Category: Advocacy

Interview With Christine Clayfield Author Of “No Forth River”

I’m trilled to take part in the Blog Tour for Christine Clayfield’s first novel “No Fourth River”. Christine its great to talk with you this morning. Let’s jump in. Your novel “No Fourth River” is incredibly personal. Starting with the brutal abuse from your father to all the siblings. What convinced you now was the right time to write your story? There are four influencing factors that made … Read More Interview With Christine Clayfield Author Of “No Forth River”


I Have Bipolar And I Am Not Violent

Reblogged from our friend Amy Gamble at I had an opportunity to teach a group of school teachers about mental illness. After last weeks Florida school shooting I was prepared for questions about mental illness and violence. It’s beyond sad this is an ever occurring topic. But what happens to those of us who live with a mental illness when the public, […] via … Read More I Have Bipolar And I Am Not Violent


Safe Dating Tips For Teens

RAINN SEXUAL ASSAULT Safe Dating Tips for Teens FEB 05, 2018 February is teen dating violence awareness month. For teens and those new to dating, it can be difficult to identify signs of an abusive relationship. The warning signs that a teen has been sexually assaulted or abused can easily blend in with the everyday struggles teens face as they learn how to relate to their … Read More Safe Dating Tips For Teens


Survivors Blog Here Welcomes Heidi Sullivan from Braving Mental Illness

Survivors Blog Here is thrilled to announce Heidi Sullivan is our newest Contributor. Heidi is inspirational and committed to helping people with Mental Health challenges. Please stop by to meet Heidi and check out her personal site I took the below information from Heidi’s ”About Me”page. She is so committed to share, help and answer questions. She is committed and I want you to … Read More Survivors Blog Here Welcomes Heidi Sullivan from Braving Mental Illness


RAINN: Stalking Awareness Month

  Stalking When you learn more about stalking behaviors, you’re more likely to notice them before they escalate, and you can take steps to protect yourself. If you discover you are being stalked—either in-person, online, or via technology—it can be unsettling and even dangerous. Consider taking steps to protect yourself or involve an authority figure who can help you. What is stalking? “Stalking is a pattern … Read More RAINN: Stalking Awareness Month


Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance International Bipolar Foundation Mental Health America National Alliance on Mental Illness National Institute of Mental Health National Institutes of Health


Bring Change To Mind

My daughter lost her battle with mental illness on March 19, 2013. She had just turned 23 years old. She was studying for the MCAT, and planned to cure cancer. She was curious and gentle and loving. She was too young. The pain of losing Emily is indescribable. And, I truly did not know how I would ever be able to move forward. In some ways, I do not think … Read More Bring Change To Mind


Neil Archbold on Nuddge Mental Health Services

Hi Grace Thanks for the offer to include Nuddge on your blog. Most information is on the website but to add:  – We started Nuddge as everyone in the team has had direct or family experience of depression or anxiety  – We are all seasoned health and tech professionals  -We feel social media doesn’t offer the best solution currently. Too much vanity, too much one upmanship … Read More Neil Archbold on Nuddge Mental Health Services


I’m Afraid for a Friend! Domestic Violence, Addiction and Narcissistic *Many of you have the scars.

Please pray or send blessings to this beautiful woman who deserves all good life has to offer.  I lost a dear friend years ago. I plan to reblog some of her best post on Domestic Violence. Teela would love to help anyone. I’ve learned you can’t tell a friend what to do, when to do it and all others things we’d like to. When … Read More I’m Afraid for a Friend! Domestic Violence, Addiction and Narcissistic *Many of you have the scars.


9 Pieces of Practical Advice about Bullying

IDEAS.TED.COM Oct 25, 2017 / Rebekah Barnett A teacher, psychologist, crisis-line supervisor and others share their suggestions for what you can do. Bullying knows no borders — it occurs in every country in the world — and its impact can last long after the incidents end. For National Bullying Prevention Month, we asked people from the TED community who have firsthand experience of the … Read More 9 Pieces of Practical Advice about Bullying

Sincerely X, TED Talks *Recused by Ritual*

Episode 6: Rescued by Ritual Released  Aug 24, 2017 This self-described “Midwestern mom” found a way to heal the trauma of a violent marriage entirely on her own. She created a ritual, which her doctor now recognizes and recommends as a tool for recovery from abuse.


Yale Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re looking to increase your own awareness, join learners around the globe in Dr. Anees Chagpar’s “Introduction to Breast Cancer.” The course caters to a wide audience ranging from medical professionals to those personally affected by the disease. Dr. Chagpar says “by understanding breast cancer better, people can breathe easier and the process may become less … Read More Yale Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Sincerely X, by TED Talks *EX-CON*

Episode 3: Ex-Con Released   Aug 03, 2017 A remorseful insider brings us a hard-earned truth: prison is effective. While his years behind bars helped him see where his life went off the rails, it also helped him create a system for how former inmates can get back on track.

Survivors Blog Here Welcomes Alyssa from Fight MS Daily

We’re excited to welcome Alyssa from Fight MS Daily to the Survivors Blog Here team. Diagnosed with MS at age 19, she fights to keep her illness in check, has a full life and she a Southerner. Please stop by to say hello and be sure to follow her journey.  M  


What I Learned As A Prisoner In North Korea

TED Talks has outdone themselves on Euna’s presentation.


7 Smart Ways To Use Technology In Classrooms Sep 13, 2017 / Hailey Reissman Elementary school teacher Kayla Delzer’s students tweet, post on Instagram and watch YouTube in class. Here’s why she thinks all kids should do the same. Many schools and teachers have an uneasy relationship with technology: they decry its power to distract young people but see it as a necessary evil to be tolerated, or at least strictly … Read More 7 Smart Ways To Use Technology In Classrooms

+ Petition: Equifax Breach IMPORTANT PETITION   Regardless of where or when a data breach occurs, it leaves people feeling powerless and helpless; confused and angry.  The ITRC has been tracking data breaches for more than a decadeand we hear from the victims of these breaches on a near-daily basis. Breaches of really sensitive personal information like social security numbers are nothing new, but the sheer size … Read More Petition: Equifax Breach


Lesbian Couple Takes Pulpit at Historic Baptist Church

Lesbian Couple Takes Pulpit at Historic Baptist Church Posted on April 13, 2017 by Universal Life Church Monastery A historic Washington D.C. church has taken a gigantic step by appointing its first lesbian couple to partner-lead the congregation. The Calvary Baptist Church will now be led by Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen, two women who are bringing an entirely new image to the pulpit. … Read More Lesbian Couple Takes Pulpit at Historic Baptist Church


Church of England Embraces Transgender Members

Posted on July, 2017 by Universal Life Church Monastery The Church of England has voted to welcome transgender individuals into the church with open arms. By an overwhelming margin, the church’s governing body (known as the General Synod) chose to support transgender inclusion. It was a historic decision for a religious institution that for centuries clung closely to tradition and conservative tenets of the … Read More Church of England Embraces Transgender Members

+ 2017 Progress and Victories

Hi Melinda –Did you know that over 200 million people from around the world use the platform to support the issues they care about? Everyday, we see evidence that people-power really works. On average — 50 campaigns win in a month in the US 1 campaign reaches victory every 2 hours around the world 5.7 million signatures per week come from people around the … Read More 2017 Progress and Victories


In Music We Trust Supports Mind Charity

Aiden Hatfield started In Music We Trust to shine a light on Mental Health by creating a music centered clothing line and donating 50% of profits to Mind Charity. He’s the first person I met on Twitter, is from across the pond and quite funny. “We’re a music based clothing brand that helps those with depression and other mental health issues by donating 50% … Read More In Music We Trust Supports Mind Charity


California’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Signed into Law

Overjoyed at the success of California passing the first Sexual Assault Bill of Rights in 2016. Why not a NATIONAL LAW? Men and women sexual assault survivors deserve protection across America.  M Amanda Nguyen and her organization Rise, starting a petition. Her passion and dedication helped protect 25 million sexual assault survivors.  HELP California Rape Survivors!   Victory — On October 7, 2016, President … Read More California’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Signed into Law


Charitable Organization: Men’s Movement 

I’m honored to join the community at Men’s Movement. Being apart of the men’s community, sharing to help others always fills me with sunshine. There is another important aspect to joining the community, expanding my knowledge. I can’t speak for men and how they process mental illness or other trauma. I urge you to check out the site, Exciting growth is happening, webcast … Read More Charitable Organization: Men’s Movement 

Update On Twitter Advocacy Success: *Let’s Celebrate*

Five weeks ago I broadened my Advocacy work by jumping on Twitter. On 7/5/17 there were 100 followers, today the number is 1,962. What a nice surprise. The configuration on my Twitter timeline only shows the organizations I follow. The timeline updates twice a day focussing on organizations I follow, avoiding the toxic dump. I’m writing for Men’s Movement in Sweden. My first post is in review. … Read More Update On Twitter Advocacy Success: *Let’s Celebrate*


Former Homeless Woman Treats Homeless Women to Make-Overs Once A Month

This is a feel good story, those who don’t make it to Network News. She has a heart of gold to give back to her community. I was so proud of the effort she takes with each woman. It looks like a social gathering, what a great way to affirm one another.  M

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