Most people can identify with physical pain. We’ve all been there… a broken arm, a skinned knee, a sunburn. But there are other less discussed types of pain that cause just as much and sometimes even more damage in people’s lives. Most people don’t talk about emotional pain. It’s too embarrassing. It’s too hurtful. But this is something we need to have an open conversation about if we really want to find hope, help, and healing. Join me with Dr. Mel Tavares as we talk about emotional pain. What is it and what do we do about it?
There is no shame in needing help for mental health difficulties. Mental and emotional conditions like depression and anxiety are medical conditions (our brain is our biggest organ) and are as valid as heart disease and diabetes. It takes a lot of courage so say, “I need help.”
“This. ALL of this! This. Is. Me. My God, for the past 25 years, this has been me!”
This was the message I received after one reader started reading an early edition of my book, “Hope Prevails: Insights From a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression.”
Another said, “You spoke straight to my heart and soul, yet it was like you were sitting right here beside me.”
As more individuals read the message that God had given me to share from my heart, the more I realized that what we all want, what we all need is to know we aren’t alone; that someone understands. [read more]