As I have been working in the health field for some time now and have thoroughly enjoyed every second of it I am very proud of my work. I have become very close and connected with my patients and love becoming friends and companions with my patients. After working as a Contract Paralegal, Medical Malpractice Paralegal and Leasing Office Manager along with Customer Service I have absolutely found my niche in the health field. Attending The Respect Institute and the GA Peer Support Institute through The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network working closely with View Point Health, New Rock Day classes and The ACT Team all of Georgia taking and teaching many classes to the physically and mentally challenged and now with a career with the physically and mentally challenged.
Moving into the new apartments being built in Covington had the Developer asking for my divorce decree for some reason or another. So at any rate I got a copy of it and it only infuriated me even further. As it states that due to my “mental condition” at the time there would be no ruling on custody or visitation and was being held reserved for Judge Nation at a later date at which time either party petitioned the court. Of which if you have been following my life and journey you know first hand that I have had Judge Nation’s Order reversed and have had many hearings to mine and my girls behalf over the last ten years winning many hearings and having many doctors and therapists testify on my full behalf including law officials and officers as well. Being very pleased with the outcome of the many custody and visitation hearings to our full behalf even as far back as Honorable Nancy Bills prepared proposed Opinion to Honorable Nation that I have custody of our youngest daughter and for Mr. Sasser not to interfere in the relationship of me and my older girls. Honorable Bills being Mr. Sasser’s attorney at the time and he has been fairly represented since the beginning over ten years worth. Never having a single hint, suggestion, implication nor accusation as to any wrongdoing on my behalf as a mother nor as a wife to Mr. Sasser in 20 plus years. Having your girls visiting you everyday and raising your only biological daughter and son to be placed in the hospital due to family violence and losing those girls over night has been a travesty and very traumatic experience for me that has left great wounds that have still not mended and healed that have left my heart in knots and just wrenching in sadness and disgust. My girls. Kids having kids. With no formal education due to Mr. Sasser allowing by his signature for them to abandon their education. Losing my girls overnight over ten years ago due to family violence has left me with the burden of proving to the state that he was a violent family abuser and I have done so along with had all custody and visitation rights put into place on my behalf. They were never “taken.” But just never ruled upon until I petitioned the court regarding the matter due to my “mental condition” according to The Rockdale County Judicial Circuit so I lost four girls over night. Keeping in mind the following about a Certified Peer Specialist for the State of Georgia and its requirements that include the following:
And the requirements include:
> 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 recovery
These facts are taken directly from the Certified Peer Specialist brochure.
The motto of the CPS being “Each One Reach One.”
I have made application to become a Certified Peer Specialist along with a position at The GA Mental Health Consumer Network with help in the housing department. I hope to hear from their offices in the very near future so that I may use my college degree of Business/Legal Office Assistant, Paralegal Certification and CNA Certified Nursing Assistant experience to help with the physically and mentally ill of View Point Health and The GA Mental Health Consumer Network.
One of my dear patients has a picturesque view from his window and today I was able to get some really pretty photographs of the wild life around his back yard. Geese, Ducks and Birds along with Mother Mary and the rare beautiful flowers that adorn her. It was such a lovely afternoon and I hope you enjoy the “Loving Window” views. Thank you for your continued support and following of my journey through this thing we call Life. Loving life with its many facets of beauty.
Being a full time blogger with The Covington News for nearly four years now has brought me great and immense joy. Loving all the time I spend in the community and being able to have such a stress and anxiety relief and a hobby full of therapeutic love. Thank you.
And , Yes. The Loving View from where I am standing now is beautiful and has been well worth the hell, trauma and grief. Leaving behind a loving view legacy in this State and for my children and grandchildren.