Mental Health Matters : A New Resource

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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 that started so long ago is now a national conversation. Mental Health Matters!

This is a gigantic step for advocates. The problem with stigma, the way people with mental illnesses are treated and  the availability of treatment were all addressed today at the conference.

One of the great things that has been started is MentalHealth.gov This encourages people to get help for themselves or their loved ones if needed,  offers stories of hope and recovery, and will educate people about mental illnesses. It also offers a lot of other valuable information.

I would strongly encourage you to check it out and share it with people you know.

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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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One Response to Mental Health Matters : A New Resource

  1. Excellent news. President Obama is setting an example that other leaders must follow. Lets get mental illness, stigma and discrimination as a health priority for the G8 and G20 agenda. Our mission is – share knowledge, change lives. @careif. #careifYouCan

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