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Feb 13

February 13, 2017

How One "Spoonie's" Bravery Healed My Heart

How One “Spoonie’s” Bravery Healed My Heart

Some people open their mouths and change your whole world. They tell their story and suddenly your fractured heart begins to heal itself. Confusion and isolation, your long-time companions go out for a smoke break. Someone is singing your heart’s song when you didn’t even know they knew the words. So this is what it feels like? To be seen,... Read more

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Oct 27

October 27, 2016

When You're Not Ready To Admit It's Depression

When You’re Not Ready To Admit It’s Depression

There’s no question about it, admitting you are struggling with depression is a hard thing to do. Even after all the highly publicized struggles of depression by beloved celebrities like Jon Hamm, Ashley Judd, or Owen Wilson, there is still such a stigma regarding those who struggle with depression. The stigma of depression is mostly due to the negative nature... Read more

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Apr 5

April 5, 2016

Shutter Island and Bringing an End to #Mentalhealthstigma

Full Disclosure: If you don’t like spoilers, you probably shouldn’t read this blog. Am I the only one who desperately fears being told I’m “crazy”? Am I the only one who spills my guts to a friend and then follows up with, “Am I crazy?” Have you ever noticed how many horror movies or haunted houses take place in mental... Read more

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