Matthew Perry, Recovery, Drug Courts and Finding Real Solutions

I caught Matthew Perry the other night on a British Talk show discussing his recovery and the goal of his team to create a drug court, so as to separate those who need treatment and support to rehabilitate, from those … Continue reading

A Remarkable Survivor Reminds Us that Acceptance is Freedom…

I have had little direct contact with people having schizophrenia or those who love and support people who have this illness. In my class we read about it and heard from parents and siblings who care for those with this … Continue reading

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Health) is Here for You..Parents and Family Need Help Too!

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw so many people attending the Palm Beach County NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) lunch and learned that our guest speaker was Christine Stapleton.  My daughter and I gained much strength and understanding … Continue reading

For the Parents and Loved Ones of those Suffer…NAMI, MY Mother, and Not Being a Victim

THIS IS A GUEST POST BY MY BRAVE, WONDERFUL, LOVING, KIND, ACCEPTING, SUPPORTIVE LOVE A MOM WHO REFUSED TO BE A VICTIM-AND GOT INVOLVED IN CHANGING THE WAY WE DEAL WITH THE MENTALLY ILL WE LOVE-LOVE YOU MOM! The T.V. … Continue reading

Lessons from the Mental Hospital

Do You Have a Sense Of Humor? Your Life Depends on It.

Originally posted on The Manifest-Station:
 Do You Have a Sense Of Humor? Your Life Depends on It. After I put up a funny picture which said “May Your LIfe Be As Awesome as You Pretend It Is on Facebook” and…

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ― Dr. Seuss

A Woman was suffering guilt, shame, and regret from the sins she committed before she started recovery. The self-loathing, and the negative self-talk were taking over her days, leading her to a toxic place where her physical health was deteriorating. … Continue reading

Where can I unpack this luggage?? Please advise…

Where should I put this luggage?? The cards I had been dealt have been reshuffled, reorganized, and played differently in the last five years. The beauty of surrendering to what is, the hand you have before you, is freedom, and … Continue reading

Hey America!? Hey NRA Guy!? Yoohoo Joe Biden Commission!?…Some Notes From the Asylum…

AND as we find out that Jodi Arias’ parents were in fact aware something was very wrong with their daughter, and they wanted and tried to help but she is an adult and thus they could not. For all of … Continue reading

For Those Who Suffer…

  I was so grateful on every level when I heard Pastor Rick Warren and his wife say that they will use the suicide of their beloved son Matthew and his decades long struggle with mental illness and major depression … Continue reading