Nov 30, 2021
There are going to be a lot of tips, suggestions and survival
posts about dealing with mental health problems the holidays. I
don't normally do it because everyday to me is a
Some days it is very minor. Other days, it is a big
And then there is navigating life problems during a time of
enforced hypocritical joy and happiness.
The episode is about acknowledging the feelings. It is looking
at what we can do even if there isn't anything we can do about the
Yes, I have "issues."
Here is the thing. They are my issues. I get to say to myself,
"I am not feeling well. I don't like this. Corrections need to be
Long time listeners know that I have dental phobia. I have to
go to the dentist. No choice. No wiggle room or discussion. That
makes me more anxious.
I have to make decisions on how I need to do this that is safe
for me. I have to let go of that which I cannot
I can control who does the treatment. Knowing my options. Is
it right for me? If so, make that appointment. If not, keep
I can be anxious and still reclaim my power.
So, yeah. This episode is about doing what you can to reclaim your
power. Even when you feel sad, depressed or anxious.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or
text “START” to 741-741.
From NAMI, a post on Surviving Painful Holiday
Dental Phobia Resources
Dental Fear Central
is an international
non-profit organization for those that have dental fear and phobia.
There is information, testimonials and a forum for asking
questions. It is also a resource for dental professionals who would
like to know more about how their patients feel about entering
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