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

Lessons from the Mental Hospital

RIP Matthew Warren..And Thus, Again, For Those Who Suffer…

http://www.christianpost.com/news/rick-warrens-son-takes-own-life-after-lifelong-battle-with-mental-illness-93388/ And here we are again, another tragedy for another family that fell victim to the harsh realities of mental illness. No one is immune, and no one who does not suffer or has a love one who suffers can … 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