Emotional Self-Reliance

Sarah shares her Recovery Journey, exploring “Wellness Tools” to overcome symptoms of mental illness, trauma and adversity to achieve fullest potential

1: What is Emotional Self-Reliance?

If your psychiatrist told you "They haven't invented the medication that will help you yet," what would you do? Join Sarah's exploration of "Wellness Tools" as she works to recover a life lost to symptoms of severe mental illness and a memory lost to psychiatric electroconvulsive therapy "shock" treatments.

4: 32 Ways to Prevent Your Own Suicide

What do lifeguards and camels have to do with Sarah's 32 Wellness Tools to prevent suicide? Listen and learn from Sarah's experiences 12 years of suicidal thoughts and self-preservation. 

One tool? Play The Piano Guys' Song, "It's Gonna Be Okay" on a Loop!

5: Suicide: Not on my watch!

Do you know the 16 "red flares" of suicide? Can you identify when someone may need your help? Can you distinguish between myths and truths of suicide? If a friend or family member needs help, do you know what to say or do? No worries, I've got you covered!

References in this episode include Akathisia 101 class & Mental Health First Aid

 

6: What is a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)-Part 1

On the brink of burnout? Searching for wellness tools to prevent burnout personally and professionally? Since I developed my Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) with a peer support specialist, I can recognize when I'm on the brink and have a plan in place to prevent falling over the burnout cliff. 

For more information on WRAP, check out the Copeland Center For Wellness and Recovery.

7: Avoiding Burnout by Increasing Self-Awareness (Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)- Part 2)

Burnout occurs when we become so distracted by circumstances that we become desensitized to our body’s alarms. Using WRAP with the Feldenkrais Method strengthens ability to recognize subtle differences. Feldenkrais Attention to Movement exercise. Copeland, M E (2000). Wellness Recovery Action Plan & Uchtdorf, D (2008). A Matter of a Few Degrees.

9: Developing your Action Plan for early warning signs (Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)-Part 4)

Can you recognize the early warning signs of mental illness? Do you have an action plan to keep things in check? Let's build your WRAP. Sarah mentions her guest appearance on the Latter-day Lives Podcast.

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