By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender When a parent loses a child, it’s described as the deepest numbness that encompasses their being. It’s often brought on with a freight load of mixed emotions—guilt, anger, sadness, bitterness—grief. It doesn’t matter if you are the parent of a small child or […]
By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet… and hoped that they would go away.”―Richard J. Codey “…of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”—1 Chronicles 12:32 […]
The “Rising Above” healing service took place Sept. 11 in IPFW Alumni Plaza on campus. The service was one of a number of events the university scheduled during Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 9 through Sept. 13. The service also included a balloon release to honor memories of lost loved ones.