Category Archives: politics

The Frustrations of Being a Mental Health Advocate

I recently posted on my FB page this and I truly believe it. It feels like an uphill battle. I have so many good things to offer if I could just get ONE person with influence to hear me.   I … Continue reading

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Dear Parkland Students,

   Pictures Source I have heard your frustrations about the politicians not listening to you in regards to gun control.  I am not going to get into how I feel about gun control.  What I do want to talk about … Continue reading

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Coming out of my Depression: Now what?

I have been deeply depressed for the past 6 1/2 months. I am talking severely depressed where I did not leave my house other than to get groceries with my husband a few times a month. I did not talk … Continue reading

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What needs to Change in the Mental Health System

I posed this question in honor of Mental Health Month in my Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses group and FB page Mental Health Advocates.  Here are some answers (anonymously): Health care coverage, insurance! More people working the field that … Continue reading

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How Obama Care has impacted me in regards to “formulary” medications

I am one of the lucky ones. I am on Medicare and pay for extra benefits (an enhanced plan).  Everything is usually covered and medications have never really been a hard thing to get. However, that was until 2017. Most … Continue reading

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Dear Future President,

For a year now, the presidential candidates have been dodging questions about the problem of mental illness in America. Some will bring it up when talking about gun control and others ridicule the mentally ill. Well, when is the question … Continue reading

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I Care for Someone Who Has a Mental Illness and Want to do More to Help Them

Many people who have a mental illness or have a family member or loved one with a mental illness know that the mental system needs a lot of work. In order for the mental health system to change, we need … Continue reading

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How it can take ONE MINUTE to Start to Change the Mental Health System

Just think of how loud our voices would be if we all spent ONE MINUTE of our day asking a candidate (or several) to talk about how to SOLVE the mental health crisis. Getting them to talk about it is … Continue reading

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Sanders- Will he talk about the mental health crisis?

  Candidates: I have written emails, filled out forms, made phone calls, tweeted,sent FB messages and even drove two hours to attend a rally of one of yours to get my message across that the mental health crisis needs to be … Continue reading

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Will Trump Make America Great for Everyone?

Until about a year ago, I did not follow politics very much. However, this election has captured many people’s attention including mine.  I think it’s mainly because of Trump’s outlandish statements that grabbed the attention of the media. Now, I am … Continue reading

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