Good News: Mental Illness is Being Talked about!

mental health talk

Recently I wrote a blog entitled “Is there anyone with influence who cares about the mentally ill?“.

I am pleased to see that it is being talked about. Here are some articles that prove that it is still being talked about.

Please note: This list is in no particular order.  If you have a good article or news story you would like for me to include, please email me at 

Entry on mental illness is added to AP Stylebook

Congressional Hearing on Violence and Mental Illness: My open letter to Congressman Murphy

Medical Bills Bankrupt Families of Mentally Ill Children

Army orders reforms for mental health care treatment

Andre Thomas: Services Scarce for Troubled Youths

Patrick Kennedy: Obama should address nation on mental health

Finally, Aid for Severely Mentally Ill? (by Dan Morain Sacramento Bee)

Cooper on Veterans and Mental Illness

Hockey Talks: Building Mental Health Awareness

Why Addressing Mental Health Issues Means Reforming the U.S. Prison System

Gaps in Mental Health Infrastructure for Youth Identified in Many US Communities

Changing how we talk about mental illness

Mental Health Care For Kids Severely Lacking, Says GAO

The Sequester and Our Mental Health

Schlicher bill benefitting mental health patients passes as Senate amendment

No longer silent: Man with bipolar disorder speaks up about his illness, inspiring others

Mental Health Reform Coming Soon in North Carolina

Another Look at Sandy Hook

The President’s Mental Health Proposals

Parents of Children with Mental Illness Share their Stories with Congress

I Have a Dream (Re: Mental Illness)

Young White Males in Army National Guard More at Risk for Suicide

Focus on Mental Health Laws to Curb Violence Is Unfair, Some Say

Mental Health Experts Worry New York Gun Laws May Discourage Proper Treatment

Patients as prisoners, jails new mental health institutions

Study: Gaps in mental health infrastructure

Clinicians Reflect on Five Lessons Learned From Recent Mass Shootings

Those with mental illnesses and advocates need to unite to have a larger voice. Please help to make this happen.

Join Advocates Group online:


About Michelle Clark Bipolar Bandit

I am a strong advocate for the mentally ill and have been since I was first approached by a lawyer in a psychiatric facility as a teenager. He wanted me to help him fight how the mentally ill are mistreated. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 17 after a full blown manic episode. Before that, I suffered from debilitating depression for 4 years. My goals are to help others by sharing my story and providing tips to deal with mania and depression. I often write blogs related to advocating for people like myself. I want to encourage, inspire, and educate those with #bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses and also include inspirational #quotes. I founded the group Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses and the page Mental Health Advocates United and have several social media sites that are related to bipolar disorder and/or advocacy. If you are an advocate or would like to be, I hope you join our FB group: Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses
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2 Responses to Good News: Mental Illness is Being Talked about!

  1. drbrettwade says:

    I greatly appreciate your post.
    Thank you for writing this.
    Dr. Brett

  2. Thank you for spreading the word! It’s okay to talk about mental illness!

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