Dear Daughters, At some time, most of us have experienced that initial bliss we feel when we have hit it off with someone new. With the exchange of glances, the racing heart and the hope that maybe this is "the one," we can easily lose ourselves in a whirlwind romance. While listening to our hearts … Continue reading

Improving Your Personal Safety Awareness Skills

  Dear Daughters, To avoid being an easy target for criminal activity, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings. Although anyone can become a victim of crime, you can greatly reduce your chances by considering the following information and safety tips. Types of Crime The Need for Awareness Crime Statistics Personal Safety … Continue reading Improving Your Personal Safety Awareness Skills

Date or Acquaintance Rape

Dear Daughters, Date rape is a violent crime with serious consequences for both the victim and the perpetrator. Continuing to force sexual activity without consent is considered rape and is punishable under the law. Date rape can be especially hard for victims to deal with because it is often committed by a friend or acquaintance. … Continue reading Date or Acquaintance Rape

Coping with Fear

Dear Daughters, Fear is a common emotion. Caused by a release of adrenaline from the nervous system, fear energizes our bodies with both positive and negative results. It can aid in our fight-or-flight self-defense mechanism, protecting us from threatening situations. However, fear can also paralyze us, preventing us from living normal, balanced lives. If you … Continue reading Coping with Fear

Depression in Women

Dear Daughters, Statistically, adult women suffer twice as much from depression as men. The reasons include social differences, physical and hormonal differences, and age-related differences. The most important fact about depression in women is that treatment can be highly successful. Consider the following facts from the National Institute of Mental Health. • Are women more … Continue reading Depression in Women

What You Need to Know About Depression

Dear Daughters, Everybody feels sad or blue now and then. But if you are sad most of the time, you might be suffering from depression. The good news is that you can get treatment and feel better soon. Clinical depression is a serious illness that can affect anyone, including teenagers. It can affect thoughts, feelings, … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Depression