Emergency Contacts, Lifelines, and Suicide Prevention Information

Suicide statistics in the U.S. • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. (CDC) • Everyday, approximately 123 Americans die by suicide. (CDC) • There is one death by suicide in the U.S. every 12 minutes. (CDC) • Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given … Continue reading Emergency Contacts, Lifelines, and Suicide Prevention Information

Ideas to Raise Awareness and Funds for Mental Health

Awareness is great, but taking action is ESSENTIAL. Why is raising awareness for mental health important? Raising awareness is important because it becomes easier to identify mental illness, which leads to faster treatment, which then leads to better treatment results. One out of four people suffer from a mental illness, and it impacts EVERYONE, not … Continue reading Ideas to Raise Awareness and Funds for Mental Health

How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

How to set goals Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-based This is important framework for creating any goal, short-term or long-term. I keep this structure in mind when helping people set goals and intentions. We work smart ▪︎ We are specific ▪︎ We look at the details of the desired outcome ▪︎ We talk about what … Continue reading How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Mental Health Support and Lifelines

This is a list of national emergency resources for suicide prevention, substance abuse, disaster distress, domestic violence, child abuse, adult and elderly abuse. * Please note that this list may be subject to change as organizations, companies, and government update their websites and other information. * National Suicide Prevention Lifeline We can all help prevent … Continue reading Mental Health Support and Lifelines

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

Choosing a journal When choosing what to write in, consider all of your options and what best suits your needs. A journal can be a spiral-bound notebook, which is an easy to find and cheap option. Combination code or lock and key journals can provide privacy and are usually well-made. A journal can be kept … Continue reading The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

Wellness Tips for When You are Busy

Let's define busy "Busy" definitions: having a great deal to do; occupied with or concentrating on a particular activity or object of attention; excessively detailed or decorated. We become immersed in projects and activities for a number of reasons. I'm going to mention two common reasons. One reason that we become busy, is simply because … Continue reading Wellness Tips for When You are Busy

Directories of Western Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations and Charities

Pittsburgh Zoo Resources, resources, resources! "Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested." African Proverb I want to help provide people with the tools to cultivate their own gardens. Below are links to directories for nonprofit organizations and charities. The Pittsburgh region is blessed by over 3,000 nonprofit organizations. … Continue reading Directories of Western Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations and Charities