Our Thanksgiving Gift Card Campaign is Back, Here’s How YOU Can Help!
Thanks to so many of you, this will be our 5th year of providing gift cards to more than 14 group homes in our community that serve men and women with serious mental health challenges this Holiday Season! You rock! This year we would like to expand this effort. If you...
COVID, Isolation and Serious Mental Illness. How You Can Bring True Hope.
I get a general sense that most people I speak with want to “do something” about helping our seriously mentally ill neighbors. We see the people on our streets and we donate to homeless shelters or offer to volunteer and pass out food. These are good and obvious ways to respond, but how do we think about and move forward in terms of addressing the more daunting issue of isolation?
Where is God in My Suffering?
Sometimes the pain from battling a serious mental illness can be overwhelming. Whether you have a mental illness or love someone who struggles, it can feel like you are walking in complete darkness at times. Questions and confusion may swirl in your head each...
The Seriously Mentally Ill: A Time To Build Up
As the Fourth of July weekend draws near in this unsettling time, I am engulfed in a wide range of emotions. I don’t need to name all of the difficult circumstances we have faced as a nation these past few months, we are all experiencing pain from one degree to...
Joker, Choosing the Unsentimental & Tender Eye
“Joker” begs the uncomfortable question, who was there for Arthur Fleck?
Discovery: Signs of Mental Illness from a Mother’s Perspective
The following list is not meant to be a diagnostic tool and is not written by a medical professional. It is a collection of snapshots written from a mother’s perspective in an effort to help others.
Your Child in a Psychiatric Hospital
Our son was insistent: He had to fly to CERN in Switzerland, he had to announce his scientific findings at the Geneva Convention. Would we take him to the airport?