Glennon Melton – Lessons from the Mental Hospital

carryonwarriorGlennon Melton is the author of the bestselling book Carry On, Warrior as well as the founder of the Momastery blog. Her fans are lovingly called Monkees, and they share her brazenly open and honest communication.

Glennon introduces herself to her readers by saying “I’m a recovering bulimic and alcoholic. For twenty years I was lost to food and booze and bad love and drugs. I suffered. My family suffered.”

As a proponent of compassion for imperfections, she recently appeared at a TEDx (below) where she spoke about her struggles with addictions and disorders, including her trip to a mental hospital in high school.

Of the many things Glennon has helped her audience with, one of them is to recognize that it’s okay to have problems and to ask for help. Though her primary audience has mostly been women, her messages of courage and strength can resonate with anyone, whether it’s finding the confidence to face everyday obstacles in life or seeking help for addiction treatment.

Take a look at the video below for a taste of what she’s all about, and feel free to contact us if you or someone you love needs help for a substance abuse or mental health issue.