Emergency Contacts, Lifelines, and Suicide Prevention Information and Resources

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 and Resources

Ideas to Raise Awareness and Funds for Mental Illness

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 Illness

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

How to set goals Set S.M.A.R.T. 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 … Continue reading Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

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 the Busy Person

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. People are immersed in projects and activities for a number of reasons. One, is simply because life becomes chaotic. With multiple things occurring at once, a person must act before … Continue reading Wellness Tips for the Busy Person

Western Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations and Charities (Directories)

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. Services and … Continue reading Western Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations and Charities (Directories)