5 things you should never say

5 Things to Never Say to Someone Who’s Depressed

Starting the Conversation about Depression I’ve always wanted my radio show and TheHopeLine to be a place where people felt comfortable talking about the tough stuff. A place where people could open up about the things they have been trying to hide. I know, once you start telling your story, you are on a path to…

Sexual Assault

I was raped while taking the garbage out, right outside of my own house. I never saw who, but I’m hoping he will be caught soon.  I came to TheHopeLine because I was feeling alone and overwhelmed with everything.  Despite the support from my family and friends, I felt like I needed more. So we…

Are You Depressed?

3 Keys to Recognizing and Understanding Depression Are you depressed? This Guest Blog is written by: Susan Gillpatrick, MEd, LPC, CTS with Centerstone (a not-for-profit organization, they have provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years) Depression is a common illness that we often…

Safe Sex STD

STD’s (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

Young people aged 15 to 24 years acquire half of all new STDs and 1 in 4 sexually active adolescent females have an STD. Sexually active adolescents aged 15 to 19 years and young adults aged 20 to 24 years are at higher risk of acquiring STD’s (according to Center for Disease Control) The statistics…