“Please Join Me In Fighting *STIGMA*~ For People with Mental Illness & in Addiction Recovery”

HELLO RECOVERY FRIENDS & New Visitor’s,

Mental Health Awareness RibbonMental Health Awareness WEEK……*JOIN ME*

I AM A WRITER, BLOGGER, AUTHOR, A WIFE, AUNT, DAUGHTER, GREAT AUNT, WHO LIVES LIFE IN RECOVERY AND SUFFER”S FROM *MENTAL & EMOTIONAL illness & disorders……..

AS a member of NAMI, and a woman with, Bipolar 2 disorder, Panic with Agoraphobia, Manic Depression problems, Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, and in Recovery from addiction…..I KNOW ABOUT “STIGMA,” Which even runs Ramped in my Family. They choose to IGNORE what Mental Illness is about.

I KNOW how others suffer from the many Mental & Emotional Disorders,…..how we are at times TREATED by the Public as “FREAKS” or be called “POSTAL”…..”NOT NORMAL”……”SLOW”……”STUPID”…….and more. Also the Stigma about having to take Medications, in which I was once called a Drug Addict! This to me is very SAD, as I thought this Country had gotten WAY BEYOND THIS POINT???……”GUESS NOT”….”Just Sayin”….

I KNOW what it’s like to be FIRED from JOB’S,……because I was to SLOW, or wasn’t Concentrating good enough, or not UNDERSTANDING DIRECTIVE well.  AND let me tell you, after having a 19+year  CAREER IN “BANKING & FINANCE”…..At least I KNOW I’m a HARD WORKING EMPLOYEE, but I gave UP looking for Part-Time work.

WHY?…..WHY are people still SO in the “DARK” about others who suffer from MENTAL & EMOTIONAL illness?

I COULD go on and on about my HISTORY of others not WANTING to understand MY & OTHERS DAILY LIFE CHALLENGES with Mental Disorders…….WHY do others have to be so CRUEL at times, or CHOOSE to not have Empathy, Compassion, or understanding for those who suffer. DO THEY think we wanted to have these DISORDERS?…..I know I wish I didn’t, but I had to accept MY MENTAL DISABILITIES & CHALLENGES, and CHOOSE TO ADVOCATE FOR THOSE’S WHO CAN NOT, and I MAKE EACH DAY THE BEST I CAN.

SO IT’S TIME,…..TIME TO “STAND-UP” and “SPEAK-UP” and “SPEAK-OUT” about “MENTAL & EMOTIONAL ILLNESS TODAY”……

*SO ALL THIS WEEK, PLEASE JOIN ME IN MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK WITH NAMI ~~ SO WE ALL CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!*
Every year during the first full week of October, we observe Mental Illness Awareness Week and break new ground in the fight against stigma as we broaden the national conversation on mental health.   Throughout the week, as always, NAMI will be working hard to change attitudes through outreach, education and advocacy.   With your gift today, you too can make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.   It’s time.mental_illness_awareness_week

Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 6-12, 2013

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities, large or small, for public education about mental illness.

MIAW coincides with the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding (Oct. 8) and National Depression Screening Day (Oct. 10.)

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 **GOD BLESS ALL!  AUTHOR, CATHERINE TOWNSEND-LYON****MEET THE FOLKS AT SOUTHBAY NAMI**

SOUTHBAY~NAMI

Welcome

NAMI, the acronym for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a grass roots, self help, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of families who have relatives with a brain disorder (mental illness). This includes the families of persons diagnosed with a mental illness, relatives and friends, mental health professionals, and all who share NAMI’s vision and mission.

NAMI South Bay is an affiliate of National and State NAMI. NAMI South Bay serves the general area from El Segundo on the north to Palos Verdes on the south; from the Beach Cities on the west to Carson/Wilmington on the east. NAMI South Bay has regular monthly meetings with a Caring and Sharing Support Group and Speaker Sessions, Family to Family and Familia de Familia Programs, Peer to Peer and Connections Programs (ongoing support group for persons with a mental illness). NAMI South Bay supports other programs such as NARSAD, dedicated to the service of persons with a mental illness and their families. Also, NAMI South Bay participates in the NAMI Los Angeles County Walk. Please consider joining and participating in NAMI South Bay.

*THERE WEBSITE http://namisouthbay.com ***liebster
*THANK YOU  to ANNMARIE for Nominating me for *The LIEBSTER Award* for my Post here on *Mental Health Awareness Week*

**MORE FRIENDS TO VISIT WHO ARE SUPPORTING ME IN *MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK**

DeBorah Palmer  http://dancingpalmtrees.com  Jenn: http://pamhi.wordpress.com    http://gedicreativeminds.wordpress.com  Lizzie: http://runningnakedwithscissors.com  ANNMARIE OF: http://sweetwildflower.wordpress.com  Angela of: http://crowarrowinc.wordpress.com Also:George Boyle of http://GediCreativeMinds.wordpress.com

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  8. Reblogged this on Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit and commented:
    Please donate today. This is a worthy cause. Often mental illness is the hidden illness. Hidden because on the surface we appear well but underneath are suffering and hidden because you don’t want or can’t explain to others exactly what is wrong or that it is a valid and disabling disease. Thank you.

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  9. Please donate today. This is a worthy cause. Often mental illness is the hidden illness. Hidden because on the surface we appear well but underneath are suffering and hidden because you don’t want or can’t explain to others exactly what is wrong or that it is a valid and disabling disease. Thank you.

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