The Importance of Mental Health

This has been a topic in the media lately.  Let me know if you agree. There has been quite a few celebrity’s in the past few years committing suicide.  When you think of a celebrity lifestyle with fame, fortune and money, an average person such as myself would feel like whats there to be sad and depressed about?  I guess the saying is true, More Money More Problems. You never really know until your in the situation what comes along with it.

Mental Health – a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.

In my opinion, mental health begins as a child.  Your experiences, and environment shapes you as you grow into your own.  When we become adults we either run from our past or repeat it because this is all we know.   Many children are exposed to things that have hurt their mental health and never received any treatment for it, so this behavior they are accustom to becomes normalized. What tends to happen is we gravitate to those who have had similar experiences because they are relate-able, and repeat a cycle which could be abusive relationships, drugs, promiscuity, crime etc. Kids look up to those closest to them which could be a parent, sibling, family member, friend.  Sometimes and in many cases these folks aren’t the best example, so what tends to happen is this child, now an adult grows up to believe that those experiences are normal, and this shows love.  In other cases there are children who vear the other way and do everything in their power not to repeat a generational cycle and go another route.  Many of these children have some form of mentor, or person in their life they pay attention to that may have overcome adversity, or find something to break the cycle for them such as getting a good education, using a talent, moving away and living with family members more stable etc.  

Mental Health affects you as an adult in many ways because what you feel and think can determine your decision making in life.  These thoughts and feelings are the driver of positive and negative energy. Your mental health can cause you to act out, or make rash decisions you cannot change later.  Many of these decisions not only hurt you, but others you care about. If mental health is not taken seriously, there is a large increase in crimes, murders, and abuse. Erratic behavior and episodes are prime examples that their could be something mentally not stable with a person. The answer is not always medication because the downside of medicating a mental illness is you become dependent on it to live life. The drugs make you feel as if you have thing sunder control, but your a dose away from hurting yourself and others. Many murders in jail have experiences as a child that has shaped them into believe their crime was justified or they were exposed to this behavior. 

I honestly believe once someone mentally has checked out, its hard to get back to that place of sanity. Reason is your constantly finding ways to cope,  This can be drugs, medication, and other actions that can hurt yourself and others. Mental health plays a huge role on your physical health as well. The drugs you put into your body can have affects on your health and organs. Think of all the celebrities who were affected by mental illness for whatever reason, most died of drug overdose. Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince, Teena Marie, Mac Miller and the list goes on.  Lets pray for Kanye West because he is clearly not mentally all there at this time. Suicide is real too, Kate Spade, Robin Williams just to name a few. Whats your thought on this topic?!

Thank you for reading! 

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May Favorites!

Hey! Its been a while since I did a favorites post, we are almost through the month of May 2018, and I want to share some of the things that I really enjoyed the past few weeks! Lets go!

Nivea Hydrating Lotion – this lotion is smooth, and melts right into your skin. It definitely keeps you hydrated.  It has a soft fragrance that is not overbearing.  It can be purchased pretty much anywhere and runs you between 8-10.00 depending on where you go.  Its worth a try if you want something new for the summer.

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Fenty Beauty Glow Bomb Lip Gloss – This gloss is the bomb!  Its a neutral color that goes with any outfit, great for the summer.  Leaves your lips plump and pretty.  It runs about 18.00 at Sephora but great to keep in your pocketbook to keep your lips moisturized with a glow!

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Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette – This is still my favorite palette, it has some gorgeous shades, and the colors blend well.  This is a all seasons palette.  Its pretty pricey but one of their best.  It will run you about 50.00 for this palette. There is slight fall out because the colors are so pigmented so a little gets you a long way.

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No.7 Beautiful Skin Daily Moisturizer- I have just changed my skin care routine and have been using this daily moisturizer with 25 SPF.  It is the bomb.  It does not break me out and leaves my skin hydrated and clear. I pair this with the No.7 Beautiful skim Foam cleanser and age defying serum.  This runs you about 15.00 so its very affordable and can be purchased at Walgreens.

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Carolina Herrera – Good Girl Perfume – this is one of my favorite perfumes, its smells soooo good.  Not to mention the packaging is dope, I love it.  Next time your shopping for a new fragrance, this is worth a try.

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