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Mary J. Blige: Celebrity Recovery Stories

Mary J. Blige is a singer, songwriter, model, producer, and actress from The Bronx, New York. Not only is she a nine-time Grammy winner, she is also showing herself as a contender for Best Supporting Actress following her performance in the upcoming Netflix series Mudbound. She has released 13 studio albums since the early 90s with . . . . Continue Reading


Why Women Stay: Understanding Battered Woman Syndrome

The term “battered woman syndrome” applies to any woman who has lived through at least two cycles of abuse from a partner. Often, people are left wondering: why did they stay? However, the reasons are complex and vary from woman to woman. Women in abusive relationships often stay because they are afraid to leave. In . . . . Continue Reading


Student Startup SafeSpace Aims to Promote Mental Health Awareness and Treatment

A new mobile app aims to help students who are experiencing mental health issues connect to each other. UC Berkeley students are developing a website and mobile app that will help students connect with other students with similar mental health issues. The startup, called SafeSpace, placed first in the Improving Student Life category of UC . . . . Continue Reading


Schools Push Back Start Times to Boost Productivity and Mental Health

Do you remember the dreaded early mornings before school? They were brutal. The snooze button could only help so much. For decades, early start times and grade school seemed to go hand in hand. Now, some schools are fighting back in an effort to improve academic performance and mental health. With a population of just . . . . Continue Reading


6 Reasons You Are Tired All the Time

Do you feel like you are tired all the time? If you do, you are not alone.  Shilpi Agarwal, MD, a board-certified family medicine and integrative and holistic medicine physician, revealed in an article in Psychology Today, that close to half her female patients in their late 20s through their 40s report some degree of . . . . Continue Reading


Your Mind and Body Without Alcohol

In early sobriety, it can be scary to imagine how your life will change without alcohol. The truth is they are very real physical and psychological changes your body goes through in the beginning stages. Years of drinking really can take a toll on the human body, both physically and mentally. The good news is . . . . Continue Reading


5 Ways I Overcame My Social Anxiety

From a young age, I had severe social anxiety. In kindergarten, I spoke maybe two sentences, not including, of course, the daily “Here!” that I murmured when my teachers read the attendance list. Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is when a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. A . . . . Continue Reading


Are You Addicted to Bad Relationships?

  Relationships can be great if they are healthy. However, a growing number of people consistently find themselves in unhealthy damaging relationships. Recent articles have suggested that some people may be addicted to bad relationships. Bad relationship addiction follows the same rules as other types of addiction. The definition of addiction is a strong, harmful need . . . . Continue Reading


How Samuel L. Jackson Went From Drug Addict To A-List Actor

“I was out of my mind a lot of the time.” Samuel L. Jackson recently opened up about his experience overcoming drug addiction and becoming an A-List Actor. Jackson received his Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s BET Awards. During the ceremony, Jackson shared a touching story involving his wife and daughter. “[They] found me . . . . Continue Reading


Does Aromatherapy Work In Recovery?

A few weeks ago I was the very proud recipient of a spa basket at a raffle. The basket was full of relaxing goodies, including a box of assorted teas. Honestly, I did not think much of the teas, but I was excited to have won anything, so I wanted to make use of it . . . . Continue Reading