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Gardening & Praying

Lightly pruned our fig tree this morning, evening out its limbs. May not have been the best time of year to prune it, but some branches grew out of control, reaching into the neighbor’s yard and into the homeowners’ association’s hillside. 168 more words

About Mental Health

Please Pray & Hope for Melissa

Please pray for Melissa, my local NAMI‘s President Steve Pitman’s granddaughter. Melissa is a fellow mental health advocate. She is in critical medical condition, hospitalized at UCLA waiting for an organ transplant. 554 more words

About Mental Health

What Happens? Hypomania Happens

What happens when I over-involve myself in social media? (If you are viewing this post from my lovely website, look to the right – or if on a mobile device, to the bottom – see those many colorful icons – I’m all over the place and overactive.) What happens when I engage in a… 316 more words

Bipolar Disorder

The Real 5150 – A social media awareness campaign

Please join me this May in sharing your stories of The Real 5150 (#TheReal5150). This project’s goal is to highlight the real faces and voices of humans who experience a brain disorder, also known as mental illness, and have had to rely on answering questions from police officers as the first-line of help, or worse, were too deep in crisis and needed to be restrained, secured and transported to the hospital or jail. 729 more words

Eachmindmatters.org

May is Mental Health month

Let’s help those who suffer from brain illness by advocating for them—and for ourselves. Without adequate treatment, family tragedies abound.

May is set aside for… 234 more words

Mental Health

Departure - SCANDAL (スキャンダル - (Kanji, Romaji and English Translation)

桜の季節が来たね
商店街のあの公園も
寒さに負けずにヒラヒラと
今年も満開を迎えてます

一緒に歩いた夜は
綺麗に明かりが灯ってたね
短い歩幅で着々と
私も一歩ずつ歩いてます

あれからどれくらい
月日が経ったのかなんてさ
忘れそうになるな
立ち止って見上げた サクラ

出会いもあれば別れもあるなんて
誰かが決めた季節に
またね と大きく手を振って
さよならじゃないこと確かめた
言葉にならない気持ちは
この花びらに乗せればいいんだよ
って君が教えてくれたこと
いまでもちゃんと覚えているから

桜の季節が過ぎると
商店街のあの公園も
役目を終えたように静かで

Mentally Chill: A Blog About Mental Health and Stigma: Becoming a True Mental Health Advocate

I’m proud to count Hufsa Ahmad (aka, for those in the know, Hufsa the Great) among my friends. Hufsa is a young social worker with lived experience overcoming mental health stigma and adversity. 363 more words

About Mental Health