Grappling with Grief

Music and Mental Health: John Hermle

by John Hermle   In 2004, when I was 16 years old, I watched my grandmother die in the hospital alongside my other family members. I didn’t realize until years later, but this was a jumping-off point for when my mental health began to decline. I became a lot more introverted and reserved than I […]

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The Road to Recovery: Debbie Hampton

by Shandi Pace   Debbie Hampton has dealt with depression her whole life. Like most growing up during the 1960s and ‘70s, her family wasn’t very open about discussing their feelings. Naturally, this became a problem as she had zero coping skills moving from adolescence to adulthood. Unfortunately, Debbie also had several family members who […]

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Riding Over Depression: Harrison Read

by Shandi Pace   Nearly 50% of young adults in the United Kingdom have experienced depression since the pandemic began. During the lockdown in the U.K., Harrison Read slipped into a depressive state. Unsure of if he could break out of his depression, he turned to cycling as a way to get him moving. Before […]

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Defeating Depression: Leonard Kim

by Shandi Pace   Leonard Kim endured a troubling family life at a young age, which led to professional and personal setbacks throughout his career. He lived with his grandparents for most of his childhood until his grandfather passed away. Leonard’s life with them was full of love, but he became confused after his grandfather’s […]

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