Friday , 22 June 2018

After Robin Williams’ death, stigma still surrounds mental illness

After Robin Williams’ death, stigma still surrounds mental illness

I was 9 years old when my 7-year-old sister was diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder. The diagnosis hit my family like a ton of bricks, and just like that, our lives were turned ...

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Looking forward, searching for my biological mother

Looking forward, searching for my biological mother

Even when I was a kid, the shelves in my room were always overflowing with books. I read everything from The Boxcar Children to The Babysitters' Club, Tallahassee Higgins to Harri ...

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Stepping back: gaining perspective on Facebook

Stepping back: gaining perspective on Facebook

On Aug. 1, I elected to take a month off and forgo my duties as a Facebook entertainer. My main goals in doing so were to reset my mind, strengthen my active relationships and imp ...

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Facing my childhood, leaving behind the bottle

Facing my childhood, leaving behind the bottle

I stared into the darkness all night, waiting in a rental car outside a sterile, almost vacant building. Slumped over, restless, I couldn’t even guess what time of night it was, b ...

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A goodbye 10 years overdue

A goodbye 10 years overdue

I was standing outside Maimonides Cemetery in Elmont, New York saying a goodbye that was 10 years overdue. ...

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Finding ‘family,’ through the good and the bad

Finding ‘family,’ through the good and the bad

By Ryan Buffa | gargoyle@flagler.edu I've always wondered what was going through my mother's mind that day. My biological father stepped into the cab headed for the airport, and i ...

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