Sunday, June 30, 2013

I know I haven't really written in a while. I've been going through an emotional whirlwind, to say the least, over the past couple of months. I developed a list of topics yesterday and planned to sit down and write about one of them today and then this terrible headache hit and I was down and out for the day. I promise to bring some of my writings back to the page soon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NAMIWalk; Changing step at a time.

I sure have been a slacker (and really busy with work) and have neglected to share some pictures from the NAMIWalk! This walk was such a fabulous experience that took place on May 18, 2013 at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. I walked alongside my grandfather and my best friend. I had such a great time at the walk! I am so incredibly grateful to those that donated to NAMI Maryland in support of my walk team and to those that walked alongside me. It was so incredibly heartwarming to stand at the Inner Harbor looking around at so many amazing individuals in the same place for this incredible cause- Raising awareness and fighting the stigma of mental illness! It was so inspiring to look around me and see that I'm not the only one working towards this cause, there are so many others with the same hopes, wishes and goals as me. This was my 2nd year participating in the walk and it is surely not even close to my last!

Bringing Mental Illness Out of The Shadows- great video!

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Monday, June 3, 2013

President Obama- No Shame in Mental Illness Video

Please take as moment to listen to the words of President Obama. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for these amazing words and hope to see some changes to the mental health system in America in the near future, they are much needed!

My favorite quotes from this video...

 "We know that recovery is possible, we know that help is available, yet as a society we often think about mental health differently than other forms of health"

"The brain's a body part too, we just know less about it. There should be no shame in discussing or seeking help for treatable illnesses that affect too many people that we love. We've got to get rid of that embarrassment, we've got to get rid of that stigma! Too many American's who strgle with mental health illnesses are still suffering in silence rather than seeking help."