Known for her no holds barred approach to tackling the universe, Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor who harbors love for Dave Matthews Band, advocates for animal rights, scribbles things for which she has yet to be paid, devours Tudor-era British history, longs to go to Hogwarts, has a serious love-hate relationship with running, and drinks coffee. A lot of it.

Alicia became interested in mental health advocacy in 2006, when she realized her neck of the woods was seriously lacking community mental health services. So, she teamed up with her state’s National Alliance on Mental Illness Community Outreach Coordinator, established a NAMI support group, and acted as the Affiliate Leader for over a year. She also took her mental health advocacy online, creating Mental Health Notes with b5media, Inc., and writing and managing the blog for over a year and a half.

In 2008, she became a regular Psych Central blogger with Celebrity Psychings. In addition to Unleash Your Creativity, she also writes and manages Your Body, Your Mind for Psych Central, as well as works as a syndication editor and creates the weekly Psychology Around the Net.

Learn more about Alicia at WritingSpark.com.


webdiDiana Pitaru is a Romanian psychotherapist in private practice in Denver, Colorado and the former writer for Unleash Your Creativity. She wrote about universal psychological issues that impede creativity and affect our quality of life. Passionate about psychology, philosophy, art, and culture and how these areas connect to improve mental health, Diana offers support and insight to creative people and artists and those who have a history of trauma, feel stuck and struggle with depression. You can find her Denver practice at www.therapistdiana.com.

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