Author Archives: Joseph Alex Martin

About Joseph Alex Martin

Joseph Alex Martin is a Copeland Center-certified Mental Health Recovery including Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Advanced Level Facilitator. Joseph began utilizing his own WRAP in 2008 following his certification as a Peer Support Specialist. Joseph was a Certified Peer Support Specialist in Pennsylvania for 9 1/2 years, and is now living in New Jersey and working in New York. In his role as a Certified Peer Support Specialist, Joseph supports the recovery of his peers in their plans to take action to recover wellness in their lives.

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Rose Garden

Today, would have been my mother’s 86th birthday. Thankfully, today also marks the official end of the last three months. A lot more melancholy this year. But each year is different, and one thing I know is that each year … Continue reading

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You Raise Me Up

Glenn went missing on July 20, 2011, and was found following Hurricane Irene, I last saw Glenn a few months earlier, at a training, we went out for lunch together, and Glenn was as full of life as he usually … Continue reading

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In The End

In the end, as you fade into the night, Who will tell the story of your life? And who will remember your last goodbye? Two years ago, I came closer to joining this list, than I would have ever liked … Continue reading

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American Pie

A long, long time ago, when I first started college in 1991, we had an orientation-type program where we were given the opportunity to ask questions about adjusting to college. One of my biggest questions was how to risk getting … Continue reading

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The Wind Beneath My Wings

5 years ago, was the end of what felt like one of the longest weeks in my life. A week earlier, I received a call from the rehab facility that my sister was in, asking to take her to the … Continue reading

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The Living Years

31 years ago, today, my father passed away. 2 years later, Mike + The Mechanics released, a song that has forever epitomized my feelings. This year, is slightly different. Depending on your personal spiritual perspectives on life, and death. This … Continue reading

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One Of My Turns…

Today, takes me back a long while. When I was growing up, my aunt was my refuge from the dysfunctions of home. She lived just a few doors down, so I could run down there when I needed to escape … Continue reading

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Bermuda Triangle

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted; A time … Continue reading

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Independence Day

America is still a government of the naive, for the naive, and by the naive. He who does not know this, nor relish it, has no inkling of the nature of his country. Christopher Morley (1890-1957) 241 years ago, our … Continue reading

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