Years ago, it was a very “hush, hush” type of topic. Everyone dealt with it in some form. Everyone knew someone dubbed the “crazy aunt,” but we never talked about it. Some of our favorite actors and comedians ended their lives and brought this disease into the spotlight. It took those deaths for us to decide it was time. It's time to address the fact that depression, stress, and any number of other health concerns are real. Your aunt wasn’t “crazy,” she needed help in a time it wasn’t okay to ask for it. Sadly, it has taken all of us losing a friend, a classmate, a family member, or a neighbor before we called enough–enough. So, let’s talk. Let's openly talk about what hurts us, what gives us anxiety, and what makes even peeling out of bed seem beyond possible some days. Let’s talk about why someone could feel like their life is no longer worth living. And most important let’s talk about healing and what the future of mental health looks like. Let’s make sure you are part of that future.
The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, along with co-workers, came together in 2019 and put forth a strategic plan. They outlined how they wanted to move forward with their organization. A significant portion of that plan was reaching out to the community and doing what the Poor Handmaids have always done, help the underserved.