It’s like your emotional brain has a cold

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I know locally in Southern Illinois there is an effort to inform society about Mental Illness and what we can do to help.  The day to day forms of mental illness you see in family and friends can be anything from the equivalent of I have a coldContinue reading “It’s like your emotional brain has a cold”

The everyday beginning steps of Human Trafficking

Thank you #BrittanyJones; Channel 12 News, #KFVS  http://www.kfvs12.com/clip/14043071/march-to-end-human-trafficking-held-in-carbondale #Torch – Shining a Light on Human Trafficking – SIU Carbondale Think about that statement for a moment. We are here to ask our friends, neighbors, colleagues, resources, professionals, first responders, care givers, – absorb the power of this horrific statement. This isn’t just an offense busted byContinue reading “The everyday beginning steps of Human Trafficking”

We all need inspiration…..

Sharing this Beautiful power of HOPE!!! Today I will do my best. If I have a good day, I will be proud of myself. If I have a bad day, I will not dwell on it. I will forgive myself, I will put it behind me and I will continue to move forward. Written byContinue reading “We all need inspiration…..”

There is absolutely nothing special about me….It’s about them

  You have no idea how many times I’ve asked myself this question over the last five years. It has been day after day of questioning; ‘Trish, what in the hell makes you so damn special that you believe anything you have to say matters to anyone?” I’m not anyone special at all. What haveContinue reading “There is absolutely nothing special about me….It’s about them”

Voices InJustice – Teen Pregnancy, becoming young parents or playing house 09/13 by Voices InJustice Radio | Current Events Podcasts

-Voices InJustice with host Trish McKnight; Sept 13th @ 6pm eastern/5pm central/3pm pacific time. Join me for another great broadcast discussion brought to you by, Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery community outr Source: Voices InJustice – Teen Pregnancy, becoming young parents or playing house 09/13 by Voices InJustice Radio | Current Events Podcasts Is there aContinue reading “Voices InJustice – Teen Pregnancy, becoming young parents or playing house 09/13 by Voices InJustice Radio | Current Events Podcasts”

Voices InJustice Radio – School is back in session – Education in America 08/16 by Voices InJustice Radio | Current Events Podcasts

Voices InJustice Radio – School is back in session – Education in America 08/16 by Voices InJustice Radio | Current Events Podcasts. Set your reminder friends, TEACHERS, PARENTS & TEENS – You’re invited to join in as we open the discussion about our American Educational System!! What are your concerns as kids return to school?Continue reading “Voices InJustice Radio – School is back in session – Education in America 08/16 by Voices InJustice Radio | Current Events Podcasts”

Family Crimes….Our greatest human tragedy

Hello Friends – **IMPORTANT** A HUMAN PROTECTIVE RIGHTS OUTCRY!! Today we ask our Federal Justice System & Human Rights Protections to be our most crucial point of concern. What is it like when the only TERRORIST a child knows lives inside their home? Help our human society end this centuries old issue of FAMILY CRIMESContinue reading “Family Crimes….Our greatest human tragedy”

Are you part of the new generation in charge, we are #GenerationNoMore

  We need your signatures, your voices, your stories!! To persons voted into office by the people, to always protect the Human Rights for the people, of the United States of America. We come to you with our collective voting voices and ask you to amend the prosecution against the more extreme violent cases ofContinue reading “Are you part of the new generation in charge, we are #GenerationNoMore”

Go ahead, ask that child what happened, I dare ya?

  Well its happened my friends. Yesterday myself and a very dear friend, a passionate advocate for the voices of those who’ve been harmed; Ms. Lisa Chilton, Legal Advocacy Director of St. Clair County Courthouse; we met with Illinois House Representative Jay Hoffman, and we introduced the proposal for the Family Terrorist Act – ‘Trecia’sContinue reading “Go ahead, ask that child what happened, I dare ya?”

What message are we sending if we do not change things now?

  Lately there has been a lot of news & education shared about the issues surrounding abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Also true is the increasing knowledge and definition of a ‘terrorist’. We used to believe that a terrorist would never attack our country, that we had nothing to fear in the great countryContinue reading “What message are we sending if we do not change things now?”