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Saturday Trivia: How Much Do You Remember About Cartoon Network?

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Hi there! It’s Saturday morning, meaning it’s time for Saturday trivia once more. This week is Cartoon Network. I had a poll plugin I was trying out and it, unfortunately, did not work on my website. So, I decided to do Cartoon Network as the trivia category this week. I apologize if anyone voted last week and it did not go through. I will have three options after this quiz and have you guys comment on which one you would want to take next Saturday. The most votes will be the next category.  Thursday is the day I usually choose which category will be used. So, Thursday around 5pm will be the cut off time to vote.

Courage the Cowardly Dog

Before each trivia form, I like to give a small life lesson from one of the topics chosen for Saturday trivia. This week I have chosen to use Courage the Cowardly Dog from Cartoon Network.

If you have not seen or heard of this exciting show I will give a short intro to who Courage is. Courage is a dog that lives out in the middle of nowhere with his elderly owners. Eustance, the grumpy mean old man and Muriel, the sweet and loving old lady.

Courage is about as far from his name as one could get. He is terrified of everything. Though if it were me living in the middle of nowhere with creepy bazaar things constantly happening I would be a bit cowardly myself.

Each episode has something strange happen with monsters, ghost, aliens, mind control, and more. Poor Courage often has to be brave for his owners to get them out of all the crazy situations they end up in. It truly is an interesting show.

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A Cartoon Network Lesson With Courage the Cowardly Dog

Finding courage in frightening situations can be nerve-wracking. When someone becomes afraid, their fight or flight responses kick in. Personally, I take the flight route more than I would like to admit. Often, I let my fears overwhelm me into not trying or doing something I wanted. Here’s where a good lesson with Courage the Cowardly dog can come in.

Courage always manages to pull through his fears to save the ones he loves. Even when he is freaking out and panicking. His bravery is shown in each episode.

Finding your passion, what you love, and care about can help tremendously when it comes to facing fears. For example, my son is my world and one of the reasons I push myself to become the best version of me. From starting a business to simply going for a walk downtown, I face my irrational fear of people.

I do not want him to see me afraid of the world, so I push through and find my courage for him. Having things to fight for as well as believe in can help the most frightened person overcome what they thought was impossible.

The life lesson in all this is your passion can help you overcome fears and find courage in uncertainty. Can you think of a time you displayed bravery through fear?

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Cartoon Network Trivia

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Additional

Thank you for taking the time and reading this post. If you participated in the trivia form thank you and I hope you were able to learn something interesting about the old Cartoon Network. Also, thank you to those who support Maybe Crazy Helps mission to help others overcome darkness the mind can create by spreading light, love, hope, and reassurance. You guys are awesome!

A friendly reminder, we are still collecting letters, cards, drawings, etc, for those living in homeless shelters, group homes, veteran centers, extended stay hospitals, and women and children centers in time for Christmas.

We are trying to spread love, hope, and new motivation to people who don’t have a home to call their own. We will also be providing the homeless shelters, veteran centers, and women and children centers with numbers and places they can go to get help getting back on their feet if they choose to do so.

If you are interested in sending in a letter, card, drawing, etc, you can find all the information in the post What Can a Letter Do?

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Vote for Next Weeks Saturday Trivia

Disney Trivia
The 90s – 2000s Music Trivia
Comedy Trivia

Comment below, whichever gets the most votes will be used for next Saturday. Thursday, August 22 will be the last day to vote for next Saturday’s trivia. Last weeks trivia was 90s Nicktoons Trivia Come See How Much You Remember 

 

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90s Nicktoons Trivia Come See How Much You Remember

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Hey guys,  I want to let those who follow Maybe Crazy Help and those who engage, comment, share and enjoy the content on this site, know that I am doing a new blog segment with fun little trivia questions from the past. There will be a new trivia post every two weeks on Saturday morning around 10-11 am.

If you are not subscribed to Maybe Crazy Helps blog and you’re interested in subscribing to keep up with the latest posts there should be a signup option on the sidebar. This website does things a bit different with trying to help others and to bring peace of mind to many.

What is the Reasoning Behind the Trivia?

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Sometimes reminiscing on good old memories (like 90s Nicktoons) can be a fun way to remember its the little things in life that can make a difference. Imagine its 1997, you first wake up on a Saturday morning and rush to the tv (before your siblings snatch the remote) and you throw on your favorite cartoon program.

Or maybe you would play music and dance around the house in your pj’s, not a care in the world. Either way, my point is it feels good to think about the good things of the past. Not to worry about the bluh of the world today, even if it’s just for a moment.

My hopes with these short little quizzes are to pique the mind, make Maybe Crazy Help more engaging, help others remember good things from the past, and to provide some interesting facts about some of the things we may have grown up with.

But You’re a Mental Health Website

That is a good point. Maybe Crazy Help is a Mental Health website. So, what does trivia have to do with Mental health? Honestly, as a whole, it has little to do with mental health. However, it’s how the trivia used. I am using these little short quizzes to help others relax the mind with familiar past time shows, music, and other things.

How many of you have gotten sucked into the never-ending quizzes on Facebook? I know I have many times (more than I like to admit). While those quizzes do pique interest, there is not much more going on except passing the time with random questions and outcomes.

The trivia on Maybe Crazy Help is for passing time, however, it is also for promoting mindfulness as well. Before each trivia post, there will be an important lesson from one of the shows or songs (there will also be music trivia). This is where mental health and fun trivia can tie in together.

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Awesome, But How is This Going to Help Someone?

Honestly, it might not help, motivate, or do anything for anyone. It’s just something Maybe Crazy Help is trying out. Even if it doesn’t help in a huge way, maybe it helps someone remember a good memory of growing up or maybe the small lesson will help someone understand something from a different perspective.

As I said earlier in this post, this website does things a bit different. Some things may work and some things may not work.

A Nicktoons Lesson

With Rugrats anniversary coming up tomorrow, (August 11, 1991) I thought it would be appropriate to include a Nicktoon lesson from this awesome childhood show. For those who have never seen Rugrats, the show is about a baby named Tommy Pickles and all the adventures he and his friends go on while growing up.

One of my favorite episodes is one I watched with my son a few weeks ago. It’s an episode where Grandpa Lou and Stu (Tommy’s Dad) are car shopping. The babies Tommy, Chucky, Phil, Lil, and Dil are with them and playing submarine in the dealership cars. The car dealership guy is, as seen as the babies, a shark. As he is trying to sell old beat-up cars that look new to Stu and Grandpa Lou.

The life lesson in this is beware of things that look nice on the outside but in reality, are junk. You can also take it as don’t judge a book by its cover, but instead of taking it as an old book with a dull cover and amazing story, you can look at it as just because it looks great does not mean that it is.

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Often, many people will fix themselves up just enough to fool those around them. However, within time their true colors start to show. Just as if you were to buy a car that looked new from a dealership with the promise of it running like it just came from the car factory itself. A few months down the line and you are having multiple issues the salesman did not mention. Same thing with a person trying to fool someone. Within time the problems will come to the surface.

Or you could just see the episode as being cautious when buying from a used dealership. A car can be a very expensive luxury, especially if you have to keep shelling out money to fix it. This can lead to stress, financial problems, and more.

Honestly many lessons can be taken from a single episode if one were to sit down and think about it. This was just thought up from the top of my head.

Nicktoons Trivia

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Come Test Your Knowledge on Eating Disorders: My Own Journey Included

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According to the informative website Freed, “At least 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life.”

My Own Battle With Eating Disorders

Growing up, I had problems with my weight from a very young age. At first, I could not keep weight on me, but as the years went on the weight began to pack on. Especially after I was sent to a facility to get help for self-harm. I was put on multiple medications that made me into, basically, a zombie.

While I was in the facility, I noticed my weight started to increase rapidly and being 14, I began to panic. I stopped eating. I only ate when I felt lightheaded, I drank only water, exercised in my room constantly, and I would throw whole trays of food away; with the hopes of a stray finding and eating the discarded food. I remember thinking to myself many times; I don’t want to be fat because of the medication the strays need this more than me.

Months went by and I began to get smaller and smaller. Until I was smaller than I was when I had first entered the facility. By this time the nurses knew what was happening and put me on Ensure to maintain my nutrients. As well as a multivitamin. A lot of the time I dumped the Ensure and threw up my medication. Again, I thought I was gaining weight because of the medication. I wanted nothing to do with medicine.

Through all this, I remember feeling

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  • Irritated more often
  • Anxious
  • Constantly worried about my weight
  • Very low self-esteem
  • Shakey
  • Very tired all the time
  • Deep depression

Even so, I still did not want to gain weight. I could not see or understand that I was not overweight at all. I was very underweight at this point.

It was not until I was moved to another facility that I began to accept the fact I had become anorexic. I was put on more medication and I started slowly eating again. However, this time I used food as a form of comfort and began to overeat. By the time I left the hospital, I was around 260 pounds at the age of 19.

After being released from the facilities in 2011, I had to walk or ride the bus to get to where I was going. Naturally, a lot of the weight began to come off. In 2014, when I lost the majority of my memory I was around 160. However, due to the traumatic event of losing the majority of my memory for around 6 months, I ate to hid my feelings.

Fast-forward to 2016 and I’m 215 pounds. I had a miscarriage, ate like crazy, and shot up to 240. Four months after I had the miscarriage I became pregnant with my son. I lost a lot of weight in the beginning because I could not keep food down. At the end of the pregnancy, I was diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia and gained 20 pounds of water weight in less than two weeks. I had to have an emergency c-section to save both my son and myself.

Now I am on a lifestyle journey to a healthier me. I started my weight loss journey around 250 pounds in November 2018. It is now August 2019 and I have proudly lost over 50 pounds through keto and exercise.

Through this journey, I am learning it is okay to eat and still love your body. It’s okay to have cheat days as long as you bounce back and continue on your goal. Most importantly, I am learning to accept myself the way I am.

As you can see, I have had my battles with weight, eating disorders, and the overwhelming feeling of just wanting my body to be pretty.

Do You Have a Loved One With an Eating Disorder?

If you have a family member who may be going through an eating disorder here are some of the things you can watch for:

  • Not eating or skipping meals often
  • Having to go to the bathroom right after a meal
  • Hair becoming thin
  • Nails becoming brittle
  • Major weight loss or gain
  • Withdrawn from family and friends
  • Constantly asking about their weight and putting themselves down

Always remember to be patient and understanding. Don’t yell, belittle, or become angry if someone you care about is experiencing an eating disorder. Sit down and talk with them. Try to set up a doctors appointment and follow through. Eating disorders can become very dangerous and fatal, as they can cause organ damage.

Remember, they are already going through so much mental and physical complications. Acting rash, judging, or in anger might cause them to not reach out for help.

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Maybe You Have an Eating Disorder

If you are experiencing an eating disorder yourself, please don’t be afraid to reach out and get help. I understand all to well the promise of when I get to this weight I will stop or the constant worry about what eating a small bag of chips is going to do to the body.

It’s hard to admit you need help, but that is the first step in getting better. Hun, you are causing internal harm to your body that can be life-threatening. There are many different ways to live a healthy lifestyle, be able to eat, and not gain a ton of weight.

When you give up the eating disorder for a healthier lifestyle you gain so much. Here are some of the things that I gained by taking the steps to get better:

  • Clearer thinking
  • Thicker hair
  • Stronger nails
  • Not having the overwhelming worry about weight gain (though it is in the back of my mind from time to time. You will learn how to reduce the worry with time.)
  • A new love for your body
  • Higher self-esteem
  • The opportunity to help someone going through something similar in the future

However, I will be upfront and honest. It is hard and you have to put your all into getting better for a healthy lifestyle. There will be days you feel like throwing your hands up and reverting back to your old ways. Push through. Even if you slip up, wake up the next day with the intentions to do better than the day before. One slip up does not undo all the progress you have made. You can do it, but you have to make up your mind you want it.

Conclusion

Eating disorders affect millions of people every year. It can cause complications like organ failure and can even be fatal. If you know someone who is going through an eating disorder be patient and understanding, as they are going through so much already. If you can try to get them to set up an appointment with a doctor and follow-through on the appointments. Those who are currently experiencing an eating disorder can overcome an eating disorder and have a healthy lifestyle if they put all their effort into getting better.

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Thank you for reading this post and thank you to those who like, share, comment on, and support Maybe Crazy Help’s mission to help others overcome some of the darkest parts of the mind while spreading light on the subject of mental health. Together we can help others overcome, understand, and pay it forward to someone who is going through something similar in the future.

Down below is a small quiz about eating disorders to help others understand more about eating disorders. By taking this quiz and sharing it we are spreading more awareness to those who may not understand eating disorders. Come test your knowledge and hopefully learn something new.

The questions are collected from various sources. Some of the terminologies are slang, but none the less they are real conditions. If you notice a question or answer that is wrong please email me at [email protected]

A Friendly Reminder

We are still collecting letters and cards of hope for those living in shelters, VA centers, women and children centers, group homes, and extended stay hospitals in time for Christmas. If you are interested in sending a small ray of hope you can find all the information in the post What Can a Letter Do?

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Come Test Your Knowledge About Bipolar Disorder

According to NAMI, Bipolar Disorder affects men and women equally, with about 2.6% of the U.S. population diagnosed with bipolar disorder and nearly 83%of cases classified as severe.

The small quiz below is to help others become more knowledgeable about this disorder and to help spread more awareness. Maybe Crazy Help gathered questions and answers from various sources to make this quiz. Come test your knowledge and maybe learn something new. 

By coming together and spreading awareness we can help others understand some of the difficulties and symptoms of this important disorder. Furthermore, by being more aware and understanding we continue to clear up the negativity around the subject of mental health. 

If you want to know more information about bipolar disorder the website NAMI has a lot of valuable information regarding mental health, be sure to check out the page linked as it has important information on this disorder.  

Come Test Your Knowledge About Bipolar Disorder

Additional

Thank you to everyone who participates in this short quiz. If you notice anything wrong please comment below or email me at [email protected] 

Just a friendly reminder, we are still collecting letters and cards to be delivered to various local shelters in time for Christmas. If you are interested in sending a letter or a card you can find all the information in the post What Can a Letter Do?