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Joy!, Antidote To My Past Depression

PRESENTED ON APR 25, 2019
IN DAYTON @ VOL 39

Jehanne Dufresne is originally from Haiti and a graduate of Wilberforce University. One of her passions is holistic health, and her presentation explores joy, a true feeling one can feel and use to overcome depression. Here she shares her own experiences and techniques on overcoming challenging times.

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This is What Going Crazy Feels Like

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@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

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BY EMMETT MCKENNA
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This heart wrenching story from Emmett brings us all a little closer to a sense of humanity amongst humans.  Join Emmett in his story of empowerment through learning to be softer not harder in life.

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BY LISA JOY TRICK
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Re-Positioning Mental Health

BY MARK KORTHUIS
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

“It might surprise you that Abraham Lincoln, when he was the President of the United States, suffered from clinical depression. He suffered for the duration of his life, and at the time they considered that a character flaw.”

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BY KELSEY WOODS
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Stir Up Some Joy!

BY JEANETTE HARRIS
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Before the Internet

BY MIKE KLOK
@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Mike Klok has created a world where the town Merry Heights, the happy and exciting town, soon becomes dreary due to the loss of time. Just like in Merry Heights, there are two things that rob us of our time, spirit, and empathy and it's up to us to come together to give one another empathy, love, and power. 

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Burnout: How To Recognise It

BY PAT BOSMAN
@ VOL 23 ON JUL 25, 2019

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