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 →

Think About Your Thoughts

Each person can start ending stigma against mental illness by first evaluating how they themselves  perceive mental health, mental illness and people who suffer with mental illness. What does mental health mean to me? Do I prioritize mental health? How do I view others who are open about their mental health? How do I view... 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 →

What You Need to Understand…

There are to many things I wished that people understood about my mental health and mental health in general. If I had to focus on one thing it would be that I hope EVERYONE would realized that they,  and others, are not define by mental illness. A person is so much more than a mental... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week (Oct 1 to Oct 7) is mental health awareness week. This is an important week to raise awareness around mental health and other issues that are related. Though more information is known about mental illness, people who suffer are often misunderstood and defined by their illness. Each day this week Each Mind Matters... Continue Reading →

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