Category Archives: Mental Health

5 Mental Health Resolutions for 2018

As 2017 comes to a close and a new year knocks at the door, we find ourselves evaluating events as well as our own personal achievements over the last twelve months. The majority of individuals jot down lists of exciting new endeavors. These goals span from learning a new hobby or skill to cutting out… Read more »

Reality vs. Delusions – Living with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness that affects 51 million people worldwide. Most individuals who suffer from schizophrenia experience hallucinations that can range from loud voices encouraging the victim to harm themselves or others to visions of shadows; it can vary a lot from person to person.  Having schizophrenic thoughts can cause someone to become… Read more »

Depression – Defeating the Social Stigma

“I am so depressed!” This statement is used so often that we have become desensitized to its seriousness. Every one of us feels sad at times. When we are dealing with the loss of a loved one or common everyday struggles, we can feel overwhelmed, hopeless and alone but sometimes these feelings can become far… Read more »

Mental Health Awareness Month

Understanding what life is like for those who suffer from mental illness is top of mind this month as May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Observed in the United States since 1949, the designation was made to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. This year, there… Read more »

Understanding Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that can be very disabling if not treated properly. Though uncommon, schizophrenia is chronic and can make its victims feel out of touch with the world they live in. It changes the way one feels, thinks, behaves and interacts with those they love. Schizophrenia may seem scary, however, there… Read more »

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