FABC Sponsors Community Mental Health Forum

Various coping methods and resources shared

By Lisa Stafford

For the fifth year, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church (FABC) held its annual Holistic Health Ministry Conference on October 24, 2020, concentrating this year on Mental Health. Mental illness may be more common than many people realize. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Illness is a medical condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, or mood. Such conditions may affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.”   Continue reading “FABC Sponsors Community Mental Health Forum”

For the Love of Bipolar by Rhonda M. Lee

These are challenging and stressful times which can exacerbate the conditions of those already struggling with mental conditions. Families and loved ones do not have to struggle alone. There are resources available and with the proper help, people affected by mental illness can triumph.

For the Love of Bipolar is a personal account of the challenges associated with living with and loving someone suffering from Bipolar Disorder, a condition that can cause extreme mood shifts, and high and low energy levels, which could be attributed to sudden changes in life and hardships.

Contact the author at rmlee2013@gmail.com.

LSBDC State Director, Carla Holland shares some Working from Home Tips for Productivity, Mental Health and Staying Healthy …

Many people are working from home; but while getting your work done is important for business, staying healthy (mentally and physically) is just as crucial for at-home. It’s all about creating boundaries between work and personal life, and that can be a difficult adjustment. Here are some tips for telecommuting, working from home, self-isolating or even self-quarantining—no matter your reasoning.

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In Her Words: New Orleans East Resident Rhonda Lee

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Rhonda Lee

My mother was diagnosed with a mental illness when I was in middle school during the early ’80s. Being a young caregiver for a loved one with mental illness involved struggles no child should ever have to endure. Her health challenges presented phases of unbearable beatings, heartbreaking and unloving words, unexplainable pain, feelings of exhaustion, periods of confusion, despair and hopelessness.

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Rhonda Lee wrote this article to help give hope and inspiration to families affected by mental health illness.  Rhonda is a NAMI New Orleans volunteer and board member who shared her story, which was posted on the @NAMICommunicate Blog. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of families affected by mental health illnesses through education, support services, advocacy and research.