Hope is a fragile thing. All too often it can be lost in the crush of modern life. And it can be difficult to find again, especially when mental health deteriorates. Thinking can become distorted, and undeserved stigma may keep issues like depression, anxiety, and mood disorders hidden from even those who are closest, from people who would do anything in the world to help their loved ones if only they could.
Though mental illness is not the only path to suicide, it is the most common. Yet, most people who struggle with these problems do not end their lives. Many find help and ways to lead productive lives. For others, the battle to survive is too difficult. Sometimes the confusion that surrounds mental illness keeps people from knowing that anything is wrong. Sometimes treatment resistant depression falls like a veil over those who fight valiantly against it, no matter what they do. The human brain, after all, is susceptible to failure just as other organs are.
There is hope. There is help. If you or your loved one is suffering because of mental illness or mood disorders, addictions or other issues, don't give up. Do your own research; seek help wherever you can. Check my Resources page to get started. I hope the information there can help you.
Way for Hope
My name is Jan McDaniel. I speak grief. I also speak peace and healing. I started A Way for Hope blog and website to house projects I create that might help others who are grieving. The blog has expanded to include guest posts by my dear friends and fellow survivors who wanted to speak hope for others, too.
We understand how difficult losing someone you love is. We know how much it means to hear from others further along on this journey and how it is possible to live a life of happiness and joy even while still remembering and honoring those we love.
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Helping children grieve
Formula for healing
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