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A no-good, very bad day at the beach

My bizarre desire to take pictures. Her bizarre reaction to smile. Both of us nuts
My bizarre desire to take pictures. Her bizarre reaction to smile. Both of us nuts

This post is to illustrate the difficult journey parents face when they have a child who is troubled with either a mental illness, addiction or both. The child can be an amazing person but if under the influence or experiencing a psychosis or other mental health breakdown, they act out in different ways and do things that embarrass us, humiliate themselves and make things worse.

Charles, 20, was only arrested twice. On this occasion he did commit a bizarre crime and one other time when the Read more...

To Orlando with Love – #griefheart number 65

To Orlando with love
To Orlando with love

I dedicate today’s #griefheart in honor of the families suffering insurmountable grief after the mass killing in a LBGT nightclub in Orlando. This, right after media attention was already focused on Orlando because of Friday night’s fatal shooting of Christina Grimmie. She was an up-and-coming singer who had appeared on NBC’s “The Voice.” Her shooter then killed himself.

The mass murderer’s x-wife said she thinks her ex was mentally ill. Only 3%-5% of violent acts can be attributed to individuals living with a serious mental illness.* In fact, people with severe mental illnesses are over … Read more...

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