First-ever 33 Forever Mental Health Awareness Birthday Walk Scheduled for May 22 in Downtown Mansfield
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 33 FOREVER MENTAL HEALTH BIRTHDAY WALK! May is the month of Dani’s 36th Birthday and the start of Mental Health Awareness Month. Since Dani is not physically with us to celebrate, we are doing it for her with our first- ever 33 Forever...
By Emily Talbott, LISW-S, Clinical Social Worker Whether you’re brand new to therapy, returning after a long break, starting with a new therapist, or are in the middle of ongoing therapy, there are some things that you can do to get the most out of your time in...
By Haley Barker (from her blog at https://hay0710.wordpress.com) I was working a virtual event a couple of Saturdays ago, sitting in my office at a job I truly love. Because it was an all day event and on the weekend they were providing lunch. It was Panera. I had...
By Johanna Wilson, MD Finding a clinician you can trust is often difficult for those who are struggling emotionally. These tips may make it easier to decide. Welcome to Hope419 where we promote hope and balance for you to achieve your best life. Everyone has the power...
33 Forever awarding trio of scholarships this spring - Mansfield News Journal MANSFIELD - The Mansfield-based mental health nonprofit 33 Forever Inc. will award three scholarships in the spring of 2021 for post-high school education to graduating seniors in Richland...
Dear Heck/Leedy Family, Some of you know me while others of you may not. I was friends with the Heck family growing up, and came to know of the Leedy family while attending Lexington High School. Please allow me to start my extending my long overdue, sincerest...
I have struggled and battled depression and anxiety since I was a teenager. I have reached a point in my life now that I finally feel safe to speak and tell my story. The purpose of this piece IS to draw attention – to draw attention and create awareness for an illness that affects many people around us. While some people do open up and tell their story, there are still many people who have sat in silence and will continue to sit in silence for a fear of judgement and a fear of being treated differently. A mental illness does not have a physical feature. It does not show on the outside of a person. Because of that, some people are really good at hiding the darkness they feel.
My name is Melinda and I have struggled with anxiety and depression most of my adult life. I have a similar past of medications, hospitalization and treatment. The fact that I am here today is because someone grabbed me from running into 4 lanes of traffic and because...
Episode 14 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Mike Sizemore, OCD Advocate, Discussing His Story and Hope for Those Struggling
On Episode 14 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Mike Sizemore, an adocate on the disorder of Obsessive Complusive Disorder, who shares his own story about his struggle with OCD and options and hope for others who may be struggling.
Episode 13 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Dr. Johanna Wilson and Nicole Wurstle from Hope419 in Mansfield and Ashland, Ohio
On Episode 13 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Dr. Johanna Wilson, Psychiartist, and Nicole Wurstle, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, discussiing their mental health medical practice, Hope 419, in Mansfield and Ashland, and the some of the new services they provide to the local community.
Episode 12 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Mike Noser, Suicide Attempt Survivor, With His Story of Survival and Hope
On Episode 12 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Mike Noser, a suicide attempt survivor, who shared his story of survival and hope and how he views life now after the darkenss of a past attempt to take his life.
Episode 11 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Erin Schaefer and Elaine Surber, Behavioral Health Experts With Catalyst Life Services of Mansfield, Ohio.
On Episode 11 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Erin Schaefer and Elaine Surber of Catalyst Life Servies in Mansfield, Ohio, discussing Catalyst and the behavioral health care and services it provides the local north central Ohio area.
Episode 10 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Stephanie Zader, Suicide Survivor and Mental Health Advocate.
On Episode 10 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Stephanie Zader, a suicide survivor who discussed her story and the loss of her brother, Jeff, to sucide and mental health challenges and the effect of suicide on families....
Episode 6 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Dr. Chelsi Day, Mental health expert and Ohio State sports psychologist
Episode 6 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Dr. Chelsi Day, Ohio State Sports Psychologist, and who also is a childhood friend of Dani Leedy, who discussed mental health issues related to college students.
Episode 7 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Mary Kay Pierce, NAMI Richland County Executive Director
Episode 7 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Mary Key Pierce, the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Richland County, who also is a tireless mental health advocate.
Episode 9 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featured mental health counselor Amy Bush and Sara Bennett, 33 Forever Board Member, discussing peripartum mental health issues.
In episode 9 of “Sparking The Conversation,” Donna and Jeff welcomed 2 special guests – mental health counselor Amy Bush who shared the signs, symptoms and treatment for peripartum and postpartum mental health challenges, and Sara Bennett ￼shared her personal story and struggles with postpartum anxiety.
Episode 8 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Autumn Kessler, Miss Ohio Contestant and Mental Health Advocate
Episode 8 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Autumn Kessler, Miss Portsmouth and a Miss Ohio Contestant, and mental health advocate with her own story of overcoming and resilience and how she has channeled her own experience and uses her platform to make a difference for the mental health and wellness of young people.
Episode 5 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Educator and Suicide Survivor Pat Gordon With Her Story of Loss and Hope
Episode 5 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Pat Gordon, an educator and a suicide survivor who tells the story of her daughter, Cara, who lost a strugle with postpartum and peripartum depression in the immediate aftermath of the birth of Cara’s daughter. Pat’s and Cara’s story is heartbreaking but so critical to undersatnding how to see, identify and care for those battling depression and creating awareness of and attention to depression in pregnant women and new moms. T
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