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No One Brings Casseroles When Your Loved One is Mentally Ill!

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No One Brings Casseroles When Your Loved One is Mentally Ill!

Back when my 14-year- old son called me from school and said he knows he should be happy and he is a lucky boy, but he feels like he wants to die, I truly panicked. It was as if I wasn’t hearing the right words coming out of his mouth. I knew I wasn’t equipped for this situation!!!! I asked him if I could take him to his doctor and when he replied yes, at that point I knew my son was clearly showing signs of mental illness. I sat stunned in utter silence, panicking and paralyzed, not able to...

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11 Year Old Missing her Sister & Dad Since Their Addiction

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11 Year Old Missing her Sister & Dad Since Their Addiction

Having a father and a sister that were both drug addicts, did not give me a good life. It was hard on my life. It affected my school grades, it affected the way my parents treated each other, and most important it affected my life in a very bad way. I've learned a lot in life for these reasons.  Since my dad was a drug addict he missed a lot of parts of my life like my school talent shows, my science fairs, my chorus concerts, and a lot of my birth days. I still remember the first time my...

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What my Sister has Missed Since her Addiction

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What my Sister has Missed Since her Addiction

An addiction is more like an affliction. It's a realization that the life you once had with the sister I once knew is gone gone forever until one day she may wakes up and makes the choice. The choice to be a sister, to be a mother, to be a daughter, to be an Aunt, to be a niece, to be a cousin to be there for the ones who love her and stop being there for one thing a drug. A drug named Roxy. Roxy stole my sister. The drug stole the only sibling I had left. To say...

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Recovery Donation Pt. 2 [Video]

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Recovery Donation Pt. 2 [Video]

For the month of October we have Miriam who has become our primary donor in Newtown, Pennsylvania!  She is the owner of DoingDrugs.Sucks and has been working really closely with us here at SFY on getting her message her and trying to spread youth prevention with her youth approved prevention book, "I Love My Brother." Miriam comes from the realm of recovery that we believe effects many, many, many people because it's not just the addicted or those in the feat of addictions. Rather, she lost her brother to an overdose of heroin and is combating the opioid crisis by...

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Why They Call Addiction a Family Disease!

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Why They Call Addiction a Family Disease!

I start my message to you with, “I LOVE YOU.” Aaron—my son—always asked me, “Mom. Why is ‘I love you’ the first thing out of your mouth when I call?”  I said him that, “Aaron, sometimes you don't call for weeks, or even months. I have to seize the opportunity when I can, and let you know I LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT.”       I proceeded to tell my son, “Frankly Aaron, I don't know when I’m going to get that next opportunity to say, ‘I love you’ to my only son." So, if you haven’t already made...

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