My Article in NAMI Voice Newsletter

Bringing Peace and Happiness to the Psych Ward An article which ran in the NAMI Voice newsletter, Spring 2013 As a member of the National Alliance of Mental Illness and lecturer in a psych ward, I introduce a meditation exercise to my groups. I have everyone get comfortable and relaxed and count from toe to … Continue reading

A Favorite Memory

I was painting from a picture of a lady on a swing on a warm springs day. It was a blend of impressionism and realism and I was overcome by the feeling of peace and tranquility as I painted it. It reminded me of all the times I lectured at the psych ward and gave … Continue reading

Peace

Sending love and peace to our country to eliminate the cruelty that is defined by the discrimination of the gender and color of our skin   Painting by Sherry Joiner- “We are One, Brothers and Sisters.”  

RESOURCES

Added African American mental health resources to my resource page   Please check out my new list of resources on my resource page from NAMI It includes- African American Mental Health Resources Treatment Directories Educational Services artsandwritingbysherry.com  Thank you!

ARTWORK A Cause

Just wanted to express the sorrow that is going on around our country today   This is my new painting in pastels called ‘A Cause’ by Sherry M. Joiner

ABOUT Self Help

Made a mental health self help target that people at home can do while the protest continues   I hope that the peaceful protest for George Floyd’s life and death and the death of our citizens of color help to eliminate the prejudice in the United States. I hope for better days. This morning I … Continue reading

My ARTICLES Solutions

Today May thirtieth is namiwalks twenty twenty a national day of hope   Went on an internal peaceful NAMI walk today to fight against discrimination of mental illness, color, and people of all backgrounds. I walked for the sorrow of George Floyd and I grieved for the injustice. Something must be done, however, peacefully. People … Continue reading

ABOUT Memorial Weekend

In grieving for my family and friends Happy Memorial Day weekend   I feel so much sadness, love, and empathy for the people of Brazil and my family living there during this new crisis. They must face the the pain of losing multitudes of people at one time, the hardships of needless deaths, and the … Continue reading

ARTWORK Day of Hope

Looking forward to the virtual NAMI Walk a day of hope on May thirtieth and walking alone in the fresh air   Will miss volunteering for the NAMI Clackamas booth for the walk, but I had the opportunity to finish rereading my book by Michelle Obama called Becoming and feeling good about life and reaching … Continue reading