I did not intend to let a month go by between articles. I have been utterly consumed by a project, finishing my book for publication, so things like self-care, the outside world, and current events have pretty much escaped me.
I’m afraid that one of the things that got past my radar is that May is Mental Health Awareness Month! I cannot believe I missed that.
I was reminded by a Facebook post, because of course I was, and quickly consulted one of my favorite advocacy/support organizations NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness.
I think this site and others like it will provide more information and more eloquently than I can, so I will keep this short.
I just want to be sure that you have this information in case you, like me, didn’t know until half way through the month.
Let me say though, there is something wonderful and healthy about being so wrapped up in your passion that you very briefly* lose all track of time and pass the days feeling excited, fulfilled, and looking forward to starting you day. I wish that for all of you.
* Very briefly. If you start to go Howard Hughes, miss paying any bills, or generally neglect the real world it’s time to rejoin us because that would not be healthy.