Halloween Special Page

Halloween is the one day of the year when full-grown adults get to act like little children again. We dress up in costumes, consume large amounts of candy, and attend parties where we play practical jokes, and tell each other how ghoulishly wonderful we look. In the spirit of...

Making Halloween Just a Day on the Calendar After SRA

I understand that many people who were harmed as children in ritual abuse, find Halloween a very hard day. Facing what happened on a day to day basis is hard enough, but a high day such as Halloween conjures memories that can be overwhelming. I Propose A New Way...

Beyond Beds The Vital Role of a Full Continuum of Psychiatric Care

I received an email this evening from SAMHSA, (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) announcing the following report had finally come out today from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. The piece encompasses the first in a ten-part series on the inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity...

Gift of Voice

I am pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for peers and providers of mental health services being offered by an organization known as Gift of Voice. Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, Gift of Voice strives to train, empower and educate for the mental health of individuals, communities and churches. Gift...

POLICE OFFICERS AND THOSE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

Police officers are trained to be authority figures, but these tactics often do not work on a person who is mentally compromised. What follows can be disastrous, not just for the mentally ill person, but for the police officer as well. ...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It is 2017, and we as a nation still have a silent epidemic that we don’t want to talk about. Domestic Violence. I can’t tell you how sad it makes me to have to post this page. You would think with all our advancements, and all our knowledge, we...

A Message to All Who Are Having a Hard Time Today

I of all people understand the deep hole of depression. I understand the feelings of being overwhelmed by one’s thoughts, and the need to hide. I can also relate to feelings of wanting to self-destruct. These powerful emotions can make life miserable, and threaten our existence. My words to...

I’m Going To Let My Guard Down

I rarely ever post online about what is going on in my private life. However, I’m making an exception today. I saw a video earlier of a woman who stated she was going to make a video series about living with Dissociative identity Disorder that wasn’t going to be...