Some Facts for Advocacy

 Short primer on current statistics:Problems People with serious mental illness account for a disproportionate share of suicides, homelessness, violence, and incarceration. 18% of population over 18 (43 million) has ‘any’ mental illness.4% of population over 18 (10...

Which politician to support?

With permission by the author: Dede Ranahan I’m receiving surveys from the various 2020 candidates. I answer all of them. I tell them I’m a one-issue candidate – Serious Mental Illness (SMI). I say, “None of the candidates are talking...

Remembering Mother’s Day

Three generations. 15 years ago.  Sandwiched between my mother and my daughter, I am grateful for this moment in time.  We were in accord.  This picture depicts the success of our attempts to rewrite the family narrative to one which sees independent,...

Less is More! Spring Cleaning Idea

Imagine a life with less: Less stress, less debt, less clutter. If you have an extra car, truck or other vehicle that gives you less than you deserve—donate it to Grow a Strong Family! With free pick-up and an easy process, you’ll be able to turn one less car into a...

March Newsletter

We have created booklets now available on amazon!  Visit our author page on amazon to see the booklets available for purchase!  https://www.amazon.com/author/marabriere Don’t forget to leave comments!  We would love to hear your...

Booklets Available

We have created booklets now available on amazon!  Visit our author page on amazon to see the booklets available for purchase!  https://www.amazon.com/author/marabriere Don’t forget to leave comments!  We would love to hear your thoughts. For...

A Neighbor to Know

The founder of Grow a Strong Family was interviewed by Jenn Puhle on her program, “Neighbors to Know.” The interview is a discussion about what Grow a Strong Family is and why it is so important! Watch the show and let us know what you think! Also, please...