MENTAL HEALTH WEEK, PART II

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Welcome to the second installment of Mental Health Week, by One Millennial's Guide. New content will be added to this page as blogs become available, during the week of October 22, 2017. If you feel you are unsafe, or are in need of professional assistance, please find a list of available resources at the bottom of this page. 


Sunday, 10/22: to mental health week part II: a first look

A little over a year ago, I created OMG's first (and only) themed week. Mental Health Week was one of the busiest times for the blog, in terms of the amount of content, views and messages of thanks and encouragement. It was heartwarming to hear from people all over, how the posts from that week, in particular, were so impactful. Read more...


Monday, 10/23: TO DITCHING THE STIGMA OF GOING TO THERAPY

This July, while on a walk with a guy I was dating, we stumbled onto the topic of therapy. More specifically, how we could both benefit from it. For some context, we were trying to determine if we should take our "relationship" to the next level, and before taking this step, decided to air our dirty laundry, to be sure that we knew what we were getting ourselves into with one another. Read more…


Tuesday, 10/24: To Rooting Your Expectations in Reality

6:00 PM, March 23, 2017. The sun was far off in the horizon, with that Californian golden hue, dancing with the mountain tops it would soon slip behind. The air was crisp, the sky was clear, and all of the unknowns in the journey that laid ahead filled me with nerves like I had never experienced. I pulled out of the driveway, snaked around the neighborhood I had spent nearly my entire life in, and got on the 101 headed north. Read more...


Wednesday, 10/25: TO UNDERSTANDING THE NEW WORK-LIFE BALANCE

What do you think of when you hear the phrase work-life balance? Like most, you probably think of having a job that doesn't include late nights, weekends or emails on your off-time from a overbearing micromanager. While that's definitely a part of the puzzle that is work-life balance, millennials need to continue thinking beyond the ideas of yesteryear. Read more...


Thursday, 10/26: TO LIVING LIFE WITH FEELINGS: AN EXPERIMENT

It's no secret, I'm not a feelings guy. When people express their emotions in front of me, especially overtly lovey and definitely when tears are involved, my entire body tenses up and I get that weird feeling in my throat that makes me feel like I'm about to yack. My pores open, I'm instantly radiating heat and I start scanning for the quickest exit — literal or figurative. My friends, family and I joke about me being emotionless — and collectively pity my future child(ren). Read more...


Friday, 10/27: To Learning the True Value of Self Care

Today, we're talking self-care, baby! More specifically, how un-plugging long enough to data-dump can clear the mental fog swirling around our heads. Taking a little me-time isn't just for the stay-at-home mommies in search of thirty seconds of peace for a quick glass of a red blend and maybe a Twizzler or two — although, they're probably the most-deserving. This time should be built into everyone's schedule, because, "Mental strife, shitty life!" (Yeah, not even I think that one will stick. 👀) Read more...


Saturday, 10/28: TO ESCAPING THE NEGATIVITY VACUUM

Staying in bed all day, avoiding social activities and experiencing the annoyance (and agony) in the thirty seconds your phone is ringing until you can get back to whatever you were doing. No, we're not talking about my Saturday nights — we're talking about the funk you're in. Errr, we're in. Funkville, USA — Population four: Me you, Ben & Jerry. 😂😅 I can't with my own jokes today. Read more...


Sunday, 10/29: TO ANSWERING THE QUESTION: "WHAT NOW?”

Phew! Mental Health Week has officially come to a close. (Two days later than it was intended to, but better late than never right?) This week was definitely a challenge, and it makes me appreciate both the full-time and when-I-have-time bloggers so much more. Blogging ain't easy, folks — and to those that are able to make a career out of it — I envy you, your patience and your dedication. You're a boss. Read more...


AVAILABLE resources


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

suicidepreventionlifeline.org / 1.800.273.8255 / @800273TALK

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

samhsa.gov / 1.800.662.4357 / @samhsagov

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.


The Trevor Project

thetrevorproject.org / 1.866.488.7386 / @trevorproject

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.


Veterans Crisis Line

veteranscrisisline.net / 1.800.273.8255 / text 838255

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call, chat online, or text to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.