YOU Can Help Stop the Stigma

Mental Health Awareness Month-What’s the Big Deal? May marks Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. Many of you may wonder why a website dedicated to caregivers and caregiving would take the time to mention mental health isues. Meantal Health problems are the unseen cancer of our times. According… Read more“YOU Can Help Stop the Stigma”

Pray and Persist: The Keys to Advocating for Adolescents

Flashbacks by Proxy The hiss of the bus stopping at the United terminal at the Newark, NJ airport stabbed me. We grabbed our suitcases, in preparation from finishing our transfer from one terminal to another on the airport bus. Two years had passed since that fateful night when we almost… Read more“Pray and Persist: The Keys to Advocating for Adolescents”

What I Learned in May (aka Mental Health Awareness Month)

Until last March, I had very little awareness of the varity and severity of different mental health issues.  I used the word ‘crazy’ with abandon and insensitivity.  If people didn’t agree with me, or their actions seemed incomprehensible to my moral code or background, I wrote them off as loco…. Read more“What I Learned in May (aka Mental Health Awareness Month)”

What I Wish Christians Knew About Anxiety

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become… Read more“What I Wish Christians Knew About Anxiety”

Don’t Miss the Obvious

In retrospect, I wonder how I could miss the obvious. In fact, looking back at my adult life, I think I’ve missed the obvious on more than one occasion. For example, a student gets caught smoking weed in the dormitory and spends three hours going berserk and ends up in… Read more“Don’t Miss the Obvious”

What I Wish Christians Knew About PTSD

PTSD, God, and The World They call combat trauma an illness. And it has symptoms—hyper-vigilance, exaggerated startle response, insomnia, quickness to anger, emotional numbness—the list goes on. You can look it up. But it’s one other thing, and you have to understand this. PTSD is homesickness. We’re supposed to go… Read more“What I Wish Christians Knew About PTSD”

Why Should YOU Care About Mental Illnesses?

National Mental Health Awareness Month Depression. Bipolar Disorder. Schizophrenia. Mania. Anxiety. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Eating Disorders. Sleep Disorders. Autuism. Disassociative Disorder. Oppositional Defiance Disorder. The list goes on and on. Mental health issues and mental illnesses leave those who suffer AND those who care for them feeling left out, sidelined, and… Read more“Why Should YOU Care About Mental Illnesses?”