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Oct 27, 2017 · How Spirituality Can Help Stress in Mental Health

First of all, I am so glad you are both content and well. Such good news. I am working my way out of a general anxiety/panic disorder slowly but surely. Have been through it before. It takes time, courage and patience, but I have been blessed in many other ways. A type A personality, my husband did very well in business, and we are fortunate to have two beautiful homes, one in PA and the other in FL. We leave for FL tomorrow. Lots of nerves. It’s a schizophrenic life and our children and grandchildren are all here in PA and NJ, but he is a huge golfer and wouldn’t know what to do with himself during those cold winter days in PA. Wish me luck! And I pray I follow in your footsteps soon. Warm regards, JC

Oct 26, 2017 · How Spirituality Can Help Stress in Mental Health

@gailb, I do believe in the presence of a higher power in my life, and pray every evening after I get into bed. THank you for your uplifting words. I appreciate them, particularly since my husband is an atheist. While a very compassionate, wonderful and generous man, his lack of faith is hard for me to deal with at times, especially in times of crisis.

AGain, thank you for your words of strength,

Julie

Oct 26, 2017 · How Spirituality Can Help Stress in Mental Health

Thank you for your reply, Shoregal. Yes, St. Jude is someone I revere and pray to each night. RIght now I am struggling with nervousness about going back to FL. I am not a great flyer, and I miss my family very much when I leave. I have three little grandsons whom I adore, and am very close to my only daughter and son-in-law. Yes, I do pray for my husband’s conversion. He had a very unfortunate experience with a minister as he was going through a terrrible time of anxiety and depression after his first wife left him for another man. I think this soured him on religion.

Oct 26, 2017 · Managing Lifelong Mental Health as a Senior in Mental Health

Hi Justin and thank you for moderating this site. You look like a compassionate person. THis is the first time I am posting here, and I have been having anxiety on and off for the past 5 years, beginning with my daughter’s first pregnancy, which was complicated. Them she ended up having two more pregnancies which were even more life-threatening to her ad the babies. With good health care, several hospitalizations and monitoring, her children normal and beautiful, but I remained in anxiety state on of, comlicataed my 88-year old mother who is always at me for one thing or another.

On the bright side, the physical trappings of my life are very good. Wonderful second husband, two beautiful homes, one in Pennsylvania and one in Florida. Having a lot of anxiety about leaving all the kids and grandchildren as we fly out on Saturday to FL.

I have found the best way to make is to fake and push through, take my medication, be mindful and grateful, talk therapy and reaching out to good friends. I also try to find happiness in the small things in life, and I exercise hard at least 4 or 5 days a week.

A mental health services in our country are so vastly underserved and I would like to get involved in helping other people.

Thanks to you all for listening, and I appreciate your support.

Hang tough, friends. There are always good days and rays of hope.

Julie