Undercover Recovery

… It takes real stealth to get around the traps of stigma… Empowerment. It feels like a strong word. It can also be a debilitating one when you spend your whole life trying to achieve what, in your world, amounts to empowerment. The journey to becoming stronger and more confident has many obstacles, however, none […]

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Stigma-Free Facebook cause

#SupportAboveSilence event Support a stigma free world with me! Please visit my Facebook event by clicking the link above. Throughout this event, I intensly encourage everyone to be a support to someone who is hurting and living in the darkness of being stigmatized every day. For the next 2 weeks I want to spread awareness of how […]

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“F Stigma”

These videos are brought to you by Carrie Edwards, taken on the steps of Lansing, MI’s capitol, of a man who has overcome the brutality of stigma in this world and made a life for himself surrounded by love and acceptance, knowing that he is not alone and that stigma is the problem, not him…

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The Air Between Us

The Air Between Us Carrie Edwards 10/31/19 I look at the mountains, I see nothing Nothing but beauty, and God’s creation I wonder how much more How much more beauty is on this land From where I am to you Days go by, my missing you shows It’s all over my face and my attitude […]

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Dual Diagnosis

The brain is an enigma. Despite the mounting and continuous research, our understanding of the human mind is tentative and tenuous. However, we continue to develop a more thorough understanding of the most complex organ in any organism on the entire planet. It’s important to be knowledgeable on afflictions like addiction and its relationship to […]

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Directions of the Mind

The sun rises, shining on your face as you wake. you pretend to be unshaken still, as if nothing ever happened. I feel the emptiness, like an ancient riverbed, flooding back to me, you leave. The voices tell me many different versions, yet i still have my own self-defeating signature. I try to speak, I […]

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I Remember the Waterfall

Because when the sun went down, its glowing outline was magical. Because the grey backsplash made it look as if it were unstoppable, a giant heroic beast. Because the bright green grass sprinkled around the rocks were almost unnoticeable, but could never be. Because the rushing water was now a silent river, waiting to make […]

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Pieces

My body is a reflection of my past, broken and shattered glass. Each piece glistens with the beauty of the life they depict – the journey of my soul, each time it dies and each time it lives. Trying to put the pieces back together leaves me in shame and despair. I can’t find one […]

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“Crazy”

Blog posts I write almost exclusively revolve around mental illness, a topic most people do not want to read about. But there is something inside me though – it feels like all emotions wrapped up in one – and it is only there when I am writing. It is like having a compass to guide […]

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Inhuman

           If you were to listen to a police radio for one night, you would be shocked to hear all the things they say about the people they are called to respond to.  Especially the ones who are mentally ill. I don’t know about you but I do not think this […]

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Rx Life

Although therapy is vital in the treatment of mental health disorders, prescribed medications also play a key role. Many trial studies have demonstrated that these medications can reduce or eliminate symptoms. Patients must make an informed choice when it comes to taking psychiatric medications and learn the benefits or costs of taking them. Adhering to […]

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Rebirth

       To emerge from the darkest side of depression, is to be reborn.  “Rebirth” is the little truth inside you saying, “My world was dark, but there’s a possibility that light will return”.  It means the belief that depression has another side. This starts with introducing light into your day-to-day routine, so that you can begin […]

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Dual Diagnosis

        The brain is an enigma. Despite the mounting and continuous research, our understanding of the human mind is tentative and tenuous. However, we continue to develop a more thorough understanding of the most complex organ in any organism on the entire planet. It’s important to be knowledgeable on afflictions like addiction […]

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Banned

        Little Red Riding Hood was one of my favorite books when i was growing up and it taught me several different things at different ages in my life – But in America, some states have banned this book because of the littlest details that would surprise you.  Little Red Riding Hood […]

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The Cycle of Social Inequality

        The structural functionalist sees family as an institution in society maintaining essential functions and obtaining important roles. When a family fails to contribute to society they become dysfunctional, they threaten the other members of society and how society functions as a whole.  Similar to how our bodies work, if one part […]

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