18 years ago today my dad completed suicide. No, the verbiage doesn’t make me feel better. But “committed” always bothered me as a child. I have A LOT of mixed emotions today. Mostly, I’m tired. But I do know, I’ll always strongly advocate mental health, healing, connecting with people, seeking help, talking to a therapist, praying, believing, hoping, surviving, and thriving. #outofthedarkness #gethelp #behelp #love #loss #taboo #breakthesilence
Don’t let the words “mental health” keep you from looking for help.
Mental health is still a taboo subject among Veterans & service members—but it doesn’t have to be, says U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Bob Moran.
Moran, who went through his own journey of mental health recovery at VA New Jersey Health Care System, is sharing his experience in hopes of inspiring others to seek help. “I think mental health is something that a lot of Veterans downplay the importance of,” he says.
According to Moran, Veterans often cover up mental health issues or claim they can cope with anything. “In my experience, that’s not the case.” Moran graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1983 & served for 5 years. In 2015, a friend recommended that he talk to a therapist. Moran became a VA outpatient with a diagnosis of low-level depression.
That was only the beginning of his mental health journey. In June 2018, Moran called the Nat’l. Veterans Crisis Line. “I went to the emergency room at East Orange,” he recalls.
Moran was admitted to the VA New Jersey inpatient mental health unit & then spent time in the facility’s residential treatment program. While there, he was introduced to the VA Whole Health curriculum, which turns traditional medical care on its head by focusing on the patient & what matters to them most rather than on a particular disease. It was a pleasant surprise. “I took part in yoga & tai chi & also the Whole Health 6-week introductory course,” Moran says. #mentalhealth #veteran #wholehealth #marines #mentalillness #va #treatment #servicemember #depression #crisis #yoga #taichi #medicalcare #disease #emergency #taboo #usmarinecorps
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"Do you remember when I told you about moments and how they're priceless?" he asks, brushing his nose with mine. I nod. "I want to make the rest of them with you." 💋 Hush, Hush is NOW LIVE! 💋
Meet Aubrey and James today!
A new, seductive forbidden romance that caters to Manhattan's elite... I knew the rules:
Never reveal my true identity.
Play the game, give the illusion.
Don’t get close to the clients.
The dark and glamorous lifestyle of the rich and shameless open my eyes to a lavish world of sin and wealth, and a man I can’t have.
A man I desperately want—James Riviera.
We're treading a fine line as we live the ultimate double life until we make a startling discovery that tests both our loyalties.
I only had to follow the rules, but rules are meant to be broken.
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