Mental Health Awareness 2019

May is mental health awareness month, it seems over the last few years mental health has had more conversation in public spaces making it more socially acceptable to talk about. Last year my husband was diagnosed with depression, seriously neglected depression and anxiety. It's taken a long time for him to get into a better [...]

Mental Health Awareness Month | Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention/awareness month isn't technically until October. But I wanted to address it this month because it so often is the result of untreated mental health issues. Having suicidal thoughts doesn't make someone weak or flawed. It can be a result of many factors. According to NAMI: According to the CDC, each year more than [...]

Mental Health Awareness Month | Coping Ideas & Affirmations

One of the most valuable things, I learned was how open our communication was with one another. Travis and I are very honest with each other, although at times it can be very hard to talk about how depression makes him feel and think. Being open with each other is important, is there something I [...]

Mental Health Awareness Month | Cure Stigma

Today, I'm going to talk about the stigma surrounding mental health. Having been close to ministry and in a ministry dense life, I can tell you there is a lot of stigma surrounding mental health and the church. We need to do better. From NAMI: Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person [...]