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Ignorance is So Dangerous!

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Ignorance is So Dangerous!

Sickness shouldn't be viewed as a weakness! Just because you can't see it doesn't mean that I'm not hurting just as much, if not more, than anyone out there is! That type of ignorance is so dangerous. Unfortunately, there is so much more ignorance I begin to feel ignorant for not recognizing it sooner! And this is my view point. I'll start the conversation. It's your job to continue the conversation... If you don't continue the conversation. If you bat a blind eye. That's just ignorant! For instance, It's not cool to listen to Linkin Park and say, "Isn't that...

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You Can't See My Depression; But It's There

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You Can't See My Depression; But It's There

Mental health and depression are one of those "things" that is not treated until it's seen. The pitfall of mental health, depression, and mental illnesses are that 99% of the time they aren't seen and they are masked, or people are putting on a good face for show. Just like myself, and many I know included. And when it goes unseen, it can even go unseen by the person suffering from it, too. Not just those who could be helping on the outside, along with your own personal healing. I say treated [above] in the sense that people think that...

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Getting to Know the Addict…

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Getting to Know the Addict…

The recovery community can't do this alone, but, the community as a whole can change the world forever!-SFY, 2016. Looking at addiction thirty years ago, and prior, compared to now is truly astonishing. If you hadn’t noticed, there is a stigma behind getting help for an addiction problem. Many are shunned and even told it’s just a “phase.” But consider yourself thirty years ago when you couldn’t be anyone or anything but perfect, normal, and what society sets up as an expectation that isn’t just plain ole' ordinary. But, that wasn't just the case thirty years ago, but we had...

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How is Sobriety Inspiring?

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How is Sobriety Inspiring?

Sobriety is inspiring. It’s what makes a man like me—who’s done the things that I’ve done—be able to not only fulfill my dreams, but the dreams of those who’ve always believed in me. I never thought, coming up on Christmas, that I’d be able to spend another holiday without ending up in the hospital. I’d ...

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Addicted to Music Pt. 5- “Music is My Anti-Drug”

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Addicted to Music Pt. 5- “Music is My Anti-Drug”

Music is healing. Music is eternal. Music is universal. Music is whole. Music is MY Anti-drug.   All of the above statements are facts, but they are also philosophies to live by.  In my time, I’ve exposed myself to plenty of things that classify as mind or mood altering which have negatively effected my brain.  I was an addict ...

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