Online Support Resources

Recently, I have come across people who live in rural areas without adequate mental health resources or live outside the US and do not have the access to mental health resources that the [...]

2015-02-24T13:45:23+00:00February 24th, 2015|16 Comments

Best Parents We Can Be

Friday, February 20, my #1000speak for Compassion post will address the trauma of child abuse and neglect, and specifically address the potential trauma of having a mentally ill parent. As a parent living with [...]

2015-02-19T02:00:32+00:00February 19th, 2015|21 Comments

Choices, Choices

Peering over my glasses as I ponder my choices   Okay, so maybe this isn’t the proper forum to be weighing pros and cons of volunteer opportunities. So far I’ve shadowed two [...]

2014-10-29T17:18:37+00:00October 29th, 2014|17 Comments

Excited or Overstimulated?

Volunteer training shadowing a Hearing Advocate last Friday either excited or overstimulated me. There can be a fine line between the two. Since then I've had trouble slowing down and turning off, and found [...]

2014-10-14T11:01:05+00:00October 14th, 2014|14 Comments

Full Circle

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach ~ my 2005 "Alma Mater" as South Coast Medical Center This morning I interviewed with Mental Heath Association of Orange County to be a volunteer Hearing Advocate representing [...]

2014-10-09T18:03:53+00:00October 9th, 2014|30 Comments