RWS Event 8 / RTR Event 3

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    Reflection on RWS/RTR

    Wednesday September 12, 2018 by sabrina Comments 0

    We have come to the end of RWS and I’m sure we have gained a valuable understanding of ourselves through this workshop. We heard insightful thoughts and sharing as well as in depth discussion on recovery. RWS has allowed us a safe space to be vulnerable and share our experiences with other participants without the fear of judgement and criticism. Through RWS, we became more self-aware and increase our understanding of various coping skills we..
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    Facing Fears

    Wednesday September 05, 2018 by sabrina Comments 0

    "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie  Fear can be paralyzing and sometimes it stops us from achieving our goals. Fear can stem from the past or different expectations from others or ourselves. Fear stops us from experiencing life to the fullest. It is so difficult to have an amazing life if we are..
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    Preventing Relapse/Setback

    Wednesday August 29, 2018 by sabrina Comments 0

    Part of recovery is knowing that it is not going to be a straight road. Relapse/Setbacks can occur and if you have a care plan in place, you are able to get back on track. A relapse/setback happens when symptoms return or get worse. However, it is possible to prevent a relapse/setback or prevent symptoms from exacerbating. When you create a care plan to help deal with symptoms, it reduces the chance of a full-blown relapse/setback.  It is..
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    Role of Medication in Recovery

    Tuesday August 21, 2018 by sabrina Comments 0

    People with mental health struggles have different views on recovery and how medication play a role in their recovery. Consumer-survivors (people with mental illness who consumes medication) construe recovery not as a “cure” but living a life that is fulfilling and satisfying despite their ongoing struggles with mental illness. According to studies, medication add to the definition of recovery for some consumers. A crucial part of recovery..
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    Building Deeper Relationships

    Wednesday August 15, 2018 by sabrina Comments 0

    At the end of the day, when you strip away the layers of materialistic desires, money, fame, social media popularity, power and status, what is left that transcends space and time is human connection. We, as human beings, want to feel connected, to know that we are not alone in this world. Building relationships takes a lot of effort and vulnerability. To form deeper connections, silence the critical voice in your head and focus on the other..
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    Stress Awareness

    Wednesday August 01, 2018 by HMO STAFF Comments 0

    The general consensus when it comes to stress is that stress is bad. However, some stress is needed in life for us to grow and be more resilient. We need to identify which stresses are good stresses and which are bad. Good stress, which is known as Eustress, is “a positive form of stress that happens when you’re engaged in an activity that is both exciting and motivating.” Eustress is the kind of stress that keeps you motivated. You will..
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    Stages of Healing Process in Recovery of Mental Illness

    Wednesday July 25, 2018 by HMO STAFF Comments 0

    More often than not, mental illness attacks the sense of self in an individual. Other than affecting the mind and body, it also affects our identity. “Who am I when I have a mental illness?” A mental illness diagnosis can destroy our sense of confidence in how we maneuver the world. When I was diagnosed, I worry about how I was going to handle challenges that come with life. I didn’t have the confidence to live life and all I thought..
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    Life Skills

    Wednesday July 18, 2018 by HMO Staff Comments 0

    Life skills are skills that are “necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life.” Some of these skills include effective communication, effective interpersonal relationships, problem solving and decision making. It is vital for one struggling with mental health to have these skills so that one is able to cope with challenges that comes with life to prevent relapse. Having effective life skills translate to having a healthy..
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    The Recovery Process

    Wednesday July 11, 2018 by HMO Staff Comments 0

    The recovery model in mental health involves the holistic view of health which is the idea of putting the person first instead of focusing on their symptoms. The recovery process is not a straight road, it has its ups and downs. This model requires a lot of commitment and patience from people with mental illness. However, this recovery process calls for a group effort instead of just the individual, it includes health care professionals,..

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