Mental Health Awareness

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Understanding Grief

Have you been feeling extra irritable? Are you forgetting to eat, or eating when you are not hungry? Have you been feeling numb or not interested in anything? You may be experiencing grief. HopeNet Program Director, Jo Lynn Bright, is helping her clients understand that while maybe they have not lost a person close to [...]

By |2020-05-26T14:00:51+00:00May 26th, 2020|Blog, Mental Health Awareness|0 Comments

Helping Someone Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

Since 1999 the Kansas suicide rate has gone up 45%--one of the largest increases in the nation.*  In 2018 Wichita saw 99 deaths from suicide, a 20% increase since 2015. We have a real and growing problem. However, the risk of suicide can be reduced if we take the time to educate the ourselves and [...]

By |2019-10-09T13:19:11+00:00October 9th, 2019|Blog, Mental Health Awareness|0 Comments

Managing our Emotions (and what to do when they are out of control)

Emotions give our lives so much color. We jump with surprise. We cry with joy. We relish lives well lived. We sit content. We’re stunned with amazement. Life without emotions would be a lot like a coloring book page before the budding artist pulls out the new box of crayons. Too Cheerful? Americans are known [...]

By |2020-02-04T13:51:22+00:00September 25th, 2018|Blog, Mental Health Awareness|0 Comments

Is Counseling for the Weak?

By Charity Schaulis Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established. Proverbs 15:22 Though many people would not admit to thinking this, a lot of us think that counseling is for the weak. I can manage my own issues, thank you very much. We’re ok if certain friends, family [...]

By |2019-08-05T07:51:53+00:00May 14th, 2018|Mental Health Awareness|0 Comments

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