Diseases with the Same Symptoms

Hypothyroidism and depression have some of the symptoms. So, if you are diagnosed with one, you should make sure it is definite. Being sad, tired, and weight gain can be a symptom of both. Women are more likely to have both of these diseases. If it’s missed, hypothroidism can raise your cholesterol and your risk of heart disease. So, it is something you should be … Continue reading Diseases with the Same Symptoms

Thousands Walk To Raise Suicide Awareness

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Annual Out of the Darkness overnight walk drew nearly 2,000 participants on June 9th in San Francisco. The event included survivors of suicide loss, those with depression and other mental illnesses, as well as suicide prevention advocates. The 2012 Overnight has raised $2.3 million.  I’m posting this because I haven’t really seen any other focuses on the even and … Continue reading Thousands Walk To Raise Suicide Awareness

For Thought: 17 year old abused by stepfather

While catching up on Jamaica Star’s latest reports, I came across a story in the Dear Pastor section. Apparently, a 17 year old was being sexually abused by her stepfather and her mother did nothing about it even though she told her. So the story starts out like this, the teen says she’s dating a 27 year old whom her stepfather doesn’t like (jeez I wonder why). On two occasions while she was at home alone with her stepfather, he raped her then threatened her not to tell anyone. It was after the second assault that she finally developed the strength to tell her mother, but unfortunately Continue reading “For Thought: 17 year old abused by stepfather”

Quit “musterbating!”

I remember one of my favorite professors in college gave an informative and hilarious lecture on stress and how people deal with it. He said that often times we can be our own stressors, putting pressure on ourselves to be perfect and mistakeless. Something that really had me tuned in was his discussion on our emotional reaction to stress and that’s when the truth came unraveling before my eyes. My ears popped open to the outpour of some new found knowledge, and if ever I learned anything in that class, it was the fact that we can all “musterbate” and “should on ourselves” sometimes. By the way, Continue reading “Quit “musterbating!””