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ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be open for our first-ever Monday on April 9th! Our new hours beginning 4/9/18: Monday: 10AM-4PM Tuesday: 10AM-4PM Thursday: 10AM-4PM Progressing to three days a week will allow us to better serve adults living with mental illness—offering support, friendship, opportunities, and productivity! Come see us at 107 E. Lamar St., McKinney, TX. 75069 or […]
Tightness of the chest, breathing problems, and other disturbing effects of a time bomb exist inside of you. Your boss has just asked you to sit in on an important meeting where you have no idea of its purpose so you panic. Anxiety attacks your system in segments, but you try to swallow it all […]
Amy Ebeling struggled with anxiety and depression throughout college, as her moods swung from high to low, but she resisted help until all came crashing down senior year. “At my high points I was working several jobs and internships — I could take on the world,” said Ebeling, 24, who graduated from Ramapo College of […]
SEATTLE — The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the first half of the 20th century line shelves that reach the ceiling. Amid the ordered clutter, some items hint at more than […]
Peer specialist David Yarborough (right), working with patient David Woodside at Metrocare Services in Dallas. LAUREN SILVERMAN / KERA Maybe you’ve heard of sponsors or recovery coaches to help with drug and alcohol addiction. How about for mental health? In the last decade, peer support for people with serious mental illness has hit mainstream. In places […]
The dreaded question that apparently everybody feels compelled to ask when they haven’t seen you in a while: “So what are you doing now?” Such a loaded question, full of pressure and expectation. “You’re in your 20s, recently graduated, surely you must be doing something?” I’m unable to work at the moment. Each day is a […]
After spending a year away from the court receiving treatment for depression and bipolar disorder, 18-year-old Ty Groce is prepared to showcase his basketball talents once again. “I have never felt better,” Groce, who received a scholarship to play at Northeastern University but transferred closer to home to Eastern Michigan University (EMU) to take care […]
Jonny Benjamin, who was suicidal, managed to complete the marathon with the stranger who talked him down from a bridge when he was at his lowest point. The two were elated as they finished the race together. Neil Laybourne, the “stranger on the bridge”, said “what an amazing experience!” as they ran the last mile.