Recovery

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 [...]

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

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

2: Making Small Successes into Big Achievements

How is learning to fold an ornate origami swan like learning to live with symptoms of mental illness? How can we turn scattered shreds of our life’s paper, into our life's unique origami masterpiece? Embrace your colors and have fun, one tiny fold at a time! Origami swan tutorial.

By |2019-03-16T18:52:34+00:00December 12th, 2018|ESRPodcast, Memory Loss, Mental Illness, Recovery, Wellness Tools|Comments Off on 2: Making Small Successes into Big Achievements

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.

By |2019-03-16T18:51:38+00:00December 12th, 2018|Anxiety, depression, ECT, employment, ESRPodcast, Identify, Memory Loss, Mental Illness, psychosis, Recovery, Stigma, Symptoms, Vocational Rehab, Wellness Tools|Comments Off on 1: What is Emotional Self-Reliance?