Happy Thanksgiving from The Well Community

As we count the blessings surrounding us, we gratefully think of those who support The Well Community. May your holiday celebrations bring much joy and the new year bring hope and healing to all. – The Well Community Members

Artwork by Tjay, a member of The Well Community

The Well Family

Families play a crucial role in providing care and support for many living with serious mental illnesses. But, some who struggle with mental health challenges don’t have families that can come alongside them. The Well Community provides a family for those who don’t have one, offering an environment where they can find assistance and connection.

Carol, a supporter of The Well Community, shares her own family’s story of caring for loved ones dealing with mental health difficulties, and why her family supports the Well family.

 

Five Ways Family Caregivers Go Above and Beyond

Five Ways Family Caregivers Go Above and BeyondThose who serve as caregivers for family members dealing with mental illness often go above and beyond. A study published by the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) found that on average, they give more of themselves and their resources than caregivers as a whole nationwide. We celebrate all that these family caregivers sacrifice to help their loved ones pursue recovery. Continue reading

Recovery Live: An Evening of Fun to Benefit The Well Community

the-well-promotional_flyer-e1506362503443 - Recovery Live 2017 - CroppedRecovery Live is coming! Join us for our fifth annual benefit concert on Thursday, November 30, at The Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff. It’s an evening full of great music and a fun way to support The Well Community, the only faith-based nonprofit in the Dallas Metroplex exclusively serving those who suffer from mental illnesses. Continue reading

A Well World: R & R

A Well World

I’m writing this in a lovely rural setting at Mt. Lebanon Camp just south of Dallas, where members of The Well Community are enjoying their semiannual spiritual retreat. At this moment, some are participating in one of our craft-making activities. A few others are lounging in the sun; some are reading books. I hear a few chatting with friends on the porch. Continue reading

Examples of Love and Devotion

2017 Intern - Akintunde - Copy

Akintunde, on the far right

For 20 years, Akintunde worked as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Dallas, Arlington and Grapevine, helping men and women who struggled with drug addictions receive appropriate treatment. When he retired several years ago, Akintunde quickly realized the copious amount of downtime wasn’t for him. He wanted to be active and productive, and despite a diagnosis of glaucoma that left him with peripheral vision so limited he qualified for medical disability, he decided to go back to school. Akintunde is now a graduate student working toward a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in mental health and substance abuse at the University of Texas at Arlington. As part of his graduate degree requirements, Akintunde interned at The Well for eight months. Continue reading