Community Awareness or Out of Sight Out of Mind
• What would happen in your world today if your loved one was diagnosed with a mental illness?
Our society is long overdue for coming to the aid of mental health issues. As we already offer everything under the sun for physical, spiritual, emotional health, and continue to support those who suffer from cancer, diabetes, and many other types of diseases. Today, more than ever, we need to education ourselves, and our communities on how to support and handle those who live with mental illnesses. Since mental illness comes in many levels and impacts us all each day in our communities and daily lives. These individuals need to know we support them as a society, so they will feel comfortable to move forward in getting the help they need when they are capable of it. And those who live with a more severe illness can get the long term support and rehabilitation they need and may desire. But unable to obtain due to the depth of their illness, facilities, and/or resources. So please consider being an advocate to those around you by sharing this information and resources below. So we can begin helping support each other, friends, family, and those living within our communities, by starting to educate and improve this debilitating disease throughout all our communities.
Apparel Pattern Making is owned and operated by Traci Anderson. A wife, mother, and pattern maker with several years of education and experience within the apparel field. As a internally high strung, anxious individual that struggles with anxiety and has a sibling that lives with schizophrenia and a developmental disability. She knows firsthand the difficulties, struggles, and hardships it takes for those who live with mental health issues & illnesses. It impacts our relationships with work, family, and those who care for loved ones. Plus, the more severe illnesses can ravage families and take every penny they have, trying to help loved ones get the services they deserve. As our system and medical services are extremely ill equipped, trained, and over exhausted to handle the demands of these illnesses as they have progressed over the years.
Therefore, as an individual and business owner, I want to advocate for those with this illness and their families on how important it is to educate, support, and get the resources needed. For more information on mental health issues and advice on where to start, visit the links below for more information and resources.
NAMI=National Association of Mental Illness.