Entries by Maura Wheeler

Heisman Trophy Winner, Ricky Williams, Unveils Power to Overcome Social Anxiety during Exclusive Event Hosted by Minding Your Mind

Retired NFL Running Back Ricky William plus Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Dr. Judith Beck and Mental Health Advocate Jackie Ricciardi Examine Hot Topic of Social Anxiety and Performance Based Expectations that Lead to Stress and Avoidance Behaviors Ardmore, PA (February 9, 2016) — Minding Your Mind, the Philadelphia-based organization whose mission it is to provide mental […]

Teen Suicide Rates in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

The Montgomery County (PA) Department of Behavioral Health recently released statistics on teen suicides in the county. “While the rate for 15-24-year-olds is lower than any of the adult age groups, it’s over 10 times higher than that of younger children,” as stated in the June 2016 report from the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Task […]

Minding Your Mind Celebrates 11th Anniversary at 2018 Blue Gene Gala

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, Minding Your Mind celebrated with friends, family, and supporters at our 11th Anniversary Blue Gene Gala. It was a wonderful evening, full of reunions, new connections, and inspiring presentations from our award winners and Minding Your Mind Young Adult Speakers. Gerry Cuddy, president and CEO of Beneficial Bank, generously served […]

MYM Speaker Returns to His Alma Mater with a Message

When It Comes to Mental Health, It’s Important to Share Your Struggles A student-athlete who graduated in 2014 returned to campus to speak to the current men’s teams about the depression and anxiety that surfaced during his senior year. By: Meghan Kita Monday, December 11, 2017 11:52 AM The week before the first football game of […]

Morgan

Morgan’s self-doubt and insecurity led to anxiety and depression that eventually manifested into disordered eating, self-harm, and suicide ideation. Through her recovery, Morgan developed positive coping skills and learned how to love herself, turning that self-doubt into self-worth. She shares her story so that others know they are not alone and recovery IS possible.

Sarika

Sarika grew up trying to please those around her in order to feel worthy. Her attempts to maintain a perfect image ultimately led to self harm and a suicide attempt. Therapy helped her discover the power of understanding and working through her emotions. Sarika hopes to inspire others to accept themselves for who they are and to appreciate each and every quality they possess.