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?
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
School is back in session. Good news, right? May be not for those who are finding it hard to deal with separation anxiety. And it is not just the toddlers starting school for the first time that are affected by this, but parents too. Trust me, I know. But as parents have been anxiously running … Continue reading Parenting a Child with a Mood Disorder
Have you ever been in a situation where you needed help? That is an understatement, right? You might be thinking; I could use some help right now. And that’s okay. We all need help at some point or another in life. It is the kind of help we need that varies. Life is full of … Continue reading On the Other Side of Support
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
Happy Sunday! Today, I am excited about several things. There was a time when one of these things would have caused me to be not only sad, but depressed. Today, is the birthday of a very special person to me. Find out who and how I am celebrating. I think you just might want to … Continue reading Break Mental Health Barriers in the Church
If you have every had to deal with feelings of depression or even suicidal thoughts, then you know how it feels when those closest to you treat you like an alien. At first you get these statements: