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Johns Hopkins and the Potential of Magic Mushrooms as Therapeutics for Mental Illnesses

The Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research is leading the way in exploring innovative treatments using psilocybin. The molecular structure of psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in ‘magic mushrooms,’ allows it to penetrate the central nervous system and the scientific and medical experts are just beginning to understand its effects on […]

Hopewell: A Therapeutic Farm Community

Hopewell is a therapeutic community located on a 325-acre farm in Mesopotamia, Ohio (approximately 60 miles southeast of Cleveland). They help adults (age 18 and older) who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depression or other forms of mental illness. At Hopewell, individuals are helped to: Believe in their […]

Brave Thinking: The Art and Science of Creating a Life You Love!

Deep inside you is a dream for an extraordinary life. To create a life you love, however, you can’t just dream it, you must also build it. Mary Morrissey, world-renowned dream-builder and founder of Brave Thinking Institute, has helped millions of people break through the barriers of fear, doubt, and past failure with her proven, […]

12 Simple Ways to Support Someone Struggling with Mental Health

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Did you know that 1 in 5 adults have some kind of mental health condition? That’s over 40 million Americans; more than the populations of New York and Florida combined. In young people it’s even more alarming. Rates of youth with severe depression have nearly doubled in the last 10 years. And close to 30 […]

Podcast: Jonathan Curran On Staying Mentally Healthy as a Student Athlete

Jonathan Curran, NCAA Division 1 Athlete, St. Mary’s Golf In his Podcast Series “Stories by Student Athletes,” Jonathan shares his insights and brings other student athletes together to discuss how to stay mentally and emotionally healthy in the ultra competitive, often unforgiving world of student athletics. Listen to It Here 

90 Seconds to a Life You Love: How to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience, and Authenticity

Learn how to manage your most difficult feelings and build the emotional strength you need to create the life of your dreams. ​Sadness, shame, helplessness, anger, embarrassment, disappointment, frustration, and vulnerability. In 30 years as a practicing psychologist, Dr. Joan Rosenberg has found that what most often blocks people from success and feeling capable in […]

One Act of Love at a Time (Video)

Many members of our global family are experiencing extremely challenging times. The need and sadness can often seem overwhelming, but the truth is, each one of us can make a huge impact with even the smallest act of love. Change starts with one person, one act of love at time. The message of this song […]

COMING SOON – Artist Spotlight

In honor of Erik’s life as an artist – we will be spotlighting other artists who have or are experiencing mental health challenges, and how art plays a role in their journey. THIS SECTION IS STILL IN DEVELOPMENT – Please check back soon. For more information about Erik and the Standing Tall Story, click here. […]

Podcast: Grief & Happiness with Emily Thiroux Threatt

Welcome to the Grief and Happiness podcast.  My name is Emily Thiroux Threatt, and I am your host. I am the author of Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief, The Grief and Happiness Handbook, and creator of Grief and Happiness Cards: Gentle Support for Dealing with Grief and Finding Happiness. My purpose with the Grief […]

Practicing Radical Self Care

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by Rev. Dr. Michele Whittington   Practicing self care – radical self care! – is the path of exceptional leadership.  Why?  Because as you, a leader, practice self care – radical self care! – you build a solid internal reserve from which to draw. With this reserve: You make decision with greater clarity, Your relationships […]