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Rally, y’all.

Rally v.

1. To call together for a common purpose; assemble: rally troops at a parade ground.
2. To reassemble and restore to order: rally scattered forces.
3. To rouse or revive from inactivity or decline: paused to refresh themselves and rally their strength.·lies

1. A gathering, especially one intended to inspire enthusiasm for a cause
2. a. A reassembling, as of dispersed troops. b. The signal ordering this reassembly.

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Mental Health Month Rally with Not Super…Just Mom.

We’re just going to call this the MHMRWNSJM for short, mmkay?

(Because what ELSE was I supposed to call this?)

What is “this,” you ask?

May 18th is the annual Mental Health Month Blog Party with Your Mind Your Body, part of the American Psychological Assocation’s public education campaign.

Mental health is an issue near to my…uhhh…heart (and mind). Too many people go through life without seeking help for their mental illness. They struggle because they are ashamed or embarrassed or afraid. Or unsupported. Or all of the above.

For the next week, we’re busting the stigma of mental illness around here. We’re talking about mental health.

We’re rallying–coming together for a common purpose–to help others and ourselves by sharing our stories.

Proudly. Openly. Honestly.

Join me in supporting these women (and man) who are sharing their stories with you.

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Monday 30th of May 2011

[...] brings me to Miranda’s rally, which must have taken a lot of energy to organize and shows a dedication that is such a hallmark [...]

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Thursday 26th of May 2011

[...] dear sweet warrior Momma friend, Miranda at Not Super….Just Mom, gave me the honour in taking part in her Rally For Mental [...]

Pam @writewrds

Wednesday 25th of May 2011

I'm thrilled to find your blog. And to support your efforts. I write a lot about mental health issues, because they impact my extended family in many ways -- and impact most families, for that matter.

The more we can talk and write about mental health, the more we can share and discuss information, the better -- for everybody.

Thanks again.

Children and mental health

Sunday 22nd of May 2011

[...] Sunday, y’all! We’re half-way through the MHMRWNSJM with plenty of awesome still to [...]

A reflection on mental health and mothering

Saturday 21st of May 2011

[...] hi. It’s another day of rallying for mental health over here. (MHMRWNSJM, [...]

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