World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10, is World Mental Health Day. It is a day to think about and remember that mental health is an important part of our overall health. It is a good day to think about the issues surrounding mental health and how we can better our understanding of mental...

World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. This is a day that we take into account the things that cause suicide and begin to formulate a plan for dealing with suicide. So, I want to just jot a few notes here. First, suicide is not abnormal. Suicidal thoughts are not...
Putting Yourself Out There…

Putting Yourself Out There…

By Nate Crawford I did something that I have never done before this last Saturday, June 22, 2019. I entered my art in an art show in the downtown area of my hometown. The event was put on by Heartland Artists’ Gallery (http://heartlandartgallery.com). It’s a good and...

Hear Festival Sponsorship Letter

Hello everyone, This is Nate Crawford, Executive Director of Here/Hear. I want to take the blame for a recent screw up on our part. We sent out a sponsorship letter that was actually a rough draft. I did something I normally do not and I saved two different drafts of...

The Difficulty of Medications

Taking medications for one’s mental illness is often a difficult proposition. It seems like it should be rather easy. If I, or anyone else with a mental illness, want to feel better, then we should take our medications. This is common sense thinking, is it not?...

HERE/HEAR Survey Results

In October, Here/Hear conducted a survey on mental illness and the help people could receive in local schools. The schools were located in Marshall County in the state of Indiana. Here/Hear is located in Plymouth, IN, which is the county seat of Marshall County. We...

Staying Sober, the Healthy Way

(We welcome Jill Anderson from Overdosewatch.org today with her excellent article about staying healthy as a way to also stay sober. We appreciate her continuing to make a strong contribution to the mental health of people with addiction disorders). Drug and alcohol...
Easter, A Year Later

Easter, A Year Later

Last year, I wrote a piece on feeling outside of Christianity. My issue was not theological, although I have those. No, my issue was that I was not wanted, at least not as I am. They wanted the married guy with three kids, the guy who went to seminary and got a Ph.D....

Here Hear Writing Contest

Here Hear announces writing contest for high school students Here Hear is a 501c3, nonprofit organization based out of Plymouth, IN. The mission of Here Hear is to give hope and support to those who are affected by mental illness. This includes not only those people...