Be the Light

By Barbara Nicholson Brown


Like I’ve said many times — finding recovery saved my life. I was scared and confused and slowly destroying myself. Shame and fear blocked my ability to ask for help. And, mental health problems and addictions weren’t talked about as openly as they are today. When I finally reached out for help, I called on the right person who offered solutions, a glimmer of hope and a ray of light.

Our world is different now. We are more accepting, realizing no one is a perfect being. Admitting we have a mental health or addiction challenge is a courageous step. We are fortunate to have numerous behavioral health, treatment facilities and agencies right here in our state. Calling the right one at the right time can often be lifesaving.

As we recognize May as mental health month, this is our perfect opportunity to welcome Mind 24/7 to the Valley and Together AZ. Since no one ever knows when a crisis will happen, it is in those critical moments to have trusted and reliable resources at your fingertips.



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