We hope to help others re-define their 'normal' one day at a time...one minute at a time. Ava's Corner offers online resources for holistic approaches to mental health challenges, such as education, information and ideas for creative coping skills. Ava's Corner also shares her story, inner struggles and coping mechanisms.
Avascorner.org is a website for healing hearts by shining bright lights into the darkest corners and by providing holistic opportunities, education, blogs and social media connections. Individuals, friends and/or family with loved ones who need help can go to Avascorner.org to find fresh approaches to mental health questions.
All are welcome to visit avascorner.org to educate themselves on brain diagnoses such as Bipolar Disorder (BD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), etc., and to find therapeutic resources. avascorner.org encourages you or loved ones to discover their own 'normal' one day at a time...one minute at a time.
avascorner.org is a safe haven reminding its visitors that no one is ever alone as he/she/they may feel...as Ava felt in her last days. On the awful night of her death, Ava could not remember the hundreds of loving friends who would have done anything to help her. avascorner.org brings you many options for hope and comfort.
We originally launched avascorner.org on December 2, 2012, in Las Vegas not only because that was where Ava performed and lived but, more importantly, because Las Vegas has a 50% higher suicide rate than the national average. We factored into that equation the number of performers and/or performance-related permanent residents in Las Vegas who were her good friends and might need a resource like avascorner.org.
After all, without performers, Vegas is just another desert.
We hope the education and resources for other types of creative therapy available in Las Vegas will also help people outside of Vegas find similar resources in their areas.
Quote from the Las Vegas Sun Newspaper:
"The website will offer a safe place for Las Vegas’s creative community to share their struggles through conversation and creative works, creating a support network to remind depressed or suicidal performers that they are not alone. The site also provides resources, from suicide prevention hotlines for severely depressed visitors to local listings for music and art therapy. People who suspect their friends or family may be struggling with personality disorders or depression can find information to help them better understand and support their loved ones. Members who struggle with bullying or on-the-job harassment can find support tools and resources. The heart of the site, though, is the ability to share with other people who are struggling with the same issues."
Published on November 28, 2012