It Happens.

But it doesn’t have to define us.

Recognize the Struggle and Let’s Rise Together

Life can be a struggle! We all have painful experiences – like adversity, chronic stress as well as emotional trauma. The impact of these experiences will affect our well-being and mental health, putting us at a higher risk of struggling socially, emotionally and physically. Even though the experience cannot be changed, the effects can be! It Happens. But it doesn’t have to define us!

Alone we experience adversity and trauma. Together we rise and heal – as an individual, a family, a community.

BY RECOGNIZING THE HURT AND REACHING OUT FOR THE SUPPORT WE NEED, WE BEGIN THE PROCESS OF HEALING. AND WE BECOME MORE RESILIENT IN THE PROCESS.

Take a Quick Mental Health Quiz

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing some signs of emotional distress. Take a quick quiz and see how you’re doing.

REAL STORIES

Sarah talks about substance abuse
Sheridan talks about social isolation
Tracie talks about anxiety

Wellness Exercises

From looking for good in a situation to prioritizing self-care to dealing with change, Recognize & Rise offers a number of different worksheets and exercises you can download and use to help you work through everyday stresses we face. We offer twelve worksheets covering a number of topics, and the library is growing all the time.

Click below to checkout all the tools we have available.

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Become a part of the Change

Pass the Penny Challenge

Like pennies, no matter what we look like, no matter where we’ve been, we all hold the same value. Recognize & Rise has launched #PassthePennyTX, a campaign of Texans “passing a penny”, either in person or virtually via social media to a friend, co-worker, or loved one — sharing something they admire about the recipient and challenging the recipient to do the same to someone else, always posting with the hashtag #PassthePennyTX.

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IT’S NEVER TOO SOON OR TOO LATE TO DEAL WITH THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA.

Can We Help?

Sometimes we don’t consider certain events as significant or impactful as they might be. Oftentimes, we don’t connect that experience of adversity or trauma with other difficulties we could be experiencing – emotionally, in relationships, in our mood, even in our physical health!

That’s where working on our mental wellness comes in. This can take any number of forms, from practicing mindfulness or yoga, to taking up an activity, to joining an interest group to adopting a pet.

In many cases, having trustworthy people who can help us “connect the dots” is really important. It can be difficult to know where to even begin looking for someone trustworthy to talk to. Sometimes that person can be a friend, pastor, spiritual mentor teacher or coach. At others, depending on our individual situation, we might need to seek help from a professional counselor.

We provide ideas on how to determine ways to identify a person or people who will provide us the support we truly need. Recognize & Rise’s partners have taken a pledge to deliver trauma-informed care by creating safe and welcoming environments to all who seek support.

FREE Journal

Journaling helps us heal by disclosing emotions rather than stuffing them down, which is known to be harmful for our health. Through writing, our pain gets translated into black-and-white words that exist outside of ourselves, helping us make sense of them.

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