January 25th, was Bell Let’s Talk day, and although I try and talk about anxiety and my struggles with it often and openly, it never hurts to bring even more awareness to mental health. Mental health struggles can effect each of us and look different from person to person, that’s why mental health awareness is important for everyone.

We all know someone or have experienced ourselves the feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious, and out of control. I struggle with anxiety & panic disorder along with PTSD. The past few months have been tough, but I’ve come out the other side. I plan on sharing more detail in the future after some time passes and, hopefully, some perspective gained.


Mental health is as important as physical health and should be discussed daily, not just on Bell Let’s Talk Day.


No matter how much mental health awareness there is, it’s still essential to reach out and be open with your friends and family.

Bottling up negative thoughts can be tempting, but it isn’t sustainable in the long run. Looking inward and examining how we feel has the power to prevent or reduce stress and anxiety in the future. Sharing our experiences with others helps us to understand ourselves better, break down stigmas, and take steps toward healing. Talking about mental health daily is crucial to creating a compassionate society that recognizes everyone’s need for support.

The most important thing I want everyone to know is that you are not alone. No matter what it is that you’re struggling with, there is help and understanding out there for you. Even if the person closest to you doesn’t understand or know how to help, make sure you reach out to someone else who can. It could be a therapist, an online support group, or even a friend.


There is help and understanding out there for you.


I believe it’s important to talk about mental health and how we can help each other. Imagine if everyone took the time to educate themselves better and show compassion; we could make a massive difference in those living with anxiety and other related mental health issues. 

I started RE:MIND meditation because I was struggling big time with health-related issues from colon cancer and then some. A health crisis can be overwhelming and scary, but finding the proper support and resources can make all the difference. In my journey to heal, the Lucia Light was a game-changer. The Lucia Light helped me calm my body and find moments of stillness and clarity and get underneath all the anger and fear. No one wants to feel alone, that is why mental health awareness is important.

I also worked with a therapist to process those feelings, along with consistently moving my body and exploring other healing modalities. With these tools in place, I could start the process of healing from within.


I’m much more aware of my mental health and can spot the warning signs easier.


These days I’m much more aware of my mental health and can spot the warning signs easier, so I can take the necessary steps. For example, I schedule regular workouts and plan time to meditate every morning. This helps me keep my stress levels down and maintain a healthy balance.

I don’t use any specific meditation app. I usually focus on my breath and count the inhales and exhales. If I had to name it, I’d call it a focus meditation. I’m training my mind to stay focused because I’ve noticed that my most significant source of anxiety is being too caught up in my head and all the wild thoughts that come with it.

I’m grateful for my progress and want to share it with others. The only way we can help each other is by talking about mental health and what works for us, so please don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help.


It’s essential to ensure we are having open conversations about mental health.


Mental health requires ongoing care throughout our lives; there’s no real quick fix. So it’s important to ensure that we’re having open conversations about it, not just on days like today but every day, to let people know they are not alone in their struggles.

Sometimes, simply talking to someone and getting it out of your mind and into the world makes the difference. In addition, having someone bear witness to the overwhelm can lessen some emotional burdens.

I’m thankful that the stigma around mental health is slowly (very slowly) fading, and many people realize how important it is to take care of our minds. Taking a moment for yourself every day, however small, can make all the difference in your overall well-being.


We’re all in this together!


I hope the year is off to a good start for you and that if you are struggling, please reach out. There is so much help available – therapists, support groups, meditation apps, hotlines, and helplines. So let’s all make sure to keep talking about mental health every day.

Take care of yourself! ❤️❤️❤️