It has been heartbreaking to hear of the recent suicides in the media, yet I’m grateful that these recent incidents are bringing this conversation into the light. There are approximately 123 suicides every day, and 22 or more are military professionals. Although it’s not something we enjoy talking about, these extreme cases of mental and emotional health issues are something we should get more comfortable discussing, and more familiar with supporting in our families, companies, communities.
This is not a new topic for me, but it’s becoming more prevalent in my presentations and coaching sessions around the world. Something that I’ve struggled with most of my life and kept silent due to the guilt and shame of living with mental illness.
But I’m happy to say there is so much good news about what we can do to improve brain imbalances like anxiety, depression, and even suicidal ideations. And although I definitely don’t have all the answers, I wanted to invite you into a conversation about what lies at the root of these issues and the evidence-based interventions that can help us heal.
If you’re interested in joining me for a special Stress Mastery live webinar, I’ll be broadcasting at 4pm PST this Monday, June 11th. In the conversations I’ll address basic brain fundamentals, what causes our brains to behave badly, the difference between trait and state disruptions and disorders, and the specific strategies we can use to boost our mental and emotional health.
And for those of you who are not able to join us live, I plan to post the recording soon after the webinar is completed. If you register for the webinar I will make sure you receive a link to the recording, or you can check out my YouTube channel about 24 hour after the session.
Thank you for joining me to support a movement for optimal brain health and fitness.
Heidi Hanna – Executive Director of the American Institute of Stress