The lights and decor, the music, the invigorating chill in the air. This used to be my favorite time of the year. At some point, it’s become my most depressing time of the year. The death of my little brother. The breaking up of a 20-year marriage. A year of social isolation due to Covid19.… Read More Blue Christmas in the Face of Depression and Social Isolation
No one is immune. My Truth I became a mental health awareness advocate due to my own struggles with severe depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. When my situation finally began to improve (with the help of a psychiatrist and proper medication), I became involved in fundraising for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). I wanted… Read More Mental Health Advocates are at Risk for Suicide Too
Kindness matters. Kindness saves lives. Being the target of relentless bullying wears you down. What is bullying? Here is the legal definition: Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are… Read More Are you who our youth need us to be?