Nature (Day 24 of Museum 30 Challenge)

Nature. When I experienced health issues at the being of my time at the @computerhistory, I escaped to nature on my lunch breaks. I appreciate/love museums that incorporate nature into their exhibits. And I love when parks display information about the plants, history of the land etc. nature is a great museum.

Thank You Doctors!

It seems like there is a special day for EVERYTHING! While others are made in jest, there are many days set aside to remember important things. One of these days is Doctor's Day, which is each year on March 30. With my health struggles I am no stranger to doctors, doctor rooms and doctor visits!... Continue Reading →

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 →

March for Our Lives 2018

It's a controversial issues in the United States: gun control. Of course this is what the marches are about today all across the United States I was going to talk about the issue of gun control, but then I thought why? Majority of people know about the issue, know a little about each "side" of... 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 →

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