If you are in immediate crisis, please call 911 or

the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255). 

Or text "HELLO" to 741741 for the crisis text line.

 
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#HEARTHEAD 
MENTAL HEALTH LIFE COACHING

Infusing your well-being with Positive Psychology.
Be kind to your mind.

 

ABOUT HEARTHEAD

Welcome to the #HeartHead community. 

We all go through tough times, and sometimes it can be hard to rely on a friend or family member. You may have a fear of judgement. That's okay. 


On the other hand, going to a therapist for the first time may feel like a bit much at the moment - that's okay, too. 

But you can't ignore your emotions and keep them buried inside. That's unhealthy for your mind AND your body. 

At #HeartHead, we're here to listen without judging. Mental health is something EVERYONE deals with on a daily basis. We also realize that mental health can be very complex, so you may need to sort things out. We're here to help you create a plan, and empower you with a sense of emotional literacy.

We use Positive Psychology, and the science of human flourishing. Instead of focusing on what's wrong and trying to fix problems, we embrace solutions to help you harness the good you already have in your life, connect the dots, and navigate your mental health.

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POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

“Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing, and an applied approach to optimal functioning. It has also been defined as the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities, and organizations to thrive.”

Source: Positive Psychology Institute

What Positive Psychology IS:


  • Focusing on positive experiences such as happiness, joy, inspiration, and love.

  • Using positive traits such as gratitude, resilience, and compassion.

  • Positive life strengths such as optimism, life satisfaction, wellbeing, compassion (also SELF-compassion), self-esteem, self-confidence, and elevation.

What Positive Psychology IS NOT:

  • Toxic positivity, ignoring negative emotions.

  • A “Polyanna” approach.

  • Never being anxious, depressed or sad.

 
 
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ANDY RIGGS

The Full Story (Why I do This)

In the early morning hours of July 2017, I received a phone call from my mother. My mother never calls me at 4:00 in the morning before work. I had just backed out of my garage. “Uncle Rick is gone.”  She said to me. I sat there, with my foot on the brake, car in reverse, stunned and speechless. “It sounds like he did it to himself”, she added. 

Wait. What!? My Uncle? The same happy, joyful, humorous Uncle Rick who used to call us all on our birthdays with his SPOT ON Donald Duck impression? The man who was ALWAYS the life of family get-togethers? The man who I once saw as a father-like figure when my real father left at the age of two? The man who on the outside seemed to have everything going for him; Beautiful wife, three amazingly talented smart kids, Executive level job at a bank, successful in so many ways? Him?


I had so many questions. How did someone who appeared to have so much going right, die by his own hand, and how did it go unchecked? Was this out of the blue? I guess I never really thought to ask if my Uncle Rick was okay, because I always assumed that he was...but I was only paying attention to the outside.   

What made matters worse, is I witnessed first-hand the suicide / mental health stigma in action. My own family was in denial about the way he had died, even though it was undeniable. They refused to accept that he had ended his own life. 

I vowed to do everything in my power, using my voice on a public platform (radio) to speak openly and do my part to END this stigma. Get people talking.  Letting out their emotions and expressing their feelings, so that nobody would ever have to get to the point where my Uncle Rick had gotten on the inside. I wanted to listen. I wanted to learn. I didn’t want anyone to suffer in silence. 

I found and eventually led a support group for survivors of suicide loss, and discovered the power of group therapy. Talking with someone who has walked the same walk as you, listens without judging, and truly cares, can make a world of difference. 

The power of talk can save lives. 

I'm here to listen.  

Let’s talk about YOUR mental health.

 
 

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