I want to invite all Special Needs Parents of Washington to join this in-person support group. Meetings are held every first Friday and third Saturday of every month. See flyer for details. You can click the link above and follow the Facebook page to stay informed about community resources and upcoming group events.
My journey with Mental Health & Special Needs advocacy. #MentalHealthAwareness
Hear me out…then if you agree please share it to support my journey with advocacy & my truths as I know them. #MentalHealthAwareness I've learned along my journey with advocacy for Mental Health & Special needs, that my truth may not be yours but it's my lived experiences that make me an expert in what... Continue Reading →
Inspiration & Hope that came from suffering & pain.
This will NEVER get old for me. It's just a small part of my son's journey. My son's news stories from 2014. My son 4months old, after ICD implant surgery in 2001. He is teaching me about living life to its fullest potential even when things are designed to get you down. He has taught... Continue Reading →
An amazing night for my son! #Hope #Inspired
Gotta love my son's energy & enthusiasm. Be sure to click the links within the article and you'll see the video clips. This passed Wednesday I received a last minute phone call, unexpected while I was watching t.v. It was the coach from specialized recreation activities center and he asked, "Hey, what are you guys... Continue Reading →
From my heart to your purpose. A poem… #MentalHealth #YOUmatter
I just wanna hug that person who people shunned away, I just wanna love that person who was abused all day. I just wanna show that person how much I care, I just want them to know I'm here, I'm aware. I just wanna give them acceptance they may have never received, I really want... Continue Reading →
Dear God… #PrayingForChange #MentalHealth
I'm not ashamed.
All about my son Erik.
To those who follow my stories about my children, this is my youngest son Erik. He was born normal and healthy and on time. But some life-altering events with his heart took place when he was just an infant, so it lead to his development being delayed. He is 17 yrs old and a senior... Continue Reading →
Real heroes of bravery. #MentalHealth #Warriors
For those who don't know me personally or for those who are reading this as my first article. I am a mother of 4 young adult children with very different health challenges, one side being mental health and the other being developmental delays. So as I write this article tonight, it's to give honor, love,... Continue Reading →
Accepting the present. #MentalHealth #Grief #acceptance #love #change
In a discussion today, this thought came to me. When our loved ones life has been impacted and altered by mental illness, some of us tend to grieve the loss of the person we once knew them to be. The person before their life was impacted by this illness that came out of no where.... Continue Reading →
Talking mental health, stigmas, labels, advice through my own experience.
My children each have different lives and different diagnoses. And honestly if our lives weren't personally impacted by mental illness and other developmental challenges we probably would be uneducated and have no knowledge that these stigmas or labels exist. Unfortunately, they do exist and it's tough enough to watch my children and others who have... Continue Reading →