To the Person Sitting in a Hospital After a Suicide Attempt by Christa Marie

I was you. I sat in the ambulance watching my heartbeat on the screen. Hoping it would stop. Knowing I was caught. Knowing it would keep going. Looking at my vitals I knew weren’t normal. So many questions, so many emotions, so many thoughts. I wanted it all to just stop. I was you. InContinue reading “To the Person Sitting in a Hospital After a Suicide Attempt by Christa Marie”

Do You Suffer From S.A.D?

Social Anxiety Disorder. Also called: SAD. So what is it? It’s a chronic mental health condition in which social interactions cause irrational anxiety. For people with social anxiety disorder, everyday social interactions cause irrational anxiety, fear, self-consciousness, and embarrassment. Symptoms: Symptoms may include excess fear of situations in which one may be judged, worry aboutContinue reading “Do You Suffer From S.A.D?”

Dealing With Anger and Frustration

In these challenging times, you may find that you have little patience with other people or get upset over minor things. Anger and frustration are complicated emotions that often stem from other feelings, like disappointment, fear, and stress. Taking some extra steps to decrease your overall tension can prevent your feelings (and the reactions thatContinue reading “Dealing With Anger and Frustration”

Mental Health Awareness Day

World Mental Health Day is on October 10 and as our understanding of mental health grows, we grow along with it. Mental health has come a long way since the early nineties when the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) officially established the day. Our self-awareness and sensitivity towards it have changed things for theContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Day”

Annual Day of Hope Event

Precious Life Crusade Day of Hope Fundraising Event. Every year Precious Life offers free therapy sessions for youth and teens who are dealing with depression, anxiety, bullying and peer pressure. We couldn’t offer these sessions without the support of our community. Our Annual Day of Hope is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20th. We need yourContinue reading “Annual Day of Hope Event”

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children, work in the next cubicle or sit in the same church pew. However, only half of those affected receive treatment, often becauseContinue reading “The Importance of Mental Health Awareness”

Types of Mental Illness

There are many different conditions that are recognized as mental illnesses. The more common types include: Anxiety disorders: People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread, as well as with physical signs of anxiety or panic, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed ifContinue reading “Types of Mental Illness”