Being an Invisible Child

I am facing my forty-year graduating class anniversary dinner in August. Such an event usually causes people to look forward to speaking with and seeing the people with which you went to school.   For me the prospect brings back memories and emotions that are not lovely.   I can remember moving to Illinois from [...]

The Vault Art Gallery

I don’t normally promote businesses on this site, but I just had to write about an adventure I had recently. I had been invited to lunch by a friend, and after eating she asked me to go with her to an art gallery called The Vault. I agreed, and what I found inside was treasure. [...]

Roadmap to Recovery-September 12, 2018

I'm have been on the planning committee for the Region 3-4 conference. This event is planned, and held by people with mental health challenges. I am proud to announce our next conference to be held on September. I've attended and spoken at the Region 3-4 conference and I urge providers, peers and loved ones living [...]

Gift of Voice

I am pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for peers and providers of mental health services being offered by an organization known as Gift of Voice. Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, Gift of Voice strives to train, empower and educate for the mental health of individuals, communities and churches. Gift of Voice is a faith based [...]

International Association of Peer Supporters Day

The power of peer support cannot be expressed in simple terms. Who better to aid a person who is severe mental pain than someone who has been there themselves. Peer supporter is a growing field, enabling many who have achieved success in dealing with their own emotional disorders to offer a hand up to those [...]