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 13 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Dr. Johanna Wilson and Nicole Wurstle from Hope419 in Mansfield and Ashland, Ohio

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.

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Episode 9 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featured mental health counselor Amy Bush and Sara Bennett, 33 Forever Board Member, discussing peripartum mental health issues.

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.

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Episode 8 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Autumn Kessler, Miss Ohio Contestant and Mental Health Advocate

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.

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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,” 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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