NAMIWalks, Conferences, and Fatigue

Originally posted on Kitt O'Malley:
This summer I’ve been recuperating from caring for my parents, going to the BlogHer16 women’s blogging conference, and training for NAMI In Our Own Voice. This upcoming weekend, I’m attending the Southern California Writers’ Conference, about which I’m understandably worried for I find conferences exhausting and am a bit anxious that…

MEET MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE KITT O’MALLEY! 

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A Smile Big Enough to Cover the Pain | #AlopeciaAwareness | Our Daughter’s Story | #NaturalHair

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