The Force for Good – A Journey of Mental Health Advocacy with Zak Williams

The Force for Good: A Journey of Mental Health Advocacy with Zak Williams

Zak Williams, mental health advocate and founder of PYM (Prepare Your Mind), shares his personal journey and the importance of mental health awareness and support. He discusses his own struggles with anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive thoughts, as well as the impact of his

The Force for Good: The Power of Partnerships

The Force for Good: Episode 2 explores the work of the Miller-Dwan Foundation in the field of mental health, specifically the collaboration with Dr. Brandon Kohrt and Dr. Adam Brown on the implementation of Problem Management Plus (PM+) in New York City. The conversation covers the background of the project, the scalability of mental health interventions,

LiveWell! Northern WI – #BetterTogether

Check out this all-new website www.LiveWellNorthernWI.org Whether you’d like to create an activity or join one, the LiveWell Northern WI’s #BetterTogether activity calendar is your chance. #BetterTogether activities are mini activities that allow people to spend time together in a way that inspires joy and wellness and builds connection. The goal is to have an activity scheduled most days of

Buy the Pants

Can Mental Health Care be as Easy as Buying a Pair of Pants? What if you could go to your favorite store and click on the mental health care package of your choice. Let’s say you’ve been feeling depressed for the last two months. Thinking about all the ways you’ve screwed up your life. Let’s say, your favorite mental health

Virtual Reality: The Future of Physical Rehabilitation

Here at the Miller-Dwan Foundation, we’re always holding our breath. Holding our breath for the day when those people with spinal cord injuries can walk again, when those who’ve lost a limb can regain feeling and mobility. Then today, I saw this headline: “For the first time in the world, researchers from Sagol Center for Regenerative Biotechnology at Tel Aviv

2021 Year in Review

Here we are! 2021 is coming to a close and as we reflect on the past year, we are grateful, and in awe, of all that has happened. It’s been a wild ride and we are thankful that you’ve been by our side. Take a look back at some highlights from 2021. February Webinar Series The Miller-Dwan Foundation started a

Drawing Close to Nature

08-04-2021 at 10:25 am… My dad lived on a farm for most of life. He came to Solvay Hospice House and the night before he died, a doe and her fawn were standing outside his sliding glass door in his room, looking in. Also, a skunk was noted outside at the same time, eating grass. My dad said, “Close the door!” You

Just Breathe and Trust

Just breathe and trust. This great piece of advice comes from Nena Johnson, Speech Language Pathologist at Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center, and can be helpful in just about every aspect of life. Nena has recently experienced the unimaginable loss of her son Reese, and her team at Polinsky wanted to do something to honor Reese and Nena. They reached out

Abby: Learning to Cope Ahead


Watch the video to see Abby’s transformation! How do people manage the emotional turmoil caused by a traumatic life event? The kind of pain that surfaces at unexpected moments, splashing into life and relationships without warning. For the Fermenich family, their saying is: “Take a deep breath and just keep swimming.” Tune into humor and hold onto faith. Use the

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