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Is Society to Blame for the Mental Health Care System not working?

NEWS FLASH:  Mental Illness exists in our world. One in Four people in the United States have a mental illness. Mental Illnesses really are chemical imbalances in the brain. They are not a sign of weakness. In fact, those who … Continue reading

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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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Am I really like everyone else?

As someone who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 25 years ago, I would have to say, “I don’t know.” and “I think it depends on who I am asking.” THE REASONS WHY I FEEL LIKE MOST “NORMAL” PEOPLE I have … Continue reading

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Email I sent to Representatives in the General Assembly in NC

RESPONSES FOUND BELOW Dear Representatives; I recently received a phone call from Senator Burr, have spoken to Mayor Allen Joines, and have received an email from Virginia Foxx. I also have sent a certified letter to the White House, received … Continue reading

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Why June 3rd Is an Important Day in the US, Who is Invited, and What is the Agenda?

  Note: After hearing President Obama and others speak I have to say that I am impressed and am hopeful and convinced that things are going to change regarding mental illness and mental health. This blog entry was written prior … Continue reading

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Good News: Mental Illness is Being Talked about!

Recently I wrote a blog entitled “Is there anyone with influence who cares about the mentally ill?“. I am pleased to see that it is being talked about. Here are some articles that prove that it is still being talked about. … Continue reading

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I Have a Dream (Re: Mental Illness)

I HAVE A DREAM by Bipolar Bandit On August 28,1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed…that all men are created … Continue reading

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Is there anyone with influence who cares about the mentally ill?

Are there any people out there who have influence who will talk about mental illness? I don’t think so. 1 in 4 Americans are affected by a mental illness. However, it seems the only time mental illness is brought up … Continue reading

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Has the Talk about Mental Illness regarding recent shootings over?

It is sad that it takes a tragedy like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary to get people talking about mental illness. What is even sadder is  that even though the media and politicians have voiced concern over how our … Continue reading

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