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The Children of Aleppo

February 9th, 2016

This morning the Winter cold bites deeper in the city of Aleppo in Syria. Food is running out as the Russian and Syrian Government siege of the city nears its inevitable end game. 254 more words


The Power of Education and Peaceful Protest

Like many people, I first heard of Malala Yousafzai in October 2012, when headlines rang across the world that a fifteen-year-old girl had been shot by the Taliban. 1,195 more words


GR8 ADVOC8 on the 8s

Remember back during the 12 Days of PANDAS Sucks when I talked about 12 Ways to Advocate All Year Long? And remember I said I’d be talking about it again…soon? 1,406 more words


Trying to define what this blog is going to be

I think it’s going to be a mixture of mental health advocacy, progressive politics, and the occasional personal post. As I grow older, I grow more content with my few close friends and family, and my small circle of online friends. 648 more words

Mental Health

Being My Own Advocate for Everything

When I was a registered nurse, I knew how important it was for the patient or their families to advocate for good health care. If they could not do it themselves then it became important to find someone who was willing to be in this role. 1,064 more words

We're all crazy now

Once upon a time, psychs drew a distinction between depression originating from within (endogenous) or that which arose due to circumstances (reactive). The former was treated by meds, but the market for anti-depressants has grown as the two-type concept has fallen out of favour. 560 more words