Harry Potter and the Road to Recovery

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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I’ve done a full read-through of the Harry Potter series every time I’ve been in any overnight treatment. Sometimes this has meant I’ve had a week to work with, sometimes several months. I’ve always managed, and with good reason. Tucked inside the many hundreds of pages of seemingly child-geared storytelling can be found countless golden…

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A Star is Born: 3 Observations on Relationships and Suicide

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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Warning: Spoilers, obviously! A Star is Born is an artful movie that masterfully tackles the issues of addiction, suicide, and toxic (specifically, non-toxic) relationships. I had the pleasure of seeing it the other day in an empty theater, sunken into a beanbag chair that by the time the halfway point of the movie came around,…

Welcome to Millennial, Interrupted!

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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I was inspired to make this blog, believe it or not, by the National Walkout movement in the wake of the Parkland shooting. I attended a school for students with special needs: academically capable, but emotionally disabled. Most of us suffered from generalized anxiety and depression, as well as a smattering of other illnesses like…

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