Tag Archives: hope

I’m Good Because of Karyn Washington

ForBrownGirls.com Founder Karyn Washington While in the middle of preparing for the launch of this blog campaign, the stress from planning peaked.  We were not only getting the blog together, but organizing a kick off event for the I’m Good campaign.  My team’s outside workload increased, which led to us pushing back meetings. And we […]

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My Journey in Finding my Self Worth & Meaning In Life

        Emily Wu Truong, Mental Health Awareness Community Activist By–Emily Wu Truong “We all struggle in life. We each have our strengths and weaknesses, & of course our weaknesses will make us feel depressed because they make us feel inadequate, vulnerable, and incapable. However, when you confront those feelings of weakness and fear, […]

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I Forgave, I Healed and I’m Good

    Allisa Jones, founder of Survivors with Voices in Texas By-Allisa Jones There comes a time where you look at your life and truly digest your past along with all the things you’ve been through, and decide that your past doesn’t have to dictate your future. For many years I was silenced by fear […]

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I’m Good Because I Own My Mental Illness

Author and blogger Tanya J. Peterson Like many of the millions of people living with mental illness, I haven’t always been good. My most “ungood” period involved five stays in a behavioral health hospital over the course of a couple years. I was admitted for the first time because of a plummeting ability to function […]

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Life Can Be Tough, But My Dad was Good to Me

By Cindy Wilson  I grew up in a very sheltered life. I spent a lot of time hunting, fishing, gardening and just hanging out with dad. Dad was very proud to have daughters and allowed us to feel inferior. I will forever be grateful to him for this gift. My father didn’t just love us, he […]

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Yesterday I was Abused, Today I’m Good and Empowered!

Charlene Jimerson By Charlene Jimerson All praises to God who strengthens me to fight the fight to maintain mental wellness in spiritual harmony. There was a time when I didn’t know the importance of wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. I allowed people, places, and things to measure the degree of the importance of […]

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I’m Good and I’ve Overcome

  Joerell Baldonado on Black Rock Beach   By Joerell Baldonado  Why am I good? I’m good because I’m my own self-fulfilling prophecy. I predict my future, and I make work hard enough to make my dreams come true. I’m good because I’m the first person in my family to attend college. I’m good because I’m […]

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Wilderness Hermit Charlie’s Journey to Recovery

By Chuck Hughes I grew up in a children’s orphanage (Children’s Baptist Home of Southern California) in Inglewood, CA. It was during the height of the cold war during the late 1950’s & early 60’s. Those where some really hectic and stressful times for all in North America, particularly in Southern California. We would have […]

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I’m Good Because I’m My Number One Fan

Saleha Farhad, CSU East Bay Student As a Fijian/Indian female there has been a lot of difficulties for me to justify my career choice to my family and community. I’m Psychology major and have been looked down upon because my family members aren’t sure if my education will lead to a successful career. I started to […]

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I’m Good Is Here!

Dear Global Community, After months of meetings, brainstorming and planning– I’m Good: A Blog Campaign for Mental Health has begun! And I’m Good because a vision is now a reality. We created this campaign to change the conversation of mental and emotional health. We ALL need to take care of our mental health. We don’t […]

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