Description: We talk to Mandi Dorrell, a mental health and grief counselor from Somerdale, New Jersey, to discuss how to find happiness in spite of the drama and trauma we are constantly bombarded with in our daily lives. Links, apps, and other things we talked about:
-9:00-9:45: We talked about the importance of keeping a gratitude journal. We specifically recommended the Gratitude app, but there are a bunch of really great ones for both iOS and Android.
-Around 10:35, we talk about the NotOK app, which allows you to add up to 5 trusted contacts which will be notified if you need to reach out for help. You can get it on Android here or iOS here.
-From roughly 10:58 to 11:40, we talk about getting in touch with crisis lines, support chats, or the Suicide Prevention Hotline if you ever need someone to talk to. This list contains text lines/hotlines for 4 different countries: https://www.nowmattersnow.org/help-line. Remember, turn to places like these for help, not sites like Tumblr that will only tear you down and make things worse.
-24:10-24:35: We briefly discuss Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which can help people heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. To find out more about EMDR, click here.
-39:50: If you're interested in meditation or the sleep stories mentioned earlier (they truly are excruciatingly boring), try the Calm App. You can find it on Android here and iOS here. Note that Calm is a freemium app: while you can have access to many features for free, you can get a subscription to unlock additional features and benefits.