Yearly Archives: 2019

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10: How to Create A Crisis Plan for Mental Health

Planning ahead for crisis when you're well, empowers you to maintain the ability to make choices regarding treatment when you may not physically have the ability to voice your opinion or preferences.  Creating a crisis plan requires taking a hard look at what you need when you are in crisis and then expressing it in [...]

By |2019-05-01T21:04:56+00:00May 1st, 2019|ESRPodcast, Mental Health Crisis, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, WRAP|Comments Off on 10: How to Create A Crisis Plan for Mental Health

My Recovery Journey: A spiritual perspective

Shawn Rapier, host of the Latter-day Lives podcast poses with Sarah after their interview. After nearly two decades in a mental health system which doesn't recognize spiritual experiences as anything more than a form of mental illness, it's rare that I share my personal perspective and beliefs about my recovery journey. However, not [...]

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.

By |2019-03-16T19:00:19+00:00February 27th, 2019|Anxiety, depression, ESRPodcast, Mental Health Crisis, Mental Illness, Mental Illness Treatment, Podcast, Wellness Tools, WRAP|Comments Off on 9: Developing your Action Plan for early warning signs (Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)-Part 4)

Guest on The Dr Peter Breggin Hour

Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist whom I view as a living legend, invited onto his weekly radio hour as an official guest. He's worked for decades shining a spotlight on unethical psychiatric treatments and their affect on patients. It was an honor to be invited to share my story with his listeners. Dr. Breggin [...]

8: Daily Maintenance Plan & Triggers-Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Part 3

Whether you're at the gateway pondering your Recovery Journey or further along in your passage, building & maintaining emotional self-reliance requires having a wellness toolbox filled to the brim with daily, practical strategies to keep yourself on track and a keen awareness of personal triggers which might shift your journey. This week's podcast includes a [...]

By |2019-03-16T18:59:24+00:00February 7th, 2019|Anxiety, depression, Diet, ESRPodcast, Mental Illness, Mental Illness Treatment, Recovery, Symptoms, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Wellness Tools, WRAP|Comments Off on 8: Daily Maintenance Plan & Triggers-Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Part 3

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.

By |2019-03-16T02:52:47+00:00January 30th, 2019|Anxiety, depression, ESRPodcast, Symptoms, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Wellness Tools, WRAP|Comments Off on 7: Avoiding Burnout by Increasing Self-Awareness (Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)- Part 2)

6: What’s 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, [...]

By |2019-03-16T18:58:08+00:00January 16th, 2019|ESRPodcast, Mental Illness, Recovery, Symptoms, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Wellness Tools, WRAP|Comments Off on 6: What’s a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)?-Part 1