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March Is Self Injury Awareness In the United States

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Warning: this article may contain emotional triggers.

March is Self Injury Awareness month in the United States. Self injury, sometimes called self-harm, is any deliberate, non-suicidal behaviour that inflicts physical injury to your body. We often think of cutting when it comes to self injury but it can include burning, bruising, scratching, and drinking something harmful like bleach. Self injury is a coping mechanism. It can help you deal with intense emotional distress by creating a calming sensation or the feeling that you have control of a situation. It’s also real pain as opposed to emotional pain. You can see the injury and know why it’s hurting.

Self injury happens across all genders, races, beliefs and ages. It’s more common among girls, something that’s led to the gender based stigma that girls who self injure are attention seekers. Self-harm, even if it is attention seeking, is the physical symptom of an emotional cry for help. To ignore the plea because it’s a girl harming herself is simply being stupid.

Self injury lets a person deal with highly charged emotions and situations that feel out of control. Abuse, trauma, perfectionism, low self-esteem, bullying, and divorce are a few examples. Prayer alone won’t stop self injury because the mind believes the reason it originally gave for punishing the body. Even if you haven’t done anything wrong, you believe you have or that you deserve the pain.

How can you help?

Don’t judge the person who is self-harming. It’s not a punishment from God, nor does it indicate the level of the person’s faith. Offer options to make positive changes in the person’s life. Don’t tell the person what to do. Talk openly about the problems. Don’t stay silent. Tell someone. Encourage the person to get help. Don’t judge the severity of the injury as being an indicator of the level of emotional pain. A severely depressed person might have only a few scratches instead of cuts. Get professional help, because the idea is to get healthier coping mechanisms for the person. 

For more information or assistance:  Mental Health America   

Essential Oils For Autism

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Essential Oils | Autism | Depression Help | Terezia Farkas | author |Beliefnet

My article ‘5 Essential Oils To Fight Fatigue and Open Chakras’ mentions that essential oils can be used for autism. I have a dear friend who has an autistic thirteen year old son. So I did some research and here’s what I learned about using essential oils for autism.

There are strong testimonials about using essential oils for autism. Essential oils restore balance to the body and help with mental acuity and focus. Essential oils allow the mind to reconnect and react positively to surroundings by psychologically grounding, calming and stabilizing the autistic person. Meltdowns are reduced or eliminated. Essential oils also help with sleep issues, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.

There’s lots of hype around Young Living Essential Oils which are used for autistic children. Young Living has 83 essential oils for autism. I won’t list them all but they include:  angelica, balsam fir, basil, bergamot, black pepper, cardamon, carrot seed, dill, eucalyptus, fennel, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, spearmint, and vetiver.

What is getting lots of buzz is Young Living’s Reconnect Kit. It’s four blends of essential oil blends that you apply daily. Each blend combines a long list of essential oils. If you want to know the ingredients of each essential oil blend, they are listed on the website. The kit is simple and easy to use. Here’s what the Reconnect Kit is supposed to do:

  1. Reconnect – uplifts mood. It allows the mind to react positively and reconnect to surroundings.
  2. InTouch – calming, grounding, unites body, mind, and spirit. Helps body integrate with environment.
  3. SleepIze – relaxes and calms body and mind.
  4. GeneYus – helps with focusing on a task.

I suggest checking with your doctor before trying any of these essential oils. What works for someone might not work for you. Be aware that essential oils can cause allergic reactions and issues of heavy metal toxicity. If essential oils seem to be working better than medication, you might want to discuss the matter first with your doctor before deciding to stop using the medication.

I’d love to know if you’ve used essential oils for autism, how quickly or noticeable was the change in behaviour and attitude? Are you still using essential oils for autism? Have a wonderful day everyone!

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You Could Be Depressed If You Constantly Check Your Phone

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You Could Be Depressed If You Constantly Check Your PhoneIf you’re always checking your phone for texts, you could be depressed and trying to improve how you feel.

That’s what scientists from Baylor University, Texas claim in a 2015 study. Their research, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, proves that a link exists between phone addiction and emotional instability. People who check their phones every other minute are more likely to be grouchy, depressed and emotionally unstable. These people also have trouble focusing and keeping their emotions in check.

“Much like a variety of substance addictions, cell phone addiction may be an attempt at mood repair. Incessant checking of emails, sending texts, tweeting, and surfing the web may act as pacifiers for the unstable individual distracting him or herself from the worries of the day and providing solace, albeit temporarily, from such concerns.” (Elite Daily, 2015)  

Your excessive cell phone use might be an attempt to shield yourself from stressors that are being place on you. Negative mood, depression, and anxiety might be lightened by browsing social media sites or messaging friends. However, your phone can easily become addictive when it becomes your main emotional relief. 

Fortunately, there’s help. An iOS app called Moment monitors phone usage to track how much you use your phone every day. If you use your cell too much, you can set daily limits and be notified when you exceed the limit. Moment also gives a reminder when you’ve reached 50% of your designated time limit.

Five Essential Oils To Fight Fatigue And Open Chakras

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Stress, anxiety, and depression cause fatigue. Essential oils are a quick, safe and easy way to fight fatigue by soothing or stimulating the mind. Essential oils come from plants, so basically its herbal medicine. The following five essential oils are generally safe to use on your skin. If you’re concerned about allergies, put a drop of oil on the top of your hand, rub it in, and wait for any reaction.

  1. citrus oils | Fight Fatigue | Open Chakras | Depression Help | Terezia FarkasLemon, Orange, Lime (Citrus Oils) – the refreshing and uplifting aroma of citrus oils increase concentration and alertness. Just a squirt from one of these citrus fruits is enough to wake up your senses. Lemon opens the throat and heart chakras, allowing for joy and hopefulness with clear thought. Orange is an emotion balancer, releasing fear and self-judgment, two highly charged negative emotions that are tiring. Orange is great for people who overwork, become fatigued and are quickly aggravated by small mistakes. Orange opens the sacral and solar plexus, helping to calm your spirit. Lime restores your body’s immune system and aids mental clarity. Lime opens the solar plexus and heart chakras, releasing negativity while being uplifting to your mind and body.
  2. Mint | Fight Fatigue | Open Chakra | Depression Help | Terezia FarkasPeppermint – it’s strong, refreshing scent makes peppermint a stimulant. It’s great for keeping you alert as a driver. Peppermint helps you focus and concentrate by stimulating your hippocampus. It also helps relieve tension headaches and migraines. Peppermint affects the root, sacral, solar plexus and throat chakras. Spiritually, peppermint is said to calm the mind and eliminate fear of the unknown.
  3. Rosemary | Fight Fatigue | Open Chakras | Depression Help | Terezia FarkasRosemary – stimulates the nervous system, improves memory and concentration. Great to fight fatigue because rosemary is uplifting and stimulating. Rosemary opens the heart chakra and improves personal energy by encouraging self-love in situations where you feel put down by the negative energies of others. Spiritually, rosemary is supposed to help with handling transitions by encouraging mental clarity, insight, and expansion.
  4. Lavender | Fight Fatigue | Open Chakras | Depression Help | Terezia FarkasLavender – anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant and stress reducer. Lavender’s aroma is very relaxing and promotes opening of the heart and crown chakra. Lavender is used for treating anxiety, insomnia, and heart palpitations. Lavender is known to reduce the intensity of migraines, decreases blood pressure, improve breathing and stimulate memory.
  5. Geranium | Fight Fatigue | Open Chakras | Depression Help | Terezia FarkasGeranium – balances the mind and emotions by balancing your hormones, which is why geranium is often used to treat depression. Some even use geranium for autism to bring emotional balance. Geranium has a sweet, rose-like aroma that is uplifting and helps reduce anxiety, chronic pain, and fatigue. Geranium is a heart entered oil that helps release anger, tear down barriers, and manage overwhelming emotions.

 

Thanks to Experience-Essential-Oils which was used as a reference.

Depression Help by Terezia Farkas is a mental health blog. Terezia’s bestseller Heart of Love Evolution – Surviving Depression is available on Amazon. Website:  www.tereziafarkas.com Follow on  Twitter.

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