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For High Five Day: A High Five to Mental Health Champions

High five! It’s April 20, which means different things. adidas gazelle homme grise My favorite is High Five Day. Black Grey Jordan Shoes What is a high five, after all, other than a little celebration between two or more people? These simple connections and small celebrations create a strong foundation for mental health, wellbeing, and life satisfaction — no matter what challenges we may face, including serious mental or physical illness. Chaussures UGG Homme Happy High Five Day!On this day, I’d like to send out a virtual high five to fellow mental health champions. Adidas Superstar Femme Fleur Some of you are activists. Creighton Bluejays Jerseys Some are advocates. Caregivers. Consumers living with mental illness. Nike Hyperdunk Some of you are outspoken. Zapatillas ROSHE RUN Some of you are quiet, seeking to understand yourself or someone else and filling yourselves with empathy and compassion. Miami Hurricanes Some of you read to increase your knowledge and understanding. You read blogs. Articles. Shane Vereen Memoirs. Burberry Pantalon Navy Midshipmen Jerseys Nonfiction. Parajumpers Vestes Parajumpers Femme Harraseeket Novels. All of this increases human connection. Canada Goose Paris High fives all around! Here’s another hearty high five shared with all of you who read my articles and my novels. High fives of deep gratitude for people who willingly read advance copies of Twenty-Four Shadows and provided their feedback:

  • Twenty-Four Shadows is a must-read. I fell in love with the characters. This book, just like Ms. Peterson’s previous ones, illustrates the struggles of living with mental illness. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Jerseys This is the most effective way to bring awareness of mental illness to the general reader — Nikky, mental health consumer, reader, book reviewer
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  • I applaud Peterson’s work as it is sensitive to the subject matter and consistently enjoyable to read.” — Shawn Verdin, LPC, LAC; Program Director – Behavioral Health Unit
  • Tanya continues to aide humanity by giving everyone a glimpse into the trials of many who suffer from mental health illness. Her books allow the readers to “take a walk in someone else’s shoes” for a short time and by the end of the book delivers a reader who is knowledgeable and often forms a greater sense of compassion for all who endure through metal health situations, whether it be the patient or the extension of family, friends or work associates. Nike Air Max 90 Femme BlancheLady Selah SuJuris, Storytellers Campfire
  • This is a must-read for anyone trying to come to terms with a loved one’s mental illness or interested in learning what it’s like to live with Dissociative Identity Disorder.” — Yuliya Geikhman of The US Review of Books (RECOMMENDED by the US Review)

Writing and reading increase empathy and understanding of mental illness, the people who live with it, and the people who care about them. nike free run 4.0 homme High five to everyone who reads and shares and discusses and feels. Utah State Aggies Jerseys Brad Wing We’re all mental health champions! (Note: Twenty-Four Shadows will be released by Apprentice House Press on May 1, 2016.) PurchaseLinks circle for website 2         Sign up for my free monthly newsletter, Wellbeing & Words. Each issue is packed with useful tips for enhancing mental health and wellbeing, reading-related tidbits, and updates about my own mental health writing and activities.

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  1. Your blog is very inspiring for me. I live with ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression. Managing work, school, and home life can be a real challenge for me. You have help me learn ways to get through the day with out letting my disabilities hider me from going out and getting things done. Thank you.

    1. Hello Hayley,
      Thank you so much for your comment. Your words mean a lot to me, and they’ll be inspiring to others, too, as you prove that it’s possible to live each day without being hindered by mental health challenges. I like to write about real things, attitudes, beliefs, experiences, etc. that do help us overcome even serious mental illness. I draw on my own experiences with this and share what works for me. I’m so glad to know that you find my blog helpful. 🙂

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