Entries by Dani Rischall

Self-Care Tips

By Candace Berger The reason why I decided to write about this topic at this time is because we are heading into the fall and winter months where we don’t get out as much. This can cause a low energy and depression to get worse. Here are some tips to utilize for self-care: Take a […]

What’s all this hype about voting?

By Hilleary Reinhardt Not sure if you heard (totally kidding), we are in the midst of the 2020 November elections. I know most of the focus is around the Presidential Election, but there are many other local elections happening in your community that are just as important. Sometimes it can feel as if your voice […]

Stumbling Through This Messy Time Together

By Hilleary Reinhardt Does anyone else feel like the last few weeks have been the toughest weeks of the past 6 months? I definitely feel that way. We are in the middle of some really difficult times and I am unmotivated, can’t seem to get into a routine, my brain is at capacity, I feel […]

Gardening in the midst of a pandemic

By Alysha Clark I come from a family of gardeners but when I thought about gardening myself, I never thought I was capable of the patience and consistency a garden needs.  My confidence around gardening was close to non-existent but this Spring, I decided to challenge myself.  Before the pandemic I wondered about a garden.  […]

Tips for Mood Swings

By Candace Berger Ask yourself this question of what you want to do to calm your mind while having a mood swing? Acknowledge that you are having a mood swing, then figure out what the triggers are, so that you can find ways to calm them down. A trigger would be like the tone of […]

Mutuality in Peer Support

By Candace Berger and Jessica Perez Peer Support encompasses a range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences of being diagnosed with mental health conditions, substance use disorders or both. This mutuality, often called, “peerness” between a peer support worker and person in or seeking recovery promotes connection and inspires hope. -SAMHSA My name is Jessica […]

Creativity During Covid

By Jenny King Since being in quarantine I have been finding stress relief in making art, whether I am painting, collaging or coloring in my coloring book. One thing I continue to do is explore my creativity through a recovery lens. I am following a workbook called The Artist’s Way, it gives tools that artists […]

Personal Mental Health and how I overcome it

By Candace Berger It was around 2009 that things seemed to take toll on me. My mind was hearing a yelling of I think it was a guy but I couldn’t make out what he was saying. It was so loud that I couldn’t sleep at all. I decided to visit a friend for help […]

Different Types of Exercises That Help

By Candace Berger There are different types of exercises that I would like to share with you that has helped me feel good and possibly help to get you feeling good. But before you do any of these exercises, be sure to ask your doctor if you can do them in your routine. You could […]

Why I don’t feel safe wearing a face mask

By Furman Avery This was original titled “Why I don’t feel safe wearing a face mask” and I was going to write why being a person of color in this country wearing a mask could be harmful to my life.  I’m a Black man living in America. I want to be safe, but I also […]