It’s OK Not To Be OK

Have you ever been depressed? Not sad, but deep down in your soul depressed, the kind of depression that seems to go on forever? It’s like having hell trapped inside your head. It is a scary and very lonely place to be. When you most need help is when you can find yourself unable to reach out to those around you. It’s always sad when you lose a loved one, but it is heartbreaking to wish that you could have been there to offer them a word of support or a comforting hug.

Well, now there is a way we can help reach our loved ones and break down those walls. It is Sip of Hope, Community Coffee Roasters ( Sip of Hope is the world’s first coffee where 100% of the proceeds support proactive suicide prevention and mental health education. As a social enterprise of mental health non-profit, Hope For The Day, Sip of Hope is an innovative way of breaking the silence around suicide and raising the visibility of mental health resources in our community. Rather than hiding in ashamed silence about our sadness, this community endeavors to start the conversation about mental health. We go to our primary care physician when we feel physically sick, so why not seek counseling when we have emotional needs? The actual coffee bar is located in Chicago, IL, but they ship six different blends in 12 ounce bags and two five pound bags to anywhere in the country. They also sell a terrific collection of coffee tumblers and mugs, tee shirts and knit hats in various colors. These are a great way to show your support for this important cause or to remember a loved one. Sip of Hope imports their coffee from San Cristobal Coffee in Nayarit, Mexico. San Cristobal Coffee Importers have been involved in coffee production since 1993 and their mission is to provide equity within the supply chain. In a system where too many coffee producers are motivated by greed. Sip of Hope is motivated by compassion for those who work to provide the coffee, and ultimately, those who enjoy it. They offer mental health education workshops and connections to free or low cost community health resources. On the back of the bag is listed access information to various mental health resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Trans Lifeline, Crisis Text Line and LGBT National Help Center. 100% of the proceeds support Hope For The Day’s proactive suicide prevention and mental health education programs. Every life is too precious to lose.

We ordered the 12 ounce bag of the Conversation Starter, since we prefer a medium roast. We just got it yesterday, and I am looking forward to giving it a try.

May your cup runneth over,


“Whoever saves the one life, saves the world entire”.  The Talmud

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