Posts Tagged ‘suicide’

The A-to-Z’s of Mental Health/ BiPolar Disorder


For the month of April I am participating in the annual A-Z Blogging Challenge. The Challenge was started by author/blogger, Arlee Byrd.

Each day of the month (except Sundays) we will post something based on that days correlating letter. Some of us chose a theme and others are winging it. My theme is the A-to-Z’s of Mental Health, Raising Awareness. It is a topic that is very close to my heart. I hope you find the posts interesting and you will comment and share the posts everywhere. To see a list of all of the participants or for more information-click on the badge over there to the right >



Today’s letter is B

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What I think of the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital getting a new name…

U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey [Pennsylvania] introduced a bill to rename the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital. They would like to see the hospital named for the city’s one and only Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz.

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Michael lost his life on November 20, 1968 while taking out enemy machine gun bunkers in South Vietnam. He was nineteen years young.

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J is for John.

Thank you so much to all of you who are visiting from the A-Z Challenge for the first time and for those of you returning, it is great to catch up with you!

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J is for John

My second book, The Fathers Pain will be out later this year.  It is a true story, a memoir.  I never met John. The opportunity to tell his story is an honor and I feel his spirit as I write.

Seventeen –years ago this month, seventeen year –old John made a desperate decision and ended his life. Like the memories, the whys will always haunt everyone that loved this special young man.

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