Getting The Most Out of Therapy

Getting The Most Out of Therapy

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...

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Loss, Life & Panera Mac and Cheese

Loss, Life & Panera Mac and Cheese

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...

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Finding The Right Psychiatrist

Finding The Right Psychiatrist

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...

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A Holiday Wish and Decision to Reach Out For Help

A Holiday Wish and Decision to Reach Out For Help

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...

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Mathew Shares His Story to Raise Awareness and Break Stigma

Mathew Shares His Story to Raise Awareness and Break Stigma

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.

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A 33 Forever Friend Shares Her Story

A 33 Forever Friend Shares Her Story

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...

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Episode 46 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features The 1 Year Anniversary of “Sparking the Conversation” as Donna and Jeff Welcome Several Guests Reflecting on the Past Year and the Show’s Future

  On Episode 46 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed several special guests back to the show to celebrate "Sparking the Conversation's" One Year Anniversary and discussing the show's impetus and creation in early 2021, its...

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Episode 45 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Sarah Ditto, Military Veteran and Retired Air Force Chaplain, Discussing Her Own Experiences and The Role of Mental Health and Chaplains in the Military

On Episode 45 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Sarah Ditto, a military veteran and former military Chaplain, discussiing her experiences and the unique mental health issues and challenges facing members of the miltary,...

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Episode 41 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Brad DeCamp of the Crawford-Marion County Mental Health Board Describing Behavioral Health Programs and Options in Crawford and Marion Counties

On Episode 41 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Brad DeCamp of the Crawford-Marion County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, discussing Board's programs and services available in Crawford and Marion Counties. This...

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