Self-Portrait, Spring 1887, Oil on pasteboard, 42 × 33.7 cm., Art Institute of Chicago (F 345). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Carrie Fisher, Lionel Aldridge, Eugene O”Neill, Vivien Leigh, Ruth Graham, Brooke Shields, Jane Pauley, Linda Hamilton, Judy Collins,
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Maurice Bernard, William Styron, John Nash, Issac Newton, Ludwig Van Beethhoven, President Abraham Lincoln,
Vincent Van Gogh, Virginia Woolf, Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Rosemary Clooney, Irving Berlin, Charlie Pride,
Janet Jackson, Patty Duke, Marlon Brando, Jonathon Winter, Tennessee Williams, Buzz Aldrin, Jimmy Piersall, Dick Clark,
Your wondering what kind of group is this, so many outstanding people names who affected the world with their gifts of talents.
The answer is quite simple all these famous persons have been known to suffer from symptoms of Mental Illness. Depression is the main disorder, suicide, substance abuse, the other illness. Some were diagnosis with bi-polar disorder and even schizophrenia. There are thousands more high-profile people from all walks of life who we can add to the group, “you get the idea, the point that being presented”. “Mental Illness is here, these disorders are not going away. Behavioral Health problems are in the workplace, your home, your friend’s home, house of worship.” mostly your love ones.
Our Military has a major problem with veterans returning home, more suicides after deployment in the history of the military. After 9/11 our law enforcement has join the ranks, with personnel suffering from PTSD and Addictions disorder, depression from being medically ill. ” its a real mess.” This population is part of the New Civil Rights Era. For their so big now, the question is how can we take care of this population? (support) Their protection laws are being violated daily. (ADA, HIPAA)
“I need your support, If you care and can understand the situation then comment. There is much anxiety about guns and mental illness these days. “My friends, this is not the population conducting mass murder. Of course person/s who conduct “walk by killing”, shooting anyone near them is insane? There can only be a legal process answer.
These acts of violent outburst are not going to stop in this country, for this style of action has become a sign of individual violent protest.
What we all can do is, become more proactive to why, how can I, do something to help a person. Taking time out to comprehend, cope with ones ego, this may bring a person around to seek professional. We won’t know unless we try. Most of all we must make big business and all government accountable to the laws already available to protect the mentally ill. The names in this posting represent greatness and pain. And a need to reach out to the public. Save greatness for one does not know with the proper support for their Mental Illness what a person can bring to the community table.
RIP my friend and advocate for Mental Health , Mr. Mike Wallace, CBS news, and 60 minutes. Who was a consumer.
- Support groups call for more help for children caring for mentally ill parents (abc.net.au)
- New AAP Report Outlines Vulnerability of Military Children to Mental Illnesses (counselheal.com)
- Grief Diagnosed as Mental Illness (josephfranzetti.wordpress.com)
- Mental disorders should not be hastily defined | Mary O’Hara (guardian.co.uk)
- Mental Health Disorder Linked to Violence and Other Crimes (guardianlv.com)
- Viewing Mental Illness (bipolarcircus.wordpress.com)
- Does Prozac help artists be creative? (guardian.co.uk)
- Hemingway’s reading list to a young writer, 1934 (leftandcenter.com)
“WE made a start Monday towards making America proactive to Mental Health. The White House sponsored a conference on Mental Illness. The printed material has a good deal of information for people who need to know.”
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