Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Funnies

Hello, I hope you are having a great weekend. I'm listening to the winds howl outside my window right now, we are having quite a northeastern here in Ma. Luckily I am not getting as much snow as the others in my state are. I'm not ready for that snow yet!! Here is a little Halloween humor that I thought you might enjoy.
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Janet :)

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Story of my life LOL!


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Be Done With It

Hello, Some words of inspiration for you today.
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Janet :)

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Plenty Of Room For Blame

Hello, I was so horrified by this story that I don't think I can ever put it into words. Of all the reports I watched on this story, I think the Dr. Drew show on HLN touched on what is the most important part of this story. This is just another example of how the Mentally Ill in our country are ignored and abandoned by society. So many of them as well, live on the streets because of Budget Cuts and Insurance Limits. There is plenty of blame to go around in this story. And the blame should begin with each and every one of us.
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Janet



Transcript from the Dr. Drew show on HLN
PINSKY: This story, it just -- you know, some of these stories we report here leave me speechless. So, this is another one of them. The more detail you tell us, the more just sort of stunning this becomes. Our Philadelphia CNN affiliate, KYW, recently talked to three of the people believed to have been held captive. Watch this.

And Lisa, I`m going to ask you two questions. Can we learn anything from this story? Let me ask you sort of positive story. And then, you know, whenever we hear about these people being held captive, there`s always weird sexual acting out and stuff on them. One of these women had two children in captivity. Do you think that was part of the torture these poor people went through?

BOESKY: Well, let me answer the first question first, which was what we can learn from this is there are millions, millions of individuals with severe mental health and developmental disabilities that don`t have anybody to protect them. We`ve had severe cuts in mental health budgets and more are probably coming. So, there aren`t people looking out for them.

So, one of the things is this is such a wake-up call for people if they have family members, neighbors, or friends, to know what these people are doing, who they`re interacting with, where their money is going, because they`re so ripe for this kind of abuse and neglect. But I also think it`s a wake-up call to some of our government-assisted programs.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Footloose Michael Jackson Style

Hello, I was looking around on Youtube for a music video from the new Footloose movie. I did not like the new sound of this song at all! Then I found this version that someone made with the old song. I think it is perfectly fitting for the King of Pop because nobody ever has done, or probably ever will do, Footloose quite like him. Happy Music Monday my friends, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did !
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Janet :)



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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Beautiful Already

Hello, Simple words, that we need to hear to remind us that yes, no matter what, to the ones who truly know us, we are always and forever, Beautiful inside and out!
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Janet :)

















To the people who love you,
you are Beautiful Already,
This is not because they’re
blind to your shortcomings,
but because they so clearly
see your soul…

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bullying It Stops here!

Hello, I hope your doing well today. I remember the stresses of being a teenager. That desire to fit in, to be a part of, and accepted among my peers. I was fortunate enough to get through those years without bullying and ridicule. So I can't help but feel for these kids today that face this bullying on a daily basis. We need to talk about this, when ever possible, to help stop the bullying now!
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Janet :)



CNN, Facebook, Cartoon Network and Time Inc. have teamed up for a special multi-platform effort aimed at taking a stand to help stop the bullying crisis. Anderson Cooper 360° will air a week-long series focused on bullying in addition to a town hall hosted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, marking the one year anniversary of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi.’s death.

Anderson Cooper will reveal the results of a six-month long pilot study that provide new insight about why kids bully each other and how parents and educators can more effectively stop the problem. In partnership with University of California sociologist Dr. Robert Faris, this groundbreaking investigation involving over 700 junior and high school students will explore the complex social dynamic of bullying, and how certain students hold the key to stopping the problem.

“Too many kids have died already; too many kids are living in fear. At AC360 we decided to look into the problem by sponsoring an extensive study of bullying in one school to better understand the dynamics “said Cooper “what we learned by focusing on one school was eye opening. The problem of bullying is far more complex than it is often portrayed, and while there are no easy solutions, we’ve learned some things that lead me to believe that with enough attention, we can make life better for kids”

Bullying: It Stops here, An Anderson Cooper Special Report will feature guests including actor and bullying prevention activist Jane Lynch , psychologist and talk-show host Dr. Phil McGraw; who has testified before Congress about bullying prevention, talk show host and mother of three Kelly Ripa, and Rosalind Wiseman; best-selling author “Queen Bees and Wannabees”. Along with a special audience of students, parents, educators and policy makers, Cooper and guests will question whether new legislation, laws and significant media attention has helped the bullying prevention efforts.

The town hall, titled Bullying: It Stops Here will premiere Sunday, October 9 at 8pm ET and will re-air on October 14 at 8 and 10 pm ET.

Beginning October 10, Anderson Cooper 360° will air a week-long series which will move the conversation forward with solution oriented, original research that will help families and educators to better understand this serious problem impacting children. Cooper sheds new light into the world of bullies, uncovering counter intuitive information about what motivates kids’ aggression that might surprise viewers. Cooper will uncover some universal truths about bullying in schools across the country by speaking with UC sociologist Faris and bullying expert Rachel Simmons, best-selling author of “Odd girl Out”. Anderson Cooper 360° airs weeknights at 8 and 10pm ET on CNN.

Earlier this month, Facebook and Time Warner Inc. announced the launch of the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Social Pledge App, an interactive social media pledge that enables educators, parents and students to make a personal commitment—and recruit others to join them—to help stop bullying.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What Is Mental Illness

Hello, I hope your doing well. This year for Mental Illness Awareness Week I wanted to get back to the basic facts about Mental Illness. Unfortunately there is still many misconceptions about the illnesses and treatments. Sadly in 2011, Stigma is still a part of the daily struggle for many people. I strongly feel that if we all advocate and educate, in any way big or small, we could help to end the Stigma that should have been gone long ago. There is no need for anyone to feel an ounce of shame, simply because of a treatable disease in this day and age!
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Janet :)

What Is Mental Illness?
Mental illnesses include such disorders as schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, borderline personality disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain.

These disorders can profoundly disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, moods, ability to relate to others and capacity for coping with the demands of life.

Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character, or poor upbringing.

Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people with serious mental illness need medication to help control symptoms, but also rely on supportive counseling, self-help groups, assistance with housing, vocational rehabilitation, income assistance and other community services in order to achieve their highest level of recovery.

Here are some important facts about mental illness and recovery:

Mental illnesses are biologically based brain disorders. They cannot be overcome through "will power" and are not related to a person's "character" or intelligence.

Mental disorders fall along a continuum of severity. The most serious and disabling conditions affect five to ten million adults (2.6 – 5.4%) and three to five million children ages five to seventeen (5 – 9%) in the United States.

Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability (lost years of productive life) in the North America, Europe and, increasingly, in the world. By 2020, Major Depressive illness will be the leading cause of disability in the world for women and children.

Mental illnesses strike individuals in the prime of their lives, often during adolescence and young adulthood. All ages are susceptible, but the young and the old are especially vulnerable.

Without treatment the consequences of mental illness for the individual and society are staggering: unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, suicide and wasted lives; The economic cost of untreated mental illness is more than 100 billion dollars each year in the United States.

The best treatments for serious mental illnesses today are highly effective; between 70 and 90 percent of individuals have significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life with a combination of pharmacological and psychosocial treatments and supports; Early identification and treatment is of vital importance; By getting people the treatment they need early, recovery is accelerated and the brain is protected from further harm related to the course of illness.

STIGMA erodes confidence that mental disorders are real, treatable health conditions. We have allowed stigma and a now unwarranted sense of hopelessness to erect attitudinal, structural and financial barriers to effective treatment and recovery. It is time to take these barriers down!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Shadows

Hello, I feel this quote is a perfect metaphor for the struggles in life. Letting go of the fear of pain, and just allowing ourselves to feel it, will only help us to heal and begin again.
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Janet :)

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Never fear shadows, They simply mean
there's a light shining somewhere nearby
~Ruth Renkel~