This blog has been developed because of my mental illness.  To learn more about our ministry for consumers and their loved ones, please visit the website http://www.onemindmentalillnessministry.com


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Regina Keller
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 13:11:02

    I had been meaning to read your blog and today I finally did. I so much admire your willingness to recognize that you can — and have — conquered the hardest part of having a mental illness: admitting it. I really enjoyed reading your blog and learned much from it. It gives me hope that my son can come to terms with his illness and realize that (1) he has a purpose in life and (2) it does not need to stop him from living, in the truest sense of the word.

    You really are helping others. I will be back to read more!


  2. Karen
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 14:28:21

    I read your blog today and found it to be wonderful. My daughter has bipolar and is only 15. She tries but cannot explain what this feels like to her, and I know she must feel terribly alone. She does not want to talk about her illness, but I think she would feel better to talk to a therapist or to have a support group of people who do understand. I am not sure how to encourage her to be willing to join a support group, as she seems to want to deny her illness as much as possible. Maybe your blog might help. Thanks for being open and honest. That is what the world needs more of. By the way, I rarely read blogs and respond because they usually sound too polished and not real enough. You are real and I so appreciate that.


  3. Regina Keller
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 20:39:19

    Hi, Janet. I thought you might appreciate this partial excerpt from text about the Eagle as a Native American symbol (from http://www.whats-your-sign.com/symbolic-eagle-meaning.html). Judging from your explanation of what seeing the eagle meant to you, I think you got it exactly right. Stay tuned into it.

    “Eagle, the master of the sky, is considered a carrier of prayers. Many Indian Nations honor this bird as possessing courage, wisdom, and a special connection to the creator.

    Size does matter to the Native mind. It is the mammoth size of the eagle that, in part, wins its title as the King of the Birds in myth and lore. In spite of its enormous size, the eagle still takes flight, seemingly effortlessly. This is the first of many symbolic cues from the eagle about perception (not judging a book by its cover) and, not allowing the illusion of limitation to ground us in our flight.

    What else matters when considering symbolic eagle meaning? Here are a few attributes and keywords associated with Eagle Medicine:



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