Good morning everyone. This post isn’t one of my usual rambles about some aspect of PTSD and how to manage your life with it. Instead I’m here to mention that as of yesterday, I have a Patreon account set up. For those of you who don’t know, Patreon is a crowdfunding engine for people like myself who create content. Youtube videos, web comics, and yes, blogs about various things . Like mental illness and how to live with it without hurting either yourself or the legion of ignorant people who think you can just sit on a happy face (no that’s not a typo, I’m just incapable of putting 5oo words together without a “really Bob?” moment 🙂 ) and shake it off gravel from your palms after tripping and falling. I started out writing this blog with one simple intention; use my knack for language and decades of experience dealing with mental illness to provide my brother and sister sufferers with a voice. Not everyone feels comfortable speaking out about their condition and it is vital we put a human face to this poorly understood and still widely stigmatized health issue.
My goal is to raise $750 a month in pledges so that I can continue to focus on this blog and my other writing full-time. Basically, 150 people at the price of a large coffee a month to make my rent and share of household expenses. I’m doing this to get by, not get rich. If you can help out by kicking in a few bucks, please follow the link below and make a pledge. Either way, thanks for reading. I hope my posts are able to help you and those close to you .And remember; whether you’re mentally ill or not you’re tougher than life’s challenges. Be strong. Be well. Have a brilliant day.