September: Recovery Month

As many of you may not know, every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and decrease stigma surrounding mental and substance use disorders. One of my favorite aspects of this month is the celebration of Recovery Warriors and the remembrance of those who were lost in battle. This year’s theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together […]

Wellness Wonder Playlist

Some days I’ll wake up with the biggest smile on my face and I am prepared to take on the world, while other times I wake up feeling defeated and beat. No matter the mood I am in my music is playing and helping direct and guide my emotions. My goal for listening to music is […]

Therapy? How Does It Work Anyway…

Therapy, something I’ve participated in since early adolescents. Over the course of my short life, I’ve had relationships with mentors, teachers, friends, coaches, etc. However, there is a unique dynamic when it comes to a relationship with a therapist. Why? I’m not sure, but all I know is that it works for me and I am here to […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Bill

Senator Jesse Hamilton services the 20th District in Brooklyn (Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, South Slope, and Sunset Park.) and in January 2016 I was invited to the Albany Press Conference which launched his Mental Health First Aid Bill. This Bill will provide teachers in the Department […]