On average, nearly 50% of Americans will make a New Year's resolution. Many of these resolutions will focus on health. But being healthy is more than just exercising, eating right and drinking water. Whether you are young, old or somewhere in between, prevention and early detection can significantly reduce your risk of illness, disability or an early death. As baseball legend Mickey Mantle once said, "If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." Many of us probably feel the same about our current health status.
“I was completely alone in dealing with my children. Doctors refused to
believe me, my ex-husband was/is a constant argument, I had been
alienated from everyone. Finding The Balanced Mind saved our lives. I
found a place where everyone understood me, where I could speak openly
about my kids and our problems and all that was offered was help and
virtual hugs. I have friends I can turn to at any time, and I have
received and benefited from their words and encouragement.” – Natalie
The Balance Mind Family-Focused Programing Testimonials
“I was completely alone in dealing with my children. Doctors refused to believe me, my ex-husband was/is a constant argument, I had been alienated from everyone. Finding The Balanced Mind saved our lives. I found a place where everyone understood me, where I could speak openly about my kids and our problems and all that was offered was help and virtual hugs. I have friends I can turn to at any time, and I have received and benefited from their words and encouragement.” – Natalie
"I'm a young person with post-traumatic stress disorder, which includes a mood disorder. [The Balance Mind youth resources] have helped me during two periods of crisis, and provided validation when I needed to know that I was worth something. The most important thing to me was the understanding--people I spoke with really understood and empathized with me. I didn't have to be ashamed for feeling "crazy" inside. It was okay to be me...mixed up, overwhelmed, but still a person of value. Thank you for all you do!"—Beth
"Support group has been a wonderful experience for me. I came here when I was overwhelmed. And frustrated with the lack of resources in the area where I live. I came pretty beaten down. And feeling very alone. I was welcomed with open arms, received valuable advice but most importantly I felt that I wasn't alone anymore."
"My extended family just shut me out when I started trying to get help for my daughter, so the support I get from The Balanced Mind resources has been a very huge deal for me. It is very unconditional, very judgment free. It’s just -- it’s the best place in the world. I couldn’t have been happier when I found it. I can honestly say I cried after getting my first e-mail."–Erica
"No one had a clue what it was like to live in our house as we watched our boys, first one and then the other, unravel before our eyes. Even though I had friends I could trust, I felt completely isolated. Then I found The Balanced Mind family focused resources—which has been an absolute lifesaver! I was almost giddy when I began reading messages that could have been written by me. I remember thinking, "Someone gets it! Someone really understands! I'm not alone!”
“At my darkest times, this group was here for me. Things were horrible—we had 11 months of 24 hour/7 days a week suicide watch, having to sedate Angela to safely transport her, in addition to drugs, having one adult in the backseat with her during car rides for safety. It's incredible to see what can happen on the other side. No one would have dreamed that she could rise so far. There were times I asked others to hold on to hope for me when I couldn't. Hope was a very powerful, caring gift that my Balanced Mind support group gave me.”—Lauren