NAMI Illinois Annual Conference

While on the subject of conferences, I'll also be speaking at the annual NAMI Illinois conference!!! I'm very excited to be able to offer a speech to my fellow NAMI members on the topic of NAMI, THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN ILLINOIS. I'll be speaking on Saturday October 13th in the morning. However, don't just [...]

The Crime of Stigma Must End

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a fact that most of you are already aware. The goal of having a month in honor of those who live with mental health challenges is to start a conversation about mental illness. Only if mental illness is brought out into the bright sunlight can it be recognized not [...]

The Reality of Living with Misophonia

Since I do not fully grasp the horrors of misphonia, I am quoting the following explanation I have taken from WebMD. WebMD: Misphonia   Do nails on a chalkboard make you cringe? Imagine if a sound could make you panic or fly into a rage.   This is the case with misophonia -- a strong dislike or hatred of specific [...]

All Humans Have Ego States

There is a lot of confusion in the minds of people living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, mental health clinicians, and the general public about what the different parts involved in DID actually are and how they are formed. I would like to try to shed some light on this important subject. Although I am not [...]