Eliminate the Stigma

When thinking about health, most of the concepts we imagine are smart-eating and exercise. But recently, more emphasis has been put on the importance of mental health as campaigns strive to take away the stigma of the, often, shameful subject. Let’s uncover the truth: mental health is just as important as physical health.


With the near 4% rise of suicide per year from 2006 to 2015 in the US alone, it is time to act against the trend. Suicide is a result of major depression in which 25 million suffer across the nation. Many factors contribute to depression including past or present relational abuse, abortion, conflict, death or loss, and addiction.


Fortunately, this does not leave us without hope. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, “depression is among the most treatable of psychiatric illnesses. Between 80 percent and 90 percent of people with depression respond positively to treatment, and almost all patients gain some relief from their symptoms.”
If you or a loved one shows the signs of any depth of depression, please know that you are not alone. PACN has the resources to help as you endure this trial. Our trained intern counselors can aid you at no cost to take steps towards freedom. We want to help you. Peace, joy, and hope are ahead. Please call our offices at 936-441-7755 or email us at pacn@pacn.org.