More On Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Whether you practice grounding exercises or guided meditations, being in the present moment and not worrying about the past or the future can be a game changer for many. Check out "The Butterfly Meditation" to try a guided meditation.
Self Care and YOU!
Self care is not only important but necessary in our daily lives. Some people feel selfish if they spend too much time or attention focusing on themselves. However, it is vital to recharge your own battery before you can appropriately focus on your job, school, family, and all other areas of your life. Healthy self care choices can be the difference between your improved over all well being and continued unhappiness. Click here for some ideas to start taking care of you today!
Thinking about Suicide?
When you find yourself at the end of your rope, I encourage you to reach out to someone. Who are the supports around you? Friends, family members, and even coworkers can offer support on the darkest days. Don't forget about the Local Mobile Crisis Hotline at 800-704-2651 and the Tennessee State Wide Crisis Line at 855-274-7471. You can also text "TALK" to 741741 to begin a text conversation with a licensed counselor. Crisis agencies and contact lines are always available, 24/7/365. If you are experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts, there IS help! Reach out, get help. For more info, click here.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.7223
Tennessee Crisis Line
Local Children’s Crisis Response Team 866.791.9222
"To be human is to need others and this is no flaw or weakness."