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Motivation and Inspiration

Welcome back to the overview of my Bright Future Program! As we return to our discussion about the Mental and Physical Health pillar of the Bright Future Program, I’d like to discuss the difference between motivation and inspiration when dealing with negative symptoms of schizophrenia.  Motivation will fade, but inspiration comes from within. When I…

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Answering Your Questions

Welcome to this week’s video blog! This week I’m going to put our discussion about the Bright Future Program on hold because some very important questions came in that I feel should be answered here so everyone can learn from them.  Lisa from Illinois runs a group home, and I’m honored that the residents watch…

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Strengthening Your Mental Health

Welcome back to the overview of my Bright Future Program! Last week’s Mental and Physical Health discussion dealt with finding activities you enjoy to help change our focus. As we continue with pillar 4 in this series, I wanted to encourage you to try to read more as a way of strengthening your mental health. …

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A Positive Focus

Welcome back to the overview of my Bright Future Program! As we continue our discussion about the fourth pillar of recovery: Mental and Physical Health, I’m going to discuss the importance of finding those things you enjoy and do well at.  While in recovery we often find ourselves with feelings of lack, and a great…

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Self Esteem and Confidence

Welcome back to the overview of my Bright Future Program! As we continue our discussion about the fourth pillar of recovery: Mental and Physical Health, I’m going to touch on the importance of improving our self esteem and confidence.  How we feel about ourselves internally and projecting that publicly will have a big impact on…

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Mental and Physical Health

Welcome back to the overview of my Bright Future Program! Today I’d like to introduce the fourth pillar of recovery: Mental and Physical Health.  The goal in this pillar is to live as healthy as possible for as long as possible.  Having a mental illness can have a huge impact on your physical health.  The…

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Keeping Active in Recovery

Welcome back to the overview of my Bright Future Program! As we continue our discussion about the third pillar of recovery: Family, I’m excited to share with you the importance of filling our time with scheduled events and activities.  Having something to look forward to is incredibly helpful for our road to recovery as it…

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Small Fits of Violence

Welcome back to the overview of my Bright Future Program! As we continue our discussion about the third pillar of recovery: Family, I wanted to shed some light on small fits of violence resulting from the friction caused by dealing with a mental illness.  This frustration is often a bi-product of trying to explain something…

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Siblings in Recovery

Welcome back to the overview of my Bright Future Program! As we continue our discussion about the third pillar of recovery: Family, I wanted to discuss a topic sometimes forgotten about in the recovery process and that is the important role of siblings.  We must be aware that not all siblings are willing or able…

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Put Yourself First

Welcome back to the overview of my Bright Future Program! Today we continue our discussion about the third pillar of recovery: Family – creating a sense of belonging.  I’m talking directly with the support people and family members out there.  You need to ensure that you are taking care of yourself and your feelings and…

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