Another month has past. Another semester has ended. And you did not accomplish the goals you set for your academics, career, family or finances. You received another delay. Another setback that has you discouraged. You are starting to feel like a complete failure. Why? It appears that every time you establish a goal you fall … Continue reading Setbacks Don’t Mean Failure
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
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
October is Clergy Appreciation Month. During this month, many congregations acknowledge their pastors and ministers that provide them with spiritual leadership and support. This appreciation is deemed worthy because faithfully committed clergy have an important role that is packed with heavy responsibilities in the lives of those in their churches, communities and families. But do … Continue reading Ministers Silently Suffer from Mental Illnesses
Grief is a process that the bereaved must go through whenever a loved one has passed. And although no life is a greater loss than another, the manner that one dies can have a major impact on how family and friends deal with death. People tend to handle death better if it was expected. But … Continue reading Things You Never Say to Those Grieving a Death by Suicide
“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
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?