Testimonial

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 Ella was becoming more withdrawn, quiet.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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A Downward Spiral: My struggle with OCD

My battle with OCD has been years in the making.  For me, its wasn’t so much about hygiene itself as it was the rituals I would go through to gain that level of cleanliness.  I found myself getting caught up in those rituals…so much so that it would occupy most[…]

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“Dear Parents, I didn’t think it could happen to us either.”

How could something like this happen? I didn’t see the typical warning signs.  I was on the look-out for all the wrong things.  What I thought was normal behavior…typical pre-teen drama…was actually my son attempting to deal with a very private sexual addiction. Sexting.  A form of pornography that has[…]

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