Wellness Tool #25: Family & Friends

Every day can look different for so many of us. When I am looking for support, I am reminded of the love I received from my mother when she was on this earth, as well as the love I still receive from those around me. The cool thing is that we can be intentional about cherishing memories or having a special day to make some with our family and friends. No matter what you choose to do, make sure you stay in a place of gratitude and do what is best for you. There is no wrong way to be with your family, so enjoy the day!

Tonja Myles

Tonja is a Program Supervisor for RI International at the Bridge Center for Hope in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Tonja is an ordained minister, community activist, peer counselor, veteran, subject matter expert in addiction, mental health, and untreated trauma. She promotes mental health awareness and rehabilitation with sharing her life experiences as a recovering addict for more than 30 years, suicide survivor, victim of childhood and adult sexual abuse, including her diagnosis of PTSD. Tonja’s message is that with proper treatment, family, friends support, faith and self-care together it can equal to living a productive life.