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Educating and Destigmatizing Mental Illness: Lemonade

By November 15, 2016 May 15th, 2020 2 Comments
Andrea Berryman Childreth

Author Andrea Berryman Childreth

Andrea Berryman Childreth is an award-winning author of the book, ON THE EDGE: Help and hope for parenting children with mental illness, founder of The Lemonade Project, advocate and parent coach. She has first-hand experience with parenting a mentally ill daughter and has struggled with mental illness, herself. Her goal is to help empower people to openly share their stories and improve access to equitable mental health services.

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  • Avatar Daniel S Lennox says:

    Hi All, I just want to ask if anyone ever tried using medical cannabis as an alternative meds? I have read many articles about medical marijuana and how it can help you in terms of chronic pain, glaucoma, eating disorder/anorexia, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, inflammation, even cancer and a lot more. Like this article about a marijuana strain snowcap from http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/snowcap/. Cbd and thc are also new to me and I don’t even smoke. If this is true I cant find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy. Any personal experience or testimonial would be highly appreciated. Thanks

    • Andrea Berryman Childreth Andrea Berryman Childreth says:

      Hi Daniel,

      There is a lot of research that suggests cannabis helps ease symptoms of mental illness. Since it’s a fairly new treatment, I always recommend people work with a trained professional who understands how it works and the side effects that may be associated with it.

      We’re always open to hearing stories and receiving new information, so let us know if you learn anything! Thanks!

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