“Hope,” the word seems to just roll off our tongues so easily. “I hope the Cardinals win.” I hope it doesn’t rain today.” I hope we get there on time.” But, what happens when it comes to personal issues? What then? A lost job, a diagnosis you were not expecting to hear. Where is hope then?
Hope is defined as a “confident desire: a feeling that something desirable is likely to happen.” There are scores of people needing to recapture a sense of hope in their lives and perhaps you are one of those people.
The following articles are written with you in mind. Each week a different article will be posted that is meant to give you and others like you, New Hope. A hope that, no matter the circumstances, no matter the struggle you face, there is hope. If, after reading the article, you need to talk to someone, please feel free to contact New Hope Behavioral Health at 573-860-1601(02).
One out of every two marriages today ends in divorce and many divorcing families include children. Parents who are getting a divorce are frequently worried about the effect the divorce will have on their children. During this difficult period, parents may be preoccupied with their own problems, but continue to be the most important people in their children's lives.
The beautiful days of Spring and Summer are quickly giving way to Fall. Everyone is hoping and anticipating the multicolored display of the foliage and the hot days of Summer now turning cooler temperatures . But, for many, there is also the dread of shorter days and longer nights. The happiness and outdoor activities must give way to being indoors and symptoms of depression and despair begin to creep in. Some individuals suffer from SAD.
Thirteen years after terrorists attacked in New York, New Hope Senior Behavioral Health Center director James Huitt, PhD, looks back on the lessons learned dealing with the emotional impact.