Things You Never Say to Those Grieving a Death by Suicide

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

Silencing the Silent Killer

“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

Suicide Prevention Month

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

Black Celebrities Affected by a Mental Disorder

While researching African-Americans that have contributed to the advocacy and/or the clinical progress of mental health, I continuously stumbled upon Black celebrities who have shamelessly revealed their struggles with at least one mental illness. This is relevant Black history.  Why? Because it brings awareness to an issue that affects so many lives. It is relevant … Continue reading Black Celebrities Affected by a Mental Disorder

National Suicide Prevention Week

It’s Monday... But today, many Americans are staying in bed late, intentionally lounging around house and preparing for cookouts and gatherings with family and friends. Why? It’s Labor Day!  No work. No worries.  Right? Well, maybe for some.  Everyone is not as fortunate to be off work today. Then there are some who do have … Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Week

Challenges of Graduates in Waiting

Kindergartens.  Elementary students. Junior High students. High students.  Undergraduates.  Graduate students. During this month, many have been rewarded for their years of matriculation by receiving a promotion, certificate or degree. Graduations are such inspirational and motivational events. No matter the age or level, every academic milestone is worth celebrating. Young or seasoned there is always … Continue reading Challenges of Graduates in Waiting

S.A.D. in the Spring

Happy Tuesday! Yesterday I published a blog post entitled, "Spring Mood Changes". Now in case you missed it, I have summed it up in a video published on my YouTube channel.  Be encouraged and empowered! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8DMImTY2KY

Break Mental Health Barriers in the Church

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

Authentic Advocacy

“You matter.” “We care.” “I love you.” These are phrases that are frequently used and this month I have seen them even more on social media sites. WHY? National Suicide Prevention Week and Day are recognized in the month of September. I realize everyone is not an active advocate as myself and many others, so … Continue reading Authentic Advocacy