Today, we share a post from guest blogger, Melissa Howard from Colorado Springs, CO who runs the website stopsuicide.info. After the loss of her younger brother to suicide, Melissa felt the need to create her website to spread awareness on this topic. By providing helpful resources and articles, she hopes to build a lifeline of information for individuals and families struggling with suicide.Read More
Mother’s Day – it’s supposed to be a wonderfully special day for all mothers. But when you’ve lost a child – Mother’s Day can be a dreaded holiday.Read More
Last week we had the pleasure of speaking to union members in Los Angeles to share our family’s story and how the opioid crisis is impacting families, businesses and communities.Read More
What is your personal mantra for your life?….
Anyone, whether in recovery or not, should strive to have a personal mantra to help guide your everyday life. Something to keep you moving forward, working harder, and striving to be your best self.
This idea brings me to look at a unique personal mantra that Hope United’s founder, Travis Bornstein, lives by: “Better Than Most”.Read More
72,000 people in the United States died in 2017 to an overdose. That leaves a HUGE number of family members in our country grieving the loss of loved one to addiction and drugs…..
….We recently talked with one of The Well members, Sue Sausaman, who tragically lost her son Dan Sausaman to a carfentanil overdose on July 17, 2016. Here’s what she had to say:Read More
As Thanksgiving rolls around, we tend to think of all the things that we are thankful for on this day:
The list goes on.
But it makes me wonder, why do we focus so much on giving thanks only one day out of the year?Read More
As we start the week following Veterans Day, I call upon my fellow Americans to reflect on the personal sacrifice each and every Veteran has made to our country.Read More
As Hope United plans the programs and offerings at the future Tyler’s Redemption Place, we are looking at many holistic approaches to relapse prevention that will focus on the person as a whole: mind, body and spirit. Through all of our research, we have found many articles spelling out the benefits of a yoga program for those individuals recovering from the disease of addiction.Read More
America has a pain problem.
Physical pain, mental pain, emotional pain, spiritual pain.
We as a society think our lives should be pain free. But is that really realistic?Read More
September 28, 2014…our family received the worst news we could possibly imagine. Our son, Tyler Bornstein, was found dead and alone in an empty field….left there to die of an overdose. A couple weeks prior to this, Tyler relapsed after several months in recovery. With no insurance left, no money left for treatment, and no detox beds in Summit County, Tyler was put on a 3-week waiting list for help. Sadly, those 3 weeks never came for him.
Fast forward to September 28, 2018….Read More