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08
Aug

Connor Reid Eckhardt: “His Story Isn’t Over”

The Eckhardt Family (via Facebook) How we “met” Connor Reid Eckhardt We’ve written before about how much we can learn via our Facebook news feed, but the other day we were taken aback when our associate shared Connor Eckhardt’s story with us. You see, our associate here in Tucson, AZ, was looking at her personal...
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24
Jul

Part 1: Binge Drinking News ~ How Cool Are Your Friends?

Just play it cool, boy… Real cool!    Stephen Sondheim Part 1: College, binge drinking and more Cool students on college campuses…and more “Cool” is an interesting word. As a society we’ve used this word in a number of ways. Here is a great definition: calmly audacious or impudent! Every generation finds a way to latch...
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17
Jul

Will You Take The Shatterproof Challenge?

The Westin Convention Center – Pittsburgh Could anything convince you to rappel down the side of a 27-story building? If you are not familiar with the word rappel, then you might want to look up the definition before you answer today’s question. The verb rappel means to descent by means of a rappel. As a...
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02
Jul

Desperately Seeking Answers Part 1: “No One’s Noticed I’m Really Mentally Ill”

Will parity help reduce the stigma of mental illness? Part 1 “I think I’m just really mentally ill and no one’s noticed…” These are the words of 17-year-old John LaDue. It could be you’ve never heard of John LaDue, but just last May John LaDue was arrested and charged with multiple felonies which included bomb...
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08
May

“21” ~ Patrick Roche’s Poetic Look In His Rear View Mirror

Meet Patrick Roche… There is a pretty good chance you don’t know Patrick Roche. But you should know that he is preparing to graduate this month of May from Princeton University and he has 27,470 Likes on his Facebook (FB) page, Patrick Roche Poetry.  Oh, yes, and Patrick is a poet. We invite you to...
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21
Mar

Collateral Damage: Our Childrens’ “War Torn” Mental Health

Do you ever watch CBS News Sunday Morning? CBS News Sunday Morning actually debuted 35 years ago this past January. It has a 90 minute format and was designed to invite their viewers to sit down, relax and enjoy the broadcast as if you were reading a magazine. Each segment can run anywhere from 10...
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14
Mar

Reality Of Addiction: One Man’s Effort To Tear Down The Stigma

Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is.  Tim O’Brien Journal writing as a tool of recovery Last summer we wrote about a new way to share one’s story concerning their struggle with addiction and how their story can change someone else’ story of addiction and recovery. Sharing...
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07
Mar

Can You Make Sense Of Addiction? Oprah Has A Conversation With Russell Brand

Can you make sense of addiction? If you suffer from the disease of addiction or your loved one does, then there is a good chance you have tried to make sense of this disease. As William Duncan Silkworth, M.D. said: To be sure, alcoholism, like every other disease, does manifest itself in some unique ways....
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12
Feb

Children Of Alcoholics Week 2014 ~ Across Generations

A week for awareness… This week, February 9-15, 2014, is Children of Alcoholics Week ~ A Celebration of Hope and Healing. Depending on your own life story you may or may not know any children of alcoholics; however, statistics provided by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) indicate that “one in five...
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26
Nov

Thanksgiving Eve: Also Known As Blackout Wednesday

English: “The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth” (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The holiday season is about to begin with Blackout Wednesday… The 2013 holiday season is about to get underway tomorrow, November 27th. It is true that many people really feel that the autumn holiday season begins with Halloween and lumbers along...
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