Helping you re-define your "normal" one day at a time...one minute at a time with a 
holistic approach to mental health challenges through education,
information resources and ideas for creative coping skills. 


Avascorner.org is a website for healing hearts through natural creative energy and shining the  brightest light into the darkest corners of mental health challenges, providing a holistic opportunity for education, information resources, 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 find a broad spectrum of therapeutic resources. Avascorner.org encourages you or loved ones find their own "normal" one day at a time...one minute at a time.

It took years of exploration for Ava and me (her mom) to find her "normal" which eventually included ballet, jazz dance, art, belly dancing, opera, every genre of music and literature, travel abroad and most of every aspect we include in our site. It's during those times of severe  depression, suicidal thoughts and/or working in a hostile environment that she found returning to these activities gave her comfort. Even though some of the websites listed are for Las Vegas, NV only, we hope it will give those who are searching ideas of where to look in their own areas.

Searching in a broad spectrum on the internet would often overwhelm Ava during those times with  too many website choices which may or may not have been valid, nationally recognized ones. So, Avascorner.org offers several broader and more specific educational resources (Bipolar Therapy vs. Borderline Personality Therapy), distinct creative therapeutic categories (Art Therapy  vs. Music Therapy) as well as more general information.


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.


On March 23, 2017, the anniversary of Ava’s suicide, we launched the redesigned website. In time, we are expanding our outreach to include options for all to appropriately express themselves through their own art, music, poetry and videography at Avascorner.org.


Let us know what you think! We look forward to hearing from you.

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 

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HOLD HARMLESS: None of the websites shown or referred to on Avascorner.org are endorsed or guaranteed in any way. Avascorner.org and/or its related entities are providing this website and its contents as a public service making no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to its related entities or contents. Avascorner.org and/or its related entities are merely a service to the general public and is not developed, maintained or controlled by mental health professionals. The information contained in herein is provided for entertainment purposes only and does not provide definitive medical, legal or other professional advice. Users, visitors or contributors posting, blogging, texting, reading and/or using any of the features and/or information gleaned from Avascorner.org and/or its related entities do so at their own risk.

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