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Sharing in the Journey:My Grief Journey -- By Whitney Lyons. I would like to share my journey of grief. I am a 37 year old woman with Cerebral Palsy and Mental Illnesses living in my first accessible apartment which is surrounded by elderly people. I was totally shocked by elders' reaction towards me when I suddenly lost my unique Dad of five years. You will understand why I think he is special as you read this true story.
Mental Health Issues:NAMI Calls 'Beverly Hills 90210' Plot Grossly Irresponsible -- Television Show To Eliminate Character Through Unrealistic Depiction of Schizophrenia Treatment Options.
Gay Youth -- The Issues:A Mother Speaks Out -- by Leslie Sadasivan. "For 2 years prior to his death the change in Robbie from a happy fun loving child to a reclusive moody teenager had profoundly affected our family. I initially dismissed his change in behavior as typical of being an adolescent. Little did I realize what the future held. "That Funny Feeling -- by Kevin Jennings. My funny feeling was brought on by the anxiety I felt about going back to school, an anxiety which was not unique to me but is one to which I believe all people can relate. But my funny feeling was heightened as a teenager when I realized I was gay and when other kids started calling me faggot.Just the Facts -- A fact sheet that summarizes important statistics about the impact of homophobia on gay and lesbian youth.
Self-help:Avoid Negative Thinking; Choose to be Positive -- By Chad Tackett.
Negative self-talk is a destructive habit and part of an essential defense mechanism that we often develop to protect ourselves. Many people end up talking themselves out of actions that may be scary or uncomfortable. "I can't do this" is really just a way of saying "I don't want to deal with the experience of doing this."
News:Always a Woman -- Making Magic Online, Regina Garson, Magic Stream Editor was named Woman of the Month in Procter & Gamble's Always a Woman Role Model Profiles.
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