Note Green is the Color for Mental Health World Mental Health Day is quickly approaching. This year, more than ever due to COVID, we need to make sure Mental Health is on everyone's minds. World Mental Health Day 2021- Theme - Mental Health in an Unequal World VIDEO Now is the time to get started! … Continue reading Attention Mental Health Advocates: Let’s Color the World Green for World Mental Health Day on October 10th
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Ideas of what to say to Someone who is Struggling with just About Anything (Divided by Kinds of Struggles)
There are a lot of reasons why someone might be struggling and oftentimes it is hard to come up with things to say. Most of the time people will say "let me know if there is anything I can do to help" or "you are in my thoughts and prayers". Both of those things … Continue reading Ideas of what to say to Someone who is Struggling with just About Anything (Divided by Kinds of Struggles)
75 Mental Health Quotes Part #9
I enjoy taking pictures and then adding quotes to them. Some of these are my own quotes, but most of them are from other people and I have given them credit. Disclaimer: Most of the pictures are mine, but the ones that are not using a free service: Canva For More Quotes: 50 Mental Health … Continue reading 75 Mental Health Quotes Part #9
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 know what they are doing! Better training or vetting for mental health case workers … Continue reading What needs to Change in the Mental Health System
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 hoping that he will get the attention of the media on a topic that affects … Continue reading Will Trump Make America Great for Everyone?
Does Kasich have a solution to the mental health crisis like he says he does
Since the presidential campaign started, I, along with other mental health advocates, have been trying to get the candidates to talk about how they would SOLVE the mental health crisis. We, as mental health advocates, are frustrated that mental illness/health doesn't even get brought up. The candidates are not forced to answer questions that involve … Continue reading Does Kasich have a solution to the mental health crisis like he says he does
After Attending Cruz Rally as a Mental Health Advocate will I vote for him?
I drove over two hours to attend Cruz's rally. The picture of where it was going to be was a small church so I figured I would be able to ask him a question. I had written it up and thank goodness I had. There were so many people there that they did not let … Continue reading After Attending Cruz Rally as a Mental Health Advocate will I vote for him?
Trump vs Clinton: Who will have the vote of the mentally ill?
First of all, I am an independent voter and my state has not yet voted in the primaries. I have no idea who I will vote for, but as of right now, I don't plan to vote for any candidate in the primaries. If Trump and Clinton are my choices in the general election I … Continue reading Trump vs Clinton: Who will have the vote of the mentally ill?
Do the votes of Mental Health Advocates Matter?
I have seen articles talking about what mental health advocates would ask a candidate. I have heard advocates talk about what they would say to a candidate if they had a chance to talk to them. (Links to articles below) However, it does not matter. Why? The media won't ask questions about how the candidates would … Continue reading Do the votes of Mental Health Advocates Matter?
A Whole New Ball Game in March
Kasich, a presidential candidate still in the race, has been quoted as saying, "I'm going to win Ohio, and when I win Ohio it's a whole new ballgame." Source Could he be right? As an independent voter who has not yet voted in the primary election, I still have no clue who I would vote for, … Continue reading A Whole New Ball Game in March
March Madness: Basketball vs Candidates
March Madness usually refers to college football. I think this year it will refer to the madness of how the candidates can't prove what they stand for and the campaigns all rely on mudslinging. March Madness usually refers to college football. I think this year it will refer more about the craziness of who … Continue reading March Madness: Basketball vs Candidates
What They are not Talking about at the Debates
Picture Credit: CNN.com I watched all the debates in the beginning, but have to admit that I am only listening to comments later now. As far as … Continue reading What They are not Talking about at the Debates
It’s World Bipolar Day! Check out these Bipolar Disorder FB pages
There are several wonderful pages on Facebook that deal with bipolar disorder. They offer various information on the mental illness, share inspirational quotes, memes, and personal experiences with the owner's illness. Raising awareness of bipolar disorder and eliminating stigma" is important. That was why World Bipolar Day was started. Please help to raise awareness by sharing … Continue reading It’s World Bipolar Day! Check out these Bipolar Disorder FB pages
Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 8: A Mental Health Advocate Lives On
It has been so hard to write this blog as it is just another way that it confirms my mom is only in my heart and mind from this point forward. I will no longer be able to email her, call her, or see her when I need encouragement and advice. My mom, one of the … Continue reading Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Bandit Part 8: A Mental Health Advocate Lives On
Are Psychiatrists Held to the same Standards as other Doctors?
"Do no harm" is something that all doctors say when they become a doctor.... If a cardiologist prescribed a medicine that his/her patient was allergic to and the patient died, would the family be able to sue for malpractice win? most likely If an oncologist did not present their patient with an option that they knew about, but … Continue reading Are Psychiatrists Held to the same Standards as other Doctors?
Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Disorder Part 7: Giving Back
My mother has written six blogs that have touched many lives. She has been an advocate all my life and by sharing our struggles and giving great advice, she has quite the following. Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Disorder My mother has been struggling with cancer for quite awhile. She has never given up, … Continue reading Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Disorder Part 7: Giving Back
Mental Illness Awareness Week
Mental Illness Awareness Week: Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the first full week of October, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the … Continue reading Mental Illness Awareness Week
Thank an Advocate Challenge
I am the founder of Mental Health Advocates United and Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses. Yesterday, I challenged both my group and followers of my page to thank a mental health advocate. As the day continued, the idea developed into the Thank an Advocate Challenge. I have taken the challenge on myself and have … Continue reading Thank an Advocate Challenge
Guest Post: What it’s Like to Live with Autism
What It's Like to Live with Autism For a bit of background info, I’m a 19 year old Law Student at Queen’s University Belfast, and I have Asperger’s Syndrome, which was diagnosed when I was 14. I also run a group which aims to promote and raise awareness of Autism, Asperger’s and ASD. For several … Continue reading Guest Post: What it’s Like to Live with Autism
Guest Post: Gerald’s Story “An Uninvited Guest he had to Live With: Bipolar Disorder”
An Uninvited Guest I Had to Learn to "Live" With Most people have had the experience of an uninvited person popping up at their home. Depending on who the unexpected guest turns out to be, this could turn out to be a welcomed, joyous, and exciting event, or an unwelcome, disturbing and unhappy one. Over … Continue reading Guest Post: Gerald’s Story “An Uninvited Guest he had to Live With: Bipolar Disorder”