Day: July 31, 2015

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Paying for Highways on the Backs of People Who Live with Mental Illness: Congress Considers Cuts to

For a sec, I was worried that our own U.S. government was going use Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) for funding some sort of Transportation Bill. Doing so would have cut such benefits to millions of Americans among this great nation.  Thanks to many advocates, like NAMI it was removed.

But really, U.S. Government? You go behind our backs and do this sort of nonsense? I mean really, you don’t have a conscious? Really? If nobody had ever stopped you, you’d have gone on and do it.  Jerks.

Not like I am living on this (and God forbid I ever have to), but it’s good people like myself know there are resources out there that can help while combating mental illness. This is why we The People (and the true constituents), have to fight for our rights otherwise crap like this happens.

If you’d like…you can read what would have happened if it were passed, you can click on the link below:

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Paying for Highways on the Backs of People Who Live with Mental Illness: Congress Considers Cuts to.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Tackling the Challenges of Minority Mental Health

As Minority Mental Health Awareness comes to a close, I hope minorities across the world have learned that mental illness can happen to anyone and can be treated with therapy, medication, and most importantly self-love and support. The link below goes over a few more tidbits on mental illness among minority populations.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Tackling the Challenges of Minority Mental Health.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | A Week of Anniversaries

These last few days of July celebrated two important events: the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights victory that has transformed the lives of millions of Americans living with disabilities. Also,  July 30, 2015 marks the date President Johnson signed the Medicare and for adults over 65 and Medicaid for low income Americans back in 1965

For more information, click on the link below:

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | A Week of Anniversaries.