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Category Archives: Mental Illness

NAMI Local Affiliates

Hi, For those of you who struggle with mental illness or if you have a loved one who is affected by mental illness, there is hope and help out there. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a grassroots organization that is instrumental in helping families. I attended the Family-to-Family classes last winter. It was …

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Helping Those With Mental Illness~One Woman’s Journey

Hi, I don’t know what I would do without NAMI. I appreciate the instruction I have received from that organization. It has helped me deal with my adult children who struggle with mental illnesses. Today’s featured link is the story of one woman’s journey. I hope you enjoy it.   In December 2011, I launched …

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Mental Illness and Writing

Mental Illness and Writing is an interesting title. It is amazing how much mental illness in a family can shut down the normal every day routine. In the last two months, two of my adult children attempted suicide. Both were hospitalized. Both events traumatized me. More than I thought they would. I’m still in recovery …

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Empowerment

Hi, I loved this article written by a lovely lady who attended Peer to Peer classes. It is worth the read. The posts describes healing and empowerment. Click here to read. Rose

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Family To Family Classes

Hi, I have no clue who started the Family to Family Classes. I’m just glad they did. I took the classes this past winter/spring. It was so helpful. During my son’s recent attempted suicide, I was able to advocate for him while he was in the hospital. The medical folks actually listened to me and …

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A Mother Of A Mentally Ill Adult Child

Hello, I loved the article featured today. Many of you can also relate to what it feels like to be the parent of a mentally ill minor or adult child. It’s one tough road. Click here to read an encouraging story. Rose

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A Blog For Loved Ones Of The Mentally Ill

Hi, If you are looking for blogs for loved ones of the mentally ill, click here to read this one.

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Attempted Sucide and Mental Illness

I sit in my room and cry. My son’s mental illness has torn the family I spent a life time creating-apart. It is not my son’s fault. Mental illness is excruciating to deal with. I don’t know what it is like to live with a mental illness. But I do know what it is like …

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Hi Gals, If you or a loved one struggles with alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous  is an option that might meet a need in your lives. The link featured today has a registry of local support groups all over the country. Click here for the website. Rose

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Mental Illness and the Chains of Caregiving

Hi Gals, In the ensuing months, I am fixing up my house and putting it on the market. If/when it sells, I plan on going into hiding. My adult children will be able to access me via social media and the phone. I need to pull the rug out from under several of my adult …

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