Mia St. John Fights For Mental Health

I once read a quote, “The hardest thing I ever had to hear was that my child died, the hardest thing I ever had to do was live every day after that.” That is the best way I can describe what it feels like to lose a child. On November 23, 2014, I received a call that my only son was dead. My beautiful 24-year-old boy was gone. I could barely hear the words from the other end of…

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Actor Sid Haig Joins The LifeAfter Project

Sid Haig’s career has spanned more than 40 years. He’s played roles in more than 50 movies and 350 television episodes. He’s been around. Early in his acting career, he accepted a role in the now iconic movie, Spider Baby, starring alongside his childhood hero, Lon Chaney Jr. Throughout the 70s and 80s, he played roles in television shows like The Dukes of Hazzard, The Fall Guy, Batman, Buck Rogers, and The A-Team. Later in his career, he developed…

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Cheech and Natasha Marin Join The LifeAfter Project

We are very happy to announce the involvement of Cheech Marin and his beautiful wife, Natasha in the LifeAfter Project.Richard Anthony “Cheech” Marin rose to superstardom in the 1970s as part of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong. Richard Anthony “Cheech” Marin rose to superstardom in the 1970s as part of the comedy duo, Cheech and Chong. He has since become a household name.  Aside from the titles of actor/comedian he is also a writer, producer, director and voice actor.  Perhaps his most…

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Frank “The Legend” Shamrock Joins The LifeAfter Project

Frank “The Legend” Shamrock is the recipient of countless titles and awards during his tenure as a Mixed Martial Artist. He was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame with the title of America’s Best Pound for Pound Fighter in History. He is a true Icon in the sport. There’s much more to Frank than simply being a legend in the MMA world. In addition to being a fighter, he is a father, husband, teacher to both adults and youth,…

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Are You Busy Living?

“Get busy living, or get busy dying.” Stephen King That is a fantastic quote that pretty much sums up taking positive action in life. There’s one thing I know for sure, and it’s that we have all been influenced at some point in our lives by substances, whether it be through peer pressure or conditioned to them from childhood. Substance abuse has been a common theme in both sides of my family and has even taken the life of…

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Walking Dead Actress Addy Miller to Join the LifeAfter Project

July 25, 2017 For Immediate Release: Contact: Michael Strider – striderimage@gmail.com Actress Addy Miller has decided to join forces with the LifeAfter Project. Miller is no stranger to the spotlight. She began her career at the young age of four. Since then she has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows. Her most famous is one you may recognize. It’s a TV show called, The Walking Dead. “When I first heard of the LifeAfter Project, and all that it…

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Open Letter Challenge to All Musicians & Hollywood Elite

Chester Bennington Linkin Park

Open Letter Challenge to All Musicians & Hollywood Elite We, the fans, and dare I say, family, have lost yet another member of our tight-knit community. This loss was not due to a reckless lifestyle, something as simple as a traffic accident, or as terrible as a random act of terrorism. Instead, this loss was the result of desperation, anguish, loneliness, depression or whatever internal demons could have driven Chester Bennington to such lengths. These demons are the same…

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Why I Advocate For Mental Health

Why am I an advocate for mental health? I believe it is critical for there to be education and access to health care for everyone, and those needing mental health services. I would love to see the stigma of mental illness removed. Having experienced PTSD as well as depression and anxiety in my life, seeing family members suffer from some of these kinds of conditions, as well as relatives suffering from conditions such as alcoholism and drug addiction to…

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My Grandfather’s Silent War With His Depressed Mind

My Grandfather suffered from schizophrenia. My mom used to tell me the after he came back from the Second War world (he was in the resistance) he was never the same. His illness just got worse, and he would sometimes have severe episodes, in which he would run up into the mountains thinking the war was back. Or, after he lost his business because his partner ripped him off, he was up entire nights going over the numbers in…

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An Honest Alcoholic and the Fallout

Have you ever wondered why people stay – when they should go? Addiction, multifaceted and annihilating Addiction, multifaceted and annihilating even makes the alcoholic cringe, hating himself. One of the best essays on this topic was recently published on Feminine Collective. Written by Robert DeFino, “My Relapse” is his journey laced with beer and melancholy. “I thought to myself, “There is no way that it could ever get any worse than this.” But it did get worse, it always does….

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