My guest today is Chynna Laird

Meet Chynna Laird Chynna was so gracious to host me during my WOW - Women on Writing blog tour last month, and as a result we realized we are both working toward the same goal - erasing the stigma of mental illness by communicating and educating people about what mental illness is and how it affects individuals stricken by it and their families. I'm so pleased to have met Chynna. I feel as if we are soul mates - certainly we are both survivors. Chynna' mother had a severe mental disorder, resulting in a very difficult and abusive childhood, but in the end Chynna survived. Hers is truly a survival story. I am so pleased she has agreed to tell a bit of it here on my blog, Choices.   Defining Ourselves by Chynna Laird Earlier this month, I had the phenomenal opportunity to meet with the Director of a local charity that helps children who have been abused and/or victimized. I was so excited about this meeting because the Director and I have been in contact for years after … [Read more...]

My first WOW blog tour guest stop at White Elephants

White Elephants: A Blog About Bipolar and Mood Disorders, Mental Illness and Survival founded by writer/author Chynna T. Laird, is my WOW Blog Tour host today. My blog piece discusses raising a child with bipolar -- and in my particular case how I cared for an adult-child with the disorder. Please go to: http://www.seethewhiteelephants.com/2011/06/tell-someone-tuesday-guest-post-from.html#more to read more. … [Read more...]