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“What’s wrong with him?” #specialneeds #mentalhealth

As a mom to my son, Erik. Down thru the years I have encountered some very nice people, but sadly I have also encountered some very nasty and ugly people. I have been asked by people of all ages from his peers to adults, “WHATS WRONG WITH HIM?” Mostly when he wasn’t talking yet andContinue reading ““What’s wrong with him?” #specialneeds #mentalhealth”

Me, mental illness, stigma and speaking out.

This is my experience as I know mental illness, stigma and speaking out. I have a very unique journey, from both sides of the world, one being the “special needs” community, and the other being the isolated world of “mental illness”. Because for some reason God chose to let my children live with a varietyContinue reading “Me, mental illness, stigma and speaking out.”

Shame on you! Why is this ok!? #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthMatters

I am writing a short article tonight. Regarding an episode I watched with my daughter called “Dance Moms” that airs on Lifetime. I thought it was suppose to be a show with a focus on the art of dance and to inspire younger people to pursue their dreams of becoming a dancer, HOWEVER, this eveningContinue reading “Shame on you! Why is this ok!? #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthMatters”