Welcome to the OnTrackNY Blog!


We are Talia Richkin, and Liz Russell, the OnTrackNY Youth Coordinators, and we are excited to welcome you to the new OnTrackNY Blog. The Blog will feature content including: our monthly newsletter, photovoice projects from our #OnTrackEXPRESS campaign, a series of videos featuring OnTrackNY participants, and guest posts from participants and staff alike. We hope everyone who visits the blog can find something they connect with, something that inspires them, or even just something that makes them better able to understand another's experience.  

Talia Richkin

Liz Russell

Sebastian: Finding Harmony through Music

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Just before starting college, Sebastian began having unusual auditory and visual experiences. With the support from OnTrackNY and using music to cope, Sebastian gained the confidence to share his story to help others. Sebastian’s mother also shares her perspective on recovery and being part of OnTrackNY.

"D": Learning to Prioritize Your Mental Health

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"D" has aspirations of completing college and becoming a human rights activist. After leaving the hospital, she found support from family, peers, and OnTrackNY which has helped her make sense of her experiences and understand the importance of prioritizing her mental health.

Anna: Drawing the Path to Recovery

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Anna is a young artist and OnTrackNY participant who began experiencing psychosis when she started college. With the support of her father and best friend, Anna discusses role of creative expression in her recovery.

Skittles: Laying the Foundation for Recovery

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In this video, Skittles speaks about hearing voices and how her passion for makeup has helped her cope and express herself. Skittles also talks about her initial apprehension to open up about her psychosis and the role OnTrackNY played in her openness to receive help.


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