Please Help Me With My New Campaign – “There’s Glory in Sharing Your Story”

May is Mental Health Month. Last year during the month of May, I made a post a day to educate about mental health and mental illness. With May fast approaching (so fast it is here already)  I might repost some of my posts from May of last year. If you would like to look at my posts from May 2017 you can go to my archived posts for the Month of May. Just click on the  ≡  symbol. Here is a link to my first post and second  post in May and a post from May 29, 2017 to get you started.

But…

I started brainstorming ideas, so I could do something different and special this year in honor of Mental Health Month. I finally came up with my new idea. Here it is. I hope you like it and will want to participate.

My Story is My Glory

Your Story is Your Glory

Our Story is Our Glory

Your story is an account of past events in your life.

Your Glory is something that secures praise,

 worshipful praise, honor, and thanksgiving,

a distinguished quality or asset,

great beauty and splendor,

magnificence and a height of prosperity or achievement.

No matter what your story is,

you should be praised and honored for sharing your story,

for surviving the life you live,

and for the amazing person you are.

You need to be celebrated and I want to celebrate you.

Please help me

celebrate you.

May is Mental Health month and in honor of Mental Health Month…

I want to celebrate you by sharing your story on my blog.

During the month of May my goal is to share one story per day.

Please let me know if you are interested.

I am making a cheat sheet with the directions and will post it tomorrow.

The cheat sheet will have tips, suggestions and questions to answer to help you tell your story.

Tomorrow I will share and post my story to give you a sample and guide to help you share your own story.

When we share our stories it’s an opportunity to educate about mental illness, reduce stigma, reduce fear and reduce shame.  It teaches people what it is like to live with a mental illness.

When we share our stories, we show our support of others who may be going through similar struggles. It allows others to see that they are not alone.  We can share advice, suggestions and examples of what helped us the most to achieve recovery. Sharing our stories is very therapeutic for ourselves.

Sharing our stories will help more people feel comfortable about mental illness. It will fire up the conversations about mental health, which will ultimately help end stigma.

By sharing our stories we can be an inspiration to others to never give up. We can be an example of courage, strength, survival, perseverance and resiliency. By sharing our own stories we can help end stigma and save lives.

Please help me

celebrate you.

My Story is My Glory

Your Story is Your Glory

Our Story is Our Glory

“There’s Glory in Sharing Your Story”

stigma free

Copyright © 2018 Susan Walz | myloudbipolarwhispers.com | All Rights Reserved

 

93 Comments

    1. Thank you. I am happy you liked the idea. I was just trying to come up with something different to do for Mental Health Month this year. I wrote a post to describe how to participate. I would love it if you shared your story. Here is the link to help you… https://myloudbipolarwhispers.com/2018/05/01/how-to-write-and-share-your-story-for-theres-glory-in-sharing-your-story/ Please let me know if you have any questions. When you are ready I will share your story and your bog etc.

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    1. Thank you. I am glad you like it. I hope people will be interested. I am very interested to see if it will work. I wanted to do something different for Mental Health Month this year. Would you like to share your story? I made a post to explain it. Here’s the link… https://myloudbipolarwhispers.com/2018/05/01/how-to-write-and-share-your-story-for-theres-glory-in-sharing-your-story/ You don’t have to follow my guide. You can write your story however you want to and as long or as short as you would like. Please let me know. No pressure at all. This is just supposed to be for fun and to help people help each other. I think it will be interesting to read other people’s stories and learn from each other in this manner. We can all reblog each others stories etc. Hugs, Sue

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      1. Awesome. Just let me know when you finish your story and I will post it to my blog. There is no rush. Just finish when you can and let me know so I can share it on my blog. A win win for everyone. Thank you and I can’t wait to read your story. Hugs, Sue

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      2. So I did my post and I embedded a link to your blog in the post. I hope I did this correctly ?!?

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    1. Yay. I am happy you will participate. I look forward to reading and sharing your story. Just let me know when you are done with your story and I will share it soon. I post one a day for now… Remember It is no rush. Finish when you can. Thanks again, Sue

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    1. Loved loved loved your story. Thank you so much for sharing. It was very well written and I can relate to your story in many ways. I too was a special education teacher. Unfortunately, I have to agree with you that there is still a huge stigma related to teaching and mental illness. It needs to stop. I was fired from a special education teaching position and won a wrongful termination lawsuit. The money was s small band-aid compared to the humiliation, shame and pain and loss it caused. I also had dysthymia when I was young before I gave birth to my first child and was later diagnosed with postpartum bipolar. Thank you very much for writing, sharing and participating in my (all of our) campaign to end stigma. I love your story. You did a fabulous job writing it. I will be sharing your story on my blog on Tuesday. Thanks again. Hugs, Sue (I wrote this same comment on your blog)

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      1. Thank you. I’m sorry you had to go through that. It just isn’t right. I hope my small part in ending the stigma can help make a difference. ❤️

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    1. Clap.Clap. Cap. Loud round of applause. I applaude you. Your story was marvelously written. I agree with so much of your story as much of it applies to me as well. Loved your story and you tell it so nicely. Very inspirational and full of great advice for many. Awesome. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart. I appreciate it more than you know. Thank you for helping me out. I try to post one story a day and I will be sharing and posting your story on Saturday. Hugs to you, Sue.

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    1. Beautiful well written story. Excellent. I loved it. This is perfect. It isn’t too long at all. I would love to share your beautiful and inspirational story on my blog. Thank you for reaching out to me and helping the cause. I appreciate it greatly. I am posting one story per day during the month of May and will continue sharing more stories after May as long as I continue to have stories to share. I will post your story on Monday morning. Thank you again. Have a fabulous day. Hugs, Sue ❤😊🌻😎

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    1. Yay. Thank you very much. That sounds perfect. I will post it for tomorrow. I haven’t read your story yet but am going to read it now. I’m sure it is wonderful like you. Thanks again. I greatly appreciate your help. Much love and hugs, Sue

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    1. Yay. I would love it if you shared your story. Just let me know when it is finished and I will post it ASAP. I try to post one story per day. Thank you for helping me and everyone your story will touch and inspire. all of us. I look forward to reading and sharing your story. Hugs, Sue

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      1. Wow. I am holding back tears. If I was home I know my tears would have flowed, but I had to hold them back as I am not in a good place to cry. Wow. That was the most beautiful touching inspirational story I have ever read. You touched my heart. You broke my heart and made me fall in love all at the same time. Your story was very powerful. I’m sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine. I pray one day you can adopt or do Foster Care or something like that or both. You have a lot of love to give. You are a very talented writer. I’m honored to share your story and I think it should be shared more… Much love and hugs, Sue

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