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Being a Mother with mental illness (Part 3 - Final)

So far in these posts I have talked about how I hated the thought of being a mother with mental illness, how it made me feel, how I thought I was hurting my family by having a mental illness. 1,254 more words

Bipolar

Five Things to Keep in Mind the Next Time You Feel Suicidal

If you are in crisis: PLEASE call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – no matter what problems you are dealing with, they want to help you find a reason to keep living. 1,495 more words

Mental Health

Pride.

what good are
the masses
rising up
to fill the streets with hate
while putting limits on love
when love should know
no boundaries?
and who is anyone… 75 more words

On Self-Expression.

On SCOTUS and Single Parents

I have mentioned several times over the past year how I’ve become aware of how we bring our own assumptions to the table.  We see things as colored from our lives and not always how they really are.   798 more words

Life

The Power of Shrinkage

What comes to your mind when you think of shrinkage? Certainly words like beautiful and luxurious do not come to mind. But we do conjure up images of the character Buckwheat from the Little Rascals or someone who has been unkempt for days. 385 more words

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It's still a long road to full inclusion for people with dementia

The road of advocacy and self advocacy is a really tough one, especially as most often, to have become an advocate, you must have become part of a marginalised group that is being discriminated against, or speaking out on behalf of someone who is being treated badly. 344 more words

Daily Blog

Climbing Into Bed...Again.

Hello everyone!

I’ll be using this blog as a sort of outlet for myself — sometimes writing down what is running through my mind helps the thoughts to escape and give me some peace, even if it doesn’t last very long. 418 more words