Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, CARRY ON, WARRIOR, founder of http://www.momastery.com, and creator of http://www.monkeeseemonkeedo.org. Glennon believes that life is equal parts beautiful and brutal, and writes about the "brutiful" she finds in marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction and recovery. Glennon unleashes her wit, courage and irreverence to call us to accept ourselves exactly as we are today, but also incidentally inspires us to live bolder, more meaningful lives for others. Glennon is a speaker and regular contributor to Huffington Post and other publications. CARRY ON, WARRIOR and Glennon's philanthropic work have been featured on The TODAY Show, The Talk, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents Magazine, and American Baby, among other television and print outlets. She lives in Naples, Florida with her family.
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I am a psych RN and so much of the time, because I care so much and so believe in people and want people to heal that often I don't feel like I do enough...I spend time with my patients, quality time most of the time...but it's so tough to see people hurt...I understand bc I hurt too/stuggle....this video makes my heart so happy bc I am so glad being in the hosptial helped her and that she found a way for herself and became somone who is healhty, incredible, vulnerable and kind and can help others and speak about this so very well...we so need more stories of healing, honesty, courage from the heart.
thank you Glennon! x
I’m guessing that social rejection really isn’t a huge issue among patients in a mental hospital like it is in the rest of the world...probably why it’s easier to be yourself in there. Also, when you don’t have to worry about day to day stressors at work, car maintenance, rent, insurance, child care, phone bill, grocery bill, etc because you’re in a facility that takes care of most of that stuff, life can be easier.
I just watched this TedTalk again..and noticed how telling the truth and sharing it with a live audience is not so easy(major understatement). You Glennon help me and many many others face the day as an honest Love Warrior. Thank you. Thank you so so much!
Today I gave my therapist the title of this TedTalks because 1. Well he's a therapist 2. He was trying to put me on an M1 hold (which only took me 90 minutes for me to free myself from) 3. We've talked about Tedtalks before.
I'm not eating, cutting, and angry.
Brave courage and strength.I have always felt disconnected.and at the same time I disconnected myself from the toxic family relationship. I have gone through a lot.Society still wants me and my husband to wear a invisibility cloak. But we are here.visual impairments and my having Major Depression Anxiety.
I am grateful for my husband and for God.He brought us together. Having disabilities makes you feel isolation.Sometimes I am embracing solitude.But then feel lonely in a room of people. People don't understand my husband and I appreciate our space during the holidays instead of with family. We are content at those times.
"we had to learn about ancient rome and geometry instead of learning how to make friends". I don't mean to be rude and hurtful but come on, atleast take an interest in the world. Life's about learning about the world as well as having relationships. What does she think, all children should go to friend school? Sure it's hard to concentrate on your studies, it always was but you still do it. I think if she focussed more on her school work and career maybe she wouldn't have gotten into these messy addictions/emotionalism.
This was EVERYTHING I NEEDED 2 HEAR & THEN SOME. Thank you from my heart because this spoke to me & really resonated deep within me. You HAVE made a difference. I would like to hear & read more of from you.
whenever people say "how are you" i always reply with 'fine', 'ok', or 'good', even when i just got out of a crying session and feel like a spec of dirt among a field of trees and beautiful flowers...
i wonder if they wanted to hear the truth or not
This talk was inspiring. I was in a psych hospital after leaving a 26 year abusive marriage. I came out stronger and braver, and also took on the motto of "warrior". Every year passing is a proud one knowing I can handle most things in life having handled many already. Different than being a super hero, I feel a warrior is still being afraid and still being brave, all at the same time. Thank you for speaking, Glennon.
I thought she was going to touch up on the cruel and business oriented nature of mental hospitals, buuuut no. I have been to over a dozen and I have met some of the most annoying, rude, foolish, and egotistical people in there (staff and patients alike). I am definitely not looking forward to revisiting when I have to get observation hours in for my bachelors.
beautiful. i relate so much i cried. I used to be so inspired by Ms Brown , i took notes on her speeches more than 5 tims and bought her self help books. I personalized a dog tag to read in text "courage ; to tell your story with your whole heart" five years ago.
To me you are equally as wise, if not more so, for really speaking the raw truth that people are afraid to speak of and experience themselves. i am absolutely awakened by your speech.
But i too am naturally very very sensitive, and very very prone to shame and hiding. and no i find myself in my room up until three to four am, drinking after work and addicted to a light opiate drug, to try and escape, mostly from the opiate desensitization, but the opiate part developed from hiding from my emotions in the first place. it's just gotten darker for almost three years now and i'm hopeless,i thought i totally lost my youthful, inspired, authentic thinking patterns, i still don't feelt it. But i just found my old dog tag with that text two days ago for the first time, it was broken, and then i heard you read that quote and have a similar situation, and now i wonder if it's a gentle worldly reminder.
About 8 months ago I was in a hospital. I thought it helped. About exactly a month later, I was back in the same place. My favorite nurse said “chase !! What are you doing back here in this place?” She was an immigrant of color and she’s one of my role models. Her and I got close and she helped me find my coping skills and my triggers. All it takes is one person to help. One thing. It is now 6 months later and I’m doing great :).
thank you for one of the best, maybe my favorite, mental health ted talks..mental health speeches i’ve ever heard. maybe cuz i relate but it doesn’t make a difference it’s just an important message and a brilliant way of storytelling to get that message across...thank you
Yesterday I had a breakdown. As a chronicle illness sufferer (which triggers anxiety and a highly sensitive person.) I had to learn to surrender. In that vulnerability I found people were kind and compassionate. Thank you for this beautiful and honest talk. I'm sure it helped so many people out there who are struggling with addiction and mental health issues. This was the most incredible talk. Full of vulnerability and wisdom. Thank you so much.
when i was put in the mental hospital we weren’t allowed to touch other people, we weren’t aloud to talk about why were there with other patients and if we had cuts or scars we were forced to cover them up because they could be triggering to others. :( my experience was way different than how you explained your experience.
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.