Scholar Spotlight

The JC Runyon Foundation exists to help students move forward after behavioral health issues have drained their financial resources and hopes for a future.

JC Runyon Foundation Person of the Year 2014

We are so very pleased to announce our very first Person of the Year, Chris Henderson guitarist with 3 Doors Down! Chris has just completed his second year of sobriety, which is a huge accomplishment in and of itself. But he has maintained this sobriety while on a World Tour with his multi-platinum award winning […]

Sponsorships Needed

We are so proud to announce that our first annual JC Runyon Foundation Gala is March 15, 2014 at the Botanic Gardens of Memphis. We’re not ready to release the names of our entertainment yet, but TRUST ME, you’re going to want to be a part of this one! Tickets will go on sale in […]

Striving for Mediocrity

Each Halloween a group of our neighborhood friends gather in our driveway to eat, visit, and assign trick or treating tasks (this means the dads go while the moms stay back with the candy and the fire pit – score one for the moms!) Halloween is usually a pretty big deal in our neighborhood and […]

The New Civil Rights Movement

I recently had the privilege of attending the Kennedy Forum where our nation’s best and brightest minds in the Behavioral Health industry got together to share ideas and cheer each other on. This Forum was a celebration of President John F. Kennedy’s signing of legislation that made Mental Illness a disease that should be treated […]

Parenting 101, 102, and 103

My life is in a unique place right now. I have an adult child (who turns 25 this year, what?!?!) a child who thinks he’s an adult at 19, and a nine year old. It’s almost like I get a do-over. There’s a certain perspective that I have with my youngest that I didn’t have […]

Are You Living in the 10% or the 90%?

It’s already been established that I’m a nerd, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that I’ve been watching a lot of Undercover Boss on Netflix lately. Here’s my rationale, each episode is about 45 minutes (about the length of time it takes to cook dinner), I know what’s going to happen and I […]

It’s Just What We Do

I have to brag for a few minutes. I’m not bragging on myself, but on my youngest brother and his wife. First of all, they would never brag on themselves, ever, it’s just not in their nature. So as the big sister I feel compelled to share with the world (or at least the 100 […]

History and Home

I spent this beautiful weekend catching up with family that I do not get to see often enough and a dear college friend who I hadn’t seen in 20 (has it been that long?) years. On the long drive home I couldn’t help but to think about my history and how it has shaped the […]

What Does Forgiveness Mean?

I’m in a book club, actually I’m in two book clubs. Yes, that’s right you can call the Nerd Patrol, I accept it. This month we read The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. In a nutshell the story is about a 90 year old Nazi who is in search of forgiveness from a Jewish family he […]

Support Our Local NAMI

NAMI  (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is doing amazing things for the mentally ill across the nation. Their support services cover all sorts of needs: a help line – education, training and peer support – discussion groups – social networks – on campus support – veterans and military support – diversity support – faith support […]

Scholar Spotlight – Nicholas

Nicholas began his journey with mental illness in middle school when his intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors began to impede his life. He began having panic attacks that ultimately required hospitalization. Once he finally receive his diagnosis, he was able to learn how to manage his behaviors and impulses through a variety of therapies and […]

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