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Homeless for More Than 20 Years, Part 2

By Antonio Gonzalez

In this second part of my story, let’s continue focusing on the plight of our homeless brothers and sisters, and how they are continuously misunderstood. 446 more words


Out of the fire and into the slow-cooker

A snake dressed like a fluffy rabbit is still a snake. We eventually got away from our life of poverty. My mother remarried. He was successful and had a lot of money. 1,878 more words


Joseph's Story

Joseph Chernach committed suicide in 2012, at the age of 25. A year later, brain tests revealed that had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Though he played youth and high school football for eight years, he is one of few football players to develop the degenerative brain disease without competing at the college or pro levels.  2,458 more words

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Narcs among us-It's a trap!

They are out to destroy you. They hate you and will try to ruin your life. They are incapable of love or empathy and will try their best to make you look the monster. 1,225 more words


Personal Stories #1

‘sometimes the bad things that happen to us in life puts us directly on the path to the best thing that will ever happen to us’

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Meet Megan MacDonald Miller, a Member of the Board of Directors

Megan MacDonald Miller graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2006 with honors and a BS Degree in Resort & Hospitality Management.  After graduating, Megan worked in Naples, Florida, as the office manager and graphic designer for Detailz Events, an all-inclusive event production company that dealt with florals, design, and event planning. 208 more words

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Speaking Openly About Mental Health Isn’t Brave, It's Responsible - By Mark Freeman

Speaking openly about mental health isn’t brave.

It’s normal. It’s healthy. It’s responsible.

Talking about stuff in your brain is no different than talking about stuff going on with any other body part. 780 more words

Mental Health

bdlheart reblogged this on bdlheart and commented:

Mark Freeman talks about the issue of mental health which many are afraid to discuss. I find it liberating to share if only through the writen word. Gradually, I'm telling my story to a few trusted individuals. Each time a weight is lifted from my shoulders. The more we talk the more attention we bring to mental health the healthier we will all be.