Mental Health - the spiritual and social issue of our times
The rapid increase in ‘Mental Disorder’ is the other epidemic of our times. We must take a fresh approach - from a conscious perspective.
Replay available in The Awakening Place
Tuesday 21 April
Many studies point to an increasing incidence of what they call ‘mental disorder’ in our community. In fact back in 2007, one Australian national survey revealed that over 45% of all adults live with some level of mental disorder at some time in their lives. And a study in 2013/14 reported that 1 in 7 children and adolescents were judged to have had “mental health challenges” in the past 12 months.
The steep increase in these figures, particularly at these times and especially in so-called developed societies should be of concern to us all. Who among us has not been touched by this, either personally or among our family, friends or associates?
We might ask:
- Why is this happening so much now?
- Is it me; or is it something I did; or is it something around me?
- Sometimes I just feel hope-less and help-less. Is there something wrong with me?
- What can I do to invite happiness back into my life?
- What practical things can I do to help myself and others?
In this Truth Talk Isira will answer these questions - and more. She will guide us to look at this deep personal issue not as a ‘disorder’, but as a dramatic sign of our times. She will reveal a different way of looking at these challenges. A way that has a strong conscious foundation. And she will reveal aspects of Indigenous understanding and wisdom that can help us all along the path of understanding, acceptance and renewed hope.
As with all our interactive Truth Talks, Isira will allow plenty of time for your questions.
Meditation does help.
At the end of the Truth Talk Isira will take us through a brief guided meditation, specifically dedicated to this topic. A practice we can all return to, whenever we feel the need.
Replay and Guided Meditation
A fully replay of this Truth Talk will be uploaded into The Awakening Place within 48 hours.
We will be making the meditation available separately for you to download and share with friends and family.
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