Tag Archives: Mental Illness Awareness

Dear Dr.Rand Paul, We need your help!

Dear Senator Rand Paul, The title of this blog is vague yet I hope will get people’s attention who normally would not read blogs I write. It is sad, but true, that if I wrote something like “The Mentally Ill … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Encouragement from a Political Mental Health Advocate and News Channel

Many of my blogs deal with mental health issues that are facing are nation and how advocates need to unite to start making a difference. Erasing the stigma  is important so people aren’t afraid to seek help.  People need to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Veteran’s Battle with Schizophrenia

My Only Son Short Video Over a year ago, I began working with a childhood friend and young Veteran to write a screenplay based on his experience during the onset of schizophrenia in his 20s. In January, his story came … 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 Reflecting on Mental Health Month is Important if You have a Mental Illness

When you have a mental illness, you know all too well what your daily struggles are.  If you are on medicine, they may help, but come with side effects.  If medicine alone does not help, then you most likely need … Continue reading

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Facing a Mental Illness while in School

While  watching this video about a student who comes back from being absent from school for two weeks because he was depressed, it reminds me of when I was in middle school and high school and would miss school for … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the Empire State Building Shooting

As I hear about the unfortunate news of the shooting at The #Empire State Building, I have to wonder was #Jeffrey Johnson, the person who did the shooting mentally ill?  It saddens me that this is thought of by many … Continue reading

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