As you may know, because my son Elliott became sick, I have been working to be the change I want to see in the world for those that have serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Beginning next week I will be sitting on a couple committees for the NSSC (Link below to join) and I would encourage any of my humanitarian minded friends who want a cause to get behind to consider the plight of those with serious mental illness in America. Many of the organizations like NSSC are filled with people like me, parents who have suffered with their child at the hands of a very cold, COMPLICATED, cruel system of “help”.
We need people like you, who want to make a change just because you know that this is all wrong. You shouldn’t have to hurt yourself or others to get help. You shouldn’t have to go to jail to get help. You shouldn’t go to prison for 30 years just because you developed a brain disease. You shouldn’t have to die under a bridge, infested with lice, just because your brain disease would not allow you to seek help or even accept help that was offered.
The system in America is badly broken. But the tipping point has been reached. I encourage you to become involved in the mental health revolution. Take a stand with me, against these atrocities, help me make this world a kinder, safer world for all those born with brain diseases like schizophrenia and bipolar. Join. Advocate. Educate. Take a stand.