Mental Health Posts

Jode’s WRAP Story

Although I was introduced to WRAP in 2000 and wrote my first plan, it wasn’t until I became a WRAP facilitator and really starting using and knowing the importance of having a plan.  In 2006 I was hospitalized for what was initially thought to be a stroke because my...
Delayed Arrival at Desired Destination

Delayed Arrival at Desired Destination

Growing up, I was a big dreamer: college, marriage, family, career. I was enthusiastic, active, and driven. I didn’t let the anxiety I began experiencing when I was roughly nine, the depression I began experiencing when I was 14, or the hypomania which started at age...
When You’re in Pain, Exercise Your Brain

When You’re in Pain, Exercise Your Brain

In Greek mythology, Oedipus saved his own life by answering the riddle of the sphinx: “What crawls on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening?” Today, we know that brain teasers like these can save our lives—even if we answer incorrectly....
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