It’s Kickstarter Launch Day

The time is here for the Spooky Poker Playing Cards Kickstarter campaign. That’s a mouthful. This campaign only runs for thirty (30) days which means you will have until September 28 to make a pledge. I’ll send out another reminder a couple days before it ends. You can get more information about the cards and see more photos at the Spooky Poker Playing Cards Page. Or you can click the link below to go directly to the Kickstarter Page. 

In other news, this weekend I’ll have a vendor table at the Tucson Comic-Con being held at the Tucson Convention Center. If you live in Arizona, I recommend you attend to see all the cool stuff. Most of it won’t be horror related but you can still find a few hidden gems if you look. I have a few other conventions in the works for the remainder of the year. I’m still awaiting details on some of them, but once I know something I’ll pass that information along. Thank you all for supporting me so far and I hope some of you can make a pledge to the Kickstarter. Stay spooky!

World Mental Health Day

In 1992, the World Federation of Mental Health established World Mental Health Day. In almost 30 years, knowledge about mental health a grown a great deal. The biggest goal for this day is awareness. Even today, there are many people who don’t understand the vast mental health issues people struggle with every day. Even the most recognizable disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) still lack awareness in the general public. Worst of all, people with no medical or behavioral health training claim to know about these disorders and spread false information.

I use this blog and others to share my own experiences. I share my first-hand account of struggling with PTSD and how I learned I had PTSD with two goals in mind. First, I want to bring awareness to people who know nothing about mental health issues. Second, I want others who experience the same things to realize they’re not alone. Many people suffer from poor mental health and don’t realize it. And many have no means to seek help. They may not have insurance. They may not have the means or ability to access medication. They may be afraid to take medication or think they don’t need any.

Help spread awareness about mental health by sharing your story. Only share what you’re comfortable sharing. I have found it helpful to talk about my experiences. It was one step I had to take among many to begin the path to healing. I’m still healing and still have a long way to go. Never give up. Never surrender.

Today is also National Chess Day. Where World Mental Health Day is always October 10, National Chess Day is always the second Saturday of October. The strategic game was developed in the fifth century in India. The game has a history of breaking down barriers such as class, language, and cultural. If you’ve never played chess before, I recommend it. Its war scaled down to a smaller size. I think all wars should be fought over a game of chess, so no one dies.