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.
Update: David has a condition called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. He has brain damage due to the birth mom’s drug and alcohol usage. It’s not something that can be cured. We are fighting for services daily. We are appealing to the state for Developmental Disability services.
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