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Reducing the Stigma

posted Oct 3, 2018, 3:36 PM by Website Director   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 3:50 PM ]

In May 2018, NAMI member, Cynthia Gabbard, interviewed with community radio host, Gena, on her weekly program called Speak Now: Jammin With My Jazz. Once a month, Gena focuses on mental health issues in the attempt to help reduce stigma.

Cynthia discusses her lifelong journey with bipolar 1 disorder. “After many years of battling depression, I find myself a mentally ill mother as well. I talk about raising my two children on a wing and a prayer and with much help and support from my family. I discuss empty nesting and the steps I have taken to heal and empower myself.”

Finding Peace By Cynthia Gabbard
Finding Peace“I'm not out of the woods yet
--I never will be totally--
but I certainly have found a clearing,
where the sun is shining brightly,
even through the occasional cloud.
What a Relief! What a blessing!”