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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: This week we start our deep dive to answer the questions we most often hear. Questions like “Where do I go for help? How do I help someone in need? And what resources can I use?” Over the next few weeks we are going to hit on these key topics in hopes we can help those that are struggling with addition or a mental illness; including the families that are being impacted as well.
Main Topics of Discussion:
- Where do I go for help?
- How do I help others?
- How to navigate resources in your community?
- What role does family play?
- How does finding purpose play a huge role?
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).
- How can I discover a healthier way to live?
- How can I help? Listen first. Then give the support you can offer.
- Building trust and the importance of building relationships and community connection.
- Nadine Machkovech, Program Manager of Rise Together, shares how she asked for help & what she practices today in long-term recovery
- Discussion on how to be there for people who are looking for help.
- Discussion on how to encourage others to find help.
- How to meet people where they are at by being there more as a guide vs. being there as an enforcer.
- How to share your own story to help guide others to overcome the challenges they are facing.
- What isn’t helpful?
- How to have compassion & empathy for others
- Education can be a key to learning how to help. What resources are out there to help guide these conversations? Understanding addiction or mental illness is a huge step forward in being a part of the solution.
Check out all the resources mentioned by visiting Rise Together’s “FIND HELP” section at www.weallrisetogether.org
- The Many Pathways of Recovery
- Peer-Supports & Recovery Coaches
- NIH – National Institute of Mental Health
- National Suicide Prevention Line
- Center for Suicide Awareness
- SOBER NATION
- Stop Heroin Now
- Spread Hope Like Fire
- Choice in Recovery
- Anonymous hotlines and text services
- Crisis information
- United Way’s 211.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.
Song Break “You can’t stop me” by Lecrae
Episode Call to Action:
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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.