Suicide at Holidays & Other Myths

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • November 26, 2021

Suicide attempts increase during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, right? Wrong. Suicide rates actually decrease during the holidays. It is commonly thought that holiday stress increases suicide attempts, but that simply isn’t the case. Actually, the lower incident of suicides is now thought to be related to family time...

Holiday Well-Being Resources

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • November 12, 2021

Here are a few articles on how to maintain your well-being during the holidays. These tips apply to people who are overwhelmed by loneliness and/or by pressures related to expectations. (They are dated 2020 and make reference to the pandemic, but are not focused on that one issue.) Stress,...

Musical Evening

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • September 8, 2020

Historic tragedy wounded our nation nineteen years ago this week. We share that memory, all of us. Experiences vary, but the trauma connects us. It’s a good week to keep in mind we all are grappling in our own ways. Self-care on memorial anniversaries is really important. Planning ahead...

Reach for Healing This Easter

  • By Spirit Fire
  • March 25, 2018

Amy Cordon  Director, Office of Child and Youth Protection and Victim Assistance  Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana The Bible contains timeless patterns and themes that speak to the human spirit like grace, faith, atonement, promises and healing. My favorite recurring scriptural theme is how Jesus often utilizes a particular...

Kathy O’Connell, Co-Founder I often place myself in Jesus’ position as he was betrayed by a loved one, carried His Cross, even fell three times on his journey leading him to a crucial death. It saddens me over and over to know our Jesus endured such pain and endured...

Feeling SAD?

  • By Spirit Fire
  • December 12, 2017

Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Seasonal Affective Disorder: Diagnosing and Treating a Seasonal Blueness HELPGUIDE.ORG Layered on top of many of our struggles with chronic psychological and physical illness, the holidays fall at a dark time of year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. The shorter...

Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Ray Williams PSYCHOLOGY TODAY, November 10, 2010 We are told that Christmas, for Christians, should be the happiest time of year, an opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. Yet, according to the National Institute of Health. Christmas is the...