Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month

While many people see disabled people as someone to pity or feel sorry for, there are many people with disabilities who are proud of their differences, and see them as a source of strength in their lives. In fact, there is a Disability Pride Day held each year on July...
Social Work Month 2021

Social Work Month 2021

For many years now, social workers have played an important role in the health and behavioral health of individuals and communities. Social workers bring their expertise of crisis intervention, advocacy, and educational programming to help make difference in the lives...
The Benefits of a Support Group

The Benefits of a Support Group

In 2013, I joined the Mental Health Association in Delaware’s Wednesday Pike Creek Depression and Bipolar Support Group.  At the time, I felt like not only was I struggling to fire on all cylinders, I wasn’t firing on any cylinders.  My mind raced night and day with...
Why I Volunteer at the MHA

Why I Volunteer at the MHA

My entire life I struggled with depression, and in my adult years that descended into a dark battle against alcoholism.  I quit drinking in April of 2017 and the past two years I have been prioritizing my mental health and my recovery.  Because of this, my whole...
A Personal Struggle With Anxiety

A Personal Struggle With Anxiety

Part I I have struggled with anxiety for my whole life. I remember in preschool not being able to leave my mom and it only got worse. I transferred to a different school in 6th grade since the school I was at was not working for me. The same thing happened at the new...