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|Posted by Emily Jensen on September 16, 2016 at 12:35 AM||comments (1)|
When someone has a diagnosis, they often hear on a constant daily basis what they are not, or may not be capable of. All we ask for is a chance to prove to the world what we are capable of, we should not have to prove these things to our own family, friends, and loved ones, but sadly we often do! Just because someone has a diagnosis, doesn't meant that they can't be a successful member of society. If someone wants to do something, why not support and encourage them as long as it is not illegal? If a person in a wheelchair wants to become a Doctor or a Lawyer, if they have the brains to do this, why try to get in their way? If they want to be a parent and their doctor has said that there is no medical reason as to why they can't have children, who are we as a society to tell them that just because they have certain limitations due to a medical diagnosis that they are not capable of being a GOOD parent! A person with a diagnosis might need some extra help or resources to help them be successful at something, but that does not in any way make it wrong!
|Posted by Emily Jensen on September 10, 2016 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Do you have a diagnosis and were able to either have your own children or maybe even adopt, but your close family and friends are constantly putting you down about how you parent? Have they tried to take your child or children away from you because they don't think you are doing a good job or raising them, "correctly"? How did this make you feel? Were you able to fight them for your rights and the rights of your children, or were you forced to give in to them because you could not afford to hire the legal help that you needed to fight for your rights? Believe it or not this does happen! We want to start a dialogue for those who may have experienced this in the past or maybe they are going through it now to start a support group of sorts, so that people with a diagnosis can successfuly raise their own children and prove those who don't believe they can succeed wrong.
|Posted by Emily Jensen on August 31, 2016 at 7:55 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by Emily Jensen on August 11, 2016 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
Sometimes when a person is released from prison, they realize that they never want to experience that again. They realize that they may have made mistakes when they were younger that led them on a path that they are ready to walk away from, but in some cases the damage may already be done and they might have a hard time getting back on the right path and finding employment where the employer can look past the decisions that they have made in the past. Some of these decisions might even have been because their diagnosis is some sort of a mental health issue that was not being treated at the time, but they now have it under control and they are ready to give things a second chance. There are organizations out there like Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, that help these people to rehabilitate and get back on their feet. To get more information on their program and see if they might have placement available go to their website at:
|Posted by Emily Jensen on July 30, 2016 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
We hear from people on a daily basis, who are frustrated because they depend on the help of a caregiver, but most state funded caregivers are legally only allowed to help for so many hours. These caregivers often times would love to help for more hours, but they know that their jobs would be on the line if they were to go over those alotted hours. What are these people supposed to do when they don't have family close by to come help them, and their neighbors are not trained in how to help them without risking injury to themselves or the person in need of the help? Some people with certain medical diagnosis' need help with going to the bathroom, what are they supposed to do if their caregiver's hours are out and they don't have someone who has been trained in how to properly transfer them to their wheelchair to assist them in getting to the bathroom? This could lead to bladder and kidney infections and things which could ultimately lead to the person dying if not resolved. These issues are not the patient's fault, so why should they be the one's to ultimately pay the consequences of this neglect? The bottom line is that these people deserve more hours and better care. Something needs to change.