When I was 19, I completed my first stint in rehab. I never really wanted to get into ‘the hard stuff’, so I got my highs through alcohol. It was never really a high I was after, though; I simply wanted to escape into another world, to forget about a loss that is still too hard to talk about.Read More
The My Story blog features individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting positive mental and physical well-being. Guest bloggers share stories of their own journey towards mental wellness. Organizations raise awareness of access to and availability of important healthcare services.
Guest blogger, Paul Dooley, talks about his experience with anxiety. “Fear is without a doubt a world-class attention grabber. And in 1999 it had me glued to myself. After experiencing my first panic attack, I spent several months possessed by worry.”Read More
The month of February kicks off with African Heritage and Health Week. What better way to commemorate the traditions and culture of African heritage than to adapt a healthier, nutritional, and fitness filled lifestyle?Read More
With the New Year just a few days away, it is only natural to begin to prepare and plan for 2015. While most may be preoccupied with where to celebrate, or what type of clothing to wear while ringing in the year with a bang, there are many who plan ahead with a list of personal goals for the future.Read More
My diabetes burnout comes in waves and not always necessarily when you’d expect. Sometimes it strikes when I’m packing for a trip and my diabetes supplies take up more room then I think it has a right to. And in those moments I wish I could chuck my Diabetes and my diabetes supplies out the window and for good.Read More
Featured Organization, Runaway Prevention Month: Children of the Night – The Problem of Youth Trafficking
Most shelters in America are supported by federal funds and limit shelter services to a young person for a mere 21 days; therefore, young people move from shelter to shelter, on and off the streets to shabby motels, abandoned buildings, truck stops and other unstable living conditions.Read More