Outreach & Support

Let’s Talk Sex, Depression, and Suicide!!

SEX!!

I love sex just as much as the next person, in all forms, but sex can quickly become a not so pleasant experience when STD’s get involved. I am assuming anyone reading this is of legal age and sound mind and body. I am here to encourage you to get tested and know your status, don’t let not knowing your status to be the reason you weren’t able to prevent someone else from a medical breakdown. STD’s effect everyone differently, NEVER assume always ask, the life you save may be your own. For local testing in your area, that is usually free please click here.

Depression!!

Depression plaque many people on a daily basis. I have struggled with it myself for years. Sometimes when the ones you love the most are not there it can hurt even more and make you feel even that much lonelier. Sometimes there is not a circumstance that has happened to make you have a downward mood. Some common signs of depressions are:

• Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation.
• Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You’ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure.
• Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month.
• Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning or oversleeping (also known as hypersomnia).
• Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves.
• Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete.
• Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes.
• Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behavior such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports.
• Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions or remembering things.
• Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.
If you or someone you know, is suffering from depression, you can get help from a local place in your area by clicking here.

 

Suicide!!

Not everything is going to go our way in life. With the recent amount of celebrities that have taken their own lives. I would like to encourage you to get help if you are having feelings of hurting yourself or others that you love. It is not a game and there is someone that is waiting to help you. No matter what you going through it is not the end of the world. Get Help!! Click here.