Tag Archives: mental health community engagement

working on non-profit status

We have been mostly quiet here at Why Not Fathers.  Rest assured things have been busy.

Currently we are working on incorporating Why Not Fathers as a non-profit.  We are hoping that this will open up opportunities for speaking and further engagement.

Potential speaking engagements include the following topics:
adoption – both as a parent and as a child
reactive attachment disorder
autoimmune disorders – Lupus.
stay at home dad
using social media to connect with others who are experiencing similar events
disability and you
taking care of your own mental health
working with the school to achieve a middle ground

I am sure that there are other topics that aren’t mentioned here, so please don’t take this list to be all inclusive


Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act – H.R.3717

A letter that I wrote to our Representative in Congress ============== As a parent of a child with severe mental illness, a child who has been in crisis many times, I would like to voice my opinion in regards to this Act and why I would like to recommend that Representative Cramer not co-sponsor the… Continue Reading

community engagement – Thank you Optimists

Today, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of optimists.  The Optimist Club of Bismarck kindly accepted my request to speak to their group.  It went well for my first engagement as a speaker. I spoke about our Family Voices of North Dakota organization.  I answered questions regarding special health care needs and… Continue Reading