This Mind 2020 Summons Tackles Mental Health & Increased Suicide Rates Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

LEWISVILLE, Texas - Oct. 11, 2020 - PRLog -- In the last 20 years suicide rates have increased by 35%.  But a recent Psychology Today article states due to COVID-19 we should expect an unprecedented reaction. "The unprecedented public health actions needed to contain the new pandemic, along with social distancing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and stress due to job loss, may well result in far more suicides in the years to come." Economic Stress, Social Isolation, Barriers to Mental Health Treatment, Social & Media Influences, Other Medical Problems, and Loss of Community & Religious Contact are cited as the main pillars causing an increase in suicide rates.

In a recent interview, Dr. Blackwell said, "Sheltering in place has caused suicide rates to increase because people have not had the normal words of encouragement but have been overwhelmed with negative news cycles fueling anxiety, panic, depression, and hopelessness."

This Mind 2020 Summons is designed to restore community and religious contact, to provide on-site clinicians to help remove the barriers to mental health treatment & access to therapy and emotional support while giving a tangible spiritual relief to the social isolation many feel while still practicing social distancing.  Dr. Blackwell states, "It is my mission to ensure another life is not lost to suicide in this season."

For more information on the event & session times, speakers go to and for interviews with Dr. Sonia C. Blackwell, contact Akeila Winbush at (p:469-774-5785 / o:469-630-0015) and/or

About FMMLIFE & Dr. Sonia C. Blackwell

FMMLIFE is lifting others to life by encouraging people through the love of Jesus, to unite together, and edify one another.  FMMLIFE exists to lift people to life in Christ, by equipping and enlightening individuals for their God- given purpose, and to empower the believer to reach out locally and globally with God's love and lift someone to life.

Dr. Sonia C. Blackwell is the founder of FMMLIFE.  She is a Charismatic & Motivational Speaker, Mentor, and Marriage Counselor.  She has been in ministry for over 40 years giving her keen spiritual insight and perspective.  She is the wife of Elder John Blackwell of 33 years and the mother of James & Joshua who all serve alongside her in ministry.

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Location:Lewisville - Texas - United States
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