Don’t Sweep Anxiety Under the Rug

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Meet Hannah Tran, a beautiful and gracious young woman who volunteered to share the unique challenges she faces as a Vietnamese-American supporting her teenage sister who is struggling with mental illness. Although rooted in a culture that views mental disorders as weaknesses to be swept under the rug, Hannah sees them as obstacles to be […]

Recovering Addicts Talk About Gaining Forgiveness

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By Guest Blogger Cecelia Johnson RecognitionWorks.org Photo Credit: Pixabay Addicts face a major obstacle on the road to recovery, and that’s gaining back trust and forgiveness from those they’ve hurt while under the influence. Depending on just what the addict has done, forgiveness can seem nearly impossible in some cases. I’ve spoken with a lot […]

Fighting Anxiety with the Support of a Mother’s Love

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By Guest Blogger Rosa Talavera  My teenage son was involved in a serious car accident Thanksgiving Day, 2015. His jeep fishtailed off the road, and he was ejected from the car suffering fractures on his neck, spine, and pelvic bones. After a week in the ICU, he required 24-hour care for approximately six weeks, followed by […]

High School Bullying & Suicide: How to Protect Your Child

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“Art installation on Mental Illness” the advertisement read. The event was to take place at my niece’s high school, so even though we didn’t know exactly what “installation” meant or who the artist was, my sister and I decided go. There we met Olivia Stewart. Stewart is the young artist responsible for the art installation […]

Good News for Stigma Fighters

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The statistics are grim: 350 million people worldwide currently live with some form of depression. More than 50% (in many countries, more than 90%) do not receive treatment (WHO) Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the US age 18 and older 70% do not receive treatment (NAMI) One in four college students has a diagnosable […]