Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Truth about Many Psychiatric Hospitals

Movies, advertisements, and often celebrities do not portray how hospitals for psychiatric patients really are. I do not want to deter people from getting help when they need it. I just want to change the perception that many people have … Continue reading

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Living in a World with no Mental Illness?

I am used to knowing people who don’t want to talk about mental illness because of the stigma and because they are not educated on  the subject.  Conversations dealing with taboo words like mental illness, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, ADD, … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Day & Thanks to Some Governors

I just want to say thank you to the following governors for proclaiming the second week of October to be Mental Illness Awareness Week in their state. For more background on why they did this, click here. (Pictures of Proclamations … Continue reading

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Email I sent to Governors Re: Mental Illness Awareness Week October 2013

Dear Governor; In light of all the tragic events that have been putting mental illness in the spotlight, it is more important than ever to help raise awareness about mental illness by educating people on what to look for, where … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Dying of Kidney Disease: Could this really happen this year?

This is unbelievable and yet horrifyingly true.  ‘Jenny’ had been fighting her illness for almost half of her young life. Her foe was familiar yet still terrifying with its relentless and changing symptoms that reoccurred despite a long list of medical … Continue reading

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Mental Health Matters : A New Resource

After 25 years of advocating for mental illness awareness, I was enlightened today by the positive Mental Health Conference held at the White House. One thing President Obama said was people with mental illnesses are no longer alone. The conversation … Continue reading

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There is Hope: Mental Health Conference at White House

I was very leery when Jay Carney announced that  there was going to be a Mental Health Conference at the White House. I was afraid that it was going to be about gun violence and to be honest didn’t think … Continue reading

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