Of all the wellness tips and techniques I've learned, the most impactful and surest way for me to stay healthy is through peer advocacy. Sharing my story and providing hope to others gives me purpose and value. It also reminds me how far I've come and how important it is to practice all of the... Continue Reading →
New Mental Health Initiative
So grateful to have been included in the mental health initiative panel discussion with Governor Wolf, Rep. Mike Schlossberg, and Dr. Rachel Levine held today at Muhlenberg College. Through new initiatives and candid conversation, I am hopeful that mental health will receive the same attention, care, and consideration as physical health conditions. By speaking out,... Continue Reading →
Has a friend or family member told you to “snap out of it” or “get over it”?
I don't know how many times I've heard these responses to my depression. As if it's that easy. Anyone who tells you "You're just having a bad day. You'll feel better in the morning" has clearly not experienced the crippling agony and utter devastation of depression. Thankfully, there are programs in place that help family... Continue Reading →