• Happiness as habit, as told by survivor of marital abuse

    kscope1Illustration by Rachel HendrixKym PayneContributor
    kympayne@uab.edu

    I vividly remember one thing about May 9  my head was hurting. I was experiencing a traumatic life event that resulted in charges of assault and sodomy for my offender. I survived with 38 bruises, 7 knots on my head, and contusions down my back. Over the years that followed, my womanhood, security, and peace progressively faded. I failed to recognize my own resolve. Determined, I corrected my sick self. I understood that I was processing life through the filter of May 9. In other words, I was agreeing with my offender that I was weak, subservient and out of control. I chose to pave a new road that led to peace, authority, and happiness.
  • No More Martyrs for mental illness

    No More Martyrs' logo.No More Martyrs' logo. (Photo courtesy of Nadia Richardson).Janvi Jani - Staff Writer
    janvijn@uab.edu

    No More Martyrs, a local mental health awareness campaign and organization, recently received a $25,000 grant from UAB at the Community Health Innovation Awards to fund its Mosaic Mental Health Awareness Project.

  • TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS: Founder addresses self-harm, addiction

    Photo caption: Jamie Tworkowski, of To Write Love On Her Arms, speaks to students during a lecture at the Hill Student Center.   Photo by Ian KeelJamie Tworkowski, of To Write Love On Her Arms, speaks to students during a lecture at the Hill Student Center. Photo by Ian KeelSufia Alam - Staff Writer
    sufia@uab.edu

    Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, visited campus Monday, Sept. 26 to offer advice on dealing with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.