Past issues of our newsletter, Resource for Resilience, can be found below.

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Resources for Resilience
Issue #4 | May, 2019
The Cole Resource Center's newsletter offers information about programs and resources, and commentary about mental health issues, in support of our recovery community

New Resources

Newsletter Archive: The CRC newsletter, Resources for Resilience, is now available for viewing on the website. Our issues from September 2018, November 2018, and January 2019 are currently posted.  We expect to continue adding new issues soon after they are released to our mailing list. To receive the newsletters via email, please sign up here.
 

Online Resource LibraryCRC works hard to provide our community with current reference information.  We will now be offering this service online!  In our Resource Library you’ll find a selection of material including links to other mental health organizations and recent articles about mental health.  We’ll do our best to keep the Library updated frequently.  And this new online collection does not replace the printed copies of articles that are still provided outside of the CRC office near the McLean cafeteria; choose your preferred browsing environment!

From a Peer Perspective

"Spring" - Anonymous

Close your eyes and smell the sweetness of spring. Feel the warmth of the sunlight on your cheeks, almost like a subtle hug. Spring exists in the children’s books as a symbol of a new beginning and the raw presence of joy.

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"Masking and Unmasking" - Anonymous

I was good at masking. Too good. I look back and see photos of myself, a happy smile plastered on my face. That’s what everyone saw, and as much I wanted someone to notice I was suffering, it needed to stay that way.

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CRC Activities

  • CRC at NAMI Mass Advocacy Day
  • Cole Resource Center team at NAMI Walk!
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Approaches to Holistic Wellness

"Meditation and Mental Health" - David Snebold and contributions by Kevin Gimbel

Meditation has been found to have benefits for many different aspects of mental health. Mindful meditation is a semi-common practice that is focused on concentrating on neither the past nor the future but on the present. It usually involves sitting in a very comfortable position and paying attention to your breathing.

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"Interview with Priyadarshi Khare on Meditation" - David Snebold and contributions by Kevin Gimbel

David Snebold dives into the topic of meditation through this interview with Priyadarshi Khare. Khare leads meditation sessions at the weekly meetings of DBSA (the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) at McLean Hospital.

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The Cole Resource Center’s Resources for Resilience is an informational newsletter. The articles in this newsletter are provided for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of a health care or mental health care professional. Please always consult a trained mental health professional before making any decision regarding treatment of yourself or others. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact a qualified mental health care provider.

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Resources for Resilience
Issue #3 | January, 2019
The Cole Resource Center's bimonthly newsletter offers information about programs and resources, and commentary about mental health issues, in support of our recovery community

CRC Activities

* Save the date! We are planning now for March 21, 2019, our next Spotlight series event. Truth Be Told: Substance Abuse and Mental Health
* We have four ongoing support or mentor groups meeting regularly.
* SO MUCH MORE!!

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Letter from the Editor

This issue features a roundup of CRC activities and articles about the correlations between sleep and mental health and the benefits of community for emotional recovery. There’s also a clinician perspective about McLean Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council and, as always, a note from Joanne, our Executive Director.

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Letter from the Executive Director

At the start of a new year, I always reflect upon the prior 12 months to help me set my goals for the next. This is an activity I have done for the last 18 years. I love it! With gratitude and grace, I value lessons learned and use this to fortify my plans for the coming year.

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From a Clinician's Perspective

The McLean Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) was established in 2010 to serve as a forum to promote excellent patient and family-centered care. By communicating the perspectives of patients and their families regarding the care experience at McLean, PFAC works in an advisory role to enhance the care experience across the hospital’s treatment settings.

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From a Peer Perspective

It is my firm belief that community is the most effective and essential component of recovery. Diet is important. What we put in our body affects our physical and emotional well-being. Exercise promotes blood circulation, which carries healing nutrients to all parts of the body. Meditation helps soothe the racing mind, reducing stress levels. Medication is used to combat our strongest symptoms. All of these we know greatly contribute to our mental health wellness.

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Approaches to Holistic Wellness

Getting a good night’s sleep helps us all function day to day. It is paramount in promoting good mental health. There is a direct correlation between sleep and mental health illness. It is worth noting that many people who experience issues with schizophrenia, anxiety, ADHD and other brain disorders have a great deal of trouble falling asleep. Only fewer than 20% of people diagnosed with a mental health disorder do not have sleep issues. Good sleep hygiene is vital in dealing with mental health and mood disorders.

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Resources for Resilience
Issue #2 | November, 2018
The Cole Resource Center's bimonthly newsletter is committed to providing resources, programs, and support to individuals and families affected by challenges with mental health.

From the Executive Director

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I am filled with gratitude for our growing community and excitement for our new programs.
Nothing is more rewarding than the increasing number of individuals and families who are now receiving support from the Cole Resource Center.
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If Truth Be Told

On October 16th, 2018 the Cole Resource Center held its first event in our Spotlight Series. The event focused on mental health in the workplace, and featured a panel moderated by Dr. Joe Flores of McLean. The panel brought together varying perspectives from CEO's, organizational leaders, and individuals with lived experience. They discussed the challenges of stigma and discrimination, the many benefits of a work environment that embraces diversity including disabilities, and their respective efforts to create and inspire a better workplace for all.
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Approaches to Holistic Wellness

Exercise and mental health are linked together in a multitude of different ways. Aerobic exercise routines including cycling, jogging, and even gardening have been proven to reduce depression and anxiety.
According to Sharma and the National Library of Medicine, “These improvements in mood are proposed to be caused by exercise-induced increase in blood circulation to the brain …
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From a Peer Perspective

Checking into the hospital is always an option. Depression can be crippling. Hopelessness is all too common a symptom. It’s scary when staying the same has been ruled out
and med changes just aren’t working. Near the end of my last depression, I could only see two choices: a hospital stay or suicide.
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From a Peer Perspective

As I approached middle age, I began experiencing auditory hallucinations characterized by
hearing negative voices. I think my story regarding them is an interesting one.
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Letter from the Editor

I’m very excited about the November edition of “Resources for Resilience.”
In this issue, we provide some personal accounts of mental health challenges and talk about the effect of exercise on emotional well-being. Continue Reading

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Resources for Resilience
Issue #1 | September, 2018
The Cole Resource Center's monthly newsletter is committed to providing resources, programs, and support to individuals and families affected by challenges with mental health.

"The Cole Resource Center is an education and recovery community of peers and family members, dedicated to helping people affected by mental illness lead full and healthy lives."

Introduction to Resources for Resilience

by Joanne Grady-Savard, Executive Director of the Cole Resource Center
The launch of our new monthly newsletter is an opportunity for all of us from the Cole Resource Center to
share aspects of our journey around mental health.
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Approaches to Holistic Wellness

"Nutrition and Mental Health" by David Snebold
Nutrition is linked to mental health is a variety of different forms. Before getting into the specifics of what can potentially help those with various
mental health issues it is important to note that eating a healthy diet or supplements cannot replace a medication regimen.
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Peer Perspective

"Living with Bi-Polar" by Dan Sullivan
It has been a bumpy ride, to say the least. More accurately, it’s been a series of train wrecks. Forgone
education, lost jobs, failed marriage, stretches of homelessness - all were the results of my manic episodes.
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Family Perspective

By Ellen Faran
For many of us, our first exposure to mental illness comes, with little or no warning, when a family member
starts experiencing symptoms. We are ill prepared for this.
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Volunteer Insight

“My Role at the Cole Resource Center” by Ajanthan Arulanandam
On the whole, the Cole Resource Center has provided me a great foundation to getting my foot in the door at a mental health setting. It has taught me the basics about love and compassion,
the role about ethics in a diverse mental health setting with patients, families, peers and the McLean faculty, and making some connections in the field of neuropsychology.
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Letter from the Editor

The main goals of the Cole Resource Center are to increase patient and family access to therapy and reverse stigma in the community. We also educate the public about mental health and provide emotional support to patients, their families and friends. Read More

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