On May 29th, I'll be running a 5k for one of my favourite charities, To Write Love On Her Arms. It's a nonprofit agency that works to support and inspire people who struggle with depression, self injury, addiction, and suicidal thoughts. They try to directly connect people with services and therapy, as well as publishing … Continue reading Run For It!
There's a famous study about rats and heroin that shows why decriminalization and mental health intervention is the way to treat addiction. To summarize, they gave lonely rats the option of food or heroin if they hit a lever, and guess what they usually picked? Yep, heroin. Like humans, many animals need social connection. If … Continue reading How to help someone fighting addiction and also protect yourself