Normalizing Mental Health
June 21, 2016
Hosted by Jeanette Abney
In our society many individuals lack knowledge and information when it comes to understanding mental health and mental illnesses. As our nation continues to grow this is becoming a problem and is something that millions are dealing with personally. The lack of awareness and understanding is becoming a hardship for families. It is draining our health care system and is frustrating the indivuals that are being identified with an illness. Today's topic is to educate, provide insight and resources to help individuals understand and normalize mental health symptoms such as childhood disorders, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, Bi-Polar, schizophrenia, PTSD just to name a few. We will explore the DSM 5. Share information regarding medications. I will discuss what is mental illness? I will discuss he signs and symptoms? I will attempt to end the taboo regarding therapy as I discuss why many are afraid to reach out and get help.
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Our show is about life challenges that we find ourselves in as we endure life. These challenges are private, personal and overall precious to our hearts as many feel hopeless, helpless and very frustrated. As you continue to carry such weight, the effects may cause harm to many areas of your life including personal relationships with others and one’s overall mental and physical health. Due to the taboo of therapy and personal fears many carry this pain without any relief. Our show will be a format for individuals to release such pain as one share their story in a therapeutic manner.
Jeanette Abney is a mother of two adult children and the grandmother of five. She has endured and overcome many personal struggles and experiences throughout her life. She is a creative business woman and enjoys sharing her life experiences by educating along with utilizing her godly wisdom to help others heal through their personal life journey in a humorous and comforting therapeutic manner. As a young woman being raised by a single mother in the inner city of Compton, California and being the oldest of three females, Jeanette never accepted no as an answer. Jeanette was always viewed as smart yet tough in many aspects of her life. It was not until she left Compton in 1986 at the age of 19 that she got to see what the real world was like. She knew that she had the heart to help others yet she had a vision which she believed to be within the Criminal Justice Field. She wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. After being rejected by many and being denied employment opportunities, Jeanette went on to educate and empower herself while being employed as a school bus driver. She later stepped out on faith after enduring other employment obstacles to purchase businesses in Orange and San Diego Counties, JA Precious Inc. and The Center for the Treatment of Addiction Inc. without having any prior business knowledge. Jeanette has since touched the lives of many and would like to continue her journey as she assists others with their PRECIOUS PREDICAMENTS.