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Deborah F.

"Assure Opportunity to All the System Leaves Behind"

Cottage Grove, MN, USA
married, 1 child
Speaks: english
Joined Jul 21, 2007
What I Want to Do:

Mental Illness and Poverty are Interconnected.
I work to try to end stigma for mental illness. I believe the key to reducing the poverty and unemployment of people with mental illness includes the following: 1) early intervention, 2) psychiatric rehabilitation, 3) workplace accommodations, and 4) improved services to people with mental illness.
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Joined Jul 21, 2007 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups World Without Frontiers
Hometown Waterloo 
Birthday April 15  
Languages english  
About Me Voracious learner; politically active;
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions spiritual  
Eating Habits Aspiring healthy eater  
Wild Fact About Me I grew up in poverty, much of the time with a single parent on welfare
My Philosophy Keep trying, Remember how fearful it must have been for ML King, Steven Biko, Doreathea Dix, and buck up
What Gives Me Hope being out in the community, Air America, my Union, Obama, pondering the expanse of time and human history
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Improve the pay of the social services and education front-line workforce
What/who changed my life and why Jared Diamond's book, Collapse, because he helped me to understand the context of current issues humanity faces with a wonderfully written book full of fascinating historical examples
What Bugs Me injustice, hypocrisy  
Passions my family, my friends, writing, books, making a difference  
Inspirations good people  
What Scares Me current USA administration, Religious Extremism  
Role Models Alice Walker, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Phyllis Gray, my friends, Thom Hartmann, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr  
Quotation Martin Luther King, Jr., "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Interests internet, Medicine / Health Care, music, psychology, reading, history, humor, ecology, archaeology, Anthropology  
Books Illusions - Adventures/Reluctant Messiah, The Outsider by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, To Kill a Mockingbird, Collapse, phantom tollbooth, Almost anything worth reading, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Mysteries  
Music all kinds  
Movies The Princess Bride, Fried Green Tomatoes, Forrest Gump, comedy, Shawshank Redemption  
TV Shows Scrubs, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Law and Order, The Simpsons, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Colbert Report, the Daily Show  
Favorite Foods mashed potatoes, chocolate  
Favorite Places my room, home  
Can't Live Without laughter, freedom, sunshine, hope, friends, family, my husband  
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    Aug 30, 2007 2:46 AM

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    Have a wonderful day my friend !
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