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From Despair to Hope: Recovery is the Key
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ddnos posted:
This is an approximately 10 minute video of a message of hope for those diagnosed with a mental illness(es)

People with mental illnesses can live just as fullfilling and productive lives as anyone else!

Listen to and watch this video and be encouraged!

http://go.optumhealth.com/FromDespairToHopeVideo/FromDespairToHope.html
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
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shania09 responded:
thank u ddnos, that helped a little knowing this is possible.
Just be yourself............Everyone else is already taken. The biggest mistake you can make is being afraid to make one...
 
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Dyanne48jj responded:
Debbie debbie debbie. yes this is a good video for its purpose. but forget that lol lets talk about you..

I decided to minimize it and listen for the person i thought would be you, girl the instant i heard the voice i popped up the video and there you were !!! Just as espected! Sooooo cool to hear your voice and you did so well in your 'presentation'.
ya da man lol
I KNOW I am crazy....THAT is what keeps me from going INSANE!!! Oceans and Stars- Dyanne
 
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WolfFaerie responded:
Thank you for sharing this Debbie! I needed the reminder that I'm abe to move beyond just living with bipolar I with psychotic features.

Thank you!
Wolf
 
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ddnos replied to shania09's response:
You're welcome; I'm glad it helped some!
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
 
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ddnos replied to Dyanne48jj's response:
lol Dyanne - thank you and wow re knowing it was me by hearing my voice. I sounded a bit "monotone" in that clip...I got the DVD of more of what I said when they were filming - 4 minutes worth -woooo hooo! lol I actually wished they'd of used some of that than what they did use because there seemed to be more life in my voice and look than in this clip.

Oh well. Glad you liked it. BTW, I didn't even think to look over here for replies lol This was by "accident".

Debbie
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
 
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ddnos replied to WolfFaerie's response:
Hi Wolf,

You are welcome, and I was impressed with how they put the clip together with the message - did you know i was one of the persons talking twice in the clip? We made the video last year, a couple weeks after I was in a Peer Support Specialist training. They spent about 2 hrs with each of us presenting to make sure they had enough on each topic they were to use. I was glad I did it - something I normally would have NEVER even considered beause of fear - but I really wanted to, so told the fear to get lost. lol

And yes, we all can live beyond our mental illnesses! We don't have to be defined by our illness - I certainly am not, and someone please "shoot" me if I ever do.

Peace out!

Debbie
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
 
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WolfFaerie replied to ddnos's response:
That was great Debbie! I'm hoping when I'm a little better in my recovery to become a Peer Support person for my area. But that is down the road with the help of my t Mike and my mental health caseworker Cindy.

Peace~Wolf


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