New Blogs: Reality Check With Brian and Others! – Since April, we have had two new bloggers. Kelly started contributing to our weekly blog since April and Brian has been contributing to the forum since the start of May.
Kelly has been sharing with us what life is like in college and how she deals with anxiety, depression and OCD and Brian, our newest blogger will be keeping us up-to-date with current events in his blog: Reality Check: https://turningpointct.org/lets-talk/forum/blog-reality-check/. When he’s not blogging about mental health, Brian spends his free time thinking too much, getting distracted and deliberating about how he “should” spend his free time. When he’s actually doing something, he enjoys learning, volunteering, the arts, spending time in Nature and “being productive”. A self-described social justice junkie, Brian first had his consciousness raised to the issue of mental illness in 2011 after seeing the musical Next to Normal. Behavioral healthcare program coordinator by day, Brian enjoys evenings and weekends living with his partner, their two kitties and a few plants in lovely East Hampton, CT. Last week Brian shared his first piece, which touches on the issue of addiction and its root causes: Finding a Fix.
Also, on a monthly basis, professional blogger, Amy will also be contributing to the forum; she has had a very fascinating past and she hopes to grab our attention as she reveals some of the very traumatic experiences that has had. In her own words, “I’ve had to befriend my past, embrace my experience, and express what had happened to me.”
Amy’s Blog is called The Detourist and you can read her story HERE; https://turningpointct.org/lets-talk/forum/blog-the-detourist/.
The New Schedule for each blog is as follows:
Mondays: Daily Life of a College Student – Kelly
Tuesdays: everything-music – Kevin
Thursdays: Journal Black Gay immigrant – kevin
Fridays: Reality Check – Brian
Monthly: The Detourist- Amy
Look out for all the new posts in the weeks ahead and feel free to share your concerns and gratitude in the Discussion Forum.