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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)

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

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!

By |2019-03-16T18:54:57+00:00December 19th, 2018|akathisia, depression, ESRPodcast, Mental Health Crisis, Mental Illness, Mental Illness Treatment, Suicide Prevention, Symptoms, Wellness Tools, WRAP|Comments Off on 4: 32 Ways to Prevent Your Own Suicide

Revisioning Mental Health Treatment

In 2016, The University of California San Diego invited me to be the keynote speaker for May’s Mental Health Awareness Month lighting ceremony. Little did they know, my journey involved seeking effective mental illness treatment not involving psychiatric medication. Perhaps they'd seen my success and assumed I was on medication. I wasn't. The eyes of the [...]