Breaking the Code of Sexual Abuse

Recently, there has been an overwhelming out-pour of women publicly exposing their sexual abusers. This abuse has been in the form of harassment, abuse of power and rape. These allegations themselves are not astonishing news to the American people. Over the years, women and even men have been taking brave and risky steps to be … Continue reading Breaking the Code of Sexual Abuse

Keep Your Faith While Saving Your Mind

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day that recognizes survivors of suicide and those affected by suicide. Today is also a typical Sunday where many faith believers will be filling up churches to fellowship with others, worship God and receive spiritual food. But there will be thousands among congregants who are in desperate need of something … Continue reading Keep Your Faith While Saving Your Mind

Silencing the Silent Killer

“Suicide is a silent killer and ‘It is the most preventable cause of death’ ” (Hastings 2017, p.75). If you find yourself living in the confinements of a dark place where hope no longer exists, suicidal thoughts can easily simmer into the circumference of your mind. But what do you do when you are imprisoned … Continue reading Silencing the Silent Killer

Suicide Prevention Month

It's Friday! And depending upon your current situation, the last thing you want to read about is suicide as you prepare for a long weekend. If you are on cloud nine or even 10 and everything seems to be going well with you, then you think you have no interest in reading about preventing someone … Continue reading Suicide Prevention Month

3 Things Hindering the Church from Helping Hurting People

It is no secret that the church or faith-based community encounters major barriers when it comes to dealing with the issue of mental health. As an advocate, I know how vital it is for those affected by a mental disorder to have unrestricted access to their support system. As a minister, I am aware of … Continue reading 3 Things Hindering the Church from Helping Hurting People

You Can Break Free from Your Past Pains

It’s a process!  Breaking free from the things that have haunted you for years, the people who have hurt you through betrayal or rejection and the disappointments that have discouraged you to live are all a part of a process. How long is the process?  That is entirely up to you. Memories are resurfaced by … Continue reading You Can Break Free from Your Past Pains

Did You Know Some People Experience An Eclipse Everyday?

Everyone is anxiously waiting on the rare moment to watch one of God’s scientific wonders; the Eclipse! Well, at least pretty much everybody. Let’s be honest. You don’t have to be an astrologist to have a grand appreciation for what is considered a lifetime event. Any one with knowledge of what is going on, from … Continue reading Did You Know Some People Experience An Eclipse Everyday?

There is a Time to Love and Hate

Life events can shift us into an emotional storm, causing us to feel the anxiety of the aftermath. It is when anger hits like a tornado, tears fall like scattered showers, outrage drowns like a hurricane and mental shock has the same effects as a bolt of lightning touching the brain. Are these emotions normal? … Continue reading There is a Time to Love and Hate

Mental Health Affects Your Teen

Today is a special Monday or me and my family. It commemorates the day that my 15-year-old brother’s life was lost by suicide. Marchello is the reason why I advocate for mental health and especially for suicide prevention. My advocacy includes everyone because mental health affects everyone. However, my two main focus areas are adolescents … Continue reading Mental Health Affects Your Teen

Being Thankful in the Process

Life will cause us to experience natural storms that will temporarily inconvenience us. Then there are the every day storms that interrupt our days in the form of difficult obstacles, unhealthy stress and broken relationships. What do you do when a storm uproots your life sending a tornado of chaos into your day? Recently, storms … Continue reading Being Thankful in the Process