Why Give?

Why Give?

November17, 2018 is #givingtuesday Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. […]

From Mental “Illness” to Mental Wellness

From Mental “Illness” to Mental Wellness

I Still Matter, Mental Health America of Jacksonville and Where Is The Sunshine? have partnered to help design this years Mental Health Summit. This Summit will be the first peer-centered conference since the Summit began 4 years ago. Some of this years topics include: Suicide Prevention Advocacy & Legislation Using Art to Promote Wellness Military […]

Stop Calling Me Brave!

Stop Calling Me Brave!

I am so sick and tired of people telling me how courageous I am.  Every time I open up about my brain illnesses in my writing, I get a barrage of feel-good comments from people who are “so proud” of me for sharing my story. Look, I appreciate that people are proud of me. I […]

Dear Ariana

Dear Ariana

Dear Ariana, I want to thank you for something you’re doing. But it wouldn’t make sense without me explaining a little about myself first. My name is Aaron. I’m 27 years old and I’m a sports writer and freelance music journalist. I’m a son, a brother, a cousin, a loyal friend, a creative writer, and […]