Can People Really Change?

By Dani Z & Debbie Corso

Can a person change if they really want to?

I believe a desire to change is the first step, but everyone knows that we can’t always get what we want. The desire to make changes in our lives is just a starting point. We must go beyond that.

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My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder, Alcoholism and Sex Addiction

By Dani Z & Debbie Corso

I have been actively working on recovery from addiction and mental illness for the past 6 months. Since I have made my recovery my number one priority in my life, I have seen life change in ways I didn’t know were possible. It is a lot of work and I still face challenges every day, but it has been worth it.

I know it sounds corny, but the authentic happiness I feel now from my life experiences is better than any high I ever had. I didn’t think it was possible for me to ever reach this point.

In this video I talk about my past and the things I am doing now to work on my recovery. I know everyone has to find their own path to recover. This is just what has worked for me. I think the key is just giving it your all no matter what you decide to do. I will be doing a follow-up video to tell you all more about the things I do day to day to work on my mental health and recovery.

My links:

Website – www.daniz.me

Twitter – twitter.com/thedanizblog



Overcoming Social Anxiety Helps Me to Be More Loving

By Dani Z & Debbie Corso


I lived with social anxiety for as long as I can remember. I have put in a lot of hard work to overcome it and the benefits are even greater than I imagined.

In this video I talk about a few things that have been helpful for me and how my life is changing. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what has helps you with social anxiety. You can also connect with me through the links below.

Website: www.daniz.me

Twitter: twitter.com/thedanizblog



What to Expect from Psychiatric Hospitalization

By Dani Z & Debbie Corso


I hope that this video will be helpful to people living with mental health issues and for their families as well. Psychiatric crisis situations are stressful for everyone involved.

If there is a chance that you or your family member might need psychiatric hospitalization at some point, I recommend creating a psychiatric crisis plan. I discuss crisis plans a little in this video. Here is another video on YouTube where I discuss the need for a crisis plan more thoroughly and give examples of what to include on one.

If you have ever had a bad experience with a doctor or at a hospital stay, it doesn’t mean that they are all bad. There are many types of therapy and rehabilitation services offered. Please do not give up and find the one that works for you.

Feel free to leave a comment sharing experiences you have with hospitalization and any advice you may have. You can also connect with me through the links below.

Website: www.daniz.me

Twitter: twitter.com/thedanizblog



Why Be Open About Mental Illness?

By Dani Z & Debbie Corso


In this vlog I explain the reasons why I chose to put myself out here on video talking about my mental health issues. I also mention how I never really liked the phrase “fighting to end the stigma toward mental illness.”

I have spent enough of my life fighting and being angry. I am in recovery now and I want to move past all that. I explain what I try to do instead.



I Am A Grateful Recovering Addict

By Dani Z & Debbie Corso

Even though it’s not always fun, I think I am finally learning what it means to be a grateful recovering addict with mental illness. I am specifically recovering from alcoholism, sex and love addiction, borderline personality disorder and bipolar. In this video I talk about the things I am thankful for in my recovery. Now I can see; if it wasn’t for my past I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

Feel free to leave a comment. You can also connect with me through the following links:
Website: www.daniz.me
Twitter: twitter.com/thedanizblog
facebook: www.facebook.com/thedanizblog



Psychiatric Issues in Children and Adolescents

By Dani Z & Debbie Corso

May 6-12 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. I have definitely felt the impact of misunderstanding of children’s mental health issues in my life. My psychiatric issues started to develop when I was very young. I can tell you from my experience they were not something I ever grew out of. Things just got worse.

I am 26 now and I am finally getting the proper psychiatric care I have needed all along. My life is finally turning around.

Links I mention in the video:
teenmentalhealth.org
childmind.org

BTW, I designed my shirt myself… I know I am a geek. :)

Feel free to leave a comment on your experience with this issue. You can also connect with me through the links below.

Website: daniz.me
Twitter: twitter.com/thedanizblog



Mental Health & BPD Awareness Month Projects

By Dani Z & Debbie Corso

In this video I talk about a couple projects I have going on for Mental Health and Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. I will have a video for BPD awareness month out soon going over the criteria for diagnosing it and why it is so misunderstood. Please let me know about what projects you are involved in this May to raise mental health awareness and I will try to help get the word out.

Below are the links I mention in the video:

BPD awareness brochure: www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com/blog/presidents-blog
KindleALight YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/kindleALight

Feel free to subscribe, leave a comment and you can also connect with me by the links below.

Twitter: twitter.com/thedanizblog
Website: www.daniz.me
Sex & Love Addiction Recovery Blog: fthepainaway.blogspot.com
I’m back on facebook! www.facebook.com/thedanizblog

 

 



Vlogging about Mental Health Issues and Addiction Recovery

By Dani Z & Debbie Corso

I’m so happy to be here on PsychCentral, sharing my experiences with mental health issues, addiction and recovery. I have been working on this recovery thing for several years but in the past several months my progress has really accelerated.

In this video I share a little about what the turning point was for me. I also share about something absolutely amazing that happened to me the other day! I will be posting regular video updates so please make sure to subscribe and check back with me often.

You can also connect with me at the links below

twitter: twitter.com/thedanizblog

website: daniz.me

Thank you for visiting! Questions and comments are always welcome.



Welcome to Be The Change

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

We’re happy to welcome Danielle, a 26-year old woman who is in recovery from mental health issues and addiction. The mental health issues she’s faced include borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, alcoholism, sex and love addiction.

She’s going to be focused on video blogging here (also known as a vlog) on what she’s learned and learning in her journey in recovery. You can learn more about Danielle here.

We’re pleased to welcome her. Please give Danielle a warm Psych Central welcome!



 
 

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