My good friend Leesa Brown has agreed to have her op-ed—originally posted to Facebook—appear on WP.com with a few enhancements. Click over to “A Death Hits Home” for more, and here’s an excerpt:
“I honestly wish that doctors and therapists would work more on healing, and less on just slapping a bandage on something to cover it up. Medications for depression may truly help some, but too often they're just a way to shove the problem under the rug so we can pretend it doesn't exist. Building self-esteem and repairing emotional injuries would go a long way. Therapy is often a lifesaver - literally.” I am a huge proponent and supporter of mental-health services. ARTvision has raised more than $50,000 for Positive Impact, a critical agency that provides critical care for those affected by HIV in the Atlanta area. Leesa single-handedly earned $950 last year for PI with her piece, “Riding the Light.” We are grateful to her for that amazing donation of creativity!
Depression and other related ailments can be lessened if we look out for each other and try to get help to those who need it. As we close out 2014, please consider supporting PI and any other groups or agencies who help those suffering from depression, PTSD and other ailments.
Leesa’s personal experience is a wonderful read. Click over now and have a look. - WP