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Exciting Opportunities, awareness and accomplishments

1 Mar

I’ve been really busy lately and that’s why you haven’t heard from me.  A few weekends ago I went to a training put on my NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness one of the largest non-profits on mental illness in the United States.  I got trained on how to lead their NAMI Connections which are support groups for people living with mental illness.  There is a hope that me and another student at my college will have one started at the college campus by next quarter.  Since I was just trained, I’ve also been attending local Connection groups to see how they are run and get ideas.

I may have mentioned earlier in my blog that I am a part of my NAMI club at the college I go to.  Last meeting and this meeting I was in charge of.  Last meeting I had a friend I meet at another NAMI event come and speak and tell her story about domestic violence, mental illness, and mexican culture.  This week I will be presenting on this years NAMI Walks and what it is and hopefully recruiting some people for my team.

With that said, people who have followed by blog for awhile know that every year I participate in NAMI Walks as a team captain and raise funds for my local NAMI chapter.  I also recruit other walkers to me team, make team t-shirts and have some sort of celebration after the walk.  To donate to my cause click the link and then the support me button.  I appreciate any amount and will update blog throughout the NAMI Walk process.

NAMI Walks Donation

Today is also Self-Injury/Self-Harm awareness day.  I have a history of self harm quitting only 3 years ago. I self harmed in various ways, with different frequencies and severities for sixteen year, in my late teens to early 30’s.  I posted this on my Facebook page as now I am open about all my mental illness history.  I didn’t get any comments but some likes and heart buttons.  I just want to break down stigma, and get it out there.  I’m also proud of myself that it has been 3 years since I have self harmed.