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Sharing Our Story – Brianna Acevedo-Franchino

July 5, 2019

Mental illness is something I’ve lived with for as long as I can remember. It was first diagnosed when I was 14 years old. Up until then, I thought the way I felt was completely normal. At the time, my mother was going through a kidney transplant surgery with my uncle, and my father wasn’t […]

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Feautured Organization – Canopy Children’s Solutions

June 28, 2019

Today we are highlighting Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy), formerly known as Mississippi Children’s Home Services. It is Mississippi’s most comprehensive nonprofit provider of children’s behavioral health, educational, and social service solutions. Founded in 1912 as an adoption agency, Canopy has served the children and families of Mississippi for over 100 years. Their solutions developed for […]

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Surviving as a Southern Queer Artist – KK Forest McCarley

June 26, 2019

Excruciating. I can’t lie. Finding my place in this world has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I spent so many early years of my life trying to fit in. Making friends was hard. Talking was hard. As a non-binary person, existing was hard. And it still is. Living in a place […]

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Sharing Our Story – Karen N. Sanders

June 21, 2019

Back when I was a young child, in the 1960’s, mental illness was simply not talked about, so I had no words to describe the way I remember feeling as early as age 5. Looking back, I can see that I had classic signs of depression and anxiety even then. Some of my issues were […]

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Sharing Our Story – Jade George

June 14, 2019

I would consider my childhood to be good. My parents were together for 16 years of my life. I always had a roof over my head and a bed to sleep in. Sure, there were times that I lived in the hood hoping for a meal. But overall, my mother and father made sure to […]

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