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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

Sanity

Dr. Smith my psychiatrist of twenty six years wrote a blurb for my book last miracle for maria   Took care of my mental well being. He showed me the ‘Light at the End of Tunnel,’ My Sanity. Painting by Sherry M. Joiner  

ARTWORK Sea Turtles

Living with schizoaffective bipolar disorder type and ptsd during this crisis sometimes I wish I was a sea turtle swimming on the ocean floor   Sea Turtles by Sherry M Joiner

Keeping care

If you are stuck inside today put on a pair of shorts and a summer blouse do push ups lift weights dance to the music listen to meditation tapes   and call or email your therapist or doctor if you need to. Stay well and take precautions if you are sick, keep a pain diary … Continue reading

ARTWORK Awareness Week

Mental Health awareness week is October six through October twelve   For awareness of my condition Schizoaffective Disorder, I dug down deep into my roots and painted a picture of Brazilian flowers blooming in a garden. Sanity comes from my art.  

ABOUT Sisterly Love

Painting called Rio Samba Rose by Sherry M Joiner   Took the honor of presenting my Rio Samba Rose painting that I did to my half sister Shauna to decorate her house.  Painting below.

Reunion

Happy seventieth birthday to the class of sixty seven   Throwing a Roseburg High School class reunion 70th birthday party on the 20th with my wonderful high school friend, Alice Savage Gardner. I can’t wait to see everyone and find out what they have been up to. I am so excited. We are going to … Continue reading

Documentary Schizoaffective

Went to Dr. Ward T Smiths retirement party last night   It was a time to mingle, laugh, and cry. I was Dr. Ward T. Smith’s client for twenty-six years. He was compassionate, caring, and skilled in helping with a very technical and difficult disease, Schizoaffective Disorder. I will miss his intelligence, sense of humor … Continue reading

ABOUT NAMI Walks

Yesterday I volunteered at the Nami Clackamas table and walked for mental health at the Nami Walks   The event took place Sunday May 19th at the Vera Katz Esplanade in Portland, Oregon. It was fun seeing good friends, old and new, and for such a great cause. I admire my Executive Director Michele Veenker’s … Continue reading