On Monday, January 13, 2003, a twenty-six-year old pregnant woman with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, committed suicide. Her name was Kara Smith. This book is a record of a family’s nine-year battle to keep Kara safe and preserve the independence that Kara needed.
Tapestry is a narrative with three voices: Kara’s father, Tom Smith, Kara’s twin brother Kevin Smith, and from Kara in the posthumous publication of Kara’s writings. This book takes the reader through the unwinding threads that lead to Kara’s irrevocable act.
Tom Smith’s narration dominates... (Click Here to Read More)
Out of the depth of darkness, I found a shining radiance. Iyanla Vanzant has put together a magnificent book touching upon human emotions and feelings, helping me to understand that wherever I am is exactly the place I am supposed to be at that particular time in my life.
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up shows the path I need to take in order to get where I need to go. I realize that the Divine is within me at all times. Becoming the Divine, letting the Divine into me, and opening myself to receive the Divine is key. The book is broken down by sections: sections by days, forty day and... (Click Here to Read More)
Baltic Street, AEH, Inc. [Advocacy, Employment and Housing, (incorporated)] Bridger Program
Program Supervisor and CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner)
Recovery is a renewed belief in the human experience—a belief in one's self, as well as, the belief in others. We can easily lose trust when situations have low merit; when we live in subhuman conditions that are below the poverty level without moral economic norms. Here no human being finds a love for one’s self. This coupled with a devastating mental health issue can deplete a person of any belief in themselves.... (Click Here to Read More)