OCD Awareness Week

OCD Awareness Week

Raise your hand if you have ever heard someone say “I’m just a little OCD.” This could be in passing, maybe as they are organizing their desk space, checking the lock on their door or washing their hands for the fifth time that day. Now, we are all a bit particular...
Mental Health and the Men Who Take Care Of It

Mental Health and the Men Who Take Care Of It

With June being Men’s Mental Health Month, I would like to take the opportunity to share some insight from a male perspective both broadly and personally. What I would like to share with you will not relay statistics or numbers. Instead, I hope to impart some of the...
Does one hour of sleep make you less suicidal?

Does one hour of sleep make you less suicidal?

March is a great time to think about how you sleep and what you can do to make it better as Sleep Awareness Week is March 10th to 16th! Everyone knows that sleep is vital to living a healthy life, but did you know that getting a good night’s sleep before getting a...
Paint Away the Blues

Paint Away the Blues

Photo by: Bench Accounting Did you realize that art, whether simply observed as beauty or creating it yourself is a relaxing and inspiring activity that has many benefits for your mental health? We humans are more creative than we give ourselves credit for, and no...
Linking Suicide and Intimate Partner Violence

Linking Suicide and Intimate Partner Violence

About 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date were also physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year.  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. Teens and young adults who...
Using Wellness Planning to Conquer the New Year

Using Wellness Planning to Conquer the New Year

January 1st is always a time of reflection and planning for me.  A brand new calendar (I still get a paper one every year), full of promise and possibilities, awaits my sharpened pencils.  First, I review the past year and force myself to acknowledge the successes,...
Volunteer Voice: Steve Myers

Volunteer Voice: Steve Myers

Steve Myers participates in Support Groups and offers advice to others to overcome their mental health related problems. He volunteers with Delaware mental health organizations and recently opened a Facebook Page entitled “My Depression” to bring awareness to the...