Thursday, December 07, 2023

Why Decorating Early for the Holidays is a Good Thing

Did you decorate early for the holidays? Deborah Serani, Psy. D, senior adjunct professor of psychology shares the science behind how decorating for the holidays can help our mood. #ExtraordinaryAdelphi #ExtraordinaryMinds

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is 11/18/23

In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, a survivor of his father’s 1972 suicide, introduced a new resolution into the US Senate. With its passage, the US Congress designated the Saturday before Thanksgiving as National Survivors of Suicide Day - an awareness day that reaches out to thousands of people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

National Survivors of Suicide Day has evolved into a global awareness day called International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day thanks to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. 

Sometimes called "Survivor Day," this November 18th will find children and adults affected by suicide loss gathering around the world at events in their local communities to find connection, comfort, hope and understanding. 

To find a event near you, link here
Every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide. 
Every 41 seconds someone tries to understand that loss. 

If you need help, are suicidal or feeling hopeless:

Call 988

Text "talk" to 741741 

or reach out to a trusted loved one for assistance.

Sunday, October 08, 2023

BOOK TOUR: Living with Depression by Deborah Serani


Book Tour Schedule:

Oct 9 – Liese's Blog – book spotlight
Oct 9 - Leanne Bookstagram – book review
Oct 10 –Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Oct 10 -Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 11 – The Sexy Nerd Revue – book spotlight
Oct 12 –fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 12 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Oct 16 –Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Oct 17 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Oct 18 –Books With a Chance – book review / giveaway
Oct 19 - @lovemybooks2020 – book review
Oct 19 - Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Oct 20 – Black Coffee Brown Cow – book review
Oct 23 –Country Mamas With Kids – book review
Oct 24 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 25 –Just Another Mother With Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 27 – Novels Alive – book review / giveaway

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day


Sunday September 10, 2023 is World Suicide Prevention Day. 

Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide.  

This means suicide is responsible for almost one million deaths every year across the world. Another way to look at this is how Dr. Catherine Le Gal├Ęs-Camus, from the World Health Organization, describes the rate of suicide each year: "Worldwide, more people die from suicide than from all homicides and wars combined."


Click here for warning signs you can learn about. 


International Association for Suicide Prevention offers a great list of suicide prevention resources.


Lifeline is open 24 hours a day, every day, to help you or someone you love find help.

1800 273 TALK   

1800 273 8255


If you would rather text than talk, the Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, every day. 

Text HELLO to 741741 to connect 

Thursday, August 17, 2023

August in National Make a Will Month

Studies show that 75% of parents don't have a will. While many think they're too young, don't have enough money or that their property will automatically go to their next of kin, all three common assumptions are wrong.

Life can end unexpectedly in an instant and, without a plan in place, grieving relatives can be tied up in court for years in the process of acquiring and dividing an estate's assets.
In honor of National Make-A-Will Month this August, the American Red Cross and FreeWill have teamed up to offer free legal will support. 
Some reasons to consider making a will are below.
  1. Children. If you have minor children, you need to specify guardians so that you, and not the court system, will determine who would raise your children.
  2. Property. Recording your wishes for the distribution of your assets and property not only ensures that your decisions are honored but it can also help your family avoid destructive conflicts over these issues.
  3. Final decisions. Grieving the loss of a loved one is hard enough to handle. Sparing your loved ones the stress and anxiety of determining how you would like to be honored and remembered can be avoided with a will.
While it can feel a bit unsettling to think of these things, making a will gives you peace of mind and helps your loved ones understand your wishes. 

Monday, July 03, 2023

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July to bring awareness to the unique mental health struggles that racial, ethnic and minority subcultures face in the United States.  

Striving for mental health equity enables everyone to have the opportunity for wellbeing.

Link here for resources