With Bebe Moore Campbell

the brain play tricks, thinking: “I’m not sick, you’re sick!” So it’s going to be a difficult struggle, but the point is to hang in there.

How do insurance companies help or hinder the process?
With this new Medicare plan, you’re going to have to look at the medication that the person is on and match that with what insurance providers will cover. And in many instances, they may not always cover the most expensive, the best, medications. They may make you go back to an earlier medication, something that you might have evolved out of and then you have to prove that this medication doesn’t work.

Do you sense our community trying to own up to the disease?
I’m finding that people are anxious to get the stigma off them because they’re looking for help and they want to talk about it. When we have forums in churches, people line up to talk. They want to know where they can go for help.

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  • I’m glad that. I read Bebe Moore Campbell’s intro.
    on mental illiness. I have been struggle with the
    disease for over 50, yrs. this disease run in my
    family, but it was never talked about so it went
    un-detected. I knew that it was something wrong..
    but didn’t what so. I tried to live a normal life
    as possible somewhat in denial as. I got older an
    had my own kids, that when reality kicked in. I
    realize that. I was sick but refuse to talk about
    it because. I knew it would be the stigma would be
    to hard for me to deal with so. I keep it to myself and did my best to deal with it on my own
    because. I knew that my kids, needed me to care for them. I was raised in a dysfunctional household and felt very sad growing up had a learning disability but. I was determine not to let that get in my way because. I had to be a mother. I would like to continue exlpaining my experience living with this disease but it would take the rest of my life. I was hit wth the new 25, years, ago that my only daughter, was diagnosis with this disease and it almost killed me because. I had to see her go through so much pain but the good thing was that. I had went back to school and took a class in phycology and. I thank God, for the strenght to manage to learn more about mental illiness it help me to get my daghter, the treatment that she needed and today she’s on medication after going in and out of the hospital and be given one medication after another until we found the one that work for her and. I say we because. I worked very closely with the doctors, and monitor my daughter, mood swings and hung in there with her refuse to put her into facility it has been along jounery for both of us but she has come a long ways and. I’m very much in her life very protective. I don’t have a life she’s my life. I give God, the glory for keeping strong and giving me guideness all of these years, well that’s my reply to this mental illiness topic there is so much more that. I would can share but. I’m still hoping to see that day when. I can stand before God, and be judged me for the love, and the hard work through the pain and the heart aches, and tears, that. I’ve endure in my life time. thanks for letting me share my mental illiness experinces.