You are ALIVE.


Sometimes, we get so stuck in the cycle of our pain, symptoms, medications, schedules, procedures, surgeries, doctors, appointments, etc. that we forget that we are much more than our illnesses. Our illnesses are just a portion of who we are. We are much more than that. We are a daughter, son,…

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Roni Horn (1989-90)
To those recently diagnosed with mental illnesses:


  • It is okay to be freaked out. It is justified to be upset. I know people like to say “oh, everyone gets depressed” and things like that. Guess what, everyone dies, but we still make a big deal out of that
  • Everyone is confused in the beginning. You aren’t stupid or a mess for being lost


New hope for treating ALS
Patient stem cells help identify common problem, leading to clinical trials
Harvard stem cell scientists have discovered that a recently approved medication for epilepsy might be a meaningful treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a uniformly fatal neurodegenerative disorder. The researchers are now collaborating with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to design an initial clinical trial testing the safety of the treatment in ALS patients.
The investigators all caution that a great deal of work needs to be done to assure the safety and efficacy of the treatment in ALS patients before physicians should start offering it.
The work, laid out in two related advance online publications in April by Cell Stem Cell and Cell Reports, is the long-term fruit of studies by Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) principal faculty member Kevin Eggan, who in a 2008 Science paper first raised the possibility of using ALS patient-derived stem cells to better understand the disease and identify therapeutic targets for new drugs.
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When you know you should be using a healthy coping skill but you’re in a difficult situation and can’t remember any:



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To all my recent followers I haven’t greeted



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"Calm is impossible in clinging desperately to the pain of a sealed past."


I am my own hero.
I am my own lover.
I am my own friend.
I am my own trustee.
I am my own inspiration.
I can not lose.

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