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We Won’t Let Suicide Win

We Won’t Let Suicide Win

Written by: Alan Johnson It was after 3 a.m. when Donna Heck got the call she had been dreading for years, but somehow expecting. Good news rarely comes in the middle of the night. “This is it,” she said solemnly to her husband, Jeff. Something bad had happened to...

Creating Art

Creating Art

Submitted by: Danielle Smart “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” Pablo Picasso Art can take many forms: paint on canvas, woodworking, needlepoint, sculpture, or drawing, just to name a few. Humans have been creating artwork for...

Dealing with Holiday Stress

Dealing with Holiday Stress

Submitted by: Danielle Smart For many people, the most wonderful time of the year is also the most stressful time of year, and in 2020, with COVID-19 restrictions still impacting all of us in so many ways, the holidays are going to be more stressful than ever. In the...

Tamisha’s Story: When Loving Your Child Means Giving Up Custody

Tamisha’s Story: When Loving Your Child Means Giving Up Custody

Pictured: Tamisha McKenzie with her children.   Article written by: Alan Johnson, NAMI Ohio Contract Writer  Tamisha McKenzie faced one of the toughest choices a parent may ever have to make – giving up custody of her child so she should get the mental health...

Get to Know Jody

Get to Know Jody

Mr. Rogers would have liked Jody Demo-Hodgins because she’s a helper. Rogers, the long-time television host of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, frequently told kids, “Look for the helpers. You can always find people who are helping.” That description perfectly fits Jody,...

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