The recent tragedy in Newtown, CT launched a national, if not global, discussion around mental illness and caring for the mentally ill. The need for better understanding, a higher level of care, more resources and greater support for both the patients and the caretakers has been brought out into the light. The conversations are frequent and passionate and need to continue to help bring change and better understanding to this difficult and often misunderstood topic.
Last week I was invited to be part of this conversation. Contacted by my local National Public Radio station (WXXI), I was asked to participate in an interview to discuss the subject of caring for those with mental illness. Here is a link to the interview:
I am grateful to have a chance to share my story on a broader platform and look forward to continuing the conversation as we move into the New Year. I have some exciting things in the works and look forward to sharing the details with you all very soon!
This is my last post for the year and with this, I wish everyone a very happy New Year! My hope for 2013 is that the conversations and discussions around Mental Illness will birth a coming together of all people for the creation of solutions, better support, more compassion and greater understanding.
It has truly been an amazing, healing, and productive 2012 for me and I thank you all for your continued support, your stories and your feedback!
Please feel free to email me your thoughts and recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can always send me an email with any questions regarding this information or any other mental health system question/inquiry.
I’m also on Twitter @farfrmparadise