Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Happy Mental Illness Awareness Week

I normally don't write two posts at a time, but I wanted to make sure everyone knows that this week is National Mental Illness Awareness Week. NAMI, and other groups, have organized activities in honor of this week all over the United States. Here, in Pinellas County, Florida, NAMI Pinellas will have its annual walk for awareness this weekend, which is held every year in downtown St. Petersburg, and is always part-celebration, part-vigil, part-protest, and all worthwhile. If you happen to live in my area, maybe I'll see you there!

There is also a documentary on PBS, which is being aired, currently, online in full at this website, called Minds On the Edge. It has received raving reviews, and it features the author Elyn Saks who lives with Schizophrenia and wrote an interesting book I've discussed here before, as well as numerous other, educated, insightful, intelligent people having a very thought-provoking discussion and role-play about two people with serious mental illnesses. I have never seen anything like this on video before, and it was definitely worth watching for one hour on my screen. I encourage each of you to view it as soon as you have time!

2 comments:

myagentlu said...

Hi Jennifer,

I came across your blog while researching Sjogren's Syndrome for a client. I am a natural medicine and Reconnective healing practitioner. I have a dogged commitment to find the root issues of many ailments that afflict people. In the past 10 years I have, through my own client experiences or the experiences of other natural health practitioner's who share their successes, discovered how to reverse many symptoms (i.e. asthma, thyroid gland issues, insomnia, peptic ulcers, food sensitivities, depression, uterine fibroids, blood sugar imbalances, extreme fatigue...the list goes on).

Years ago I came across Linus Pauling's and Abram Hoffer's work on mental disorders. They began to have great success with using therapeutic amounts (2,000 to 5000 mg per day) of vitamin B3 which is niacin (a.k.a. nicotinic acid, niacinamide)on Schizophrenia. It seems that when this vitamin is EXTREMELY deficient schizophrenia can develop. I personally have used B3 at lower dosages for people who suffer moderate depression. The following are links about the discovery of niacin and it's positive effects on depression, schizophrenia...

http://paulingblog.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/remembering-abram-hoffer/

http://www.doctoryourself.com/hoffer_niacin.html (lengthy but very informative).

Jennifer, I work with people though-out the U.S. I can figure out via phone consultation (via your electromagnetic field) what deficiencies or toxicities affect the body. If you ever want to have me check your level of niacin and other nutrients I have no problem helping you out, gratis (my fee is $60 for 1.5 hour consultation). My guess is that you probably need at least 2000mg per day of niacin (get up to this amount w/in 3 weeks).

To read more about what I do (also about the energy work which can also be performed remotely) – please go to www.bodyandsoulreconnection.com

I which you much light and love on your continued life journey...possibly our paths may cross again.

Lu Martinez
California

myagentlu said...

Hi Jennifer,

I came across your blog while researching Sjogren's Syndrome for a client. I am a natural medicine and Reconnective healing practitioner. I have a dogged commitment to find the root issues of many ailments that afflict people. In the past 10 years I have, through my own client experiences or the experiences of other natural health practitioner's who share their successes, discovered how to reverse many symptoms (i.e. asthma, thyroid gland issues, insomnia, peptic ulcers, food sensitivities, depression, uterine fibroids, blood sugar imbalances, extreme fatigue...the list goes on).

Years ago I came across Linus Pauling's and Abram Hoffer's work on mental disorders. They began to have great success with using therapeutic amounts (2,000 to 5000 mg per day) of vitamin B3 which is niacin (a.k.a. nicotinic acid, niacinamide)on Schizophrenia. It seems that when this vitamin is EXTREMELY deficient schizophrenia can develop. I personally have used B3 at lower dosages for people who suffer moderate depression. The following are links about the discovery of niacin and it's positive effects on depression, schizophrenia...

http://paulingblog.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/remembering-abram-hoffer/

http://www.doctoryourself.com/hoffer_niacin.html (lengthy but very informative).

Jennifer, I work with people though-out the U.S. I can figure out via phone consultation (via your electromagnetic field) what deficiencies or toxicities affect the body. If you ever want to have me check your level of niacin and other nutrients I have no problem helping you out, gratis (my fee is $60 for 1.5 hour consultation). My guess is that you probably need at least 2000mg per day of niacin (get up to this amount w/in 3 weeks).

To read more about what I do (also about the energy work which can also be performed remotely) – please go to www.bodyandsoulreconnection.com

I wish you much light and love on your continued life journey...possibly our paths may cross again.

Lu Martinez
California

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