Giving a Voice to the Silence offers positive angles to the issue that faces those with mental illness. Living with Schizo-Affective Disorder and being able to share my experiences with others, is the best way I know how to pay it forward. Life can be difficult, my goal is to bring a bit of hope to a place where many feel there is none.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Blog Recognition

Eight women representing prominent mental diagnoses in the nineteenth century.Image via WikipediaThere are times when you discover that what you had hoped for is actually becoming a reality.

I received an email today from Bradley at "How is Bradley?" His email let me know that he was "tagging" me in his blog as recognition of my blog.

The description of the award, by the creators, can be found on their blog:

This badge serves to acknowledge others who are, in their own way, smelling the flowers. They maybe regular visitors to this blog, one of our founders blogs or someone that could contribute here who is yet to visit! Maybe they have recovered from an illness, written a book, made waves in the blogosphere, won the lottery, made a major shift in their life, won promotion, quit the rat race, raising a family, discovering their greatness and on it GO!s as more examples from around the world start to surface. They may not even have an online presence at all - that’s where this award differs!

We’d like to present the honourary title of Flower Smeller to the following 5 who have either contributed to this community since the founders have been on board, have recently grabbed our attention in the blogosphere or are smelling their flowers in life in general.

Not to be forgotten are the other 4 blogs that were also given the award:

Dani at Moms Crazy Life

Untreatable at Untreatable's Blog

Chica at Conversations In My Mind

Kathryn at Longing to be a Woman

While to some this may seem more like the usual cyberworld, yada, yada - for those us who are hoping to make a difference it means the world. To be this open about your own mental illness, is a rarity - usually due to the stigma attached.

I will be putting the "badge" on my site in the next day or so, it will be displayed proudly as a reminder that sharing my story may help someone who is struggling to understand their own illness.

Last, but not least, Here's to Bradley for offering the award!

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