YOU MATTER! Finding Help and Hope When It Matters

What are your struggles? Your addictions? Your idols? You don’t think you have any? Think again. We ALL do! Do you feel like you matter in this crazy, messed up world?

Are you wanting “that” haircut, cute shape, muscles, car, house, or vacation? Are you working extra hours that you should be spending with your family to “prove” yourself to your boss/employer.

Are you depressed feeling like you are not living up to ______ expectations? It could be your parents, your employer, your teachers, your kids, your friends, your neighbors…? Or maybe it is yourself!?

What helps you deal with the emotional pain? Is food the love that “fixes” all, at least temporarily? Or is it shopping, a bottle, a pill, or a needle?

Maybe you are in the middle of an addiction. Maybe you are living in denial that you have one. Do you want out? Honestly, maybe you don’t.

When was the last time you knew:

  • You were loved?
  • You mattered?
  • Someone cared?
  • You could make a difference?
  • It is all worth it?
  • That there is help!

Have you lost YOUR direction

Are you trying to be someone you are not or were not created to be? Do you find yourself running in circles trying to please everyone? Everyone around you that is, except you, or God.

Where do you turn when feeling down, sad, irritated/frustrated, angry, …”less than”?

Whatever the case may be, there is help!



We all have a great desires deep inside of us. We need love. We need to know someone cares and that we matter. We all want to make  a difference.  To be remembered for the good we did, the love we provided, the help we gave. You may not see it. You may not feel it. But it is there!


We will share stories, articles, videos, whatever we can so you can find help, healing and HOPE. Please Join Us!



Texting to Save Lives

As changes happen socially, it is encouraging to see new resources trying to make a difference to save lives. Click here to check out information regarding possibly one of the first connections a depressed, suicidal, lonely, or person in trouble may try to reach out for help.

Crisis Text Line (CTL) — 7417441

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Kennedy Speaks Out

At Hope for THIS Step we recognize how difficult it can be to speak out about substance abuse, self-medicating, suicidal thoughts, depression, etc. The deafening silence because of the stigma has been around for centuries. The tide is starting to change. Do you see it? We all need to not be ashamed to reach out for help, which involves talking about it. Everyone needs help when the ferocious waves batter us.

I have not read this book and we are not getting into any politics here. However, it is good to see and hear someone who has been in society’s eye speak up. Yes, things were handled differently in generations past. Can anyone say that has worked well?


International Overdose Awareness Day

OD banner 8.31.15TODAY is International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug. 31, 2015).
Join with us as we remember those who have suffered and lost their battle to overcome their addiction.
* Help to reduce the STIGMA and MISINFORMATION surrounding opiate (and other prescription drug) addiction and overdose.
* Most opiate (including heroin) addictions start from prescription pain killer usage.
Check out this site for some OVERDOSE BASICS
Click here to download an Overdose Awareness App from Apple.

Become informed. Help your loved ones. SAVE a LIFE.


Hey Guys! Are You Feeling It?

Sadness or Depression?

Sadness or Depression?

Are you a “middle-aged” guy feeling alone? Are all the pressures of job, family, finances and plain life building up inside you? Or maybe it is a job or family loss that has you angry, frustrated and drained. Is this all there really is to life? Or maybe you notice a friend not himself lately.


Teens, with school kicking back into gear, it can create all types of thoughts, emotions and physical exhaustion. Most teenagers do not eat healthy or get the required amount of sleep, so feeling tired is normal -right? Do you feel down because you realize summer is over? Maybe you relax better outside in nature rather than stuck in a classroom? Do you think you not “normal” and won’t fit in? Are you tired of being bullied?

Young men, are you nervous about starting college? Do you feel you are not going to be good enough to please everyone, especially yourself?  How will you keep up with classes, homework, activities, and of course, the girlfriend?


How would you know if you, or a friend, is sad and not depressed?

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