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"The beauty of a sustained recovery."

My name is Kendall and I am a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist living in long-term recovery. For me, that means I am no longer abusing heroin, cocaine, or alcohol.
Newsletter Signups My name is Kendall and I am a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist living in long-term recovery. For me, that means I am no longer abusing heroin, cocaine, or alc…https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/beauty-sustained-recovery/

The Scariest Part of "Split" Isn't The Twist Ending

Split, the recently released horror movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan, adds to a long list of media depictions—Three Faces of Eve, Psycho, Dressed to Kill, United States of Tara, Shutter Island, and many others—where plots hinge on dramatic portrayals …
Newsletter Signups Split, the recently released horror movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan, adds to a long list of media depictions—Three Faces of Eve, Psycho, Dressed to Kill, Un…https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/scariest-part-split-isnt-twist-ending/

Why Survivors of PTSD are the Definition of "Strong"

We hear stories about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the news from time to time. Just last month, the Department of Defense issued a final rule that will expand mental health and substance use disorder treatment for 9.4 million military services…
Newsletter Signups We hear stories about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the news from time to time. Just last month, the Department of Defense issued a final rule that w…https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/why-survivors-ptsd-are-definition-strong/

Social Media and the Stanford Rape Case

By now, the Brock Turner case (or perhaps more familiarly, the Stanford Rape Case) is common household knowledge. The leniency of Turner’s sentence has both sparked public outrage…https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/social-media-and-stanford-rape-case/

Trauma and Racism

As a lifelong Baltimore City resident, never has the help I provide as a social worker been more important. African Americans need not point to a specific traumatic event to know that the trauma of racism is real. Centuries of oppressive systems have cont…
As a lifelong Baltimore City resident, never has the help I provide as a social worker been more important. African Americans need not point to a specific traumatic event to kn…https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/trauma-racism/

Reflections on a City Under Stress

Recent events in Baltimore City have put many of us in a reflective mood: the death of Freddie Gray, the civil unrest and the indictment of police officers have exposed the raw nerves of citizens and leadership.
Recent events in Baltimore City have put many of us in a reflective mood: the death of Freddie Gray, the civil unrest and the indictment of police officers have exposed the raw ne…https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/reflections-city-under-stress/