Never Give Up on Someone with a Mental Illness.
When “I” is replaced by “WE”, Illness becomes WELLNESS.
~Shannon L. Alder
The National Institute of Mental Health reports that 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have a serious mental health illness.
- 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition
- 11% of youth have a mood disorder
- 10% of youth have a behavior or conduct disorder
- 8 % of youth have an anxiety disorder
- 37% of students with a mental health condition age 14 and older drop out of school – the highest dropout… Continue reading
Mental illness affects many people every year. Educating ourselves, learning about it, and doing for those less fortunate is how we will overcome stigma. Times have changed, and the mental illness stigma that exists needs to end. Let us join together and fight against these debilitating disorders.
Maggie’s story is a story of pain, suffering, and guilt with a beautiful message of hope, courage, and perseverance.
I invite you this week to read Maggie’s Personal Story featured in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Your NOT alone section of the website on September 5th, 2017.
No matter what the circumstances are, there is hope for you. There is always someone willing to hear your story and lend you a hand. Break the silence and… Continue reading
Less than a week ago, Florida was hit by another Hurricane. For most Floridians, hurricane season is just another season we live through. Some years, we are lucky, and we manage to escape every single threat while watching how another part of the Country get hit. Other times, we carefully look at the television to see a hurricane dissipate into nothing and laugh in delight that our preparations were not necessary. This year, we were not so… Continue reading
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16: 24
Jesus knew he was destined to die to save the world and walked this world knowing that whatever he did or did not do would not change the outcome. He took up the challenge and persevered for the good of humankind.
How are Jesus’s actions different than our actions?
We question the reasons why something must be the way it… Continue reading
Life experiences shape our world views and how we live. Does it always have to be harmful or unpleasant? Of course not.
Do not let the past keep you from experiencing the life you deserve. Make your world as bright as you want it to be!