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Upcoming Events

  • Storytime with Stephanie
    Mon, May 08
    May 08, 7:00 PM – May 09, 8:30 PM
    Brenda Webb Johnson will be the next guest on StoryTime with Stephanie. Join us on LIVE Monday, May 8th at 7pm ET where Brenda and I will discuss her book, "Manic Love." Whew! I love a great fiction book, and this one is inspired by a true story, so that's even better. I am excited to chat with Bre
  • Expressions of Determination Strength and Triumph
    May 06, 5:00 PM EDT – May 07, 8:00 PM EDT
    Tampa, 4801 N 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33610, USA
    HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND 🔺️ join #DSTTA for our 7th Annual Expressions of Determination, Strength, and Triumph event🎨🎭 This event seeks to reduce the mental health stigma in the community through artistic expression (spoken word) and other formal and holistic methods of seeking overall wellness
  • Our Community Our Voice Forum
    May 03, 6:30 PM EDT – May 04, 8:30 PM EDT
    Tampa, 4811 Ehrlich Rd, Tampa, FL 33624, USA
    -May is Mental Health Awareness Month- It's time for REAL TALK! Join the discussion about Mental Health in the Black Community at the upcoming Our Community Our Voice forum, Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 PM.  Hear from bay area mental health experts about advocacy, treatment, and available resources.
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Manic Love

Manic Love Books seeks to reduce stigma related to mental illness. We are launching a series of books that tell the stories behind what mental illness means for caregivers, family members, and the individuals who are seeking to successfully live with the unwanted inheritance they have been given.  

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Manic Love

An Unwanted Inheritance of Mental Illness

Inspired by a true story, follow Virginia Hendricks, a beautiful country girl from Millry, Alabama.  She was swept off her feet at the age of 19 by Franklin, a handsome and charming preacher’s kid.  As they build a life around the military, Virginia is forced to test her unconditional love for Franklin as his genetic inheritance of bipolar disorder seeks to destroy their family. By God’s grace, they fight to persevere through tragedy, illness, despair, and heartbreak during a long battle with the ups and downs of manic love.

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Mental Health Resources

Are you looking for resources for yourself or others?  Perhaps you just want to learn more about mental health, mental illness, and how to help us reduce mental health stigma.  Click the button below for additional resources.

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Manic Love Blog

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Good Grief?

Good Grief? What’s so good about grief? Why you grieve is certainly not good, but we all grieve and we all do it differently. I am...

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