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Father’s Day

There are a few dates that are engrained in my mind – friends and family members birthdays, my sober date, the day I got engaged, and Father’s Day 2015. It’s a bit ironic since I don’t remember much from that year, or the seven years prior.

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The Dreamer

Written By: Rich Clune When I was a young boy, I was a dreamer. I wanted to be an NHL hockey player, a doctor, a lawyer, an actor, a father, and finally – live in a castle. My imagination ran wild, and my parents – in particular my mother, Anne Marie – encouraged my brothers and…

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My name is Colleen and I’m a person living in long term recovery.

It wasn’t so much that I wanted to die as it was the idea that by ending my life, I would not have to endure any more of the thoughts and feelings I continued to experience at 20, 21, and 22. Events kept happening in my family and personal life; mom had cancer; I got…

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My name is Kathleen and I’m a person living in long term recovery.

My name is Kathleen and I’m a person living in long-term recovery. My story is not a particularly unusual one, though I always imagined myself a particularly dramatic and tragic character who was more beyond help than most. Now that I’m in recovery I’ve learned that the emotional agony I was living in was not…

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My name is Mikaela and I am a person in recovery.

My name is Mikaela and I am a person in recovery. I grew up in a small town in Southwest Saskatchewan. I had an amazing childhood with loving parents who only wanted the best for us kids. I have two older brothers. My parents are still together to this day. Growing up there was no…