MAY is officially here! There are so many exciting things occurring this month: Proms, Graduations and let's not forget Mother's Day. But you know what else is special about this month? Mental Health Awareness. Yes, May is national Mental Health Awareness Month. Lately, you might have been focusing more on your physical health by dieting, … Continue reading Why You Should Become a Mental Health Advocate
September is now here. Summer will soon be ending. School is back in session. If your life resembles mine in any way, you too have been readjusting and trying to balance your schedule and the schedules of others; those that depend on you nearly all 24 hours in a day! Have you already started to … Continue reading No More!
Right now, you could be anxious about your final exams and analyzing the consequences of not receiving the grade you desire and need. This very moment you could be seeking a momentary escape away from managing the schedules of teenagers and the demands of a toddler and newborn. You could be surfing the Internet trying … Continue reading Are You Suffering from Burnout?
Suicide is a public health issue. Join mental health advocates, organizations, survivors and family and friends of those lives lost to suicide for the first ever Rally to Prevent Suicide. This historic event will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Washington, D.C. To attend this rally CLICK HERE to register. Contact the American … Continue reading Rally to Prevent Suicide
I recall the most minor things that would place a major fear in my heart like: Sleeping all alone and wondering if monsters were underneath my bed... Walking into a pitch black dark room and not finding the light switch... Starting school for the first time and wondering if anyone would like me. Today, I … Continue reading Do Not Fear the Unknown
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
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
“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
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
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