5K Walk For Mental Health

October 1-7 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. During this week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) engages in an intense campaign to raise awareness about mental illness and dismantle the stigma. According to NAMI, 1 out of every 5 adults in the United States will experience a mental illness during their lifespan. Thus, if you look into the mirror or in around you, it … Continue reading 5K Walk For Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Mental illness, specifically untreated depression, is the leading cause of suicide. You are not alone. Seek help. Mental illness is real. You can survive and thrive. Logic recently performed “1-800-273-8255” at the VMAs sharing his struggles with depression and suicidal ideation. I want you to be alive.-Logic https://youtu.be/_Ju6Q8Azcmg Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline if you need to talk … Continue reading Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

How To Cope When A Natural Disaster Hit

Natural disasters can significantly impact the mental health of many including those directly impacted, first responders, survivors of previous natural disasters, and those watching the coverage. Mental Health America (2017) identifies the following common reactions to natural disasters. Disbelief and shock Fear and anxiety about the future Disorientation; difficulty making decisions or concentrating Apathy and emotional numbing Nightmares and reoccurring thoughts about the event Irritability … Continue reading How To Cope When A Natural Disaster Hit