Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Change A Life

Hello, This Bring Change 2 Mind campain commercial has been playing a lot on the T.V. lately, and I could not be happier. I love it! The video of Glenn Close and her sister Jesse is so touching to me, it brings tears to my eyes. Glenn speaks the words I have felt all these years about my Mother and for everyone who suffers from a Mental Illness. The days of shame that burden people with a Mental Illness should be long gone by now. I encourage you to take the time to watch the videos and share them with others. You will be inspired by their strength as much as I am. I couldn't agree more with Glenn Close when she says "the fact that her sister is still here is a testament to her strength as a human being". I can honestly say the same about my Mother, with all her suffering, shock therapy and bouts in the Mental Hospital, she endured, and she never took the easy way out, she fought everyday against her illness and the Stigma. That is why when I need strength to get through certain things in life, I reflect on my Mothers strength and it carries me through. I'm also learning as I go through this life, that "Heroes" as we know them to be, are not the perfect people, they are the imperfect people.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)





http://www.bringchange2mind.org/

4 comments:

  1. Is that where the title of your blog comes from, "Stigma No More." I would think it hard to walk through public with a shirt like Glenn's sister is wearing. I bet most mentally ill people, don't know it.

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    1. Thanks Joyce, the title came from my own thoughts and feelings about what I witnessed my mother facing her whole life and how I wanted it to stop, people judged her for her illness, not for the person she was. When she died in 2008 I decided to do this blog in her memory to help end the Stigma she and millions like her face everyday by educating people about the diseases of Mental Illness. I think the reason there is so much Stigma still is that people fear what they don't know. This campaign started after I chose the name, it just came to me one day.
      Have a great weekend :)

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  2. Dear Janet. It is true. People hurt quietly inside and the ones who share a smile and take time to listen for a moment are fleeting angels in life.
    Have a beautiful weekend dear friend. Catherine xo

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    1. Beautifully said Catherine, Thank you, Have a good weekend too my dear friend xoxo

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