Together, we can end the stigma around mental health!
Ending the stigma is a big job! We'd never be able to achieve it without these caring individuals!
"There are no guarantees of what healing looks like. This is especially true in regards to therapy. We can’t say “here’s what you will achieve if you stick it out” because it is different for everyone. Sometimes the best motivator for showing up for therapy is just knowing you don’t want things to continue how they are, or to get worse. The therapeutic process requires willingness to keep working even if you can’t see what the end result looks like. With good therapy, it will start to become clearer and clearer over time."
"In the last couple of years, I’ve had a lot of life events happen that made me realize I DO have emotions, I DO have feelings and it’s NOT a bad thing. Mental health affects everyone, either personally or in the people you know, but that in no way means you are defined by that."
"I was sitting on the bus and this other girl kept looking at me, I actually thought maybe I had a stain or something on me. At one of the stops she got up and moved closer to where I was sitting, I gave her a smile. She then said “I just want to let you know I have been really struggling and in a dark place lately and your sweater made me smile.”"
"You can not recover from anxiety by just staying calm. You can not recover from depression by just being positive. You can not recover from anorexia by just eating more. If mental illness were that simple we wouldn’t be struggling and suffering. Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters."
Emily Salomon, MS.Ed., LPC
"I believe that people need support systems especially given the constantly changing nature of the world we live in today. I chose to enter the mental health field because I was once a teen experiencing significant life challenges. I first felt comfortable being exactly who I was as I sat across from my own individual therapist. At that moment, I decided that it was my life’s calling to help others who needed a safe space just as I did."