Welcome to Brain Be Happy!

Headshot 2I am so excited to welcome you to Brain Be Happy, a community that is sure to make a positive difference in the lives of those dealing with life-altering accidents that left their brains “not so happy” and those dealing with some kind of mental disorder that has left them feeling “not so happy”.

This website can be a refuge and a resource to those who are dealing with the day-to-day challenges they are faced with. Also, it is my hope that the supportive family members who are caring for these special individuals will also find information and support they need to assist them and nurture them through their times of need.

As a survivor myself of Mental Illness, diagnosed with Dementia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder, plus causing a traumatic brain injury due to ECT Treatments, I feel I am somewhat of a first hand “spokeswoman” for the mentally ill and those with brain injuries. I also have a daughter, Savannah, who was diagnosed with a Brain Tumor 14 years ago and although all the doctors said she would never survive, she is still alive and well. She has her challenges, and those challenges have taught my husband and me many things. Again, we feel like we can be a support to many people in this area.

I think it’s important for all who come to visit BrainBeHappy.com to know why this site was created. BrainBeHappy.com was created to fill a void of websites for those with a brain injury or mental illness. As I was recovering from my brain injury, I searched for a place on the web where I could go to find positive strength and support for someone who had gone through what I had experienced. That place didn’t exist. Therefore, it became my passion and dream to create this site, a positive place where someone with a brain injury or mental illness could come, to find information, tools, and support and information on how to create a life of purpose and passion! I wanted to make something of my life and I wanted to teach others who are living with a brain injury or mental illness that they too could create a life of purpose!

My love and hugs go out to all of you!

Cathleen Spacil
Creator BrainBeHappy.com

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