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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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When life hits hard, challenge your challenges

You’re on the bumper of the guy in front of you, frustrated beyond belief that there’s traffic for some reason today, when you need to make an important meeting. As you’re pulling into the parking lot late, it starts to … Continue reading When life hits hard, challenge your challenges

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Staying quiet

The night my brother blackened both of my eyes in a violent, alcohol-induced rage,  I think you could hear a pin drop. I wonder if I’ll ever forget the sound of his fists on my cheek; my skin was so … Continue reading Staying quiet

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He’s a late bloomer

My son graduated high school a year late.  This was mostly due to the large chunks of time when he was hospitalized, which created gaps in his academic life.  He got his driver’s license years after most of his peers. … Continue reading He’s a late bloomer

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