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Staying Afloat While Staying on Track During Recovery

Seeking help is the first step to getting better. But as you know, the bills don’t stop coming while you’re in recovery. Learn how you can provide for yourself while you pursue a full-time job opportunity and continue on the path to wellness. Treat Job Hunting Like a Job The process of getting a job…

November 27, 2021
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The First Step Is Asking For Help

Alex is a US veteran who completed tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He recently returned to his hometown in Illinois where he lives with his mom and 10-year-old son. It was a struggle to find work so he decided to drive for Uber and Lyft. Unfortunately, an encounter in Afghanistan left him in chronic pain…

November 14, 2021
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Self-care is About ‘Self’

#selfcareSunday If you search the hashtag on social media, you’ll find thousands of people taking charge of their own well-being with self-care. We’re all too busy, too overworked, stretched too thin. We all deserve a little pampering, a little time to ourselves, a little self-care. Yet, I noticed that what started as ten minutes of…

October 26, 2021
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A Weekly List For Your Mental Health

Very few things put me in a more positive frame of mind than checking things off a list does. I am 100% that person who will write down things I’ve already done, just so I can feel a sense of giddy accomplishment when I check them off. I have lists for everything. Books I want…

October 26, 2021
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Get Your Groove Back! Finding Your Self Confidence When You Are Struggling With Depression

When battling depression, it is hard to find the willpower to bolster your self-confidence. Often, lowself-esteem and depression go hand in hand but by taking some small steps you can build your self-esteem and gain the confidence you need to improve your self-image. Seeing yourself in a positive light is important for overall mental well-being….

October 20, 2021
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Cameron’s Story

     Cameron is a 20-year-old university student majoring in business administration with a minor in psychology at Stanford University in Connecticut. He is very active in on-campus organizations and works part-time as an assistant in the Registrar’s Department. He was recently inducted into the psychology honor society, Psi Chi. When not preoccupied with school, he enjoys…

October 8, 2021
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Change Your Life With Intentional Positivity

I woke up this morning with a headache. I stumbled to the medicine cabinet for some Tylenol and 10 bottles fell to the floor. After I managed to calm down, I walked out of my room to discover my children had decided to make themselves breakfast. My head starts pounding again as I stare at…

October 7, 2021
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A Letter from One Survivor to Another – From Abuse and Addiction to Recovery

Dear friend,  159 days. That’s how long it has been since I last touched drugs. 159 days since my entire life changed.  I always said I had incredible self-control, ignoring the fact that addiction is hereditary. I believed myself to be stronger than my ancestors, but we both know from the opening of this post…

October 7, 2021
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Ten Myths About Well-Being

The most sought-after feeling in the world is well-being and there is a good reason for this;studies have shown that people who experience a state of well-being live longer, concentratebetter, and experience less stress.Here is a countdown of the common myths about well-being, happiness, and positivity that seemelusive to understand. Even so, by the end…

August 27, 2021
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Why Simone Biles’ Actions Mean So Much

For as long as I can remember, mental health was a term that always conjured up certain responses from people. It was not uncommon to hear the word ‘stigma’ when talking about it. The thing is―nearly everyone has mental health challenges at some point in life. Each situation is different of course, but none of…

August 17, 2021
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