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Marty: I get to live in the now

The views and opinions expressed in following story are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Mental Health Colorado. Casual drinking, professional disappointments, boredom, socializing, the anxiety of never living up to my college degree, unaddressed family issues—these were the things that led me to alcohol. I thought it was “normal” when my drinking increased – that I could handle partying a couple of extra days a week. But when I needed to slow down, I couldn’t. I could stop drinking for bits at a time, but the cycle ...

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David: From Hopkins to homeless

The views and opinions expressed in following story are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Mental Health Colorado. After completing 4 years at the University of Northern Colorado for my Bachelor of Science, 1 year at Johns Hopkins University for my Masters in Health Science, and 2 years into my Ph.D. in respiratory medicine at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, I thought I had complete control of my life.  Specifically, my career in aerosol respiratory medicine.  I had published my first paper in a ...

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