This past weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Community Walk. The Out of the Darkness event is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support for all affected by suicide. Numerous families were there to walk for the loved ones they've lost, while others were there to walk… Continue reading AFSP: Out of the Darkness Community Walk 2022
Imagine yourself coming up with such an excellent plan for your future. You've carefully brainstormed reasonable and doable steps to guide you toward your goals. You've thoroughly researched the pros and cons and weighed out whatever it is you want to accomplish. You created a bonus plan just in case things don't work out. You're… Continue reading Moment of Truth: Loss of Motivation is Real
Teenagers deal with mental health challenges as well, and it is vital they know it is okay not to be okay. Reach out to a teen today to check on their well-being, see if you can be of any help, and let them know they are loved. Much Love Hooters, -Cherry and the Hoot
Balancing our mental health can be tricky at times, but how are we managing our relationships and friendships in the midst? Some can communicate just fine, while others have difficulty expressing themselves. Sometimes it could have a lot to do with not wanting to worry or burden our loved ones. That makes sense to me; however, there… Continue reading Managing Relationships During Mental “Shut Down” Phases
Hello Hooters, Today I'd like to take a moment to give those who have served our Nation's Armed Forces a huge "Thank You!" Coming from a large family filled with Veterans and Active-Duty members, I am beyond grateful for their strength, bravery, and determination to serve this Nation. The sacrifices they make, the wars they've… Continue reading Let’s Thank A Veteran Today!
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. The condition is more common than some may think. It is curable but not always something one can "get rid of" quickly. For some, it may last a few weeks to a couple of months, and others may last… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Depression
For those who don’t know, September is Suicide Awareness month. Suicide is often frowned upon, but if you’ve never experienced suicidal thoughts or even attempted- I wouldn’t expect you to comprehend. Hearing comments like, “Life isn’t that hard, get over it,” or “Suicide is a sin,” is complete bs to me. It is quite pathetic… Continue reading Suicide Awareness Month