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GUEST POST: Why it’s Important to Talk to your Children about Mental Illness by Sherry: POSSIBLE TRIGGER

It’s  important to teach teenagers who aren’t having any problems at all what mental illness can look like when it first starts? Some of the signs: Moods that are extreme and don’t match the circumstances Moods that shift quickly Pervasive thoughts … 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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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 … 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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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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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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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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