PTSD and the Lifelong Road to Recovery

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This blog is written by John D. Ivanisin III, a Quest 2 Recovery alumni. On May 17th, 2020 he celebrated one year of sobriety. Introduction I grew up in a small town outside of Hartford, Connecticut. My parents raised me, my brother, and sister together until they separated in 1995 when I was 11 years […]

Feelings of Hope During COVID-19

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Feeling of Hope: What We Will Never Take For Granted Again “When this is over, may we never again take for granted:  A handshake with a stranger  Full shelves at the store  Conversations with the neighbors  A crowded theatre  Friday night out  The taste of communion  A routine checkup  The school rush each morning  Coffee […]

What It’s Like to Be a First Responder in Quarantine

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Our first responders currently have the added stress and trauma of COVID 19. With that comes the unfortunate risk and exposure leading to many of our first responders being quarantined. Many of our first responders are not only quarantined but contract COVID 19 from those they encounter. Sasha Lefler’s Story Sasha Lefler, a paramedic of […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: Staying Mentally Healthy During COVID-19

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and self-care, eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health disorders, and educating the public on the importance of routine mental health care. Mental health goes beyond the scope of diagnosing and treating mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, […]