Mental Illness and Gun Violence

Below is information that I am sharing from the NAMI Silicon Valley April Newsletter. It lists information regarding mental illness and gun violence. In short, there is a low correlation between a person having a mental illness and an increase risk that they will harm others with a gun. A person with mental illness is... Continue Reading →

Advocacy in 2017 and Beyond

2017 saw the end of a major advocacy chapter for me. This past year I stepped down as the president of the ActiveMinds Club at West Valley College. This is a mental health club on campus in which I had been the president for the last three years. I am happy to say that I... Continue Reading →

SPEAK UP

YOU ARE NOT ALONE. As cliche as it sounds, this simple sentence has helped me greatly with dealing with depression. For almost two years I suffered with an aliment that I had no idea what it was. I was trapped in my own world of pain. What was the cause? Would I ever get better?... Continue Reading →

Suicide Prevention Day 9/10/17

Suicide is a hard topic for me to discuss. How do you discuss a topic in which people feel so hopeless that there is no other escape than death? I have never been suicidal, but I understand being trapped in one's own thoughts and feeling part of a different world. I know about being so... Continue Reading →

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