Thursday, November 22, 2007

Mental Health First Aid Guidelines Project for Traumatic Events


I have been privileged by the University of Melbourne by being invited to share my insights as an expert panel member for a project titled the Mental Health First Aid Guidelines Project for Traumatic Events.

Panel members are mental health professionals and researchers, people who have experienced traumatic events in the past and who work to help others with handling trauma as part of their careers.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Eating your feelings

"There is not enough fried chicken on the planet to soothe a broken woman."

"I would eat so I didn't have to talk, drink so I didn't have to feel, smoke so I didn't have to be close to another soul."

"Nothing is better for numbing your soul than the sheer, unbridled love of the carbohydrate."

"You can eat your life into submission, or drink it down with so many bottles of wine, or smoke it away on a patio. You can look for love and respect in the eyes of another, and it still will not fill you up. This I have finally learned. Nothing will ever make you whole except you."

- Laurie Perry, Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair

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