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Why Don’t We Talk About End of Life

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Betsy Wurzel’s guest on Chatting with Betsy is Jenny Leigh Hodgins who is the founder of Creative Memorial Planning.
Betsy and Jenny talk about alternatives and the importance of pre-planning the end of life.  This is not an easy subject to discuss and there are many emotions for the family. Jenny talks about how helpful it could be to have a Death Doula as apart of the end of life planning.  Now saying that it really is important to discuss the end of life wishes. There are many ways to honor your loved ones and this interview will discuss non-traditional ways to honor them.
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To contact Jenny Leigh Hodgins via email: yourcreativechord@gmail.com
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The importance of our Belief Systems – now more than ever

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Finding Your Holy Grail helps people navigate the post-pandemic reality we now find ourselves in.

As we head into the beginning of 2021, the show takes a deep dive into key themes on living fearlessly in the post-pandemic world. Throughout January, the spotlight’s on our ability to set and achieve goals in uncertain times; and we explore the roles of fear, resilience, beliefs, and blind-spots in this process.

In this episode, Dr. Mandy Simon is joined by Dr. Gordon MacMillan, the show’s co-creator, in exploring The Importance of Belief Systems in Setting Goals You Can Actually Achieve.

To listen to this discussion with Dr. Mandy Simon and Dr. Gordon MacMillan on how we can work through this pandemic with our feelings and emotions in this crazy world we are now in:   Click here to listen…

Belief systems exert a powerful influence over how we respond to any given situation or circumstance. They are passed on to us at very young ages and help us to form the identities of who we perceive we are, and how we develop into the individuals we seek to become.

Belief systems are greatly influenced by culture, religion, language, and the choices we make about how we fit into society. They define the extent of the opportunities and options that we think are available to us as we plan ahead. This is why it’s important to understand belief systems when it comes to setting goals we can actually achieve.

The Show’s Call to Action is for listeners to: 

  1. Consider how your belief systems influence your perception of the world. Make sure, you list at least 5 and identify if they are changeable or static for you. 
  1. List 5 deeply-held beliefs, or core values, which have been nurtured in you from childhood. Then decide if you have them because it was conditioning or if you are choosing to hold on to them.  
  1. Lastly, write down 5 words that you could incorporate in your everyday language to adopt a more positive, and progressive outlook on the world. Feel free to use the example we gave here as a substituting timeline for a deadline. Another example could be using language to say I feel sad instead of saying I am sad. When we say I am sad, it doesn’t give our subconscious mind the freedom to understand that we are not sad. Think about that nuance.

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 The weekly journal is a very helpful tool, so I hope you are taking the opportunity to download the weekly journal by Dr. Mandy Simon.  Journaling will help you in so many ways. 

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When Your Child Dies from an Overdose

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Polly is like any other mother of four adult children in her commitment to their success and happiness. One day her third son went to his parents to tell them he had been misusing opioids for four years, which started a rollercoaster of detox and relapses.
One day he went missing and was found in his car, dead from an overdose of oxycontin laced with fentanyl. Polly talks about how overwhelming a sudden death is, the stigma, guilt, anger, and tremendous grief that affects the entire family. We hope you benefit and learn something new from this interview.

Join in and listen to this engaging conversation: Click here to listen…

If you have a story you want to tell on this program contact Dr. Marianne Matzo at marianne@every1dies.org.  You can also learn more about serious illness, dying, death, and bereavement by this program contact Dr. Marianne Matzo at marianne@every1dies.org.  We would love to hear from you.

You can also learn more about  Dr. Marianne Matzo and the website:  www.every1dies.org

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The Shift with Mental Struggles

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This Blog was created by Guest Blogger Mary Albertoli

It’s okay to talk about our mental health struggles

 

First, I need to be straight forward. I do not have a method to prevent the high rate of suicide among teenagers and young adults. What I have is twelve years of clinical experience as a master’s level social worker and my own observations. It is important to note that, as a social worker, I had the opportunity to treat this population in both an individual and group setting. 

I think it’s safe to say that almost everyone has struggled with emotional and mental health issues at some point in their life. In my practice, however, I observed that young people often felt that they were the only ones among their peers who were suffering, and they felt shame about needing help. Their feelings of shame further exacerbated their feelings of being alone and worsened their mental and emotional struggles, sometimes to the point of crisis. 

Dispelling the stigma around experiencing emotional and mental health struggles would provide space for authentic conversations to occur in this population. Authentic conversations would help people realize they are not alone which would further dispel the stigma and allow space for help-seeking behaviors. It’s a vicious cycle that I believe could help many youths avoid reaching that crisis point.

During the filming of the promo for The Shift, one of our participants spoke about being bullied in middle school, having milk cartons thrown at her on a daily basis, and getting to the point where she thought about “popping a bottle of pills and ending her life.” She was lucky because she finally opened up to her family and they supported her getting help. What about the many young people who just do not have this support or who are judging themselves for even having these thoughts and feelings?

Especially given current events, this is a time in which compassion and generosity towards each other regarding mental health is necessary for survival. Another participant in our promo conversation opened up for the first time about feeling suicidal on a daily basis and shared with the group that his pain had become so unbearable that he almost jumped off a bridge. He said he had thought he should be able “to power through his pain” on his own and almost took his life based on this belief. This participant and I have kept in touch since the day that we filmed his interview, and on more than one occasion he’s told me that since he opened up about his struggles with peers in the supportive space that we created for them, his life has changed for the better. 

From these experiences, I’ve come to believe that creating a new cycle of conversations can dispel the stigma around mental health so that more teens and young adults can open up and have these important breakthroughs for themselves. This can further help dispel the stigma and can help these young people before they get to a crisis point. That is our goal with The Shift. 

There are, of course, other challenges in our healthcare system that increase the likelihood of crises among the youth population. It is imperative to take someone seriously when they talk about harming themselves or others. They must get help immediately. However, many teens and young adults do not receive the help they need for two reasons that are not being effectively addressed: 1) there is a chronic shortage of mental health workers; and 2) the fact that mental health treatment – even with insurance coverage – is often not affordable. These are problems that must be solved if we truly hope to help our young people.

For contact information:  The Shift Website – The Shift 
Facebook Page – The Shift Series

Meanwhile, there are non-profits who are working on the frontlines to bridge the gap, and I want to share the following information from The Shift’s generous partners:

  • If you are in emotional distress or experiencing thoughts of harm to yourself or others, help is available 24/7. 
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) Spanish & English; Deaf & Hard of Hearing TTY 800-799-4889
  •  Text HELLO to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Text Line counselor
  •  If you need mental health care but cannot afford it, contact Rise Above The Disorder, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to making mental health care accessible to everyone: YouAreRAD.org

 

 

 

 

Jeanne White
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What is the Caregivers journey as an Advocate

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Advocare Series with Betsy Wurzel.   Today on the Advocacy Series with Betsy Wurzel is a major Advocate Marcia Burr. How and why you should be an advocate.  There are many reasons, perhaps you are not getting the response from a medical team to help your loved one. That is just one example of why one needs to have a voice in protecting the assistance for your loved one.

To listen to this interview on Advocacy with Betsy Wurzel and Marcia Burr –Click here to listen…

Please contact Marcia Burr on Facebook:  The Voyages of the USS Life Raft 

Betsy Wurzel also has another page on Facebook click to see   To learn more about this movement on Facebook.    #KickAlzheimersAssMovement   

The Kick Alzheimer’s Ass Movement also has a Store to purchase SweatShirts and much more.  Check out the many choices available: Kick Alzheimer’s Ass Movement Store

Gifts for your favorite Caregiver from the Kick Alzheimers Ass Movement Store.   Perhaps you want to let them know you thinking of them. Here is a great idea.  Send a caregiver the Caregivers Are Magical Square Car Magnet 3″ x 3″.  This would be such a great item to place on their vehicle.   Now you have to admit that would bring attention. You can also check out the store’s many other choices and send a caregiver a gift to let them know you care.  To purchase these Caregivers Are Magical Square Car Magnet 3″ x 3″ for your favorite Caregiver  Please Click Here

By purchasing an item on the Kick Alzheimer’s Ass Movement Store you are helping a caregiver more than you realize.
If you have questions on ordering any items on the KAAM Store, please contact Lorri Lorraine Lepore  Click a question

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