Dealing with addiction can be incredibly challenging, and knowing where to turn for help can be difficult. It’s essential to remember that addiction is a severe illness and not a reflection of someone’s character or strength. Showing your loved one compassion and support is crucial, but it’s also essential to prioritize your well-being and establishContinue reading “A/D/D/I/C/T/I/O/N”


Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, is a severe mental health condition that can significantly impact an individual’s brain. This disorder can arise from exposure to or witnessing a traumatic event, such as military combat, physical or sexual assault, or a natural disaster. Those who have PTSD may experience symptoms such as vividContinue reading “PTSD AND ITS EFFECT ON THE BRAIN”

I don’t think I’m enough…

It’s understandable to feel that way sometimes, but it’s important to remember that you are worthy and capable. Don’t be too hard on yourself; try to focus on your strengths and accomplishments. It’s okay to ask for help and support when needed and to prioritize self-care and self-improvement. You are enough, and with time andContinue reading “I don’t think I’m enough…”

   The World According To Mr. Rogers                                          

Competition. It’s a word that makes many of us very edgy, and it’s a situation that we have probably been living with since we were very small. For some people competition is a thrill, a stimulation, a challenge. For others, it’s a source of sadness and anger and apprehension. For still others, it’s a mixtureContinue reading ”   The World According To Mr. Rogers                                          “

Daily Reflections May 8th

All of A.A.’s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our natural desires . . . they all deflate our egos. When it comes to ego deflation, few Steps are harder to take than Five. But scarcely any Step is more necessary to longtime sobriety and peace of mind than this one. TWELVE STEPSContinue reading “Daily Reflections May 8th”

The War Within

Amidst all the chaos and confusion, our minds can feel like a battleground. But we must remember that we are warriors in this fight, and our strength will carry us through. Though it may seem like a daily struggle, we can overcome any obstacle with patience and perseverance and rise above the darkness surrounding us.Continue reading “The War Within”

   Advocacy 2023

As a mental health advocate in 2023, my main goal is to help people achieve a sense of balance and well-being in their daily lives. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and caring for our minds is crucial for overall health and happiness.   I want to work with individuals of allContinue reading ”   Advocacy 2023″

The World According To Mr. Rogers

I believe it’s a fact of life that what we have is less important than what we make out of what we have. The same holds true for families: It’s not how many people there are in a family that counts, but rather the feelings among the people who are there. -Fred Rogers “Mister Rogers’Continue reading “The World According To Mr. Rogers”

May {Mental Health Awareness Month}

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of mental health and its impact on our overall well-being. It’s a time to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and promote resources for those struggling with mental health challenges. This month encourages us to prioritize self-care, seek needed support, and advocate for better mentalContinue reading “May {Mental Health Awareness Month}”

Twenty-Four Hours a Day Friday Mar 17

AAA Thought for the Day A.A. also helps us to hang onto sobriety. By having regular meetings so that we can associate with other alcoholics who have come through that same door in the wall, by encouraging us to tell the story of our own sad experiences with alcohol, and by showing us how toContinue reading “Twenty-Four Hours a Day Friday Mar 17”


Most of us, I believe, admire strength. It’s something we tend to respect in others, desire for ourselves, and wish for our children. Sometimes, though, I wonder if we confuse strength with other words-like, like aggression and even violence. Real strength is neither male nor female, but it is, quite simply, one of the finestContinue reading “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MISTER ROGERS”

December 27th FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Without even the tiniest expressions of love, you can’t sustain the larger ones. So, dust off your ‘thank yous’ and appreciate the love in your life that is your life. -Byron Jamal The hardest thing to do sometimes is love from a distance. -Joshua Bridges Perfection is what you’re striving for, but perfection is anContinue reading “December 27th FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

Difference Between Stress & Anxiety

Individuals under stress will eventually start to feel mental and physical symptoms, such as irritability, anger, fatigue, muscle pain, digestive troubles, and difficulty sleeping. Stress can often lead to anxiety, and these terms are often used interchangeably; however, there is a significant difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is a response to an external factor, such as an impending deadlineContinue reading “Difference Between Stress & Anxiety”


Sitting in her bed, she can feels her eyelids heavy across her eyes. She lays there still, reciting all the things she knows she should do, what she knows she would normally want to do – get out of bed, go for a walk, lay in the sun, reach out to a friend, meditate, eatContinue reading “DEPRESSION…THE MISCONCEPTION FOOLING US ALL”


Part of the problem with the word disabilities is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people whoContinue reading “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS”


“Be kind even if the person your being kind to doesn’t respect your kindness. It shows growth and maturity, and you will be rewarded in time.”―Joshua Bridges “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”― Plato “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodnessContinue reading “JULY 5TH-FOOD FOR THOUGHT”


July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Every day, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. In many communities, these problems are increased by less access to care, cultural stigma and lower quality care. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. But, one’s culturalContinue reading “YOUTH VILLAGES STORIES”


Always ask yourself, am I at the right place at the right time doing the right thing for the right reason. If you can answer yes, then be prepared for a blessing because it will come. -Joshua Bridges Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. -Stephen Chbosky “Remembering the pain will changeContinue reading “JULY 2ND-FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

Spiritual Breakthrough

“We are living in a broken world,” states Barbara Johnson. “We see broken marriages, broken people, broken lives. There’s never going to come a time when we’ve got it all together.” She continues, “As you go through grief, as you center your focus on what is ahead of you as a Christian, that helps youContinue reading “Spiritual Breakthrough”