Two Years

Two years ago today I walked into a psychiatrist's office. Despite suffering from depression on and off since I was a teenager, that was the first time I sought professional treatment. Twelve days prior I surrendered and asked for help. I was suicidal and could not continue living. It was either get help or die. …

We All Have a Story

Last week I was fortunate to have the opportunity to host a local screening of the documentary film, "Suicide:  The Ripple Effect."  You can read more about it and search for more screenings here.  I've also posted the trailer below.  It's a documentary film about the life of Kevin Hines, who at the age of 19 …

The Opioid Epidemic

I'm sure you are aware of the opioid crisis our country is facing.  People are becoming addicted to prescription painkillers that were previously considered safe, heroin use has skyrocketed (at least in part due to addictions rooted in prescription meds), and new, dangerously potent synthetic opioids such as fentanyl are appearing.  Look up any of …

How God Helps

I am a follower of Jesus Christ.  He is my personal Savior, and He gives me hope and comfort when I am down.  In fact, Jesus favored the outcasts, the shamed, and the rejected.  If you, like me, suffer from shame and rejection in your depression, have comfort knowing that Jesus was particularly interested in loving …