Spring is here! It is a nice, cool and sunny day. Then why are you feeling anything but sunshine? Why do you feel the darkness of the blues? Do you recall how long you have been feeling this way? You may or may not remember. Sometimes feelings like this have a way of sneaking up … Continue reading Why Am I Sad on a Spring Day?
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
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
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
Have you ever worked tireless on a project or goal and recall that moment when you received the notification that all of your persistent efforts paid off? It is a great feeling! As a mental health advocate, I have enjoyed advocating through public speaking and facilitating grass roots initiatives in my local communities to help … Continue reading Mental Health Reform Passes Senate
Cancer has ceased to become a silent killer because everybody is talking about it, advocating on behalf of those who fought the battle, and those alive who continue to fight. Fight for what? Their lives. The lives of those they love. Because when someone you love and care about is ill you want to help … Continue reading Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
People are talking... Presidential candidates are talking... About many things. Most of the talk has been basic rhetoric and things considered entertaining. I enjoy and appreciate 'good' entertainment as the next person. No one can argue the fact that this election season has been entertaining, but when it comes to rating its quality...well, that is … Continue reading Talking Mental Health with Legislators