unexpected blessings

Walking Man

I don’t know how much traffic my blog actually experiences, but when I really believe in something and want to share it, this is the best place for me to do so.

I have a lot of friends that are doing amazing things in their lives. It’s so amazing to see when someone is truly making a positive impact.

And then there are those who have entered into the risky business where success and failure are magnified.¬†Whether acting, directing, being a musician or being in the limelight in some other way, it’s not an easy business to be in. But if you can go into it, work hard and make a positive impact that produces real change in the world, it is certainly something to be recognized.

I just backed a project called: “Walking Man” on Kickstarter.

Yes, I know of the people behind the project, but that’s not why I’m supporting it.

Mental illness is something our country has not dealt with very well. Most specifically, we have recently encountered it after the loss of innocent lives.

But it isn’t just an issue when tragedy strikes, it’s something that so many people deal with on a daily basis. Some people know it and hide it. Some people don’t know and struggle with life because they are undiagnosed. Some people are judged when they are diagnosed.

How can we deal with it the best way for everyone? How can we be honest and authentic?

Walking Man: No One Does it Alone, is a documentary that seeks to do just that. Check out their website for the personal story behind the movie.

I don’t have a lot to give, but I gave to this project. Every little bit counts, as they are in their last week of raising funds. Give if you can, but also pass this on, if only for awareness purposes.

I believe this movie and those behind it, have the best of intentions, which will hopefully, at the least, raise awareness regarding the perspective of those who live with and around mental illness.

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