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Tom Sullivan: Does Fox discriminate against people with mental illnesses?

I am starting to wonder if Fox does not like people with mental illnesses. The recent story of  Fox news host, Tom Sullivan, telling a caller that her illness is made up  is not the first time that Fox has added … 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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My Reaction to Bill O’Reilly’s Opinion Regarding Mental Illness

Note: Although this aired  awhile ago, I think that people should be aware of how Bill O’Reilly views people with mental illness. It is because of his opinion and the potential of influencing his viewers, that we have a problem … Continue reading

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How the Media is playing a Role in Recent shootings

The recent Navy yard shooting, Newton, Auroroa , Columbine, Virginia Tech…. I cringe every time I hear that there has been a mass shooting. This is because I anticipate that it won’t take long before the media will find out … Continue reading

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What has happened to HIPPA?

I was diagnosed with a mental illness over 25 years ago.  I also have had many medical problems including pancreatitis, numerous stomach issues resulting in being hospitalized, had to have my gall bladder removed and was admitted to ICU due … 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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The Launch of a Great Program to Help Kids with Mental Illnesses

A Very Hopeful Program Available to Young Adults Regarding Mental Illness  On June 3rd I wrote an article entitled “There is Hope: Mental Health Conference at White House” One of the things discussed at the conference was that “National broadcasters in … 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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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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My Opinion on Involuntary Commitment and Conservatorships (For example, Amanda Bynes)

This is not just a problem regarding Amanda Bynes  and her parents.  (Info on her parent’s fight) It is not just a problem that Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan’s parents faced.  It is an ongoing problem for many people with … Continue reading

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