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Mood Disorders, Chemical Imbalance, and the Workplace

I work at a Landscape Supply/ Nursery. Many of you know that. Spring Time is our "Christmas". Sod orders explode, 18 wheeler plant loads come in every day. "Chaos" is a mild word to describe our day. Stress is compounded due to the overload of customers, the lack of enough employees, and usually the weather.… Continue reading Mood Disorders, Chemical Imbalance, and the Workplace

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The Mental State of Covid

It has been a rough 6 months....the longest strand of snow days ever!!!! At first it is fun; playing games with your family members, trying new recipes, going outside more often. Did you see the empty racks of bicycles at Walmart? I loved going to the parks and seeing families hang out together, getting fresh… Continue reading The Mental State of Covid

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Books, Books, Books

Heaven I dropped my son off in Fort Worth, TX last weekend. This is a first. My oldest son has moved onto a new life. I am still included, but this is his life, his choices. I am so excited for him. And, of course, scared. But that is part of a "first". Anyway, we… Continue reading Books, Books, Books

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GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK!!

TIS THE SEASON!!!  It's that time of year.  It is frantic, hectic, joyous...and magical, hectic, scary.  You have so much to do, right?  The holiday parties...work, school, church.  Thanksgiving AND Christmas.  The music starts earlier and earlier each year.  The shelves are stocked with ornaments, clothes, table decorations.  EVERYTHING must be perfect.  Or, does it?… Continue reading GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK!!

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So…Need some help?

The mental health system is a mess. Yes, we are working hard to reduce the stigma of mental health, but are we offering solutions and insight on how to get the help you need? I have not found many published solutions. Psychiatrists numbers are low. It can take weeks, even months to get into see… Continue reading So…Need some help?

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Love is Contagious

In the past week, Birmingham lost 2 prominent figures: Dr. Thomas Wilson, Mr. Bob Esdale. These men have represented all that is good in humanity. They loved unabashedly everyone who crossed their paths. They gave back to Birmingham all they had received. They have raised families who continue to make lives better. In the midst… Continue reading Love is Contagious

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! If you are reading this, you made it through the holidays.  That is awesome!!!  It is a very difficult time of year.  Stress increases, depression increases, and so does the rate of suicides.  BUT YOU MADE IT!!! Give yourself a pat on the back.  Don't worry about New Year's Resolutions, you just… Continue reading CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Depression · family · Friends · Suicide · Uncategorized

GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK!!

TIS THE SEASON!!!  It's that time of year.  It is frantic, hectic, joyous...and magical, hectic, scary.  You have so much to do, right?  The holiday parties...work, school, church.  Thanksgiving AND Christmas.  The music starts earlier and earlier each year.  The shelves are stocked with ornaments, clothes, table decorations.  EVERYTHING must be perfect.  Or, does it?… Continue reading GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK!!

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It’s Hard to Cry for Help

Dear Readers, It has been a long time since I posted.  I'm sorry I didn't write during Mental Health Month.  I wanted to, but I couldn't get the right words together.  Also, my life has been very good lately.  My moods are even, my relationships with my family have improved.  I am working very hard… Continue reading It’s Hard to Cry for Help

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Mother’s Day

When I think of Mother's Day, I think of flowers and my mother, "Rose Mamoo".  Mama was no ordinary mother.  She didn't make our lunches or write notes on a sticky pad and put them in our backpacks.  She gave us 2 quarters a day so we could ride the bus to and from school. … Continue reading Mother’s Day