Blog For Mental Health 2014

Last year I joined this amazing group of bloggers all of whom share their lives and experiences with mental illness. This year, I’ve decided to continue my journey with staying on with the various bloggers.“I pledge my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2014 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health. I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma.”  ...more

Are you Advocating or Annoying?

One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was when my kids were very little: “No one will advocate on behalf of your child like you can. But don’t be a jerk about it.”Sage words of wisdom.I kept this in mind a lot as I went through two different state’s special services programs for my daughter ensuring she received the therapies she needed both at home and at school. It was easy to justify my assertiveness, questions and at times, demands (see How I Got my Momfidence)....more