When I visualize my depression, I like to think of a block. A large, muddy cube that stands between me and everything else. I like to think of my depression this way because it captures it in a visual, it gives it a physical identity despite everything trapped up...read more
When you think of rehab, you probably think of those lavish centers advertised on day-time television or the late and great Amy Winehouse’s single Rehab, where she testifies she’ll never go back and there’s nothing she has to gain from sitting in therapy for 10 weeks....read more
Sober living homes are used for people who want to maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs. It can be difficult to return to a home environment that is not drug and alcohol free. Sober livings create a supportive place for recovering addicts to live during their...read more
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention" - Oscar Wilde Did you know that the human brain is hard wired to give to others? Volunteering can help you reduce your stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated and provide a...read more
Assisted suicide can be a touchy subject to talk about. There are people out there who don’t agree with it and people that do. This topic recently came up because our founder had to come to the extremely difficult decision to put her family dog down. For a lot of...read more
“I think I’m in the anger stage.” My father tells me this in the bleak morning of Monday, December 4, 2017. The sun is streaming through the windows and the air is bitter and cold, even within the house. My skin is clammy and I feel so tired, yet wide awake. I clutch...read more
What is a panic attack? How long do they last? Are they scary? A panic attack is psychological and is an overreaction of your adrenal system. A panic attack can happen within a moment’s notice. They occur because there is a sense of danger and your mind and body start...read more
Let's get real and talk about one of the most popular TV shows on Netflix right now, 13 Reasons Why. I tuned in for the first two seasons just because as a teenager I enjoyed the book. I wasn't aware at as an adolescent what suicide meant, so when I read the book I...read more
In 2016, the highest suicide rate (19.72) was among adults between 45 and 54 years of age. The second highest rate (18.98) occurred in those 85 years or older. There isn't a way to prepare oneself for dealing with a family member or friend's suicide. Most...read more
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