Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes·8mo ago·1:52

Welcome to the Mental Wellness Station

Mental Wellness

"…It's really about looking at a day in our life that might feel really stuck and hard and finding words to express how you're feeling and sharing out into the world those feelings and seeing whose voices come back to you to soothe you, to give you some sense of that you're not alone. Mental wellness is really a practice, and I think part of that practice is finding language that really represents how you're feeling. And it might be awkward, it might be stumbling, it might be messy.…"

Let’s stay close and talk with each other about the tough stuff


Beth Bourland

@LittleGirl1978 · 8mo ago · 5:00

"…Yeah, mental wellness. Let's see, what can I say about that? It can be tough. Very tough, and to be very hard to talk about because there's so much at stuff that goes on on it that it's hard to explain. People have hard time explaining it, and you can switch people over to understand and get but unless they've been your shoes, they'll never get it. They won't understand. For me is bipolar because I have bipolar one.…"


Sammyaka Ambhore

@sammystery_24 · 8mo ago · 0:55

"…So it is a very tough thing to go through. And I would definitely be a listening ear to anyone who wants to talk about this.…"


Kelly Bair

@Gemini22 · 8mo ago · 1:25

"…I suffer from depression. And lately I've been really depressed. You know, I have no family here. Nobody really to talk to. I tried writing journaling. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. If the weather's permitted. I live in Buffalo, New York, so the weather hasn't been very cooperative. So I do try to get out and walk just to clear my head again. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.…"


Kelly Bair

@Gemini22 · 8mo ago · 1:18

"…I have my husband, but a lot of times he's not home. Like now. I haven't seen him since 11:00 yesterday morning. No phone call since 615 last night. So who am I to talk to? I can't talk to my cat. She's not going to answer back. I was just wondering if there are other outlets.…"


Kendall Dill

@Kendy · 7mo ago · 3:04

"…We all struggle to know how to support him, whether he's suffering from an episode, which his last one was in August where he had to get hospitalized, or whether he is medicated and at his, quote, baseline yet still, you know, having a hard time.…"

my brother has #Bipolar 1 disorder. 🙏


grace pouri

@gracepouri · 7mo ago · 2:47

"…Since it didn't happen, it was only once. I feel like it didn't hit me as hard as now it being so frequent and seeing like oh my gosh, life is so delicate. I've never really thought about it until a lot.…"


Greg Dickson

@LifeOrigami · 7mo ago · 3:59

"…I can't remember. It's been a while since I've been here. I think that what you said about finding the words to express yourself, to express how you're feeling. That really is an interesting perspective because if we're confused, the words are going to be difficult. Clarity always makes it easier to speak and share our voice and share our thoughts. One of the things that I've been looking at is there's a whole stigma around mental wellness, mental health, mental illness.…"

I love how you shared "finding the words" to express what you’re feeling and thinking and experiencing in life contributes to one’s mental wellness


Palak Jain

@palakjain · 7mo ago · 0:29

"…Mental wellness in today's world has become a trending topic and it feels so good that people have finally started talking about it openly in front of the world. I am familiar to many people who have have gone through depression and seeing they applied have filled me with tears because it is not as simple as it seems from outside. Much respect for the people who are there for loved ones in such times of support.…"


Sherry Ricard

@Hello1234Rufat · 6mo ago · 2:19

"…Hello I listened to your post and I can relate. The weather in New England has been ridiculous the last few months. Hot, cold, rainy, snowing, crazy weather for spring. Of course it's normal in New England, but you live in Buffalo, New York, which is some pretty crazy weather there too, I think. Anyway, what I do is try to do something I enjoy. Like I enjoy doing a lot of different crafts and things.…"



Hansika Reddy

@Hansikareddy · 6mo ago · 0:16

"…This is a Kelly, thoughtful station. And I really think it is the need of the Pouri. And I would love to listen to how someone's day went and try to make a to feel better. It's.…"

Jeff Baldwin

@JeffBaldwin627 · 6mo ago · 0:43

"…Hi Jim and I 22. I just wanted to respond to what you posted. If you get lonely and you don't have to talk to anybody in particular, just anybody that you trust, family, friends, work colleagues, whoever. And yes, talking to your cat is not weird. I Palak to my cat all the time. He's a very good listener. He doesn't as I had to talk back, but he'll listen or she dill listen. Depending on sex.…"


Jordan Brown

@ModernGentleman · 6mo ago · 1:14

"…Instead of just saying, oh, nothing or I'm okay or I'm doing fine. Opening up in depth to people regarding mental health can be a challenge for some, especially if they feel they might be judged or might not be understood. So it definitely helps when you have platforms, if you've got friends where you feel you can kind of open up to and talk to about how you're really doing instead of just pretending that you're okay.…"

Just my thoughts


Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 6mo ago · 1:06

"…And I've heard that quite a lot on swell how people are just talking and sharing. They're adding a category to their swell. They're saying like this belongs in the mental health station or in the self care station, but they're not necessarily boxing themselves in. And I think all of us have challenges. And whether we magnify them to a prognosis or we just let it be part of our self care to speak and find community.…"



Angie Clark

@AngieC · 6mo ago · 4:10

"…But I also think too, that with time comes more life experiences and things that you've been through. And I've been through some stuff, some pretty horrible relationships. And I went through an event. I guess it's been about five years ago now. I found out that my dad is not my dad. And that happened after I had lost my mom. I had lost my brother, and it ended bad. He was my best friend. He was my dad.…"


Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 6mo ago · 0:53

"…Hey, Angie, it's really Kelly. Good to hear your voice. And it's so interesting. You ended this with such a positive note, having shared with us some of the stuff you're going through. And you're right, like having a space to talk to people. You find common threads. You can find common stories, stories.…"



Greg Dickson

@LifeOrigami · 6mo ago · 4:22

"…It's been a long time. I've been away, been busy, hiding out from covet and dealing with life and pivoting the business and all that. So not any different than what you all have been going went through, I'm sure just thought I'd reach out and contribute to mental health and wellness, which I'm still learning a lot about. Take care. Bye.…"

Learning is my top Lighthouse value, what’s yours??

Krystle Marshall

@kfmarshall2022 · 5mo ago · 1:13

"…But I know things about mental health that people need to be informed about so they can be able to come to accountability of whatever it is that they're going through and realize that there's help out there that they can receive, so they can be better, not just for themselves, but for their loved ones and be able to show that help is there. So agree that this is a very important matter that needs to be discussed.…"


Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 5mo ago · 0:29

"…So I'm really happy you're on this one with us. Thanks for your contribution.…"


Deepanshu Goyal

@deepanshugoyal · 5mo ago · 1:08

"…I completely agree with you. Mental wellness is kind of the most important thing on which we can talk about. And to be honest, people will find it a little bit tough because there is so much to talk about and mental wellness, but there are not that many listeners and even the Orator found it tough to explain it. But still, people talk about mental wellness, which is really good.…"


George - Alin Cican

@AskGeorge · 5mo ago · 0:46

"…Hi Debra George here from Askgeorge. First, I would like to thank you for this amazing station that you created. Yes, I agree that. So the best way to treat our brain kind of diseases and colds is to talk about them. Pretty much. It's going to be a short reply. Just want to thank you for this station. Keep up the good work and looking forward to hear the next swellcast. All the very best of Bro. Bye.…"


Greg Dickson

@LifeOrigami · 5mo ago · 3:43

"…And when the things around us change and the people around us change and our society changes and the rules change and the expectations change, and is it any wonder that we're all a little bit stressed and perhaps struggling to make sense of it? It's totally understandable. And I think mental health is actually being redefined. I was working with a start up that is going to be tackling a specific area of mental health through an app using different technology that they're developing. It's fascinating.…"

@DBPardes checking in, how are you? mental health is challenging everyone

Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 5mo ago · 1:22

"…Hey, Greg and George, I wanted to thank you both for saying something similar about the importance of talking, but also inside different cultures, the safety is different, right. So there's is a different level of, I guess, boundary in the corporate space and the cultural norms of a corporate work Grace than perhaps in a particular family or a gathering of friends or society at large. So I think there's micro and macro cultures. Right. So I guess you start where you are.…"

@LifeOrigami @AskGeorge

Greg Dickson

@LifeOrigami · 4mo ago · 4:57

"…And I'm seeing that more and more every day, and I'm trying to look at it and kind of audit some of my attitudes, my beliefs, my perspectives, my points of view. Is that something I really want to hold onto? Is that something that I'm going to defend? Is that a Hill I want to defend? Is that an issue that's really important? And the truth is that we can't live our lives whether we're on Square or Twitter or Facebook.…"

@DBPardes I’ve been thinking about social capital and the pandemic


Marie McKenzie

@NurseM · 3mo ago · 0:22

"…So glad to find this community. Mental health is so important for everything we do. Good mental health affects how we show up in all areas of our lives. So I look forward to sharing.…"

"…I had a driving force in my life that I needed to make a toolbox and I have a toolbox but when I'm going through a really difficult time loke recently I've been going through with my elderly parents and now their mental wellness are revealing themselves and actually helping me understand that it's not all me and understanding that there's a lot more to this story and I'm able to see after all these decades later anyway.…"



Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 3mo ago · 0:32

"…Loki. Thank you so much for responding to Greg. And I love the phrase reading in my inside garden. It really sends me to a really gentle, fertile, but very sort of specific space of making sure things aren't strangling. The growth of other things, what weeds do so well. Right. Great image. I just wanted to call that out to you. Thank you so much.…"



Greg Dickson

@LifeOrigami · 3mo ago · 2:22

"…As you write on the paper, you release the energy of what it is that you're processing to the paper and then look at the paper as the receptacle that it is and then decide what you want to do with it. Because if you release the energy to the paper, then I think we're better able, once we look at it, after we've written and looked at it, we're able to get to a place of acceptance, awareness and acceptance at that point.…"

Release our energy to the paper

Rakesh BS

@Rakyesh · 2mo ago · 1:13

"…But I think if you can keep your thoughts, if you can keep your deeds, and if you keep your karma the way it has to be dealt with, I think your brain would automatically get itself the needed inspiration and the support that will make your life better and better.…"

Dharthi Chipalkatti

@dharthiiii · 1mo ago · 1:18

"…And it is very saddening for me to say that though this is one of the most required field and the most part of our lives that are supposed to be given a lot of importance, ironically, it's not. But to understand where we are coming from, why we marie feeling what we are feeling and all of that, I feel like everybody, probably even in our education system, we have to have psychology as one of our basic subjects so that it helps us works mostly in our life.…"

Poonam Hiranandani

@poons · 4w ago · 1:49

"…Hey. It's been seven months, but I've downloaded well, just, you know, a couple of days ago, and I came across your, you know, talk about, you know, wondering if there could be any other outlets. What really helps me is writing down about things that I love doing and then going and doing them. It could be anything. It could be line dancing. It could be salsa dancing. Try something new. Go for a hike with a group.…"


Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 4w ago · 0:37

"…Hey, Poons. Thank you for keeping this conversation alive and your suggestions. I hope Gemini gets to hear them. They're so concrete and it's just so helpful sometimes when your mind is spinning in the world seems very out of control, to have very discreet goals that are measurable and have a sense of easy delight about them and that are very sort of, in a way, kind of private. But you can really hold them. To pouri choice and say, I'm doing this.…"


Rahul Kumar Gupta

@Rocky_Krishn · 3w ago · 4:04

"…Then these things will give you more comfort ness. If you sing a song and if you publish it onto the social media and people will react on them. Then you dill be fine. You will be feel more happy. And they also want to meet you. So don't be in the person that your husband is not near to you or he is not talking to you. No problem. You are near to you. That is fine. Okay.…"


Roomi Tarik

@roomi · 1w ago · 1:41

"…I'm really glad that these stations are taken seriously and these topics have taken seriously. I've been finding myself, I don't know, a dead end. Sometimes during the weekend, it because I have got my hospital ships. I've got my internship with Nike and the Atlantic. And although I love my jobs, I'm living here alone in London. I moved recently from my other countries. I've got this dual citizenship and I'm all alone. I cook alone.…"

Thank you!

Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 1w ago · 0:44

"…Rumi. Thank you so much for connecting here on this channel. And, you know, it's interesting how your guitars there's a vast number of guitars, but they kind of represent solace for you and a place to kind of hang your weary head. At the end of the day, I really enjoy music as well. I have a few guitars, and I don't play them enough, so thank you for reminding me.…"


Swell Team

@Swell · now · 0:15

Welcome to Swell!

Lydia Flores

@Smiley_Lydia250 · 7d ago · 1:17

"…What I have said to myself is that what would make it all worth? It is if I could use my experience to help someone else. I have taken that on as a personal challenge and now work in the mental health field as a caseworker and hope to one day become a licensed clinical social worker. I love seeing people change their lives and I love being able to use what could be really negative experiences to help other people who are suffering and struggling.…"

#mentalhealth #postpartum #mentalhealthprofessional


Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 6d ago · 1:15

"…Lydia. Hi. I wanted to welcome you to not only this station, but also to Swell. And I really appreciate your story and the trajectory of your life is so inspiring because you were able to look at the opportunity to serve others by understanding how you were better selfcaring yourself. Self caring is not a verb, but it's inspiring.…"



"…And then sometimes you don't even know if it's you or someone else who has it, because it's something that does not get diagnosed, because a lot of us are either afraid to go to the doctor or do not get tested for mental health issues. So I'm so glad that there's a space where we can come and we could talk about those things means and other people will understand without judging. And I just think it's beautiful, and I'm so excited to be here.…"

Love that you have created a safe space

Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 4d ago · 0:58

"…And then Trevor was saying, well, that's stupid. Like, screen people who don't have anxiety, they're the ones that are crazy. He's like, how could you live in this world without anxiety? And it was just a spot on joke, because who doesn't have anxiety? And I just love the way he's just threw up his hands and said, my God, we are all suffering in this day and age. So I just wanted to share that with you.…"



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