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Oct 22, 2010 Thank Goodness its Friday

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Welcome to my no judgment zone.

At first I would like to thank every one who visited or will visit my site.

Mental Illness is my misson and my passion. I want the world to know, that Mental Illness is a equal opporunity disease

It touches the lives of the little known and the well known. When it came into my life over  20 years ago, uninvited and took  up residence,. My son was only 17  .  He was diagnosed with Parnoid Schizophrenia, I cried and prayed because I knew our lives was was about to take a drastic turn for the worst. My knowlege at that time was very limited. I joined a organization called  Nami and began to educate my self . Its  helpful to be a part of a group of people who are  on the same journey and truly understand what  you  are going through. So at the age of  16 my 2nd son  started to experience similar  problems . I was sadden but more  informed as to what we needed to do. This story does not have a fairy tale ending. My oldest son spent

11 years in a state hospital and is now living in the  community in a group home.   My second son is in a Program that is teaching  him the  ABc’s of recovery and how to invest in his own well being. Mental Illness is nothing to be ashamed of , It has to be endured , understood and dealt with , the way we deal any challenges that come our way. If we can eradicate. the stigma that a  big part of the battle.  So until next time keep the faith and never ever give up

Juanita

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While life for  me and mine has not been   Ideal , There are people that are worst of and dealing with more