Mental Health discussed on Nobody Told Me!

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I'm thinking about the conversations, my mom and I have had we've talked about died from covert and the seriousness of it, but there's something that doesn't quite let us get to the level of hey, if this happened to me, this is what I would want to be done. And I think a lot of it. You is that we would be making really uninformed decisions, and since we're not having a conversation or making even more uninformed decisions, we don't know what would you recommend? Well. Great points, guys, I mean so yes, one of those things, one of the great things that could that is happening is more and more people are turning their attention. So their advanced directives advanced care planning, living wills, estate, planning all this all that goes into preparing for that eventuality of someday you're going to be not here. So that's wonderful. I mean that's a very healthy response but to your point advance care directives are difficult to fill out because they contain decontextualize information in most of us don't know enough for what goes into these decisions. What the? Trade. Offs. Excuse me what the trade offs are around these decisions. So it it's a weird exercise to be able to first of all difficult enough as we've been talking about project ourselves into this future state where we're at death's door. But even if you can manage to do that navigating the questions, you're asking advanced directive divorce from the the details of what that means that looks like and feels like is a is a really challenging prospect. The trick here is now a couple of things one is that the best care directives best directives, you can change your mind gazillion times. In fact, most people do these are not one time conversations, your own attitude towards your own demise and how you might WanNa, go out and what's important you will change over the course of a lifetime. So we should all get in the habit of revisiting our advanced directives over time. That's one big point. Another big point air is these are some rough guidelines. That will guide your family physicians in the event that you cannot advocate for yourself. These these advanced directives only kick in when you can't speak for yourself. Okay. So it's not. It doesn't it. It's not as high stakes as it might feel. You. Can you so that that's another big point. Third would be. A piece of council here would be to talk to others review your advanced directive with your doctor talk to your family about it It barring all that come talk to us at Mental Health this is a lot of what we do is walk people through these kinds of decisions and help them understand what goes into these and what the trade offs are at Cetera. So I don't mean to be plugging mental health but I. But this is a this is a good use of counseling like ours mental health or otherwise talk to clinicians who understand what goes understand what goes into these decisions. And that will help allot. Our nobody told me conversation continues in just a minute after we tell you about one of our favorite sponsors air medicare network much like our extraordinary guests on nobody told me many Air.

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