A Service to Survivors

By Jacqueline Glenn Sometimes a shiny pink bag makes all the difference. “Wow! What pretty bags these ladies will get to carry around,” a worker for True North of Columbia exclaimed when I dropped off these care packages. Containing personal care items such as shampoo, dish soap, washcloths, and more, these bags will reach domesticContinue reading “A Service to Survivors”

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

It’s taken a while for me to write this. Even anonymously, it is hard to share my story with a world full of strangers. Yet, it is this discomfort that drives me to share my story. It is unfair for there to be a stigma when dealing with the trauma of sexual assault. People canContinue reading “April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month”

There’s Two Sides to Every (Walking) Story…

My name is Steve Meyers and I am walking over 3,300 miles to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress. When I began my journey of crossing the USA on foot a little over 1,700 miles ago, I had no idea how the journey would change me. Initially I thought I would tell people my story. TheContinue reading “There’s Two Sides to Every (Walking) Story…”

The Power of Charity Work

Written by Scott Wiman, former Green Beret and founder of Call In The Cavalry nonprofit for military veterans Over the past ten years of being out of the military, I’ve noticed that the process of adjusting back to a civilian lifestyle can go smoothly for some military veterans, whereas others can really struggle with it. Continue reading “The Power of Charity Work”

Weathering the Darkness

The importance that a single moment holds is beyond the power that any words could ever explain. Whether dark or bright, every second of time carries significance. Whether we comprehend that in the most vital times is not always up to us. Time is our drill sergeant and it will smoke the shit out ofContinue reading “Weathering the Darkness”

Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

National Suicide Prevention (or Awareness) Month is commonly known to be from 1 to 30 September.  The month of September is used to bring awareness and to shed light on a highly taboo and stigmatized subject.  Suicide not only affects the one who dies by it, but it also affects those surrounding that person.  AccordingContinue reading “Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month”

PTSD and First Responders: A Mental Health Emergency on the Homefront

Police, Fire, EMS and dispatch are all a part of your emergency response. People look at them as extra ordinary people, some say “Heroes”. However, they are just humans that care. They are humans that want to make a difference in their little piece of this world. Everyday they get up to go to workContinue reading “PTSD and First Responders: A Mental Health Emergency on the Homefront”