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Pound Bye Pound: Has mental illness formed such a horrible stigma in society?

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How has mental illness formed such a horrible stigma in our society? This perspective’s rippled effect on our society causes those with mental illness left untreated or even discriminated against once the truth is revealed. Is fear of the unknown once again our enemy? Is your child really “bad” or is mental illness the issue. Will you as a parent be able to set aside your ego and pride to seek out help? Many parents refrain from seeking help; instead turn to religion to resolve the issue or other disciplinary measures.

When do accept mental illness like we accept cancer, diabetes and the other host of illness our society combat. Join us as we explore mental health and its taboo effect on many individuals globally.

North Carolina Families United was created around a kitchen table by dedicated parents eager and frustrated to create policy change in schools, medical practices and their communities that would not only help their children but those that were to come that struggle from emotional and behavioral issues. With the end of CMHS-funded NC SOC grants,  North Carolina Families United, Inc. (NCFU) managed to sustain itself with small grants from various sources.

Pound bye Pound is a weight loss blog that will follow the journey of four women, all traveling different paths to get to their weight loss goals. Along the way we will be sharing our losses and victories, posting recipes and reaching out to each other for tips, tricks and support. We also invite you to listen to our BlogTalkRadio show which airs every Sunday night at 8:30pm EST.