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We exist to shine light into the unseen side of addiction and mental illness; the side of resilience, hope, joy and love beyond the darkness.

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The New Normal

resilience2reform began in 2018 with a story of imprisonment. It was a platform built by sharing letters between a brother and sister who were finding a new normal in an unideal situation. Morgan would receive hand written letters from Noah and together they realized that through their own vulnerability they were providing hope to others in similar situations.

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Life Must Be Lived Forward

We all have our stories and get to make our choices. Our writers have shared their journeys through faith, recovery, and forgiveness, but also addiction, depression, anxiety, and abuse. Their raw stories tell where their lives and their choices have taken them and how God's grace transformed their lives. No matter what you face, our contributors' stories offer a human perspective delivered with transparency, compassion, and a reminder that you are not alone and you matter.

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Recent Posts

Let’s Journal Together

We want to journal with you! Here at r2r many of our writers have found journaling to be a positive coping skill. It forces thoughts out of your head and…

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Mental Health vs. Mental Illness – Changing the Narrative

From the time we were two we knew how to care for our physical health. We were taught to brush our teeth and reminded of it every day until it…

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Roles vs. Tasks – 4 Tips to Recover from the Roles You Take On

Recovery comes in all forms. Let’s chat a different form of recovery, I refer to it as role-related recovery. This has been part of my personal journey over the years…

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dating, red flags and an eventful past

Dating, Red Flags, and Eventful Past | Anya Bergland

I have been feeling like sharing something on this platform for a while, but I just couldn’t come up with a correct angle to approach it. Noah asked me to…

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A Letter to a Prisoner | Kim Novacek (Grahn)

A Letter to a Prisoner | Kim Novacek (Grahn)

A Letter to a Prisoner, Hello, I feel a little introduction is important so you understand where I fit into Noah’s life. My name is Kim, and Noah’s dad Steve…

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The Death of my Father | Noah Bergland

The Death of my Father | Noah Bergland

So dad’s death came up today in my meeting. We have these daily readings, and today’s was about death and how you deal with it. The reading talked about facing…

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7 Steps to Prepare for Prison | Noah Bergland

7 Steps to Prepare for Prison | Noah Bergland

I understand that preparing for prison isn’t going to be a step-by-step process. We aren’t talking about making a cup of coffee here. However, there are steps you can follow…

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We Stand with Ukraine | Anya Bergland (Аня Ястремська)

A special thanks to Matt Moberg who drew a depiction of Mama Barabash of Ukraine on the first day of war. Katya Barabash, has a special place in the hearts…

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Early Faith and Giving into the Pull | Noah Bergland

Early Faith and Giving into the Pull | Noah Bergland

Initially, I wrote this post on construction2style while incarcerated at Yankton Federal Prison Camp. Early Faith Religion (faith) was something that I was raised around but never felt much of a pull…

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