I finally got to know my mother after her mental illness diagnosis

I finally got to know my mother after her mental illness diagnosis

Author: Stephanie Taylor / Source: HelloGiggles The first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. My mom has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Throughout my childhood, she appeared to be the quintessential middle-class suburban mom with two kids in tow....
Week’s events fight stigma, raise awareness about mental illness

Week’s events fight stigma, raise awareness about mental illness

Author: Anya Mccann / Source: Davis Enterprise The first week in October is Mental Illness Awareness Week, a nationwide public awareness campaign spearheaded by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, reminding us that there is real hope of recovery for all....
Drowning, learning to cope with mental illness

Drowning, learning to cope with mental illness

Author: Stephanie Casanova / Source: The Mercury “The First Time She Drowned” by Kerry Kletter. Speak (an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC), 2017. 352 pages. $11. It’s common for most siblings to grow up in a household where family life isn’t always perfect....