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Black Celebrities who have a Mental Illness

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH The list of black celebrities is endless.  These courageous people have paved the way for so many others to become singers, doctors, lawyers, athletes, politicians, teachers, scientists, and more. What you might not have considered … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Positive Things Can Come From Amanda Bynes’s Extended Hospital Stay

When I read an article by ABC News that Amanda would be required to stay at the psychiatric hospital for another two weeks, I was relieved and am really hoping that good things can come from this. I wrote a blog … Continue reading

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Does Amanda Bynes’s mother regret telling everyone that her daughter does not have a mental illness?

Amanda Bynes’s tweets and recent actions show that she is obviously not doing well. In May, when the stories first were breaking that Amanda Bynes had done some “crazy” things, was arrested for DUI, and then was admitted to a … 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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Did more than the System let Gus Deeds and His family Down?

I am sure you have heard the story about Senator Deeds who was attacked by his son back in November. Story in November Deeds has been talking to the media about how  The System Failed His Son.   Part of … 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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Guest Post: A Successful Story- A police Officer and a Person With Schizophrenia

Preface: This is a mothers’ story of how  police officers responded to a 911 call regarding her son who has schizophrenia. The way the situation was handled gives hope not only to the mother and her son, but to others … Continue reading

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Living in a World with no Mental Illness?

I am used to knowing people who don’t want to talk about mental illness because of the stigma and because they are not educated on  the subject.  Conversations dealing with taboo words like mental illness, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, ADD, … Continue reading

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