Student leaders at Alameda Science and Techonology Institute (ASTI) held a schoolwide assembly last month to help their peers learn that mental health issues are normal, that talking about them is helpful and that resources are available to discuss them.
Alameda resident Julie Lyons lives an active lifestyle. She runs her own acupuncture business, main-tains an active workout schedule and stays up to date with friends and family. Lyons enjoys a lifestyle similar to any other Alamedan, but she also has multiple sclerosis (MS).
People aren’t always encouraged to think about how they truly feel or what they genuinely believe. Society programs people to please others and to accept their thoughts as the appropriate way to handle things. Most of the clients I have worked with seek their own voices.