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Shelli Martineau

Shelli Martineau

Shelli is a Co­­mmunity Ma­­nager and Blogger for­ ­Health S­to­ries Pr­oje­ct. Her backg­­round is i­n Educatio­n,­ and she ­hol­ds a ma­ster­'s de­gree ­in C­urriculum ­& Inst­ruction fr­om the Uni­versity of­ Montana. In her free time she enjoys wr­iting, han­ging with her dog, ge­tting lost­ in the wo­ods, knitt­ing, and bad­ jokes.

Have you ever watched a TV show or documentary that got your health condition totally right (or totally wrong)? We’d love to hear about it! In the meantime, if you’re looking for something to watch on Netflix, these health stories (both fictional and non-fiction) may spark your interest. Enjoy!

We wanted to know how the “opioid crisis” was effecting people in our community, so we sent out a call looking for people living with chronic pain who are taking or have been prescribed opioid pain treatment who wanted to share their thoughts and opinions.

Jen James Shares How She Turned Her Experience With Mental Health Crisis Into An Opportunity To Help Others

Editor’s note: If you or a loved one are living with depression, bipolar, and/or thoughts of self harm the following post could be potentially triggering. If you are overwhelmed or in pain you can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741741. Meet Jen……
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We say it often: sharing your story makes a difference, but don’t take my word for it, this comic by Tatiana Gill was inspired by comments and stories from Health Stories Project community members. 5 Reasons to share from patient advocates: 1. “My greatest support would…
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February Health Story Prompts

We’ve been really busy at Health Stories Project this month. First, an award-winning, documentary photographer connected with us to us to see if he could find people to participate in a unique project about life with mental illness. He’s already met with some…
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January Health Story Prompts

It’s a brand new year full of brand new possibilities and the team at Health Stories Project couldn’t be more excited for the year to come. Last year we accomplished quite a bit. Our blog and social media channels grew dramatically, we started…
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Rural Healthcare: 5 Things We Learned From Speaking to Patients About Their Options

When it comes to healthcare, access means a wide variety of services that are readily available, of reasonable quality, and affordable to those who need them. Big city dwellers have plenty of options for everything from dental checkups and mental health care to…
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If you’re looking for something good to watch on Netflix you’re in luck! These 12 health stories are available to watch right now. So, pick up your remote, grab your favorite snack, and enjoy!   It’s Not Yet Dark Health Topic: Amyotrophic lateral…
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December Health Story Prompts

As you may recall, last month we provided health story prompts to encourage more people to send us stories. I am happy to report that we received a story from Shirley Davis about life with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). We are so thankful…
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Living with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Meet Kathryn Kathryn has been living with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) since 2006. Though it’s a serious condition, she doesn’t let it slow her down – not even on the tennis court! We asked Kathryn to share her story with our app. Here’s what she…
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