According to Kellerer, we must embrace the turbulence in our lives and use it as a tool for hope.
The Mental Health Advocate.
2018 has been a turbulent year from tragic mass shootings to to numerous cases of gender and race discrimination, and polarized politics. Celebrity suicides have brought mental health issues to the forefront of conversation. Suicides are at an all time high and depression and anxiety cases are soaring. Though some of these mental health issues are extreme, these feelings are understandable… life is unpredictable and it can be scary. How do humans survive emotional trauma like the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, or the loss of a job? Is it possible to bounce back, make the best of it, and in the end live a happy life?
How can we find hope despite the turmoil surrounding us?
Ulrich Kellerer is a Mental Health Advocate and spiritual thought-leader who has dedicated his life to fighting the depression epidemic, inspiring people to have hope, and promoting mental wellness.
Kellerer has traveled the globe interviewing people and hearing their stories and he identified a surprising commonality: regardless of age, gender or socio-economic status, each person experienced a turning point that changed their lives forever. Though these turning points often rose out of tragedy, it was this turbulence that helped people pull through.
Kellerer himself has journeyed through the highs and lows that life has to offer. Nearly every member of his immediate family died young and under tragic conditions. His twin brother became epileptic after an oral vaccination and died from Leukemia. His father died from throat cancer when he was just a teenager and later his big brother died from this as well. His mother became paralyzed after a failed operation and in order to take care of her, Kellerer was forced to neglect his job which resulted in his termination. This was especially painful because his first marriage ended because he was TOO committed to that job.
After a near death experience as a child, doctors told Kellerer he would never live past the age of 40. Though he has had severe health problems in the past (he was in a coma and he had pancreatitis 7 times) his faith and hope pulled through and he’s 59 years old today and still thriving!
So how did he do it?
“The secret to happiness lies within our own mind and faith. We must remember to listen to our inner voice and be grateful for what we do have,” says Kellerer, who believes these turbulent experiences are what made him the success he is today.
“Life is a gift. Regardless of what happens to us, we must live with purpose and meaning. Happiness comes from a person’s reaction. It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you deal with it.”
– Ulrich Kellerer
In An Interview/Article, Kellerer Can Share:
- How people can find hope in turbulent times
- How to make the most out of life changing moments
- Strategies that encourage good mental health for kids, teens, and adults
- 3 parenting tips for raising mentally strong kids
- 5 ways to promote mental health and wellness in yourself and others
Kellerer continues to be a leader in the fight for mental health and self improvement. He is on a spiritual quest to promote psychological wellness and has advice for how people can find hope despite life’s turbulence.