCOOBMovieNight today! #SCOOB is now available to watch instantly. 
Join #SCOOBMovieNight via the Twitter Watch Party tonight at 4PM PST. 
Will you join us? 
Be sure to check out my blog for a chance to win your own SCOOB party box including the movie. 
#WBpartner #scoobydoo #entertainment #warnerbros #WB #movies #stayhome #movienight #familytime #quarantinelife

The gang is coming over...

2020 is the year I told myself I'd start focusing on a healthier lifestyle and one thing I've been working on is eating a plant based diet. I've still got a ways to go but I'll get there and so far I feel great! 🌳I've partnered with LightLife to bring you this post, but all opinions are my own. One thing I'm new to is tempeh, after eating the vegan tacos I made, I'm totally sold! I made these amazing tacos with sweet potatoes and Lightlife Original Tempeh. I didn't miss the meat at all!
🌳Tempeh can be used for a number of meals as a protein replacement, available for purchase at your local grocery store(I've found ours at Fred Meyer and @imperfectfoods ) typically for $3.49. Easy to prep, vegan certified, has a savory and slightly nutty flavor, non-GMO and 12g of protein. 
#sponsoredpost #momsmeet #lightlife #tempeh #plantbased #vegan #health #wellness #healthandwellness

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