Stacy

Stacy is the mother of 3, step-mom of 3 and grandparent of 3. She retired as a project manager for a environmental laboratory. In her spare time she volunteers with her daughter's high school band. She has been developing websites for over 15 years, both for herself and others. Cooking, sewing, reading and history are just a few of her passions. Reading about history is a double passion!

Supporting A Loved One With a Mental Illness

Supporting the Mentally Ill - Ways you can help Part 1 of a 4 Part Series - Written by a Mentally Ill Mother, Wife, Daughter & Human - A list of ways you can can support a loved-one with a mental illness including things you should avoid doing."

This post is the first of a four-part series for family members of those with a mental illness. I was diagnosed with a mental illness when I was 15 years old which meant years of therapy, doctors and research. I understand my illnesses but recently I’ve had to learn how to cope with another’s mental illnesses.

You will find a list of ways you can can support a loved-one with a mental illness including things you should avoid doing.

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Southern Fried Potatoes

Southern Fried Potatoes with onions, peppers and garlic @ Huddlenet.com

Southern Fried Potatoes compliment many dishes, are easy to cook and are a favorite on any table. This recipe uses a cooking hack that works for most fried potatoes.

I almost always zap my potatoes in the microwave before frying them – just until they are slightly tender. The nice thing about this method is that I have time to slice onions, peppers, heat my oil, work on other food, etc. etc.

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