Mental health disorders and stigma: Crossing the bridge to treatment

by (Rohita)

Submitted 03-03-2021 under OPINION

Mental health stigma is prevalent in our society and can prevent people from seeking treatment and help. This stigma can make people afraid to discuss their own mental health issues because these topics can be  neglected or frowned upon by...

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Catalyst Radio: Anxiety Resource Center

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young welcomes Suzette Andres and Jennifer Hienskill of Anxiety Resource Center located in downtown Grand Rapids. Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center. The program is a feature of...

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Seeking safety for Black American males impacted by trauma

by (Urban Core Coll...)

Submitted 07-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

This feature has been written by Kerby Killingham, clinician and lead peer support specialist with the Seeking Safety Program at Family Outreach Center. Family Outreach Center is a member of the Urban Core Collective. “Time does not heal...

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'Art & Healing' exhibition at KCAD offers different perspective

by (Aaminah Shakur)

Submitted 03-28-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

What is a “healthy body” or a “healthy mind”? Should they be so highly prized? What role can art play in achieving them? These are questions running through my mind after viewing Art & Healing, an exhibition at Kendall...

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A Midwinter Night's Dream

by (Makingpeoplewhole)

Submitted 12-29-2015 under

Grand Rapids' winter got you a little bluesy? Come out to Heartside Park on January 30th and fall in love with winter! There'll be free hot chocolate + food trucks,  a snow flow with Yoga Fever,  hula hooping with Audacious Hoops,...

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Naneek: One Man's Attempt to Overcome PTSD Film Screening and Discussion

by (grpl)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under

By the ripe young age of twenty, Tim 'Naneek' Keenan had a world of a very real Vietnam War on his shoulders. Keenan served in the Vietnam War as an infantryman. With just over 5 months of heavy battle, his platoon took over a location on...

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Treading water: living life with depression

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-31-2014 under VOICES

When I was younger, my father and I would go watch fish climb the Fish Ladder. While it may seem like a strange activity for a father and his young daughter, we were the family odd couple. We were the loners, the articulately artistic and the...

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