2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart
Unfortunately, in our society, many people with mental illness struggle doubly. They not only have the challenges of a mental illness, but also the stigma that comes from others and even themselves. So many people beat themselves up about where they are, and where they “should” be. Many people feel isolated and alone. And they have to sift through a lot of inaccurate and confusing information.
As a writer and associate editor at Psych Central, my goal is to share accurate and useful information with readers. I love interviewing bloggers, authors and clinicians and weaving their advice into articles that dispel common myths and chip away at the stigma toward mental illness.
My goal is to share reputable tools, tips and resources for leading a fulfilling and healthy life and to remind readers to be kind and understanding with themselves (and others). I want to demystify therapy.
I want to empower readers to have a voice; to collaborate with their treatment teams, to ask questions and to raise their concerns; to know that they’re worthy of effective treatment; and to know the steps to get this effective treatment.
Ultimately, I want to empower readers to be advocates for themselves and their loved ones.
At Psych Central, I write about everything from ADHD and anxiety to bipolar disorder and body image to couples and creativity. I also write “Weightless,” a blog that helps women love their bodies and themselves, at every shape and size. You can read more about my work at my website, and my personal blog, where I share slices from my life, post poetry and write about what inspires me.LP 14 – Sweet Pea 11 – Precious 10 and Belly 7
FreeCounselingHelp.com is America’s only directory connecting people with affordable counseling. There are thousands of non-profit agencies within America that are available to help those with limited means. FreeCounselingHelp.com allows people to quickly search by ZIP code and find the best fit for their mental health needs.
Mentalympians is a mental health community development initiative to raise awareness of mental health recovery, inspire hope, reduce self-stigma, foster recovery and also connect individuals who are interested in campaigning for mental health reform.
I would like to thank Enzymedica’s Tom Bohager for his support. Enzymedica is Florida-based founded in 1998 to offer consumers targeted digestive enzymes products. Considered America’s #1 selling enzyme brand sold by health food store retailers. They also offer a FREE Digestive Enzyme interactive education program that is very helpful in learning the benefits enzymes have on our over all health.
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Bonus My kids’ Drawings:LP 14*
Coming SoonSweet Pea 11 * Sweet Pea 11 Precious 10 *Precious 10 Belly 7*Belly 7