Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: One Woman’s Thank You Letter To The “Helpers” In Her Life

September 16, 2016 by

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" – Mr. Fred Rogers By Caiti Ward - In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I decided to write about the helpers of my life. ... [Read More]

The Alvirne High School swim team at a meet after Ashley’s cardiac arrest

Ashley Dumais’ Heart Stopped During Swim Meet… Now Entire High School Knows CPR

August 19, 2016 by

By American Heart Association News - Anyone who’s been watching the Olympic swimming events and wondering why lifeguards surround a pool filled with so many expert swimmers should talk to Ashley Dumais. The young swimmer was at a high school ... [Read More]

Emily Robinson Creates Video Of Her Mother To Show Human Side Of Schizophrenia

Emily Robinson Creates Video Of Her Mother To Show Human Side Of Schizophrenia

July 6, 2016 by

Photographer Emily Robinson’s mother Cindy has had schizophrenia since her early 20s. As a way to honor her mother, Emily has created this video to try and humanize the illness and show that people living with schizophrenia are not just the people we see in the movies or on the streets. ... [Read More]

Fat red writing on mirror and teenage girl

My Reflections On Eating Disorder Recovery

July 5, 2016 by

By Alison Tedford - I felt trapped for far too long, held captive by my own preoccupation with the number displayed on my bathroom scale. On particularly dark days, it seemed to glow brighter than the hope in my heart. Staring at it had the same effect as an eclipse, overshadowing any redeeming quality about myself. It seems unlikely that something that is powerless when I ... [Read More]


Healing Rejection From 15 Years Of Living With An STD

June 27, 2016 by

By Brittany Policastro - I was 21 years old when I contracted genital herpes from my boyfriend. And let me just say that I really do hate that word- herpes. It doesn’t have an abbreviation, it doesn’t roll off your tongue like say, chlamydia. It just kind of sticks in your mouth like a wad of stale chewing gum. Anyway, enough with the stalling. I’ve been putting off writing this post for about a year now, ... [Read More]

Why Is Contraception Still “Women’s Work”?

Why Is Contraception Still “Women’s Work”?

June 20, 2016 by

Why do women have so many birth control options, but men only have two? Laci Green, a sex education activist, says in part, because society still perceives contraception as “women’s work.” In this video, she gives us the low-down on where science is regarding new birth control methods for men, and what more options would mean for gender roles. ... [Read More]


12-Year-Old Learns CPR During 911 Call To Save Mom

June 10, 2016 by

By American Heart Association News - Lying on the floor unconscious, choking from food blocking her airway, Kimberly Glen’s life depended on her 12-year-old daughter Kinsey and the woman giving instructions over the phone. The story has a happy ending, but it underscores the importance of CPR and the need to learn it before there’s a crisis. “Kinsey did really well,” says Barbara ... [Read More]


Thunder Thighs: Where My Strong Legs Have Carried Me, And How I Learned To Love Them

June 7, 2016 by

By Christine D’Ercole - When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a ballerina. After years of dancing I finally became aware that I was never cast in any piece that was costumed in a short tutu. This was because my thighs were twice the size of those of all the other little girls around me. In spite of trying to minimize myself by ... [Read More]