Mental Health Awareness Day & Thanks to Some Governors

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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 Below)

Montana

Kentucky

Rhode Island

Connecticut

West Virginia

 

 

I would also like to thank the Governor of Maryland for his correspondence and the Governor of North Carolina for writing a speech for an event we had in Winston Salem, NC as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week on October 12, 2013.  Having several organizations get together to raise awareness can be done. 

There are weeks, days, and months set aside for various different mental illnesses and different causes that have to do with mental health.

However, because there are so many different ones, the voices of those who have a mental illness and/or their supporters get lost.

If there is one day that is chosen to observe Mental Illness and Mental Health and it is shared nationally, hopefully more people would take notice of the changes that need to be made and how mental illness affects them.

rhode island

wv

ct

ky

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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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