Greetings,

I appear to have some new readers.  This is never a bad thing.  I don’t write on this website for profit.  Rather, I write to raise awareness about mental health and the issues that the mentally ill are facing.

There have been requests for speaking engagements.  I am working on a media kit/page to cover such requests.

For example, I have a voice, and advocate very strongly for my son’s care.  I am sometimes successful.  What happens to those people who can’t speak for themselves and struggle with mental illness each and every day?  Who speaks for them?

You will never hear someone say “I want a mental illness.”

I thank you for reading.   Please share my blog that others may become aware.

David’s Father (aka Carl Young)

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He is not a yo-yo

He is not a yo-yo. You know that right? Yesterday he was granted an extension on his stay in the ...
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Second Guesses

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Fourth and Goal – the big game of life

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Less than 24 hours and a wake up

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The Liability

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Against Medical Advice

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The Hard Decision

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End of Year Update

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Anxiety high, as we near discharge for David

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