My name is Lawrence Jackson and I now live in Philadelphia. I came from Atlanta in October 2017. I have since found a better life in Recovery and I know the significance of overall Mental Health Wellness. I have suffered from mental health issues and substance abuse disorder since my playing days in the NFL. As I approach 60 years of age, I am confident that being a part of the Alkeme family will make me a better person as well as help me to achieve future goals
Hi Lawrence - welcome to Alkeme! We're so encouraged you're here, and thank you for sharing your story. I hope Alkeme can play an essential part in your life in supporting your mental health journey. Alkeme's mission is to create generational health, and thank you for coming along the journey with us 🙌🏾
My name is Leanora Erica Mims! I joined this site to continue my healing and to be uplifted, refreshed and renewed!
Hi Leanora - welcome to Alkeme! I'm so glad you're here, and I look forward to Alkeme being a much-needed platform to help you in your mental health journey. If you need help getting started, I recommend the "Start Your Mental Health Journey" (https://watch.alkemehealth.com/start-your-mental-health-journey) collection or the "Dear Self" series (https://watch.alkemehealth.com/dear-self-a-guided-meditation-series) collection.
Again, welcome to Alkeme 🤎
Hi Everyone. My name is Yolanda. I found Alkeme on Facebook. I'm a PACU RN. I am also a disabled Veteran. I have had bouts of depression since I was young. I have either powered through (I know that's not always good) or sought help with a Therapist. My life is pretty busy. I have taken on so many responsibilities and I'm just exhausted. I'm very tired of being everyone's everything. The VA system just sucks so when I reached out to my PCP there for mental health services, I was told that someone will call me. It never happened. I would love to go to an outside therapist, but my finances are stretched thin enough. I am open to anything at this point. I'm excited to be here.
Hi Yolanda there is as a free resource that might help through the APS Academy of Peer Services online through Rutgers University Behavioral Health Services. I took the Veterans Course so that I could understand and help my brother ( a USMC Veteran). The course helped me to find resources for him. I can help you navigate the webpage if you would like. Email me anytime through Alkeme. Have a great day!
ACADEMY OF PEER SERVICES. It's free for Veterans.
Hi Yolanda - welcome to Alkeme! Thank you for sharing your story and I'm so happy you're here. We hope Alkeme is just what you were looking for, and we look forward to supporting you in your mental health journey. If you need help getting started, I recommend the Start Your Mental Health Journey (https://watch.alkemehealth.com/start-your-mental-health-journey) collection or the Dear Self (https://watch.alkemehealth.com/dear-self-a-guided-meditation-series) collection.
Again, welcome to Alkeme 🤎
Hey guys its nice to meet you all. My name is Jaye Ivey and I'm curious facing a very complex dilemma that is not limited to generational trauma, mental+emotional+psychological and sometimes physical abuse at the hands of my immediate family members. I'm currently attending therapy for the issues I'm working on and working to heal from. My goal is to do whatever I can to unlearn the unhealthy and toxic patterns I learned and was surrounded by as a child in an effort to put an end to the generational curse.
Welcome Jaye Alexis Ivey. So glad you have the courage to face your traumas and to heal the generational harm you experienced.
Hi Jaye - welcome to Alkeme! Thank you for sharing your story, and I appreciate your vulnerability. I'm encouraged by your courage and your willingness to take the initiative to face your traumas and work on healing from the generational harm you don't deserve. Keep up the good fight!
Again, welcome to Alkeme 🤎
My name is Shavone Marie Williams-Moss, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I entered the field of social work largely because of my family background; I was raised by a single father while my mother struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues and could not perform her role as a parent.
One day as an adult in my 20's, I saw my mother sitting on a bench on the main street in Kentucky. I welcomed her into my home only to discover she not only suffered from homelessness but bipolar disorder, major depression, and substance abuse. My mother lived with me for a year, after which she passed away. This situation made me wonder, what if, in her younger years, she would have met someone who was supportive, understanding, kind, selfless, and invested in helping her be the best version of her, she could be. It was then that I decided to enter the Social Work Field. I wanted to provide help to those who could not help themselves and aid to those in need.
I attended Campbellsville University to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and later returned to pursue my Master’s Degree in Social Work. Apart from these educational qualifications, I also acquired my LCSW and became a qualified Supervisor. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida Department of Health, the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, and the Texas Department of State Health Services.
After obtaining my degrees, I was able to step into the social work field and pursue my true passion. I held various Social Work positions to gain knowledge to serve different populations. I held the following positions: Crisis Counselor, Psych Services Social Worker, Behavior Management Clinician, Inpatient Medical Social Worker, Inpatient Senior Surgery Social Worker, Private contractor for a Counseling Service. Currently I work under a grant-funded program as a Liaison providing oversight of a substance abuse treatment program.
Please feel free to check out my website.
I am here to help and provide support as needed.