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Getting Started: Offering Hope Through Knowledge

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It is quite an honor to be given, by Psychcentral, a broader platform to speak about the issues that plague lives in this nation. We have so many issues to discuss, reflect upon, and reform. It is disheartening that we, as a society and as mental health professionals, only think in-depth about mental health treatment and severe or untreated mental health when something tragic occurs. It is usually when the tragedy strikes at home and the fear of becoming a victim of violence strikes at our innermost being that we react.

Therapists, advocates, grass-roots organizations, mental health professionals, and behavioral researchers sit back and cringe at the horrifying news stories that circulate in our media. The haunting reality for us is that we live in the reality that severe and untreated mental illness remains largely unrecognized by the public.

Families, caregivers, parents, and friends yell louder for reform and nothing happens. They fight harder for attention, yet nothing happens. They write their legislators and still nothing happens. What will it take and whose voice will finally be heard? As a therapist, I must admit many times I feel professionals in the field are not doing enough. I ponder almost daily what more I can do to change or enhance the system. Sometimes it feels like humanity is too “small” to battle such a large system referred to as the mental health system. Social services can be a very complicating and frustrating realm for many.

 

I’m hoping that through this site you will be able to find information you cannot easily find elsewhere. I plan to allow my heart to guide my words, find resources for you, and expound upon the issues of the system. Resources, videos, posts, news reports, and questions to invoke passionate discussion will be found here. There are 2 main topics that this site will address:

  1. Severe or untreated mental health and relevant issues
  2. Self-care/spiritual reflection on issues of life

 

As you do your part (sharing, discussing, tweeting, posting, asking questions, etc.), I will do my part in helping to contribute, circulate, and learn more about your needs.

 

Lets make this part of PsychCentral a stimulating place for caregivers, families, and friends who feel lost in the system and hopeless.

 

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Getting Started: Offering Hope Through Knowledge

Támara Hill, MS, LPC

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC, is a licensed therapist and certified trauma professional, in private practice, who specializes in working with children and adolescents who suffer from mood disorders, trauma, and disruptive behavioral disorders. She also provides international consultations and works with some young and older adults struggling with grief & loss or life transitions. Hill strives to help clients to realize and actualize their strengths in their home environments and in their relationships within the community. She credits her career passion to a “divine calling” and is internationally recognized for corresponding literary works as well as appearances on radio and other media platforms. She is an author, family consultant, Keynote speaker, and founder of Anchored Child & Family Counseling. Visit her at Anchored-In-Knowledge or Twitter and Youtube Youtube If you are interested in scheduling a telehealth family consultation, feel free to let me know.


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APA Reference
Hill, T. (2013). Getting Started: Offering Hope Through Knowledge. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 26, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/caregivers/2013/01/getting-started-offering-hope-through-knowledge/

 

Last updated: 16 Mar 2013
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