While I am definitely a member of the mental health community, I am now also officially a certified support for those experiencing mental health struggles as well.
The Be There Certificate is a jack.org and Born This Way Foundation (i.e. Lady Gaga’s Foundation) creation that is free of charge! This course is 100% available and accessible to anyone with internet connection! So yes, if you’re thinking you may want to do this… You absolutely should!
Just go to betherecertificate.org to get started on becoming a better support for those with mental health struggles (including yourself).
After finishing this course I feel more confident in my ability to be there for someone else. Thank you Lady Gaga, The Born This Way Foundation and jack.org for putting this course together. You are undoubtedly going to help many people in need of comfort and support during times of mental tumult, uncertainty, and pain.
We all need an ally when we are going through it, and now I am a certified ally.
I waited a good few months to record this episode of London Mind Fit Sessions. In fact, I probably waited longer than that to be honest. The main thing that I needed to see on a personal level before recording a video about reality was what was going to happen at The Inauguration on January 20th, 2021. I needed to see Joe Biden become President.
I was concerned about the safe transition of power in The United States for some time, but never did I expect for the events of January 6th, 2021 on Capitol Hill to transpire. None of us did. While the tensions in The US have been running high for quite some time, the symptoms of such vitriol and hatred can only be manifested the way ugliness can, by rearing its head in unpredictable and perverse ways.
We all experienced a trauma on January 6th, no matter where you were around the globe. That is our reality. And so, with that in mind, in the second episode of London Mind Fit Sessions I will introduce reality and two very important distinctions I make in understanding how it functions. Then we will look at the events on Capitol Hill and the Impeachment Trial as an example of a communal trauma. And finally, I will relay a message to anyone who is struggling, giving insight on ways to possibly regain balance.
Watch the video below and feel free to share with anyone who you think this video may help!