Life Conquering Blog’s History
Ever since Life Conquering Blog’s birth, I have toyed with part of the name which would affect its purpose. It has always been LCB; however, the second part, after the hyphen, was always difficult to nail down. I wanted a name that was clear in its meaning to represent a woman who has bipolar 1 with psychotic features, mixed episodes, ultra-rapid cycling, ADHD, OCD, GAD, and social anxiety, who just happens to be a Christian. This time, I think I got it! Life Conquering Blog – A Mental Health Outreach
The Purpose of Life Conquering Blog – A Mental Health Outreach
The purpose of Life Conquering Blog is to encourage and educate about mental illness; thereby helping to tear down the walls of stigma in communities all over the world.
Why is Changing the Name so Important?
I changed the name to a “Life Conquering Blog – Mental Health Outreach” because, I believed the other names I used: Life Conquering Blog – Conquering Life with Jesus, Conquering Mental Health with Jesus, Conquering Bipolar with Jesus, – were all too narrow. My heart’s cry is to help as many people as I can while I am here on this earth. I do not want to exclude anybody.
Going back to the most recent mental illness diagnosis I was given (see the first paragraph), I can talk about more than bipolar. I have endured symptoms in all of the illnesses listed. And through my experience and my research, I have become an expert.
As an expert for Life Conquering Blog, I believe calling it an outreach will be more welcoming to all walks of life. Yes, I may have different strategies on how I deal with persistent symptoms, but they are all validated by my own encounters. I always say, “take what you want, leave what you don’t”.
You may wonder what my spiritual or religious views are concerning mental illness. I would encourage you to read the blog I wrote a few weeks ago based on a reader’s questions about the Holy Spirit and being bipolar.
How does Mental Health Outreach solve anything?
Life Conquering Blog – A Mental Health Outreach has a greater potential to help more people. Based on my diagnosis and my experiences for 20 or more years, I am able to talk openly with people who have similar struggles. I may not have schizophrenia, but due to my detailed combat with hallucinations (in all senses) and paranoid delusions, I can reach out to someone struggling with the same.
I not only blog, but I write for other publications. Also, I have speaking events anywhere there is stigma and someone needs to be encouraged.
To shut down mental health stigma, it is going to take everyone with a passion to fight against stigma in this world. Outreach to people is a great way to get conversations started.
A Mental Illness Transformation
Life Conquering Blog – A Mental Health Outreach has always been a way I can show the transforming power of God through a mental illness. I love blogging about how I can choke out the words, “HELP ME!” over and over and He knows exactly what I need and delivers it right when I need it.
Of course, there are other ways I like to share mental illness transformations. It could be a good walk or run, a challenging game or puzzle, maybe a moving book or article on the Internet, or a long talk with someone special.
You may not have a diagnosed mental illness nor a personal relationship with Jesus, that’s okay. You are in a safe place to transform in any way you need to. All the same, I hope you are able to be transformed as someone with a mental illness or a friend, relative, or coworker of same by the words on your screen from Life Conquering Blog – A Mental Health Outreach.
Call to Action: LCTalk
Do you have an office environment that could benefit from a mental health outreach Talk such as Life Conquering? What about a police department that needs a refresher course on the delicacies of mental illness? Maybe a school needs an LCTalk in order to help friends who are mentally ill and have attempted suicide?
I give LCTalks at schools, colleges, police departments, civic organizations, churches, Bible studies, Women’s groups, first responders, hospitals, etc. If you want more information on how to schedule an LCTalk, take a look below.
- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Give me the details of your group (numbers, men, women, students, nurses, police officers, parents, and the age range of students.
- What you want to be accomplished in the LCTalk (suicide prevention, mental health stigma, how to be a friend/parent/coworker to someone who has a mental illness, etc.).