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Her story changed everything

I first met Linette because of her urgent phone call.  While waiting with her daughter for a psychiatric bed, caring for her other child and staying in touch with her office, she was calling, emailing and messaging anyone she thought … Continue reading Her story changed everything

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My adoption, my mental health and my community support network

I was an African American child adopted by a white mother and there were several things that came up for me in my childhood.  They were things that a biological child may not have had to deal with. Some were … Continue reading My adoption, my mental health and my community support network

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3 things I’ve learned about fake news from mental health advocacy

I was plunged into the mental health world when my son was 7 and made his first suicide attempt.  I got him help, of course, but I needed to understand what was happening to him and to our family.  Overnight, … Continue reading 3 things I’ve learned about fake news from mental health advocacy

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Asking “Do you need a toothbrush?” can be a small bridge to support

When you take your child to the emergency room in any part of the state, you know you’re there for a bunch or reasons:  unavailable doctor hours, urgency, crisis, and most of all, acute evaluation to get you connected to … Continue reading Asking “Do you need a toothbrush?” can be a small bridge to support

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7 tips from a support group fan

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I’m a support group fan.  I think groups can do lots of things all rolled up in one place – support (of course) and hearing about resources you never knew were there.  But other things, too, … Continue reading 7 tips from a support group fan

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