updated July 27 2015 Rip Bobbi Kristina  Read all the News Headlines  today  Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, has died aged 22. 

 Up date Mental Health Week is coming...  Hey its  your Girl JA Nursing here, Yesterday I heard in the news about Bobbi Kristina Brown's  family still having hope for her recovery.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, remains in a coma after 10 weeks. Though the family refuses to give up hope, they can’t help but wonder what her life will be like if and when she wakes up.
The Brown and Houston family is praying for a miracle, and they are grateful to all the fans who have been praying for Bobbi Kristina. Bobby Brown has finally spoken about Bobbi Kristina in person, while at the Soul Food Festival in Los Angeles over the weekend.

 Mental Health week is May 5-11, 2014. CMHA’s Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. I want to continue to extend the awareness of Mental Health. As A  Nurse and Mental health Nurse I know that this cause is one worth continuing the conversation about.

For many families seeing someone they love on a Form 1 Or Form 3 can be a difficult time.  This  means that someone  you love is  going through an Acute Mental Health Phase.

 This blog is dedicated  to  increase awareness. My prayers go out to all  families affected by suicide and Mental Health issues

Lets take a small look at the story   Bobbi Kristenia or Whitney Houston  looking Back on the news I was shocked to hear of the news about Bobbi Kristina.........

Well was I shocked no I wasn't the facts of the matter is that lets us remember back in 2012 of February 11  which is less then 2 weeks away,
Just days after her last appearance at a pre-Grammy Awards party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Houston would be discovered submerged in the bathtub of her suite at the hotel.

 Now 2015  as we are fastly approaching The The 57th Annual Grammy Awards  that will be held on February 8, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

 So What is the Crisis?
It  is a well known fact that situations can bring about acts of suicide and depression.. Should we have expected this well the answer is YES..... INTERVENTION Should be at the forefront when the likelihood of a traumatic situation is about to repeat its self. During the next few weeks it would have been important for friends and family to realize that this time may not be easy for the only child of Whitney Houston to cope... Lets not throw shade but continue to realize that not only celebrities go through crisis but so does everybody. Awareness is the Key Break the  silence and take your role in someones life as a potential Life saver.

Do you think Suicide is preventable? Many factors and circumstances can contribute to someone’s decision to end his or her life. Find out how to recognize the warning signs and learn the importance of talking about suicide.

Approximately 11 people will end their lives by suicide today in Canada. Awareness is essential to changing this behaviour. Understand why people consider suicide and attempt to take their own lives

The Facts About Suicide

Suicide is preventable. Most people who attempt suicide want to live, however, but are overcome with emotional pain and cannot see any other way to handle a situation that may seem overwhelming and impossible to bear. Most people who die by suicide give definite warning signs of experiencing thoughts of suicide. This is one reason learning to recognize these signs and how to respond to them is so important. Talking about suicide does not cause someone to experience thoughts of suicide or increase the risk. Showing genuine concern by asking about suicide directly can be part of an immediate intervention.
Four out of five people who die by suicide have made at least one previous attempt. Suicide occurs across all age, economic, social and ethnic boundaries. Males die by suicide more than three times as often as females.  Three times more women than men attempt suicide.

 Suicidal crises are almost always temporary.
Although it might seem as if your unhappiness will never end, it is important to realize that crises are usually time-limited. Solutions are found, feelings change, unexpected positive events occur. Suicide is sometimes referred to as “a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” Don’t let suicide rob you of better times that will come your way when you allow more time to pass.

 What am I thinking right now  well its heart felt I've lost people to suicide and in your mind you wonder what could have been done? 

If you are  a Parent take time out to understand the overall picture of your child, I know that as a Mother, I myself am guilty of yelling and screaming  forgetting that I too was once a child or youth.

  As a matter of fact the facts are at times I still have to figure out ways to cope and manage situations that arise.  The challenge will always remain the same, COPING and finding Ways to COPE. This too is the same obstacle that children, youths and actually all human beings face.

So if you know someone who may be in crisis  open your eyes end the stigma and start the conversation

 Self-esteem is more than just seeing your good qualities. It is being able to see all your abilities and weaknesses together, accepting them, and doing your best with what you have.

At the start of the year I thought of #METIME  which for me its like ta Mental Vacation.

Each day, set aside five minutes for a mental health break. Close your office door or go into another room, and day-dream about a place, person or idea, or think about nothing at all! You will feel like you have been on a mini-vacation.

Consider these key characteristics when assessing your own mental health:
  • Ability to enjoy life – Can you live in the moment and appreciate the “now”? Are you able to learn from the past and plan for the future without dwelling on things you can’t change or predict?
  • Resilience – Are you able to bounce back from hard times? Can you manage the stress of a serious life event without losing your optimism and a sense of perspective?
  • Balance – Are you able to juggle the many aspects of your life? Can you recognize when you might be devoting too much time to one aspect, at the expense of others? Are you able to make changes to restore balance when necessary?
  • Self-actualization – Do you recognize and develop your strengths so that you can reach your full potential?
  • Flexibility – Do you feel, and express, a range of emotions? When problems arise, can you change your expectations – of life, others, yourself – to solve the problem and feel better?
This has been been watching out for your Health with Michelle Smith your Health and Social Advocate.  lets continue the  conversation contact for group workshop suitable for any age because  WE CARE



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