3 Tools to Speak To Your Pain

Holding on to pain, anger, guilt or shame is the glue that binds us to the situation we want to escape. -Iyanla Vanzant We’ve all experienced pain, disappointment, and adversities in life. Perhaps, it was the homegoing of a loved one, medical issues, relationship trauma, abuse, or financial stressors. Please know that your greatest adversities in life can fuel your greatest successes. 3 Tools to … Continue reading 3 Tools to Speak To Your Pain

Meditation Unlocked: Common Myths and Misconceptions

Although meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, it has not been widely utilized in the West until recently. For many, only a limited view of what meditation is and how it is practiced has been available. Thus, leaving the door wide open for a multitude of myths and misconceptions to take root in the minds of the average person. The intent of this … Continue reading Meditation Unlocked: Common Myths and Misconceptions

5 Day Elevation Challenge

Have you encountered adversity this year?  What is the experience you are looking to create for your life for the remainder of 2017? Are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, or just feel like throwing in the towel? What is most important to you in your life at this time and why? Don’t wait until the New Year to reclaim your time…to reclaim your sanity…to reclaim your … Continue reading 5 Day Elevation Challenge

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

7 Tips: Faith and Mental Health

Are your spiritual or religious beliefs hindering your mental well-being? For some, there seems to be a dichotomy between mental wellness and religion.  “Prayer changes everything.” “Mental illness manifests because of sin.” These prophecies will only further compound and complicate the real struggles that those whom live with mental health challenges experience.  Mental health challenges are just as real as physical health challenges. Faith Without … Continue reading 7 Tips: Faith and 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

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Mental Health Matters: 7 Tools to Silence the Shame

Voices of Hope On July 22, I had the opportunity to attend the Haven House Mental Health Conference hosted by The House of Hope in Decatur, GA. Anchor Hospital was the premier sponsor along with several conference partners. Mental Illness is not a punishment from God.-Rev. Dr. Percy Johnson Rev. Johnson posited that theology and mental health should be integrated. Silence The Shame One of … Continue reading Mental Health Matters: 7 Tools to Silence the Shame