7 Best and Worst Things to Say to Someone With Depression

Life is full of ups and downs, and it’s only natural to go through rough periods when you need some cheering up. But depression is more than feeling a little blue, and people struggling with depression need the right kind of loving support. That’s why it helps to know what to say — and whatContinue reading “7 Best and Worst Things to Say to Someone With Depression”

7 Simple Ways to Handle Rejection

What is rejection? Rejection (in the context of a relationship – social or romantic) basically means exclusion – from a group, an interaction, information, communication or emotional intimacy. When someone deliberately excludes you from any of these, your brain tells you that you’re experiencing rejection. The psychological term for this type of rejection is SocialContinue reading “7 Simple Ways to Handle Rejection”

God’s Heart for the Suicidal

                            Whether you are struggling with depression or have been touched by depression or suicide of a loved one, I hope you find encouragement in this post, and in knowing God’s true heart for his children. Know that you are deeply lovedContinue reading “God’s Heart for the Suicidal”

I Want to Kill Myself: A Suicide Survivor Shares Her Suicidal Feelings and Suicide Attempt

Warning: Elizabeth speaks her mind, and sometimes uses profanity. Please understand that this profanity is rooted in very intense pain, and to allow the impact of her story to be properly conveyed, I have left the profanity in place. So, please be forewarned that there is profanity in this story. The story itself concerns aContinue reading “I Want to Kill Myself: A Suicide Survivor Shares Her Suicidal Feelings and Suicide Attempt”

How Can I Overcome Suicidal Thoughts?

This one’s a toughie.  When suicidal thoughts show up for real, they don’t just vanish in a puff of smoke when you want them to. They stick around, they taint everything with a touch of darkness, they poison excitement, healthy challenge, and kill feelings of success. But there are ways out that can work forContinue reading “How Can I Overcome Suicidal Thoughts?”

Immediate Intervention for a Loved One who is a Cutter

Need Immediate Assistance Now!!!  Call 800-448-3000   If you suspect your teen is deliberately cutting these steps will help you to initiate a discussion about self-harm, and support her in getting the professional help she needs Here’s how to help: 1. Talk to your teen about cutting, or other self-harm behaviors you are seeing, orContinue reading “Immediate Intervention for a Loved One who is a Cutter”

Suicide: The Silent Epidemic

  As the weight of the world lays on your chest And leaves you out of breath Tossing and turning never at rest The pain of another day consumes you Not knowing what to do To live or not to live That is the question The voice in your head is saying why suffer WhyContinue reading “Suicide: The Silent Epidemic”

Cutting Addiction: No Gain in Your Pain

Cutting and other forms of self-harm are medical illnesses that occur when patients hurt themselves to help deal with deep-set emotions or distress. The prevalence of intentional self-injury is increasing and understanding the totality of the disease is complex. Proper, swift treatment is the best way to help prevent any dire consequences of cutting. WhyContinue reading “Cutting Addiction: No Gain in Your Pain”

Dealing with Loneliness

Loneliness may be one of the hardest feelings that someone could experience. It is one of the few feelings that could cause a suicide. But what is loneliness? As you may have already noticed, you may have lots of friends or know lots of people but still feel that you are all alone in thisContinue reading “Dealing with Loneliness”