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Blog Posted:5/1/2021 9:27:00 AM

This month is Mental Awareness month here, in the United States of America.  Although, the world and the World Health Organization consider October.  This illness occurs throughout the world and affects all socioeconomic types.  Millions of people suffer from it.  This illness is still stigmatized and still considered a taboo.

You may know a family member who is suffering from it, yet the family could be in denial.  You can help or support by encouraging to get help or silently with your prayers.

This month, we also celebrate Mother's Day .....  to all mothers....  Happy Mother's Day!!!  Mothers, ....  love and celebrate you......

I posted poems.....  Mental Illness and Mother

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Date: 5/2/2021 2:21:00 PM
Marilene, great blog, my mother passed away on Mother's Day so it is a very meaningful day for me always, we have a person with mental illness in my family and I know the devastation that can cause within the families, as it is hard to get a person help (at least it is in Canada) love _Constance
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Marilene Evans
Date: 5/2/2021 7:17:00 PM
Thank you so much Constance. I appreciate you telling me how meaningful Mother's Day is for you. There are so many factors why people with this illness are not getting help. It is sad.
Date: 5/1/2021 4:27:00 PM
Hi Marilene, Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. Mental Illness Awareness is a cause close to my heart. I am a child of a person who suffers from a mental illness. In most cases, it is hereditary. When someone that close to you suffers, in a way you suffer too. I wrote about mental illness in my poem “ I Vaguely Remember” Once thanks for penning this blog:-) Alexis
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Marilene Evans
Date: 5/1/2021 5:07:00 PM
Thank you for your input. It is hard to live with somebody with mental illness because everybody in the family suffers. I'll look for your poem to read it. Thanks for telling me.
Date: 5/1/2021 3:42:00 PM
Many friends and relatives and acquaintances of mine have a mental illness. To a small degree we all have it, if you include seemingly harmless things such as obsessions or mild addictions. I, for instance, used to bite my nails constantly and I am addicted to movies. but I have a husband with anxiety/depression. I would say at least 1/3 of those I know suffer from either one of those two problems if not something similarly horrible. today's world contributes more and more to mental illness. We may have many comforts these days, but modern day stresses are enormous!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 5/2/2021 8:54:00 AM
Yes, I am a "re-checker" myself. I have left my purse or keys in places too often, so now I am constantly making sure I have things with me!! And you are right, too many obsessions today are things that did not even exist for us to worry about 50 years ago. Selfies, for example, is very annoying, to see people doing them constantly!!
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Marilene Evans
Date: 5/1/2021 5:04:00 PM
Thanks for your comments. Totally agree with you that we do have personally disorders, harmless; but irritating. I do have to check if I turn off the coffee pot, the iron or if I lock the door many times before I leave. I do admire the ones who recognize it and do something about it; but I feel bad when I see that the illness affects the person or the family and nothing is done about it and they act like nothing is wrong. Today's obsessions with materialism, power and vanity add and contribute to the problem.

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Date Posted: 5/1/2021 9:27:00 AM

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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/5/2021 VICES Verselife,perspective,
5/3/2021 MY SPIRIT SOARS Free versedance,fashion,music,passi
5/2/2021 LITERACY Free verseimagery,poetry,words,writ
5/1/2021 SMILEY EYES Monokuemotions,feelings,romanti
5/1/2021 MOTHER Free versemother,
5/1/2021 MENTAL ILLNESS Free versemental illness,
4/30/2021 UNDERSTANDING Versepeople,uplifting,
4/28/2021 EQUINOXES Diamanteautumn,spring,
4/27/2021 AN ANSWERED PRAYER FOR HELP Free verseprayer,
4/26/2021 A PET MINICHU Rhymecat,pets,
4/25/2021 TIME Versetime,
4/25/2021 PARADOX OF LIFE Monokulife,
4/23/2021 MY HEARTACHE WENT WITH YOU Free versedaughter,hurt,mother,pain
4/23/2021 A MOTHER'S YEARS OF GRIEF Free versechildren,grief,mother,
4/21/2021 THE SILENT PANDEMIC Villanellemental illness,
4/20/2021 SHARING Versefood,life,mother daughter
4/19/2021 JUST STATING THE OBVIOUS Rhymecharacter,people,society,
4/16/2021 FORLORN HOPE Free versehope,truth,
4/14/2021 RAVISHED Versefeelings,joy,
4/13/2021 LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE THROUGH Free verselight,stars,
4/12/2021 SECRETS AND LIES Free verselife,people,
4/11/2021 WORDS OF LOVE Acrosticlove,words,
4/11/2021 PLATTERS Versefood,fruit,
4/6/2021 CHERISH IS THE WORD Free verseappreciation,family,frien
4/2/2021 THE HOLY WEEK Free versemissing,
4/1/2021 COME ON Versecrush,hello,woman,work,
3/30/2021 ISOLATION, UNCERTAINTY, EXPECTATION Free versehope,imagination,music,
3/30/2021 LIKE A PHOENIX RISING Free versebird,courage,flying,happi
3/29/2021 LIBRA Acrosticcharacter,self,star,
3/28/2021 THOUGHTS OF YOU Free versemother,mother daughter,
3/27/2021 PRETTY, SEXY LEGS TABLEAU Verseemotions,jealousy,
3/26/2021 A MOMENT OF SOLITUDE Alliterationself,solitude,
3/26/2021 THE SEA Haibunlife,sea,
3/25/2021 FREE YOURSELF Free versefreedom,self,
3/22/2021 JASMINE Free verseflower,love,sweet,
3/20/2021 THE BEAUTIFUL SPRING SEASON Haibunbeautiful,spring,
3/15/2021 OUR TABLEAU Free versemother daughter,truth,
3/14/2021 DARK WINTER ENDS, WELCOME SPRING Versespring,winter,
3/12/2021 HE CAPTVATES ME Verserelationship,romance,
3/12/2021 AND I REMEMBER Free verselove,memory,remember,
3/11/2021 WHITE ROSES Imagismflower,
3/8/2021 MY BROTHER'S LIFE STRUGGLES Free verselife,
3/8/2021 SEARCHING FOR WORDS Free versewords,
2/27/2021 TODAY Free versetoday,
2/25/2021 TO MAESTRO WITH LOVE Monokulove,
2/24/2021 A FRAGMENT OF MY FAMILY Versemother daughter,relations
2/23/2021 MY HEART WENT ON HIATUS Free verseheart,relationship,
2/14/2021 THE VALENTINE BOY Free versebirthday,grandson,valenti
2/12/2021 UNFATHOMABLE CONFLICT Free verseconflict,fear,mother,toge
2/11/2021 THINK ABOUT JOY Free versehappiness,joy,
2/9/2021 LOVE Free verselove,
2/7/2021 LOVE OR HATE MINICHU Rhymedance,music,romance,sweet
2/2/2021 THE WAR WITHIN Rhymeangst,fear,mother,
2/2/2021 THAT SENSUAL FEELING Free versedance,sensual,
1/25/2021 STUPEFIED Free versebrother,death,mother,niec
1/24/2021 BEACH Haikunature,
1/23/2021 BEYOND ME Free versebrother,death,family,how
1/15/2021 BREAKING MY HEART IN PIECES Free versefeelings,heartbroken,
1/4/2021 SUN AND SAND MINICHU Rhymesun,
1/3/2021 INTUITION Versesenses,
1/2/2021 MORALITY DIVIDED Rhymehumanity,integrity,societ
1/2/2021 RENEWAL OF YOUR MIND Free versenew year,
1/1/2021 BIRTHDAY TO REMEMBER Rhymememory,remember,
12/27/2020 WHAT ADDICTION IS Rhymeaddiction,
12/24/2020 THIS CHRISTMAS Rhymechristmas,
12/22/2020 IN THE DARKNESS Rhymedepression,god,
12/21/2020 MY HEART Free verseheart,
12/20/2020 HIGH MAINTENANCE TM Cinquainculture,society,women,
12/17/2020 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS Free versechristmas,
12/17/2020 THE HOLIDAYS Acrosticchristmas,longing,nostalg
12/16/2020 LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED Nonetlove,
12/16/2020 REFLECT Free versecelebration,new year,
12/12/2020 TAKE EXTRA STEPS Lyricyouth,
12/12/2020 IN RETROSPECT Free verseencouraging,inspirational
12/10/2020 PASSION Free versepassion,
12/7/2020 THE DIGITAL WORLD Free verseculture,society,
12/6/2020 OH, MAMA Free versemother,
12/6/2020 LET ME GET THROUGH THE DAY Rhymecheer up,
12/5/2020 GIVING LOVING - BT Than-Bauklove,
12/4/2020 MY BUCKET LIST Free verseadventure,journey,places,
12/3/2020 CHEER UP Free versecheer up,
12/3/2020 MY SWEET MISSY Free verseappreciation,daughter,mot
12/1/2020 MY UNQUESTIONABLE CREDENCE Free versefaith,spiritual,
11/30/2020 BE OF COURAGE Rhymecourage,people,
11/27/2020 WHERE HAVE ALL THE POETS GONE Free verseplaces,poems,poetess,poet
11/27/2020 NATURE BRINGS SEASONS Free versenature,seasons,
11/24/2020 FREE LIKE A BIRD - TB Than-Baukbird,freedom,me,
11/23/2020 ACTS OF KINDNESS Free verseinspirational,
11/22/2020 THE ECHOES OF MY PAST Free versebreak up,family,freedom,h
11/19/2020 LIFE IN PINK Free verseappreciation,good morning
11/19/2020 SWEET MEMORIES OF MY EARLY CHILDHOOD Terza Rimachildhood,grandparents,me
11/17/2020 ELEUTHEROMANIA Rhymefreedom,
11/16/2020 WHO AM I Free versecharacter,i am,life,me,pe
11/7/2020 SYMBOLIC FLOWER OF SPRING Haikunature,
11/7/2020 A STAR TWINKLING IN THE SKY Free verseart,dance,feelings,freedo
11/2/2020 AS TEARS GO BY Tetractysconfusion,mom,mother,moth
10/30/2020 MUSIC AND DANCE Versedance,memory,music,
10/26/2020 HER UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Free verselove,memory,mom,remember,
10/25/2020 THE OVERWHELMING MELANCHOLY Free versedark,depression,lonelines
10/24/2020 A MAN WITH NO NAME Curtal Sonnetdestiny,fate,

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