Your Past Self Keeps Knocking – Here’s Why (and How) You Should Answer the Door: Part 1

By |2019-09-09T16:24:40-06:00September 9th, 2019|Coping Skills, Life Balance, Trauma|

Is It In the Past? You probably hear things like “the past is the past” and “you should just let it go” often – they’re common sayings. In part, this is good advice. Of course, the past is the past – this is true. Additionally, yes, it’s a great thought to be able to move [Read more...]

Scared Silent – Breaking the Stigma Around Suicidal Ideation

By |2019-09-09T16:25:21-06:00September 9th, 2019|Self Harm, Stress, Suicide, Uncategorized|

Phrases I Have Heard “Please don’t call the hospital.”  “Don’t be scared, it’s not that bad.”  “Don’t freak out.”  “I don’t know, I don’t want you to panic or worry.” “I don’t know what you’re going to do so I don’t know how much I want to tell you.”  *sigh of relief* “…. Yes.”  All [Read more...]

Connection Connection: Read All About It!

By |2019-09-09T16:03:01-06:00September 9th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Communication, Friendship, Relationships|

Individuals have many needs- both physical, emotional, and spiritual. The focus of this series has been taking a dive into the nine different emotional needs. When someone is suffering, we can often take a glance at their emotional needs, and work toward fulfilling those that might not be satisfied. Thankfully there is a way to [Read more...]

Maternal Suicide: Mom’s Are Not Immune

By |2019-09-09T15:49:17-06:00September 9th, 2019|Self Harm, Suicide, Women's Issues|

September marks Suicide Awareness Month across the globe. This is an especially important and vulnerable topic to address because the effects of suicide are far reaching. It touches many lives. I would like to take this time to highlight a segment of suicide awareness: Maternal Suicide. The organization, 2020 Mom, sponsors an annual Maternal Suicide [Read more...]

Suicide: What to Know

By |2019-09-09T15:29:09-06:00September 9th, 2019|Mental Health, Suicide|

World Suicide Prevention Day is held on September 10, 2019 to create worldwide awareness with a focus on raising commitment and action to prevent suicide.  According to WHO, approximately one million people commit suicide each year worldwide, that is about one death every 40 seconds or 3,000 per day. For each individual who takes his/her own life, at least [Read more...]

To those who have lost someone to suicide,

By |2019-08-22T15:15:18-06:00August 22nd, 2019|Boundaries, Coping Skills, Relationships, Self Harm, Suicide|

You Are Not Alone September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Initially, you may appreciate the statistics and the acknowledgment. When the month ends, though, you may feel complete invalidation. No amount of awareness can ever yield justice for who you were robbed of. Nothing can keep the endless, ignorant suicide comments at bay. You likely [Read more...]

Suicide Preparations, A Calm Before the Storm

By |2019-08-22T15:07:05-06:00August 22nd, 2019|Men's Issues, Self Harm, Suicide, Women's Issues|

The Time Between Preparations to end your life. It’s a stage that isn’t often talked about. We discuss the thoughts leading up to it, and then we discuss the actions of the suicide itself, but what about the in between when the person has made the decision but the date hasn’t yet come? The deceiving [Read more...]

The Back-to-School Reset

By |2019-08-22T15:00:12-06:00August 22nd, 2019|Boundaries, Communication, Family, Life Balance, Motivation, Parenting|

School is back in session for districts across the country. The start of the academic school year sets a number of actions in motion for parents: clothes and school supply shopping, new routines, preparation for fall extracurricular activities, and readjusting bed times. There are several aspects involved in transitions from lazy summer days to busy [Read more...]

Surviving Back to School… While Married!

By |2019-08-22T14:52:44-06:00August 22nd, 2019|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Finances, Life Balance, Marriage Counseling|

Back to School... Pursuing higher education is stressful, but sometimes, it’s a plunge you just have to take – whether it’s to finish something you started years ago and finally get that degree, or as a means to break through a salary ceiling and provide stability and a more comfortable lifestyle for your family. It [Read more...]

Pay Attention To Me…. Also, Give Me Space!

By |2019-08-22T14:42:16-06:00August 22nd, 2019|Anxiety, Boundaries, Depression, Empathy, Friendship, Life Balance, Peer Relationships, Stress, Women's Issues|

Individuals have many needs- both physical, emotional, and spiritual. The focus of this series has been taking a dive into the nine different emotional needs. When someone is suffering, we can often take a glance at their emotional needs, and work toward fulfilling those that might not be satisfied. Thankfully there is a way to [Read more...]