A Letter From Rhonda L. Hamilton,
Executive Director of M.I. Mother’s Keeper
M.I. Mother’s Keeper was founded in 2015, in honor of a courageous woman, my mother, and many like her, who has personally managed to live with the obstacles and challenges that having a Mental illness brings.
In 2014, my mother had a stroke and suffered some temporary memory loss and paralysis. It is during this time of nurturing and adjusting of my life schedule, to that of her daily care and routine visits to the doctors and other auxiliary appointments, that mom and I realized how grateful, we both truly were to have one another.
There are many things in this life that we take for granted. It is the intent of the M.I. Mother’s Keeper organization, to contribute to a better quality of living for my mom and others like her. Through our campaigns of awareness, charitable donations, daily efforts of volunteering, community vigils, sources of transportation, social integration opportunities, educational and outreach, and many other intentions, our patrons in the Mental Health community will remain the primary benefactors of such consistent, genuine and solid support,
M.I. Mother’s Keeper aims to help improve community relations, housing circumstances, health advocacy, family initiatives, and all pertinent matters that will elevate & empower our folks in and around the Mental Health community that we serve. We will also seek to affiliate and align ourselves with those organizations that have already paved the way for our patrons to receive such great services in our Mental Health community, and those who continue the fight effortlessly, and diligently.
Join our Movement of Empowerment Today! We’re helping to “Educate & Empower” the community one church, school, civic organization, apartment community, corporation, etc. at a time; we would love it if we could add your organization to our movement of “Empowerment”!
M.I. Mother’s Keeper… Yes I Am!
M.I. Mother’s Keeper Wants
To Share Some Core Messages:
- Mental health is primordial to anyone’s overall health and well-being. Mental illnesses are common and treatable.
- People experience symptoms of mental illnesses distinctively—and some unfortunately engage in dangerous or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem.
- Sometimes people—especially younger people—struggle with mental health concerns and develop habits that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses, or that could be signs of mental health problems themselves.
- Activities like compulsive sex, recreational drug use, obsessive internet use, excessive spending, or disordered exercise patterns can all be behaviors that can disrupt someone’s mental health and potentially lead them down a path towards crisis.
- It is important to understand early symptoms of mental illness and know when certain behaviors are potentially signs of something bigger.
- We need to speak up early and educate people about risky behavior and its connection to mental illness—and always do so in a compassionate judgement-free way.
- When we engage in prevention and identification, we can help reduce the burden of mental illness by identifying symptoms and warning signs early.