CPatrick McIlvain

Patient Leader

A professional writer I'm NOT. A trained advocate 4 my fellow brothers & sisters who are also living w/the daily struggles of mental illness I'm not - unless I can use my life/street experiences as my education. I do believe that I inherited part of my mental illness diagnoses from both of my parents. At the age of 60 I rediscovered the birthright that we all R given - the right 2 speak & be heard so I created The Walk Houston. So now I speak up 4 those who've forgotten their birthright. Social & self stigma of mental illness loves 2 keep its' captives "brainwashed" into accepting its' false, negative truth as "gospel". #PositivePublicDialog #NoStigmaHere

Location

Houston, TX

Nominations

Advocating For Another

Those of us who have broken the yoke of the stigma that had bound us to the false negative truth, it's imperative upon us 2 raise the volume on our #PositivePublicDialog when talking about mental illness out in the bright sunlight of the day. We must say out loud there is #NoStigmaHere. We are #NoLongerTheSilentDisability. It's our birthright.  — CPatrik

CPatrick McIlvain

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