River Edge News
Five students from schools in Macon-Bibb traveled to liquor stores, warning of the dangers of underage drinking.
River Edge helps patients after treatment
The Macon-Bibb Commission has allocated $10 million in bond funds for capital projects to begin removing blight from Macon-Bibb County.
New homes offer new opportunities for mentally disabled Macon residents
River Edge Blog
All of us deal with stress. Stress creates agitation. Meditation allows the mind and body to rid itself of agitation.
Those who meditate can choose among a wide range of practices, both religious and secular. Commonalities of these methods are narrowing of mental focus and, usually, stilling the body.
Benefits of meditation
Studies document meditation’s short-term benefits to the nervous system:
Before Willie came to River Edge, he had a very different life. He had served ten years for robbery and five for aggravated assault. He’d been involved with drugs. He’d lived a hard life.
Then, six years ago his life took a turn for the better. He saw a friend improving who was coming to River Edge so he thought he’d try it, too. Upon receiving a dual diagnosis of substance abuse and schizophrenia and depression, he began treatment.
He’s worked diligently, attending meetings, receiving counseling and taking medication. Today, he has a job with River Edge and lives in his own apartment provided through supportive housing.
Humbly, he said he’s not the same person he was all those years ago. He said, “River Edge might be one of the best things that ever happened to me. Without River Edge, I couldn’t have made it. I’d probably be in prison today.”
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