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We all have one thing in common. A mind that runs the show of our lives. When you become conscious of this powerful force within your control then you gain power.
We have been conditioned since childhood to think, believe, feel, and act in certain ways. I've spent my life trying to find my passion and purpose. I've dealt with anxiety and depression. More than 792 million people struggle with a mental health disorder, globally. Our mental health affects our relationships, performance at work, and overall quality of life. I believe too many people suffer behind the screen.
My name is Carrie Schmidt, Author of "Behind the Screen. Uncover the Truth: Connect to your Power, Passion, Purpose!" My mission is to help raise human consciousness and mental health awareness so millions of people can find the peace and freedom they deserve.
We are here, on this planet, right now, for a reason!
We have a purpose! We have a reason for breathing. Unfortunately, many people cannot figure out what that reason may be. Many people feel alone and unloved. They struggle to see their beauty and the beauty within others. Many are distracted, dissatisfied, or longing for more. Maybe you know someone who struggles with anxiety or depression. It can be a very lonely and dark place. The intense emotions they feel are real. Sometimes death may seem like an easier solution than living another day.
STOP allowing your mind to dwell in the darkness! We need to open up and talk about our feelings.
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States.
Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34, and the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35 and 44 (https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/suicide).
I let down my walls and share personal stories about a time in my life when I considered ending it all. I was sixteen years old, filled with so much pain and resentment. My boyfriend at the time continued to break my heart. I let that pain sink deep down into my soul and my mind continued to show me the way out. A pill. Car accident. A way to end my suffering.
This is a serious situation. It's a lonely place to live in your own mind. No one else knows what you are thinking and feeling, yet you are overwhelmed by these destructive thoughts. If you are reading this and feel the same way, please ask for help. I wish that I would have asked for help back then. Life is not meant to be wasted living in these lonely, dark places. There is help... there is a solution... you can overcome these feelings. I promise! I wrote a book to empower you to choose your higher Self, choose to seek love and light. You can beat the defeat you may feel.
The sun rises and sets each new day.
Life happens between the rise and fall of it all. Between the happiness and loneliness we feel. Between the love gained and love lost. It's all opportunity cost. Life is a beautiful dance of emotions and relationships. We get to experience the beauty of life through our 5 senses. We can change the results in our life when we begin to notice our way of thinking. What thoughts are running through your mind? Are they empowering or defeating? Are you dwelling on your pain or your power? Did you know that you get to choose. You get to choose where you place your energy and attention.
You have the power! You can shift your consciousness.
Shift your focus from the emptiness you feel to a more fulfilling thought. What makes you happy? What makes your smile? Focus on that! The power exists in this present moment. It's your opportunity to decide for your higher Self. The part of you that is able to escape the darkness by seeking the light. Say a silent prayer to the Universe. Ask for a sign, signal, or support. Take time for your Self today. Do something different to get out of the rut you may be in. You have every ounce of almighty and infinite power to overcome the pain, sadness, sickness, or defeat. It is through your consciousness that you gain power. Stop giving your energy and attention over to the ego. Your spirit is calling you for more. Listen to it.
Say this out loud, "I can, I will, I AM!" I can get over this heart ache, I will get over this heart ache, I am over this heart ache! Replace heart ache with whatever makes sense for you at this moment. Believe it and act on it. Your life is meant to be lived and you are meant to be happy. #mentalhealthmatters
If you resonate with this post, I invite you to please leave a comment or share with your community. You never know what someone else is going through so be kind and compassionate. We need more love and unbiased support in this world. If you or someone you is suffering and in need of help please do not wait to seek a lifeline.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Available 24 hours.
The truth is, we all suffer at times, behind the screen. Life isn't always easy, but you can connect to your power, passion, and purpose! Learn how to take your life back!