Mental Health Continuum Of Challenges


The Practitioners and Members of This Global Alliance believe that mental health lives on a continuum that stretches from thriving to struggling. It’s a fluid continuum that everyone in the world lives and moves on, at different points in their lives. Challenges that contribute to where one is at on the continuum are a result of factors such as: Genetic Predispositions, Life Experiences, Physical Traumas, Environment, and Lifestyle.  There are some of us with a greater genetic susceptibility to a disorder(s).  That being said, it appears as though regardless of our genetics, the challenges that we will all face throughout our lives, as well as how we treat ourselves, make it so that we are all at risk of slipping into the: “surviving” and even “struggling” portion of the continuum. The key is to understand that any of the above factors can manifest all the way to “disorder” and that we must know what feelings and symptoms to look out for throughout our lives.  Below please find profiles of individuals with some of the most common mental health disorders, to see if any of the classic symptoms resonate with you or a loved one.  We have also added a page for what we call “The Human Condition” to show how challenges over the course of our lives affect us all.  Maybe you haven’t been affected to the “disorder level” or maybe you haven’t ever sought out help leading to a diagnosis, but everyone deals with these similar challenges, which affect our mental health. After the disorder links, you can click to read stories of celebrities and everyday people who have faced similar challenges, themselves.

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If we can all begin to understand that we have control to be proactive about our mental health with various practices, and can even “rehab” and “heal” ourselves, we will feel more empowered and filled with what we all want most – hope. If we can take care of and rehab our physical health, why can’t we do the same for our mental health? Please view our “STARR” (Stress & Trauma, Active Release & Rewiring) link below, so that you may learn practices that can help you heal – whether it’s from “The Human Condition” or any “Disorder” & move from left to right on the continuum. In some case, medications are a necessary part of treatment. In other cases, medications can be effectively used for symptom management. However, in no case is medication alone sufficient, nor should it be considered a cure. Creating a daily routine of STARR Practices is an essential part of the healing and even thriving process.

Read stories of Celebrities and Everyday Heroes, who have chosen to share some of the common mental health challenges they too have faced:





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