‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly?

If you have listened to Christmas songs or watched holiday movies for more than 5 minutes in your entire lifetime you have noticed a major theme which is that the holidays, especially Christmas, are supposed to be a happy time. Don’t get me wrong now, there are a lot of reasons to be happy during […]

Personal Update

I am unsure exactly how personal I should get, especially since I know potentially anyone could read this. However, I know being open, vulnerable, and honest is helpful for myself and others. I believe the potential benefits of sharing a bit about where I am at in my own mental health journey outweigh the risks.  […]

Mental Illness Myths Part 2

Suicide Myth: “I wouldn’t kill myself, I am a Christian.” Fact: Even Christians can lose hope, be impulsive, have issues with their brain chemicals, etc.  Myth: “Everyone has suicidal thoughts.” Fact: People often say this as a way to not have to acknowledge that a serious issue such as depression is real or present. Suicidal thoughts need […]

Mental Illness Myths: Part 1

Today, I want to discuss some inaccurate or partially inaccurate beliefs people have related to mental illness. It should be noted that some of these are completely false while others are sometimes true but do not offer a complete understanding.  Medication Myth:”I don’t need (or want to need) that kind of help”. Fact: While not […]