Tag Archives: #MentalHealthMatters

Dear Future President,

For a year now, the presidential candidates have been dodging questions about the problem of mental illness in America. Some will bring it up when talking about gun control and others ridicule the mentally ill. Well, when is the question … Continue reading

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30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know 1. The illness I live with is: Bipolar Disorder 2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 1987 3. But I had symptoms since: 1983 4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had … Continue reading

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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. … 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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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 … Continue reading

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