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Veteran’s Day and Mental Health Awareness

Veteran’s Day and Mental Health Awareness

Veteran’s Day and Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness on Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2019 is Veteran’s Day… So, Happy Veteran’s Day!

This day represents a time to honor people who have worked to protect our freedoms. It can also be a time to increase our sensitivity and awareness of the mental health issues that can result from traumatic experiences. Military personnel are especially susceptible to this issue due to the nature of what they are exposed to in the course of duty. As a movement, Move the Crowd is passionate about honoring, acknowledging and assisting people through various kinds of mental health issues.

Move the Crowd is led by CEO and author of The Calling, Rha Goddess. Rha is passionate about helping people Stay True, Get Paid and Do Good. These three tenets are only attainable if you live in alignment. This means that every part of you is at peace and contributes to answering your highest calling. Rha addresses the process of finding peace through alignment in her new book, which is now available for pre-order.

Veteran Mental Health After PTSD

On this special and sensitive day, we want to offer some guidance around the idea of mental health, whether your challenges are the result of trauma, military service, veteran’s duties or anything else. It is important to understand that hope and healing are available to you. We invite you into this conversation about wellness.

  • PTSD and other mental health issues may look like:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fearfulness
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Anger
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Illness or weakened immune system

If you find yourself struggling daily or are debilitated by a state of deteriorated mental health, it is vital that you reach out to your medical care provider. There are many treatment options for chronic mental health conditions. In addition to treatment, engaging with a community of like-minded people who are compassionate and ready to help can be a good component of recovery or wellness.

Rha Goddess at Spirit Junkie with Gabby Bernstein

Rha Goddess recently addressed a group of Spirit Junkies on the stage with Gabby Bernstein. Rha was Gabby’s soul coach and is credited with connecting Gabby to the concepts that led to her success. Rha shared some ideas with that group that can be immensely helpful for people struggling with mental health issues.

All Is Well – when you look at the external world – one could find a real challenge in believing this – there is a way that chaos, mayhem and danger swirl around us and provoke our deepest concerns and our greatest fears. The temptation to indulge is tremendous – overwhelming – we get activated at least 2-3 thousand times a day as we are bombarded with words and images that ignite disturbing thoughts and feelings – by the time the world is done with us – at the end of the day – it is hard to know where” it” stops and we begin. It’s hard to discern what is real vs what is manufactured – it’s all so vivid – and in the struggle to discern fact from fiction- is always the burning question- Am I safe?  Will I be okay? Will it be okay? Will we be okay?  

Can we trust – that when all of the waking and shaking is done that any of us will come out on the other side? Unharmed and unscathed?  And while all of this is whipping around outside of us and all of this is swirling around inside of us – what the hell do we hold onto? And can we really afford the carnal damage that is definitely, prominently, being displayed on every device within our purview? The mass shootings – the fierce and unrelenting fires, hurricanes, tsunamis and tornados – the abusive structures of authority, the callous leadership, the never ending betrayal of public faith – Where in the hell is LOVE in the midst of all of this?  You might be asking?

When in moments like this the desire to control is real – people,places, circumstances, situations, relationships – all in response to the (powerlessness) we feel – somebody has to ensure that life goes according to plan and that somebody minds well be us!  Because we feel confident it our ability to wrestle life to the ground if for any reason we get off the rails. So, we remain alert and “on guard” – all of the time. We move from a fear based tactical place – believing that when it comes to what affects us we got it!

Where is Love you ask?  

Underneath all of that noise…………

 – it’s quiet and pervasive-  like the breath –  and it’s everywhere  – it is the calm in the eye of the storm – it is the root that the havoc does not reach – it lives in the bottom of the well – and sends up the water – again and again – to cleanse, purge and rejuvenate your perspective. 

 It radiates from the center of your chest – when you smell your grandmother’s cooking – it generates the heat that moves up your spine when your beloved takes your hand – it flutters in your gut – when you hear – gurgles of joy from the lips of a newborn baby –

 All is well – will ride out whatever bullshit we put in it’s path – it is the foundation –  that thing that brings you back to yourself – when the drama ends – over and over again.

Just take a BREATH – and feel that quiet radiant energy – underneath all of the noise…..

It is unshakable. It is the permanent inhalation and exhalation- the substance that 2nd chances and comeback stories are made of – can you see beyond the veil?  Beloved, can you see- everything and I do mean everything else is temporary? Can you BREATHE and find that subtle, vibrant and radiant energy within that holds the ground of universal truth – All is Well is LOVE- everlasting.

Move the Crowd Thanks Veterans

Rha and everyone at Move the Crowd would like to sincerely THANK veterans for all they have done for our country and freedom! If you would like to engage more with the community here at Move the Crowd, feel free to join our social channels. You can also subscribe to this blog to receive the latest news, articles and updates from Rha Goddess and the other coaches at Move the Crowd.

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Joy Youell

Joy Youell is a content strategist and writer.

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