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


Houston, TX


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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