Mental Health Advocacy – This is what I sent today (w/bonus requests)

from Bird Flight

Bird Flight

Dear Senator Booker, 

I’m writing to you as both a concerned New Jerseyan and American. I chose to write to you because you have inspired and touched me. When you spoke at this past Democratic Convention I was brought to tears. You seem to have a combination of admirable passion, caring, respectability, and effectiveness. I believe you make a great difference for New Jerseyans and all Americans, and can make an even bigger one in the future. 

I am a woman with a serious mental illness (bipolar disorder). I have been on disability for about six years plus struggling with my illness. Despite that, I’ve donated time (when able) and money (what I could) to organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance that provide support to the mentally ill, do advocacy work, and fight to end mental illness stigma. I can only give so…

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Be A Candle !

Quill & Parchment

via Daily Prompt: Candle

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I was sitting in the dark today, my house was drowned in an eerie silence after a long time. The BSES Rajdhani Power Lmt. had to make some repairs in the wiring of my area, and so they had to make a four-hour-long load shedding, and like everyone in Delhi, I too have got an inverter which ironically was to repair this very evening, but the electricity decided to show its importance to me in the morning itself.

I was taken back to my childhood days when no light meant playing Hide & Seek, and it meant going out in the streets and find friends to play with, but now it means cursing the electricity board and waiting for it to be back, desperately. I checked my phone, only 10% battery remaining. My room has no windows and I did not…

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How Can You Stump The Right Way For What You Believe In?

The Art of Persuasion

Michael J. Fite

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“In life, if you do not know how to stump with good intentions and include people, nobody will follow your beliefs and ideas for change.” Michael J. Fite

Keep this in mind when you are faced with a situation that gives you a chance to make a difference. You have great power and can bring attention and change to any issue or injustice, but how you choose to go about it can determine if it will be for the best or for the worst.

Today’s inspiration is all about showing you how to stump the right way for what you believe in. In order to do this, we will look at the following questions:

  • What does it mean to stump?
  • What can go wrong when you stump for what you believe in?
  • How can you stump the right way for what you believe in?
  • What are the benefits for you stumping…

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