Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hillsdale, MI USA
Re: I'm walking to raise money for the mentally ill - Help?
Kudos to you, Matt!
I work in a home and school for teens and pre-teens who all have various mental and emotional handicaps (usually caused by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) with at risk behaviors. I've seen the bad side of Bipolar Disorder, Radical Attachment Disorder, Psychotic episodes, and a range of other Mood Disorders, as well as mental retardation and autism.
You are doing good work. Unfortunately, being a direct care staff doesn't pay very well at all, so I won't be able to donate at this time. However, I like to think that all the punches, kicks, spit, and objects thrown that I have endured to try to help my kids is my own little donation.
I can't encourage enough those of you that can afford it to donate to charities such as this, as many places that work to treat mental illness are non-profit organizations and need all the help they can get.