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Taking steps toward dignity

By Bethany Bray August 24, 2015

What do we want? Dignity! When do we want it? Now! This chant echoed across the National Mall on Monday, Aug. 24, as a large group of people stepped off for the inaugural Destination Dignity march. The event, organized by a coalition of mental health organizations, agencies and nonprofits, was planned to rally against the…continue reading

Nonprofit News: What’s your passion? Developing a solid plan for your nonprofit

By “Doc Warren” Corson III August 18, 2015

Starting a nonprofit is far from sexy. Many folks start out with a dream that often has them playing the role of a metaphorical knight in shining armor slaying the dragons of oppression, but the reality is often far from exciting. Though painful at times, unsexy issues such as defining your mission, setting goals, exploring…continue reading

From the Needle to the Grave: Book offers very personal insights into addiction

By Peter A. Manzi August 13, 2015

Heroin addiction has been on the rise for the past several years. The majority of overdose cases involve people younger than 25, but it’s not unusual for individuals who are middle-aged to also be affected. Recently, a friend’s 50-year-old nephew died from an overdose, leaving behind a partner and two young children. A book published…continue reading

Behind the Book: Group Counseling With LGBTQI Persons

By Bethany Bray August 10, 2015

The group dynamic can be a counselor’s ally — a powerful setting that induces growth and change for clients. It is no different for counselors who lead groups with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) clients. However, there is a void of literature and counselor training on group work with this population, according…continue reading