When Advocacy begins to not be enough.
I may never heal from the damning process of this state. Even though they have rectified their mistake time and time again it is still a damning situation to have to live with daily.
It infuriates me that there have been 1000+ Georgia Certified Peer Specialists Since October 2001 and my life has been made a living hell for being hospitalized at Peachford for marital abuse and depression and being separated and alienated from four daughter’s for no reason other than the being in the hospital. No hint, suggestion, implication nor accusation of any wrong doing on my behalf as a mother nor as a wife. Not ever.I have won many court hearings to my full favor since 2004 to present but all I can do is advocate.” I understand that Georgia Certified Peer Specialists work from the perspective of their lived experience with recovery from a mental illness . I agree to be open about the fact that I have been diagnosed with a mental illness. I understand that in doing so I help educate others about the reality of recovery.” Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network
I found out that the motto of The GA Peer Institute is “Each One Reach One” and with the facts of becoming a Certified Peer Specialist being :> Candidates must have diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease and must desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness current or former consumer of mental health services.> Applicants must hold a high school diploma or GED and may be requested to provide a copy of this document.> Must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills as indicated on their responses on the pre – test which is part of the application.> Must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy or governance.> Must be well grounded in recoveryThese facts are taken directly from the Certified Peer Specialist brochure.
1000+ Georgia Certified Peer Specialists Since October 2001
The O.C.G.A. is my Voice of Vocation and has been since 1994 when I began advocating for my three legally adopted step – daughter’s and adopted them in 1999 the very same year my youngest daughter was born.
As I sit with a self – help worksheet from TherapistAid.com 2012 on Building Happiness. I try so hard forgiving this State of GA and for even now the current situation where my ex husband still out of pure hate and spite alienates me from my four daughter’s and does not encourage the relationship even though in 2004 a written prepared proposed Opinion by his very own attorney at the time Honorable Nancy Bills states I am to have custody of our youngest daughter and he is not to interfere in the relationship of me and my older three daughter’s. He has taught them hate over time and distance. This document can be viewed at https://aprilfullersasser.wordpress.com/ under Advocate Awareness.
This is still an ongoing parental alienation issue that I am having to be made to suffer and deal with daily. And when Advocacy begins to not be enough where do you turn?
Thankfully I have always had my son in my life to love, hold and have a very loving relationship with.
The Building Happiness self – help worksheet states that sustained happiness takes work. How can you build sustained happiness when you are continually alienated from your children even at the discretion of the Court that it is in the best interest of the relationships and encouraged family therapy.
External factors have very little influence on our happiness.
Acts of kindness
Fostering Relationships – Social connections are thought to be one of the most powerful influences on our mood. Those who are dedicated to spending time with friends and family show the highest levels of happiness.
I have had a terrible itch over the last nearly 3 months now and have come to the decision that it is because advocacy just is no longer enough for me. I am in process of making application for the GA. Certified Peer Specialist Certification and will be taking the essay exam again in October or in December. The testing will be in Savannah in October and in Atlanta in December. I pray that I can make a difference in someone’s life and that those I have touched through View Point Health and continue to be my friends love me.
Going to do some studying this evening and hopefully clear my head with some therapeutic self – help healing.