Broken families are killing people, but probably not who (or why) you might think.

By Ben Simpson-Black

I recently came across this article from the Daily Caller about fatherlessness and how “the establishment” creates it.  I confess that I had an opinion of what I was going to read — and it could not have been more wrong. Continue reading “Broken families are killing people, but probably not who (or why) you might think.”

Mental Illness

5 Tips for Talking to Your Family About Your Mental Illness

By Caitlin B. 

Anyone who has struggled with mental illness knows how difficult it can be when your loved ones don’t seem to understand what you’re going through. Sometimes, our friends and family want to support us but they don’t know enough about mental illness to offer the right responses. In some cases, our loved ones may be ignorant about mental health issues and may say things that are hurtful or damaging. Continue reading “5 Tips for Talking to Your Family About Your Mental Illness”

Mental Illness

Mental Illness in Children: What are the warning signs?

By Caitlin B.

Treatment options for mental illness have progressed by leaps and bounds in recent decades. We now know that most mental health issues can be successfully treated. Many people who suffer from mental illness are able to make a full recovery and resume their normal life once they’ve received appropriate treatment. Continue reading “Mental Illness in Children: What are the warning signs?”

Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness

“Just do it” doesn’t help

By Megan K.

There is no doubt that caring for yourself, and thus, your mental health, should be high on your priority list during this coming year, and I strongly encourage you to make a goal regarding your mental health for this next year. But remember that making your mental health a priority is just like any other New Year’s resolution, it is NOT easy.  In fact, it is probably the hardest New Year’s resolution that you will ever take on.  There is not doubt that you can do it, but here’s a few things to remember: Continue reading ““Just do it” doesn’t help”

Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Mental Illness, PTSD

Understanding your treatment options

By Caitlin B.

One of the most challenging parts of dealing with mental illness involves figuring out your treatment options. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or you’re grappling with symptoms that haven’t responded to your current treatment strategy, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. Continue reading “Understanding your treatment options”

Depression, Mental Illness

Understanding postpartum mental illness

Motherhood is idealized in our culture. Women are often brought up to believe that having a baby is the most wonderful thing that can ever happen to them. For many, the birth of their child indeed the most joyful day of their lives. But for some women, it can also be the start of an unexpected and frightening journey into mental illness. Continue reading “Understanding postpartum mental illness”

Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness

3 steps for treating yourself with compassion

By Caitlin B. 

One of my favorite quotes is, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” This quote reminds me to be patient with others. It also reminds me that I never know what sort of internal struggles another person might be facing. If I feel impatient or inclined to respond with anger, this quote reminds me to be humble and compassionate. It’s powerful quote that helps me treat others with kindness. Continue reading “3 steps for treating yourself with compassion”

Anxiety, Depression

5 ways to maintain your mental health during the holiday season

By Caitlin B. 

The holidays can be an exciting and enjoyable time. For many of us, it truly is the “most wonderful time of the year”.

But the holiday season can also be a source of stress, loneliness, and frustration. Between traveling, cooking, spending time with family, and constantly feeling pressured to have fun, it’s no wonder that many people with mental health issues struggle during the holidays. Continue reading “5 ways to maintain your mental health during the holiday season”