Through my involvement with Recovery@UMB, I have gone from a place of complete and utter hopelessness to a place of hope and light, and I want to share how the collegiate recovery community (CRC) at the University of Massachusetts Boston changed my life.

I wrote articles for The Mass Media from Spring 2016 to these final few shown in Spring 2019. It occurred to me at the end of Fall 2018 that I could write a commentary piece on the evolution of my articles and what I learned from being so publicly open about my experiences with mental health…

“Mama said, ‘Fulfill the prophecy, be something greater, go make a legacy.’

ECT, otherwise known as electroconvulsive therapy, is a largely stigmatized form of treatment for the many misconceptions it holds when spoken about aloud. Most people still get spooked out about the word, thinking of the treatment as what was shown so many years ago in the “One Flew Over th…

Marsha Linehan created Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DPT) around the late 1980s, for those struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and chronic suicidality. DBT has four main branches: emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness. This art…

I thought maybe I could skirt by the end of the semester without having yet another article written out about my unhealthy relationship to Luna, but maybe that was a little too naïve and fruitful thinking on my part. I think decoding this relationship is an appropriate use of my thoughts to …

I swear that I’m aware that making such a public statement is bold and possibly not the greatest of outlets, but I think I can cover a good majority of ground with what I want this article to be about, and I think it’s a prime example of where I’ve been in my recovery journey to where it’s c…