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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

ABOUT Birthday

Celebrating my early sixty ninth birthday at Portland Seafood Company tonight   Looking back over the last couple of years, I have climbed so many mountains. Lost of few long term relationships because of stigma and judgmental people but I am on top of the world again. What’s important to me is beginning new relationships … Continue reading

My essay- ‘Understanding Stigma’

Understanding Stigma   I am the first Portland, Oregon-area woman author to publish a memoir about schizoaffective disorder (a little talked about diagnosis of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia). My memoir is called, Sherry Goes Sane: Living A Life With Schizo-Affective Disorder. Most books on mental illness are written by doctors and clinicians, but I feel … Continue reading

Interview- ‘The Stigma of Mental Illness Radio’

On October 2, 2014, I have the honor of being interviewed on ‘The Stigma of Mental Illness Radio’ by Chrissie Hodges. It will happen at 2pm. Pacific time on Chrissie is the award winning Public Speaker who specializes in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please listen in and enjoy the program.