Privy Spotlight

How To Overcome The Mental Illness of Poverty

  I grew up in the Mississippi Delta Region, which is one of the most poverty stricken areas in the country. I know firsthand how living in poverty can feel and how it affects a person’s state of mind. Poverty is an illness and while many people do not want[…]

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The Story of Dawn Montgomery-Greene

“Words can really hurt you when you internalize what you see written about you online”, I said to one of my fellow Mental health peers this past week. I am a Mental Health Advocate that lives with Bipolar Disorder and I share my journey online with my social media followers.[…]

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Teen Pregnancy Crisis: Dallas, Texas

Recent articles have touted steadily declining teen birth rates across the nation over the last few decades, but the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Teen Pregnancy (NTARuPT) has been diligently working to drive these rates down in the DFW metro. As part of their efforts, NTARuPT is planning for their[…]

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A Letter to Parents: When Friends Hate

My daughter, Katie, just turned 18. It was senior year and preparations were in place for her graduation celebration. I couldn’t have been a prouder mom! Katie and her friends were ready to enjoy the summer as graduates. But in the blink of an eye it all changed. A turn[…]

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My Daughter’s Last Hope

Ella is fifteen. As a father, your biggest fear is someone hurting your baby girl. I had no idea I would end up saving her from herself. I knew something wasn’t right. Ella was becoming more withdrawn, quiet. She would hibernate in her room only to come out for meals.[…]

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The Path From Death’s Door

I stood face-to-face with death. My hope had run out and I was prepared to leave everything behind. My depression led me to seek help 6 months ago. At the time, I was seeing someone for depression but their follow-up was nonexistent. I’ve never felt so alone and confused. After being forced[…]

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Privy Spotlight: Sonia’s Journey

Sonia Kirkpatrick noticed her oldest daughter was behind developmentally when compared to her siblings. Sonia set out to find why her daughter was insensitive to pain, lacked motor-skill dexterity, was inattentive, and could not interact socially with other children. After thousands of miles traveled and countless appointments with pediatricians, psychologists,[…]

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