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We feature stories of recovery, advocacy, and invite anyone who is passionate about making a difference in their community. People are even using this as a resource for those who are struggling and for those who want to learn how to actively get involved”
Episode Snapshot: In week 2, we get the opportunity to speak with Irina Bogomolova where she shares her love for the stage & describes how much sharing her story has helped to change her life forever; being whole through art.
Check out Irina’s Blog “Wandering the Crevices of My Mind” now
Intro song by Logic – 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid
- Anthony talks about his children graduating 6th & 8th grade
- Irina talks about why she decided to record her (spoken word)
- Talked deeper about the “power of language”
- Shared what it can mean to share your story
- Talked about how society can stifle creativity
- Talked about how the public school system isn’t always supportive of the arts
- How expressing yourself in an artistic way can be so beneficial to supporting mental health
- Irina gets personal & shares some poetry with us; amazing!
Do you know somebody that may need help from addiction or mental illness?
We want to help those who are suffering from addiction and mental health disorders by providing you some of the best know resources mentioned in this week’s episode and listed below.
If this is an emergency or if you are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, please call your local authorities (911).
OTHER RESOURCES MENTIONED
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Textline – available 24 hours a day every day, throughout the US by texting 741741
- #BeThe1To – You can do something to prevent suicide. #BeThe1To save a life. Download the toolkit (HERE)
Also, check out all the resources mentioned by visiting Rise Together’s “FIND HELP” section at www.weallrisetogether.org
This week we encourage you to get involved in your community or by supporting us online. In order to make long lasting change, people need to start dedicating their time and resources to the cause’s they most care about.
Episode Call to Action:
SHARE YOUR STORY with us and speak about the issues you most care about. When #WeAllRiseTogether we make a huge difference throughout the world!
Join the Rise Together Nation When You
TEXT THE WORD “RISE” TO 44144
About Anthony Alvarado
Rise & Grind Recovery Radio is brought to you by Anthony Alvarado. As a person in long-term recovery, Anthony has a strong desire to change the conversation around addiction and in turn – change the world we live in today. He is the President and Co-Founder of Rise Together, a grassroots organization helping to lead a movement of young people to stand up and speak out on the issues they care most about. Anthony and his organization aim to break the silence around suicide, bullying, mental illness, drugs, and alcohol.
Rise Together’s mission is rapidly spanning the United States. Since September 2013, Anthony has personally traveled over 200,000 miles, taken the stage over 400 times with his team, and educated over 125,000 young adults on addiction and mental health.
Anthony speaks on many different topics but often addresses the need for new creative & innovative solutions that will educate, engage, and empower the young people of today. He shares successful strategies with prevention agencies and school administrators. He has spoken at national conferences as well as state mental health and school conferences.
Now, he has founded Rise & Grind Recovery Radio, where he welcomes guest to engage in conversation around recovery from all over the world.
He is a loving father, son, brother, and friend and spends his free time connecting and conversing with others.