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How to overcome your employer bicycle commuting objections

Advocacy for when your boss says you can’t ride to work

About four years ago my boss tried to tell me that I couldn’t ride my bike to work. Actually, it’s illegal to tell people what they can do on their off time, but in this case I rode my bike on the clock between . . . → Read More: How to overcome your employer bicycle commuting objections

10 model programs to create complete mental health recovery

Successful examples of peer run programs in the United States that create complete mental health recovery

Ron Unger explains that many people have come to understand complete mental health recovery as being something like, “Doing OK while still being sick.” He says that many organization are working to water down the definition of recovery. Instead, . . . → Read More: 10 model programs to create complete mental health recovery

Mental health design principles

Certified peer specialists like Mandi Kinder are key to our mental health design principles

A social entrepreneurship seeing the very poor as customers using 12 mental health design principles

People with disabilities in the United are the poorest of all minority groups. People with mental health diagnoses are the poorest of all people with . . . → Read More: Mental health design principles

The future of mental health social entrepreneurship

Building a all peer delivered mental health social entrepreneurship

Amy Smith from Clear Minds, Inc in Denver, a potential mental health social entrepreneurship help people safely discontinue psychiatric medication

Mental health social entrepreneurship is the idea that a business can be designed to provide social good. Social entrepreneurships range from non-profits that have some . . . → Read More: The future of mental health social entrepreneurship

Why to Vote for Combat Arts for Recovery

Wellness Wordworks and Missouri-Illinois Olympians have created a program called Combat Arts for Recovery. We are one of 12 finalists for around 55 entries to the Team USA grants competition. We can earn $12,000 to promote combat sports for mental health issues. You can vote here: http://www.facebook.com/USOlympicTeam.   Vote once per day per email address.

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The future of mental health social media #mhsm

Opening Plenarary Session

More about my mental health social media business.

I just returned from the National Health Care Messaging and Media conference. I got a scholarship from SAMHSA to attend based on my mental health social media skills and work with two different states. Right now my biggest program, Poetry for Personal Power, . . . → Read More: The future of mental health social media #mhsm

It feels so great to be off psych meds

My success story about how and why I worked myself off six different psych meds in five years after twelve psychiatric labels. Details about withdrawal effects and funny stories along the way. . . . → Read More: It feels so great to be off psych meds

What We Can Do about the Overuse of Psychiatric Medications

There are many reasons to question the extensive use of psychiatric medications in the United States. The youth bipolar epidemic, which has expanded 40 fold in the last twenty years, is purely an American phenomenon. There are concerns about the pharmaceutical industry’s use of marketing to create illness where none existed by  expanding markets illegally . . . → Read More: What We Can Do about the Overuse of Psychiatric Medications

The Moment I Stopped Feeling Sorry for Myself

My friend Brian and I rode our bicycles home from Memphis to Kansas City the week after Thanksgiving. I knew it was going to be a tough week because we only had six days to make the trip before I had to be at First Friday to do the rolling bicycle health fair display booth . . . → Read More: The Moment I Stopped Feeling Sorry for Myself

The Night I Did 1000 Pushups

When I was a sophomore or junior in high school some times I would come home from school and work out all afternoon at home. This was before I learned the overload principle, which is the idea that to build muscle, you have to work a muscle out beyond it’s normal operating capacity. The other . . . → Read More: The Night I Did 1000 Pushups