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
Two years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a conference, “Suicide and the Black Church” that was hosted by a local church. The fact that it was created and coordinated by a church impressed me. During one of the breakout sessions, one of the facilitators informed attendees about a documentary film called "Mind Games" … Continue reading Athlete Sheds Light on Mental Health
Happy Saturday! I declare this will be a great day for you. Now it is up to you to receive it and walk in it! Today, my book of memoirs about my battle with depression is available for free through Amazon Kindle. I encourage you to take the time to download it. Why? Encouragement. You … Continue reading My Memoirs About Chronic Depression
It's Friday... So I'm going to endeavor to restrain from making this a deep or long post. BUT, something is on my mind. As a faith-based mental health advocate, I daily encourage everyone, especially the church to join me in my movement of breaking mental health barriers. Now, I have been very transparent about being … Continue reading Don’t Judge Me for Confessing Our Truth
Happy Thursday! I hope you all have been having a great year and definitely a great week. As for me, honestly, I have been feeling a bit stagnate. You know how we set our yearly goals and have grand expectations? You might be thinking, it is only the beginning of the second month. This is … Continue reading Memoirs about Mental Health
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
When a mental illness goes untreated it can cause severe harm. Unfortunately, suicide is the worst case scenario. In the United States, firearms are by far the most common method of suicide. According to death certificate data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all suicides were completed with a firearm in 2014.