Resiliency is defined as the ability to recover or “bounce back” from challenges that come our way. Just like a tree that can weather storms because of its strong roots, we, too, can create roots in our homes and communities that make people more emotionally secure and prepared to handle the challenges and disappointments that come our way.
A relentless advocate for mental wellness, Melissa C. Harrell founded Resiliency Counseling & Consulting, PLLC in 2018 with expertise in clinical mental health and training in public health. Melissa is passionate about sharing her professional and personal mental health experiences with audiences to empower them to live more peaceful lives while inspiring them to become advocates for marginalized populations in our world.
Melissa promotes mental health through her work as an independent health educator, mental wellness consultant and children’s book author.
Recent Blog Posts
Life doesn’t always go as planned. Shocking as it may seem, I never saw myself becoming a mother. I just didn’t think I was “Mom” material. Moms seemed to be these incredible martyrs who always put their kids first and set aside their own needs and ambitions. I knew I...read more
It’s five o’clock in the afternoon and the school bus stops to let children off. One mother (we will call her Sue) peers out the window looking for her child (we will call her Jane) to get off the school bus. Jane is usually the last one off the bus as she has always...read more
“So this is love…mmm…So this is love…so this is what makes life divine” sings Cinderella, extremely cheerfully. The words to this song echoed through my head this week but not for the reason that you might think. While it was the week of Valentine’s Day, I have to...read more
There are many questions and much stigma that revolves around seeking mental health services whether it is for you or a member of your family. Of course, the greatest barrier to people reaching out for assistance is the cloud of stigma that surrounds mental health...read more
As the holiday glitter begins to settle, many of us turn our thoughts to what a new year will bring. I myself find a new planner with nothing but blank pages waiting to be filled to be as exhilarating as the smell of coffee and hot doughnuts at Krispy Kreme! I love...read more