AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL NEW BRUNSWICKERS I had the privilege of attending the SHIFT Conference in Moncton, N.B. over the past couple of days. As I listened to the words of one speaker, Moncef Lakouas, I was particularly moved. When he recalled the feeling he had when he got his Canadian Citizenship, I had… Continue reading A SHIFT in Thinking and a Challenge to TAKE ACTION!
Mental Illness 101: Overcoming Harsh and Hateful Comments (Sometimes Our Own Families Just Don’t Understand) About a year ago, as we were in the throes of begging a Dallas Psychiatric Hospital to treat our fifteen-year-old son, a family member made some interesting comments. In a conversation that took place on Facebook, I was accused of… Continue reading Overcoming Harsh and Hateful Comments. Mental Illness 101
Today I want to tell you about Melinda. An amazing lady who has faced a tremendously challenging year with grace and a positive attitude! It started with her husband Lee, who returned from a business trip last summer and was out catching up on mowing his lawn when he began to feel extremely ill. Ill… Continue reading In Honor of Some Special Ladies
Hi, My name is Yennah Hurley and I am an alcoholic!! Since I posted my first post last week, people who have known me for years emailed, text-messaged, Facebook-messaged and called me with concern being unaware of my “addiction” so I thought it was important that I clarify that my addictive personality has allowed me… Continue reading My dominant Addictions!
Just the facts: Mental illness in Canada NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FACTS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS Facts from Canada Chances of having a mental illness in your lifetime in Canada: One in five At any given time, percentage of Canadians who have a mental illness: 10.4% Percentage of adolescents (aged 15 – 24) who report a mental… Continue reading Just the Facts : Mental Illness in Canada