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Depression Was Not Made To Rule You | Hollie Payette

Just a little over a year ago, I found myself sitting in one of a sequence of chairs along the wall in a small health clinic.

"Hollie", they called out loud as they opened the door that led back to hallways that were filled with small, private rooms for patients that needed to be seen. I got up and walked back with the nurse that had me step on the scale and then check my height. She led me back to the room where she let me know that my doctor would soon be in. In that room, there sat a bed that patients are to sit on while waiting to be seen, however, I chose to sit in a blue chair that was opposite of the bed. I didn't want to acknowledge that I had come to this point. Several minutes passed by while I sat there holding back what I would soon need to address, the true reason I was there.

My doctor quietly and slowly opened the door to see me sitting in the chair rather than the bed and had a look of confusion. She sat on her tiny chair with wheels and pulled out her laptop. The questions she asked were nothing more than her normal routine of questions that need to be answered before approaching the true reason behind the visit. However, what she was about to ask had nothing to do with why I was there.

"So, it says here that you’re here because of your acid reflex?" I had lied while booking my appointment. I just couldn't admit this to myself after all these years. "Actually, I’m not here for that..." She looked up at me confused. Years upon years of denial, of hiding, of suffering came pouring out. "I think I need to be on an anti-depressant", I say as I burst into tears. [...]

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Upcoming Events

2016 Harrisburg Out of the Darkness Walk | Sat, Sept 10th 2016 from 5PM - 8PM
We are once again putting together a team for this year's Out of the Darkness Walk taking place on City Island, Harrisburg! Learn More Here. Click here to register for our team! Click here to place your order for or Team T-shirt! Orders are due by August 20th!

QPR Training | Question, Persuade, Refer
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer - three steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR or the Heimlich Manuever help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Contact Us to set up a training.

Mental Health First Aid Training | Mental Wellness Awareness Association
Did you know you are more likley to encounter someone in a mental health crisis than in any medical crisis? This valuable training teaches you the skills to assess and intervene in a variety of mental health situations. Click here to visit our partners at the Mental Wellness Awareness Association for upcoming training events.

Resources

Looking for resources on Suicide & Depression? Here are a few of our favorites. For a complete list, check out our Resources page! Looking for Faith-based information? Check out our Love Life Ministries branch!

Download Mental Health First Aid Brochure

Download Suicide Statistics Infographic

Download SAFE Self-Injury Fact Sheet

Download How to Help an Online Suicidal Person

Download Health Care Resources Guide (State)

Download Health Care Resources Guide (Local)