Over the last few years doing this DP work, I have met and emailed with a number of really awesome people out there who have great hearts and are doing simple things to make the world a better place. If you are here for the first time, you may not know, but prior to becoming a mommy and solo business owner, I worked for 20 years with individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses - schizophrenia and bipolar disorder mainly. Subsequently I do have a huge place in my heart for people who suffer with these illnesses.
So it should not be a surprise that I want you to support an endeavor of Lisa Kays, a person who I've actually met as a result of DP and who connected me to the Washington Area Women's Foundation. Now she is going through the torture of graduate school, but has connected me with another unique endeavor.
So here's the deal...
She needs some help raising funds for a documentary that will be filmed by the residents of St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC. Saint Elizabeths is Washington, DC's public psychiatric facility. It provides intensive, inpatient care for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who need the security and structure to assist in their recovery. Saint Elizabeths also provides mental health evaluations and care to those committed by the courts.
People with mental illness are an often misrepresented and institutionalized men and women with mental illnesses are even more misunderstood. This project is designed to create a platform for the individuals in care at Saint Elizabeths to speak to directly about their lives -- to share their stories with the larger community. Click here to read more about the project...
You can also check them out on Facebook. Click here
The project needs to raise $5000 before it can begin. The good news is that I am assured that every single dollar would be welcome.Donate today!!!!
Click here to send your dollar (or more)