The Tragedy of Mindy McCready
On February 17th, Country Music Singer Mindy McCready committed suicide. At her funeral services there were pictures with Mindy as a toddler, in which she's wrapped in her mother’s arms, wearing a red dress with her blond curls. Other photos include family events, her sons, and the photo taken after she became a bona fide singing star in the mid-1990’s.
These pictures told only a part of the story. The 37-year-old McCready lived a life that was often in chaos, something that her mother, Gayle Inge, referred to in her eulogy. “Our Mindy was so tired. She felt helpless. I know that she wanted to be healed. She was in her darkest moment, and she was hurt by so many accusations, not only the past that she had continued to try to bury, but there were voices of judgment,” said Inge.
Each day in the Women’s Recovery Center, women are working to heal themselves. Addiction is a progressive disease. It manifests itself differently in women than men. More than 90% of female addicts have experienced or witnessed violence. For many women, alcohol and drug abuse becomes a coping mechanism. Often women are desperate to be “normal.” The sad and harsh truth is that without treatment, women die.
The Women’s Center operates a non-profit outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment facility for medically indigent women and their families serving nearly 300 women and families. The mantra of the Women’s Recovery Center is Treating Addiction…Liberating Lives. The organization is funded through the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addictions, the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County and local Foundations and donors.
How About Lunch at Johnny Mango World Café on April 22nd?
Please join us for lunch, dinner or takeout at Johnny Mango’s on Monday April 22nd, take a copy of the flyer and 20% of your check is donated to the Women’s Recovery Center. The Johnny Mango World Café is located at 3120 Bridge Avenue, Cleveland.
If you have a group that wants to order lunch, we will make arrangements to deliver your eclectic menu choices to you. Check out the menu to start planning for that April 22nd lunch party. Download the Jonny Mango flyer to present it to your server on April 22nd. Enjoy!
Click here for the flyer to present to your Johnny Mango server for 20% of your food and beverage check to be donated to the Women’s Recovery Center. Please share a copy of the flyer with a friend or colleague.
Purchase Your Set of Note Cards
Art therapy is a concrete and tangible treatment modality. Clients are actively engaged in the manipulation of art materials and thinking and talking about their personal issues. To that end, when an image is created, this process of externalizing a thought or feeling provides a safe and distancing method to process difficult topics and issues.
Art therapy is an important element of the treatment process providing clients with alternative communication tools. These images were created by clients of the Women’s Recovery Center granting permission to use these images and their thoughts and feeling during the creative process related to their recovery.
The set of 8 note cards and colorful envelopes can be purchased for $15 per set. The note cards would make a great Mother’s Day gift. To order a set of the note cards click here through PayPal: