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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for May 22, 2012-Mental Health Awareness/ Happy 50th Birthday Rae Lewis Thornton (Vol.5, Iss.4)

Rae Lewis Thornton

Rae Lewis Thornton (Photo credit: Tennessee State University)


Do you take the beauty of your mind for granted? What are your thoughts on the notion that mental health is just as important as physical, social,  and emotional health? May is the month for Mental Health Awareness. The stigma and shame that comes a diagnosis mental illness is so taboo in our society today. There is so much that is not commonly known about mental health, its study and examination has been around for many years.  Mental Health America is an organization that is dedicated to  keeping awareness at  the forefront.  The bell is the symbol of hope for  Mental Health America and read why below

Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness.

—Inscription on Mental Health Bell

During the early days of mental health treatment, asylums often restrained people who had mental illnesses with iron chains and shackles around their ankles and wrists. With better understanding and treatments, this cruel practice eventually stopped.

In the early 1950s, Mental Health America issued a call to asylums across the country for their discarded chains and shackles. On April 13, 1956, at the McShane Bell Foundry in Baltimore, Md., Mental Health America melted down these inhumane bindings and recast them into a sign of hope: the Mental Health Bell. To read more go  to http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

Keep your mind fit by exercising it daily! Your mind is a gift to be treasured–YoTrip

*****Rae Lewis Thornton, HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY, you made it by the grace of God! Rae has been living a transparent life as a woman with HIV/AIDS for nearly 30 years. If you want to learn about the madness, the mental-toughness, and the miracle of Rae Lewis Thornton’s  journey then visit her award-winning blog and be enlightened and encouraged by her. To learn more go to:  http://www.raelewisthornton.com/ 

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Yolanda Clay Triplett
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

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