All Posts Tagged: mental health

Mental Health Monday – Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Story


Jessica McCabe tell us the story of her life.
Once a gifted child with bright future,
who later lives a life of a constant failures,
because one thing – her ADHD diagnosis.
Until one thing changed everything and she realized,
that she is not alone.
Her Youtube channel HowtoADHD is dedicated
to help not only people with ADHD,
but also their parents, partners a teachers
and to remind them, that they are not alone.


Mental Health Monday – 8 Signs of a Toxic Friendship



There are stories of people with bullets in their head who don’t even know it.
Many more people are living with toxic friendships without even knowing it.
Knowing the 8 signs of a toxic friendship can help you avoid them.
In spite of her professional success,
Dr Sharon Livingston found herself in a toxic friendship,

a friendship she treasured turned out to be deeply harmful.
Sharon has determined that toxic friendships are identifiable,
that you CAN heal and protect yourself from poisonous people in the future.


Mental Health Monday – Healing from Child Abuse

One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus
so he could touch and bless them.
But when the disciples saw this, they scolded the parents for bothering him.
Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me.
Don’t stop them!
For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children
Luke 18:15-16


You’re Going to be Okay: Healing from Childhood Trauma
The Testimony of Katy Pasquariello at TEDxYouth@AnnArbor

If you are unaware of the extent of the problem please check the latest Statistics on Child Abuse in the United States before you listen to the video.

  • 4 million child maltreatment referral reports received.
  • Child abuse reports involved 7.2 million children.
  • 3.4 million children received prevention & post-response services.
  • 207,000 children received foster care services.
  • 75.3% of victims are neglected.
  • 17.2% of victims are physically abused.
  • 8.4% of victims are sexually abused.
  • 6.9% of victims are psychologically maltreated.
  • Highest rate of child abuse in children under one (24.2% per 1,000).
  • Over one-quarter (27.%) of victims are younger than 3 years.
  • Annual estimate: 1,670 to 1740 children died from abuse and neglect.
  • Almost five children die every day from child abuse.
  • 80% of child fatalities involve at least one parent.
  • 74.8% of child fatalities are under the age of 3.
  • 72.9% of the child abuse victims die from neglect.
  • 43.9% of the child abuse victims die from physical abuse.
  • 49.4% of children who die from child abuse are under one year.
  • Almost 60,000 children are sexually abused.
  • More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator

Information Courtesy of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, Childhelp USA, Centers for Disease Control.

Mental Health Monday—the deadly consequences of unforgiveness

Forgive our sins, just as we have forgiven those who did wrong to us. (Matthew 6:11)

“God is the original, master forgiver.”  (Lewis B. Smedes)

doctorUNforgiveness is classified in medical books as a disease. According to Dr. Steven Standiford, chief of surgery at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, refusing to forgive makes people sick and keeps them that way.

“Harboring these negative emotions, this anger and hatred, creates a state of chronic anxiety,” Dr. Michael Barry said. “Chronic anxiety very predictably produces excess adrenaline and cortisol, which deplete the production of natural killer cells, which is your body’s foot soldier in the fight against cancer.”

With that in mind, forgiveness therapy is now being used to help treat diseases, such as cancer. “It’s important to treat emotional wounds or disorders because they really can hinder someone’s reactions to the treatments, even someone’s willingness to pursue treatment,” Standiford explained.

Of all cancer patients, 61 percent have forgiveness issues, and of those, more than half are severe, according to research by Dr. Michael Barry, a pastor and the author of the book, The Forgiveness Project.

Dr. Barry said the first step in learning to forgive is to realize how much we have been forgiven by God. “When a person forgives from the heart – which is the gold standard we see in Matthew 18, we find that they are able to find a sense of peacefulness. Quite often our patients refer to that as a feeling of lightness,” he said.

Dr. Barry said most people don’t realize what a burden anger and hatred were until they let them go.