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Be Grateful To Move Forward In Life

I heard a phrase the other day. I wasn’t paying attention so I do not recall where I heard it, but the phrase struck me. The person speaking said the group of people they were referencing were “too busy surviving to dream”. For some reason, the term really resonated with me. It made me think…

December 22, 2020
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Happy Anniversary, Depression!
Recently, I celebrated my second anniversary with depression. I know it sounds absurd. Depression isn’t some occasion to praise but trust me, it is. In this blog, I will tell you how and why. So tighten your seat belts we are going on a roller coaster ride of past and present emotions.:) Since my childhood,...
November 30, 2020
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My Journey through Depression, Unemployment, and Cooking
Unemployed, again. The stress has left me with depression and financial problems. After graduating with my undergraduate and graduate degrees, I spent my time unemployed. All in all, I’ve been unemployed for years at a time. I’ve had periods of job searching that have come up with absolutely nothing. I don’t blame the economy; I...
November 12, 2020
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Finding Yourself More Anxious Lately? It Could Be Situational Anxiety.

My understanding of situational anxiety is that it occurs quite literally when there is something extremely stressful happening in your life or in the world around you. And, even if you are not even focused on it, it has a way of getting into your psyche and impacting you.

November 7, 2020
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Two Professions, One Battle – Depression

Hello everyone. I hope you are dealing with the pandemic just fine. It has been almost six months, and we all have been in our houses either doing work from home or enhancing our personal skills. I have started cooking, a task which I have always disliked. Anyway, I hope and pray that everyone out…

October 27, 2020
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Family Ties And Wellness
Having family available to support me has been a blessing I’ve tried to never take for granted. Especially during these difficult times with COVID-19, I have found love and comfort in reading daily texts from my mother, talking on the phone with my sister who is a peer specialist, and occasionally enjoying safe visits with...
October 3, 2020
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Art Therapy As A Coping Tool
I feel very lucky to say that I am both a peer with lived experience with bipolar disorder and a licensed art therapist. In addition, the therapist I’m in regular treatment with is an art therapist herself. During this pandemic, I have been able to use art therapy as a coping skill to soothe my...
September 18, 2020
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How Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia Can Help You During The Pandemic
Anxiety and depression are not uncommon however, the current COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated those conditions. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, a third of Americans now show signs of clinical anxiety or depression, amid the pandemic. People are feeling increasingly lonely as well. We are now physically isolated from the world and...
August 11, 2020
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How RPSV Came To Be

Jerome Hughes was on the winning Titans high school football team living his dream. Coming from the inner city of Alexandria, Virginia in the time of desegregation, Jerome found it difficult to navigate the world around him. He dreamed of being a pro-football player so he could be a role model for other young African…

August 11, 2020
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