Launch of BringChange2Mind.org


I saw this and I had to share it with everyone. Very Cool!close_Nami

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7 thoughts on “Launch of BringChange2Mind.org

  1. Patricia Krupica October 21, 2009 / 10:46 AM

    I have no website…just the stigma of being ill with depression and fighting against attitudes about it

  2. Rebecca metsch October 21, 2009 / 10:51 AM

    I want to say thank you. This is a very lonely journey. With support from others in the same situation you , all, become stronger!

  3. Peg October 21, 2009 / 11:00 AM

    I have been depressed in my life and still suffer with it some once and awhile. My sister is taking paxil for depression. Thanks to paxil she is doing much better with her depression, but for a long time she was very depressed because her second husband threaten to kill her but after 5 years she is doing better. thanks for the site!

  4. christine October 21, 2009 / 11:13 AM

    Hi, I am overwhelmed with the decision to recognise mental illness as simply an illness. This will let others know that a person can still have a productive life. I participated in a clinical on depression and the clinician/doctor, knowing my vulnerabilities tortured me so much afterwards. I know that because of my bipolar2 depression diagnosis, and the fact that the information I gave offered a clear look into weaknesses, he chose me. He threatened and demeaned me, and abused me with his verbal sexual threats. In the deposition, he let it be known that I was not the only person with whom he crossed the line. If I had not been on a path to removing the stigma of secrets from my life, he would have inflicted physical harm on me as well as the mental torture I am experiencing. It is interesting that my attorney asked me why I behaved in the manner I did. I told her I was able to keep him away from my family, that was my success.

    • mydualities October 21, 2009 / 11:51 AM

      Those are some very seriously disturbing actions that clinician/doctor did. I hope all goes well in the court case.

  5. Hope Gamble October 21, 2009 / 11:15 AM

    I am glad to see more celebraties come out about mental illness. I had a chance to see the interview Glan Close and her sister did on Good Morning America & The View. When I was first diagnosed back in 2004, I had a hard time accepting it and because of certain actions, some of my family won’t let me live in peace.

    I finally accepted my condition when I realized that I could be productive & functional despite having those challenges. I was 38 when I was diagnosed but probably suffered most of my life since I was 16 and had my daughter. The only difference is that I did not think anything was wrong and just summed it up to being “hyper” & ‘high strung” (at least that is what I was told growing up); also with being a Christian since I was a child, there was always an understanding that we did not get ‘outside’ help if we had faith in God; but as I got older and became an avid student of the bible, I realized that God puts people in our lives to help do His work.

    It was the passing of my mother in 2003 that brought the illness to the surface. It took almost 3 years before I finally got on the right medication and psycotherapy; but I have been doing well over the last 2 years and have always had the support of my husband and close friends. I have learned how to adjust my actions & who I interact with to keep my episodes to a minimum.

    Thanks again for having the courage to come forward about this dreaded but managable illness.

    • mydualities October 21, 2009 / 11:56 AM

      It is amazing how bipolar disorder can just feel like a natural part of you until it gets out of control. Some people never realize that you can get help and treatment for it. That is why Glenn Close and her sister’s ability to spread the word is so important.

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