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NIH’s HEALING Communities Initiative

NIH’s HEALING Communities Initiative

Alex: Frequently I tell people I was just a living, breathing stereotype of all those awful images that your mind can conjure when you think of heroin addiction. That’s absolutely me. My name is Alex Elswick, and I’m the co-founder… Continue Reading

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Stories of Hope and Recovery: Cher

Stories of Hope and Recovery: Cher

Cher: In any given year one in five Americans will struggle with it. Many will be too ashamed to admit it and they won’t seek the help that they so desperately need. It’s 2013, why aren’t we discussing it out… Continue Reading

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Stories of Hope and Recovery: Demi Lovato

Stories of Hope and Recovery: Demi Lovato

Demi: Hello, I’m Demi Lovato. One of the most exciting things about becoming a young adult is that you start to have a say in your life. Where you live, where you work, what you do. Unfortunately it’s hard to… Continue Reading

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Stories of Hope and Recovery: Glenn Close

Stories of Hope and Recovery: Glenn Close

Glenn Close: Hello, Im Glenn Close. And Ive learned from experience that mental illness is a family affair. When my nephew was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and my sister was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, our family had no knowledge of,… Continue Reading

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Stories of Hope and Recovery: Yashi

Stories of Hope and Recovery: Yashi

Hi, my name is Yashi, Im Stacy and Im Rebbie, my sister and my Mom. Im someone who at age 24 was officially diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder and prior to that I was having symptoms as early as 19… Continue Reading

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Stories of Hope and Recovery: John Saunders

Stories of Hope and Recovery: John Saunders

John Saunders: Hi, Im John Saunders. Take a quick look around the room, whether youre with family, co-workers or in a room full of strangers. Someone around you is dealing with a mentalhealth issue. They are living silently but dealing… Continue Reading