AwareNow: Issue 28: The Mental Edition

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THE MENTAL EDITION

ON THE COVER:

GINGER ZEE

PHOTO BY: HEIDI GUTMAN

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ANSWERING THE CALL IN KYIV

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ON OUR OWN

140 BIPOLAR ME

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NOW THAT WE ARE HERE

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NOMAD

144 AIDING EDUCATION

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NOT A WEATHER GIRL

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EMPOWERED

148 TOGETHER AS ONE

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AN ‘OTHER’ ISSUE

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IN LOVE WITH LOVE

152 I AM BEING CALLED

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DIY HUMANITARIANS

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MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE 154 MY CALLING

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LEGEND IS

104 SUPPRESSION

158 IT’S NOT WHAT YOU DO

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STIMME: DEIN KÖRPER

108 THE WORD WIZARD

164 ON THE ISLAND

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CROWN YOURSELF

112 COOKING FOR COMFORT

168 ARE YOU SMART & BRAVE

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UNSUGARCOATED

118 PRODUCING WITH PURPOSE

172 THE FULL PICTURE

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A MUSICIAN’S MISSION

128 MADE TO EMPOWER

176 LET IT BE

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SECURE YOUR MASK FIRST

134 RESCUING MEMORY

180 BREAKING THE CYCLE

IRYNA BUSHMINA

LEE SHORTEN/TODD BROWN GINGER ZEE HAESUE JO JON ROSE LEGEND

JACK MCGUIRE

JORDAN VANHEMERT LAURA WESTCOTT/LAURA ZABO ZEKE BOLDEN II/MEAGAN COPELIN IAN ADAIR

ADAM MORSE

COCO DE BRUYCKER

BURT KEMPNER

KING ELLE NOIR

MELENA STREHLOW & NOAH KOHLER

SUNNIE MCFADDEN-CURTIS/AALIA LAURA WESTCOTT/TANITH HARDING RACHEL HELLER

THE SHIFT/KNEKT JELANI MEMORY

NICOLAS BAZAN

LORI BUTIERRIES MIRAN BHIMA/TANITH HARDING JILL BAUMAN

BURT KEMPNER JENNY MARTIN SONJA MONTIEL THI NGUYEN

PAUL S. ROGERS AMY BYERLEY NICK BOTTINI IMAGINE LA

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