16 Things Mental Health Pros With Mental Illness Want You To Know

In order to understand mental illness, you have to start by asking the question: What is mental health? If you want to know more, below are the things professional wanted us to know more about this illness.

1. Yes, mental health professionals can be diagnosed with and need treatment for mental illness.

Psychological problems are common, and mental health professionals can suffer from mental illness too — and probably just as often as people in the general population.
People assume that, if you’re in the helping profession, you must be in perfect mental health, you must be 100% emotionally competent, and you know how to make all the right choices in life. But the truth is that we’re human. We struggle just like everyone else.

2. Although sometimes we keep it to ourselves because we’re afraid it will affect our professional reputation.

The stigma surrounding mental health problems can be tough to overcome for anyone, but may be particularly challenging for those whose job it is to care for others with mental illness. We may be reluctant to pursue a diagnosis and treatment because we sometimes believe (and may be told by our colleagues) that having a mental illness could hurt our reputation and be bad for our career.

3. Despite our training, we can’t just make our mental illness go away.

Being a mental health professional doesn’t give us super powers. Once we decide to seek help and get diagnosed, we have to go through the same process of figuring out how to treat our illness. And once we figure out what that is, we, too, have to work at it and put in serious time and effort in order to see results.

Read more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/shannonrosenberg/we-struggle-with-mental-illnesses-too-guys

 

Gardening Tips for Creating a Modern Landscape

Landscape designs that may be termed as ‘modern’ are those that are simple yet functional. If you want your garden to have a newer look and feel soon, here are some modern landscaping tips that you should remember.

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Those who love modern design often prefer a modern landscape when it comes to their outdoor spaces. While the sleek, contemporary look of a well-planned yard may seem unattainable, the use of native plants can make it surprisingly easy to maintain a yard that’s every bit as interesting as the inside of your home! It’s always helpful to consult an expert when it comes to choosing the best plants for your space, but the tips featured in today’s post will get the ball rolling as you plan a strategy for your yard.

If you’re drawn to plants that are a bit trickier to maintain than native greenery, you can always place them in planters to cultivate a few of them at a time or switch them out with the changing seasons as needed. Keep reading for modern landscaping tips and some stunning outdoor vignettes that are sure to inspire you…

There’s Power in Numbers

If you live in an area where it’s not practical to cultivate a lush, green lawn, you may be interested in creating a more drought-tolerant landscape by using native plants that don’t require much water. Xeriscaping is becoming increasingly popular, and even if you’re not looking to add large amounts of gravel to your yard, you can create an abundant look by grouping plants into clusters. After all, there’s power in numbers!