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Who I Am

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I am making a series of videos where I answer questions about mental health.  This one addresses my identity and what I would like people to know about mental health and mental illness.  Enjoy my pictures!

CPS Inspiration

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I am nearing the end of the first week of my consumer peer specialist (CPS) training and I am tired.  I have many topics that I want to write about, but I am too exhausted to put a lot of thought into a blog post and yet I still want to share.  And so, I am going to post something that does not require a lot of thought, but still might be helpful.  As we have talked and learned about so many recovery topics this week, many helpful and inspirational phrases penetrated my mind and each time I wrote them down to remember.  Many times I posted them on twitter!  I am going to post the sayings that have helped me - let me know which ones you like best. Bring the good when everybody sees the bad. Shared vulnerability is powerful. When people do not think recovery is possible, they need to see role models of possibility. It is not the diagnosis, but the beliefs about it that determine the outcome. You got to meet people where they are at. There is no growth in the comfort zone.  Ther