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I am overcoming schizophrenia, and I believe others can too. Here is how I am managing my condition...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Speak Out, Support Your Peers--Wed. Jan. 20th

Fulton County mental health centers are debating to discontinue offering services to people living with a mental health diagnosis, who do not have health insurance. This is an outrage!

When I first moved back to Atlanta I did not have health insurance, however, the center assisted me with group therapy and enabled me to participate in a program to help me get my medicine. I am very thankful for the Abilify Assistance Program. How many other people are in the same predicament?

There will be an open forum on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 (tomorrow) at 10 AM in the Fulton County Government Center Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia. This meeting is open to the public.

People like you and I can attend the meeting and share views on the matter. I will definitely be there to support peers in need and to comment on the situation. If the County discontinues providing needed services such as therapy and medication for people without health insurance we are in trouble!

For more information you may contact the Office of the Clerk to the Commission, (404) 612-8200 or visit the Fulton County website at www.fultoncountyga.gov. If you live in the Atlanta area, please support this meeting!

1 comment:

shashank said...

Here is a link to more information about the genetics of Schizophrenia that was prepared by our genetic counselor and which has links to some useful resources for those dealing with this condition: http://www.accessdna.com/condition/Schizophrenia/336. There is also a phone number listed if you need to speak to a genetic counselor by phone. I hope it helps. Thanks, AccessDNA