“Pain is inevitable, but suffering is a choice.” Margena Carter (22:57- 23:01)
Margena Carter is a mental health expert and an entertainment psychotherapist. She’s a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker, and Professional Life Coach specializing in personal growth, relationship, and career counseling.
Margena has had over a decade of experience as a mental clinician working in a wide range of areas including couples therapy, infidelity, LGBT issues, divorce, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and others. As a trauma specialist, Margena helps people from all walks of life overcome trauma so they can live a fulfilling life.
She’s worked with the True Crime TV show. Providing expert analyses of the minds of criminals and victims. Margena helps audiences understand crime from a psychological perspective.
“My purpose is to help people understand mental illness, eliminate the stigma around it, and educate people on healthy ways of coping with life’s stressors.” – Margena Carter (6:51 – 7:02)
Margena developed her interest in mental health after seeing family members exhibit specific characteristics due to schizophrenia. As she grew older, she made it her purpose to help people understand mental illness.
By removing the stigma surrounding mental health, Margena can get more people to reach out for help before it’s too late. Better mental health can reduce crime, lower suicide rates, and possibly mitigate the mass shootings seen around the country.
The biggest challenge is helping those who don’t recognize the need for mental health. People have to actively seek ways to get better if any therapist can be effective in helping them.
The following are some signs that it might be time to seek help:
- Changes in eating habits
- Sudden change in sex drive
- Mood swings
“You’re not alone. Whatever pain you’re feeling, someone else has felt that same pain before. There is help available to you.”
– Diane Forster (24:08 – 24:17)
Pain is inevitable, but suffering is a choice. We can’t dodge pain, but we can choose how we live in it. Remaining attached to your pain is like choosing to suffer. But it doesn’t have to be that way, because there’s always hope.
You don’t have to do it alone.
Learn how to find your higher power so you rise above the pain and suffering. You can reach out to friends and family for help, and there’s no shame in reaching out for help from a mental health professional.
Each week, we provide you with a mantra meditation, a fun, transformational way to apply the concepts in each episode. Tell yourself the story of what you want, without all of the limitations, and watch your life begin to change! Listen to this week’s mantra meditation to grow in self-love. Letting go of the expectations of others, and growing in the confidence and love of who you are and all that you are capable of, is the only way to truly move forward in success and fulfillment. Each day, we are surrounded by people who are doing the best that they can. Listen in to this week’s mantra meditation, embrace self-compassion, and extend compassion to your relationships.
How to get involved
- For more information about working with Diane and to gain access to valuable resources visit dianeforster.com.
- You can contact Diane for coaching information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To learn more about the EED Process discussed on today’s episode, get Diane’s book, I Have Today.
- Check out Carter Care Therapeutic Services, and Margena’s website.
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