Like most Americans, I’m saddened by the tragedy in Arizona this past weekend. I’m praying for families who have lost a loved one, and for those who are injured and healing. Also, I’m specifically praying for the parents of the shooter, Jared Loughner. My husband and I heard the news Read More ….
Holidays are hard. Crowded schedules, family expectations, self expectations, and physical and emotional drain. For our loved ones who suffer with brain disorders that cause emotional distress, all the stress of the holidays is even worse. While we are planning joyous celebrations, our ill family member may be just trying Read More ….
As I write this I’m not sure where my son is. I’m pretty sure he’s in the local area. I have no way to contact him. Last week his girlfriend told him to leave her apartment. She could no longer live with the behaviors brought on by his mental illness. Read More ….
For readers looking for a sensational tell-all, Lynne Spears’ Through the Storm, will be disappointing. I, too, was disappointed, but for different reason Through the Storm, subtitled A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World is less than it promises. It is less about family and more Read More ….
Unintentionally the man drew attention to himself. Most people didn’t notice as he came into the Social Security office. They were huddled in their own space waiting for their number to be called. This man, let’s call him Sam, became noticed after he checked in at the computer terminal, and Read More ….
“People with mental problems are our neighbors. They are members of our congregations, members of our families; they are everywhere in this country.”–Rosalynn Carter Some statistics indicate that the extent of mental illness in the United States is one in four people are affected by these diseases. This number includes Read More ….