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Weeks/Months/Days Dedicated to Mental Health Topics

Here are some of the days/weeks/months set aside for the various mental illnesses and/or mental health topics.  Take some time to click on the source link to learn how you can help to raise awareness on  the topic. If you … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Finding Your Purpose and Going After Your Dreams

I have been a mental health advocate for over 25 years. I have been in and out of psychiatric hospitals so many times that I have lost count. However, I also have accomplished a lot before going on disability. For … Continue reading

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Mental Illness Issue? Make Your Politicians Accountable!

I write letters to people with influence as an advocate for people with mental illness. It can be very discouraging. I have been doing this for 25 years since I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After seeing the way people … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Day & Thanks to Some Governors

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 … Continue reading

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Email I sent to Governors Re: Mental Illness Awareness Week October 2013

Dear Governor; In light of all the tragic events that have been putting mental illness in the spotlight, it is more important than ever to help raise awareness about mental illness by educating people on what to look for, where … 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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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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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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