Guardians protect us. Think of the old saying “You’ve got a Guardian Angel”. Well for me, I also have a “Guardian Monster”. Guardian Monsters have several names; Depression, PTSD, Anxiety etc. These monsters are big and strong but, they are narrow minded and dumb. They cause more damage than good when they try and help in our lives. They prevent us from moving forward in our lives. They use fear to try and protect us. Not everyone gets the opportunity to have a guardian monster. But, for those of us who do. Taking care of a guardian monster can feel like a full time job. Making sure you monster is cared for is critical to someone being able to live a happy life. This site is dedicated to sharing the latest developments in treating mental health. We discuss all aspects of mental health. From diet, exercise, psychiatry, psychology, medications and faith.
We are an online resource to help people find additional resources and wisdom for managing mental health. We struggle with mental health ourselves and we wanted a place where like-minded people from around the world can talk about monsters. A place where people battling monsters can find inspiration, knowledge and wisdom.
We know how scary a mental health diagnosis can be, we know it can feel like it is never going to get better. We have been there and we know there is help. We are currently interviewing people who have monsters of their own. They have been at the bottom. They have felt the hopelessness. Soon, we will begin sharing their stories.
They know what works for them and what they have seen work for others. These are their
stories. Whole stories, stories where we talk about the worst moment and how we found help, courage and hope.
We are here to help you learn to tame your monster(s). We want to show you the additional resources that might be beneficial for you or a loved one. Not all advice is going to work for everyone. We know that all too well. We also know that if you listen to enough people, read enough articles, watch enough video, talk to those around you and never give up. You can get better. You can slap a collar on your monster. You are being stronger than your monster.
We learned through trial and error that we cannot kill our monster. We own a monster; it lives in our mind. We cannot give our monster away to someone else. We cannot shove our monster in the back of our minds and hope for the best. We know that you have to talk about your monster. It is a powerful moment in our lives when we decide to take care of our monster. It is a powerful pet that lives in our mind. Together we can heal and live.
Lee at GuardianMonster.org
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