The Mental Illness Awareness Week blog, sharing stories of recovery, personal experiences, and mental health/mental illness news.


Mental health and the workplace: An experience

In her most recent video, 2010 Face of Mental Illness Marie Asuncion discusses managing your mental health while in the workplace.

"A brief experience with mental health and the workplace. See how you can handle mental health and having a full time job, and what you should do as a person with a disability to ensure you use your rights!

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Aron Firman's struggle

"Schizophrenia, drugs were his demons", by Morgan Ian Adams, appeared in The Barrie Examiner on July 23, 2010.

This article discusses Aron Firman who lived with schizophrenia and drug addiction. Sadly, he died from the use of a Taser during a confrontation with police officers after an altercation with another resident in the group home where Aron lived.

Four weeks after his death, his family is still trying to understand how this happened, and how it could have been prevented.

Do you think increased understanding of mental illness would have helped in this situation?

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