As of January 18, 2023, Grant Blackford Mental Health and Family Services Society have merged to become Radiant Health. Read More. 

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I Look Like My Mother!

I spent most of my teenage angst telling my mother how I would “never” be anything like her.

Now, I am frequently told I look like my mother. Until recently I generally replied with a snarky remark along with my thanks as my personal vanity got in the way of someone’s observation. To the outsider, my mom is a tall, slender woman in her early 70s with short perky salt and pepper hair–gaining in salt–a welcoming grin, and intelligent green eyes. She dresses conservatively, wears no or very little make-up, and wears small pieces of fine jewelry–her wedding ring, and anniversary band, diamond stud earrings, a nice watch, and occasionally a necklace or bracelet. To anyone passing her in the supermarket or local mall, she is unremarkable–plain and ordinary.

As I’ve contemplated my mother–observed her, talked to her, asked her questions–I’ve discovered she is anything but plain and ordinary.

My mother’s body is laced with scars that like a fine tapestry tell a story about cancer survival. Her hands have held the hands of women in India who had been burned and disfigured by their abusive husbands. Her ankle makes airport metal detectors go off because she adventurously rode her bike through the rice fields outside of Bangkok and took a disastrous spill.

My mother’s hands have applied more ointment and band-aids than I can count; they have lovingly cooked delicious meals; canned food; decorated more than 100 birthday cakes. My mother’s hands have bled while sewing the perfect prom dress for me and an amazing wedding ring quilt. My mother’s hands have gently held each of my children soon after they were born as she reassured me, “you can do this.” My mother has let me know I am a survivor when I needed to know it most.

My mother refers to her skin as “crepey” as she ages. I see it as soft and comforting–a safe place to fall. The lines in my mother’s face are the trophies of laughter and joy. She is wise and wicked smart. She is the kind of friend I want to be to others–honest and compassionate.

I can think of no higher compliment than to be told “you look like your mother.” She is beautiful. Thank you for noticing.

Hi there.
We're Radiant Health.

On January 19th, 2023 Grant Blackford Mental Health, Inc. and Family Service Society, Inc. merged to create a bigger, better, and brighter mental health organization called Radiant Health.

We’re excited for you to meet the new us, and to get a chance to help work together on the new you.

How we help.

When you’re in the middle of it, addiction can feel like a dead-end road. We know for certain that it isn’t. Just like any mental health challenge, addiction is an obstacle on our path. And, with some innovation and hardwork, we can work our way around it. On the other side of that obstacle is a bright future with healthy relationships, purpose-driven life, and a profound joy that’s been missing for all too long.

What do we mean?

Like so many things, mental health is passed down through families. Through behaviors, mirroring, and conditioning, we learn so much of what we know from those closest to us. Oftentimes that’s for the better, sometimes it’s not. At Radiant Health, we’re here to help ensure that your family makes purpose and joy as hereditary as any trait you might pass down to future generations. With a bit of hard word, together, we can make joy run in your family. 

What is Better?

Better ≠ perfect. Better means a path of continuous improvement; of evolution. When we focus on getting 1% better, 1% brighter every single day., we’re able to see the joy in the moment, while feeling the pride that comes with taking the reins over your life and working hard on yourself.  Here at Radiant, to focus on your future, we move towards it one achievable step at a time. 

What is Better Care?

When we talk about “brighter, better care” through our specialized services it boils down to 3 simple ideas. First, better care is safer care. Our facilities and staff are trained and equipped to offer safe, secure facilities during any stay. Second, better care is a respect for dignity. We believe in the dignity of every human being and we treat each person with the same level of respect. Finally, better care is the pursuit of purpose. Our treatment is designed with the firm belief that every person has purpose and, through it, finds joy.

What to Expect?

At Radiant Health you can expect a warmth and cheer that are rare in the mental health space. We believe firmly that the commitment to mental health is a commitment to finding purpose, but also discovering joy in the pursuit of it. Walking through our doors is a simple and transparent process. You’ll begin with an initial consultation with our expert staff, developing a blueprint, and taking that first step towards incremental improvement.