Guest Post: Interview with Author Michelle May Krack

Michelle May Krack is the author of "Michelle May Crack"  She also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. 1. How long has it been since your diagnosis?25 years ago, age 31, I was married 12 years and my children at the time were 11, 9, 7, 2.2. What led you to advocate for mental … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with Author Michelle May Krack

What is required to be a Mental Health Care Advocate?

  While travelling around the world of social media, I have seen countless people and organizations claiming to be mental health advocates. It makes me wonder what exactly these people are doing by claiming that they are advocates? Have they advocated for themselves because they have a mental illness Have they advocated for a friend … Continue reading What is required to be a Mental Health Care Advocate?

What has happened to HIPPA?

I was diagnosed with a mental illness over 25 years ago.  I also have had many medical problems including pancreatitis, numerous stomach issues resulting in being hospitalized, had to have my gall bladder removed and was admitted to ICU due to heart problems. Often times, when I went to the ER complaining of symptoms, they … Continue reading What has happened to HIPPA?

Was I an Advocate or a Person with Bipolar Disorder First?

At the age of 13, I was most likely like many teenagers at that time. I wanted Nike sneakers and Jordache jeans. I had a group of friends that I liked to do things with. I cared about my grades and my parent's approval. I would never say I was sheltered, but what I thought … Continue reading Was I an Advocate or a Person with Bipolar Disorder First?

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 that started so long ago is now a national conversation. Mental Health Matters!This is a gigantic … Continue reading Mental Health Matters : A New Resource

Guest Post: My Mentally Ill Son vs Your son with Another Type of Illness

Laura Pogliano, a mother and advocate in Maryland wrote on the difference between her experience of having a child with serious mental illness and your experience having a child with another type of illness: Your child's illness gets 500, 000 likes on Facebook when you post a picture or ask for prayers My child's illness … Continue reading Guest Post: My Mentally Ill Son vs Your son with Another Type of Illness