Category Archives: Patient Advocacy

Let’s Make National Breast Cancer Awareness an Ongoing Goal!

by Mila Sanchez Sometimes when you hear of a disease, you think, “oh that’s terrible,” but then don’t think of it more than that – that is, until it touches your life in a personal way. That’s how I was. As … Continue reading

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Passive, Aggressive, & Passive-aggressive Behaviors as a Consequence of Lack of Listening

Assertiveness is not only about speaking up, ironically it is also about listening and being heard. Being assertive means speaking up about your own needs while being respectful of others.  As such, there is an inherent relationship involved in any … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Doc Needs Our Help!

I believe there are times in our lives where we simply can’t step away from the challenge placed in front of us. I did that in confronting dangerously deficient mental health care of post-combat Marines and Sailors seeking help with … Continue reading

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