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June 9, 2016 | My Mother was an Alcoholic | Andrea Kemble

My mother was an alcoholic. She would have never agreed with that statement. She drank daily and I don’t remember a day that I did not see a beer sitting next to her. Because of this, my parents fought almost daily. According to the Mayo Clinic, a drinking problem is classified as having trouble controlling alcohol consumption, preoccupation with alcohol, continued use of alcohol even when it causes issues, or experiencing withdrawal symptoms when one stops or rapidly decreases alcohol consumption. So by medical definition, whether she would admit it or not, she was an alcoholic. My family tried to convince my mom to seek help but she was in denial. It was a never ending battle with her to try to help her. After a while, we just gave up the fight and decided to just not talk about it. She has since passed away and we leave the topic to rest with her.

Later in my life, I dated a guy whose father was an alcoholic. His family did exactly what mine had done. They knew that he had problem but they did not talk about it because it was easier to ignore the issue than deal with it head on. He has also since passed away from health issues related to his drinking.

Having met another family who was going through the same experiences I went through made my childhood seem just a little bit more normal. [...]

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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)