So, I live in Utah which is the home of Silicon Slopes--the hub of Utah's startup and tech community.(according to their website) This week, in conjunction with their SlopesSummit21, they offered a volunteer opportunity: 1 Million Meals for Utah. I took part, along with hundreds and hundreds of others. It was awesome. I felt awesome. It was an awesome cause. And I met awesome people. Now, the thing I know about volunteering is it gets you out of your own head. That's why it's one of the best recommendations for people suffering with depression. In fact, I've known therapists that make it part of their treatment plan. Depression can be draining, heavy, consuming and painful. If you have a chance to leave it behind for an hour and meet the need of another person (or hungry child) you definitely should. It can be a win-win.

#siliconslopes21 #mental health #volunteering

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  • akajmax

Well, hello! Welcome to my thoughts. I'm Ka--pronounced Kay. I'm a psych nurse and a writer. I'm also a woman with opinions, a fair amount of common sense, a pretty good education and no tolerance for cruelty. I've spent my career in the field of mental health and have loved it since my first day on the job where I got to know a little man with severe Anorexia. I'm a mom worried about mom things, and a wife worried about wife things, and I'm pretty sure my trust in Jesus Christ is the reason I haven't been chewed up by the world. People fascinate me. In this blog--I've named Mind your Mind--I intend to opine about the human condition, share my journey (except the juicy parts) and, oh yeah, mental illness. Join me.

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