This being true to your whole self -- this individuation -- isn't easy. It takes courage and perseverance, but in the long run it feels better. And for many people, bringing their unique offerings to the world is what gives their life meaning.
It's common sense that people with substance-use disorders should be offered addiction treatment as an alternative to incarceration. But what if they can't stop using drugs? They still don't belong in prison.
While heroin continues to encroach and erode the lives of thousands of Illinoisans, the dramatic decline in state-funded treatment capacity is one of the most disconcerting takeaways from the report
Heroes are among us in the disability community speaking out for those who cannot always speak for themselves. Barry Prizant, Ph.D., speech-language pathologist and author of the new book UNIQUELY HUMAN: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, is one of those heroes.
It's someone you look up to, someone for whom you have great respect, someone you admire and probably wonder how can that person do what they do? T...
Go set a Watchman is about growing up and realizing that your own parents are no more than flawed human beings too, learning how to stand by your own values -- set your own watchman if you will -- and still be able to live alongside those you disagree with.
Just a couple of years ago, overdose prevention laws had never been attempted in any red state and conventional wisdom said they never could be. Now not only have advocates in red states proven those stereotypes wrong, but many Southern naloxone programs have become models for the rest of the country.
Inspiration, when it happens, can be life-altering. A song. A movie. A poem. A dance. A painting. A hug. A smile. An act of kindness witnessed from afar. No matter where the inspiration comes from, its power can shift our perception and alter the way we see ourselves, forever.
A long time ago, I cheered for my adorable smiling preschooler as he hit the tee, and finally the ball after his fifth swing. The following year, I asked Nikolas if he'd like to play T-ball again and he replied, "No, baseball is a waste of my life." A few years passed and Nikolas announced he'd like to give the sport another try.
We cannot seek to prevent the collapse of communities we deem valuable while ignoring the ones that produced these issues. We forget that there are people who are dying who have lived lives that we do not understand and who have people who love them as much as we love those around us and that this lack of connection with those affected prohibits us from developing comprehensive solutions.
I had been struggling with heroin addiction for nine years and tried everything to get clean. I was barely keeping a job and frequently going to twelve-step meetings, but I could not stop using heroin because every time I did, I would end up with terrible physical withdrawal.
Caitlyn has created an awareness of gender variance far and wide in a manner never before seen or even dreamed about. Perhaps the legendary athlete is still dreaming of setting new records, which may well be what she knows how to do best!
One of the sharpest criticisms against making naloxone widely available to people at risk for drug overdose is this: If people have a medicine on hand that allows them to reverse a drug overdose themselves, won't they stop calling 911?
Like mariners drawn to a rocky shoreline by the enchanting sound of mermaids, runners can't resist the lure of the epic marathon. This fall, hundreds ...
In America, we have something called the Medal of Honor. It is a military award that is only given to the people that went above and beyond reasonable expectations of bravery to achieve something truly heroic. Here is a list of 10 of our greatest American heroes. On this 4th of July, take one of these stories and tell it to your buddies over the grill, or while waiting for the fireworks.
Sugar Baby is a Redtick Coonhound WHO NEEDS YOU! She's very sweet girl but she can be a bit timid as loud noises and quick movements do startle her.