It’s been almost six months now, writing for the Family Mental Health Blog. I’m definitely looking forward to writing many more posts for you. This has been such a learning experience for me, and I hope that many of you have gotten something positive when you’ve visited.
I hope that you all understand that while I am trained and have years of clinical experience as a counselor, I am no true expert on anything. And really, even people considered to be “experts” are always learning about their chosen topic. I entered this challenge with the hope of providing information, learning, and inviting dialogue about mental health topics.
Several of you have offered your disagreement, which I welcome. Your personal experience can offer a lot to others with or without mental health problems. Mental health can be challenging to understand and explain to others, mostly because those disorders can strongly affect our communication and perceptions about our problems. Just bringing up difficult topics can provoke controversy and widely differing opinions. And that’s just what we need to keep the conversations flowing.
I invite you to suggest or recommend topics you’d like me to write about. I’m always looking around, but I can’t think of everything! Just add a comment at the end of any post, or find my “About” page (check the sidebar) and add your comment there. I try to write about things that would be important to you, so tell me what you want to read about.
Again, thanks so much for making this blog so well read and rich with feedback. By myself, I’m just a mom writing to a faceless audience. Everything you add to my posts – that’s what makes this blog so useful and rich for everyone who sees it. Thank you, and keep checking in!