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I am an educator, writer, author, speaker and mental health advocate. My goals are to be loving, educate, encourage, empower those affected by mental illness, abolish mental illness myths & misunderstandings, eradicate stigma surrounding diseases of the brain,write creatively, speak provocatively, live passionately, and inspire hope. In addition to managing my own website, I regularly contribute to on-line forums and e-zines, including Revolution Health, MomBloggers Club and NAMI's Caring and Sharing. I'm a member of the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Mental Health America; and I participates in several mental health speakers bureaus. I frequently present to students, educators, parents, and mental health consumers.