About Us

About Brain Be Happy

Mission Statement

The mission of Brain Be Happy is to bring happiness into the lives of those who are dealing with some kind of mental disorder or those suffering from complications due to brain injuries. This website is a refuge and a resource to those who are experiencing day-to-day challenges they are faced with. Also, it is my hope that the caring family members who are such a support to these special individuals will also find information and support they need to assist them and nurture them through their times of need, as well.

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 losing my memory from ECT Treatments, I feel I am somewhat of a first hand “spokeswoman” for the mentally ill and those suffering from a brain injury.

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.

 

One of my favorite parts of Brain Be Happy is The Happiness Corner. I know as we focus on the bright side of life, life gets a little easier and those burdens we carry seem a little lighter.

Happiness and laughter have helped to bring me through those times when I didn’t think I would make it one more day. Thank heaven for the light at the end of the tunnel. As my sweet sister told me one day – and at that time, life was tough, “Just keep going. The light is there at the end of the tunnel, I promise.” And it was there and still is.

Let’s laugh our way to the end of the tunnel! Know that there are going to be days of frustration and pain, but there are also days of joy and happiness! Focus on that, and come and visit often

My love and hugs go out to all of you!
Cathleen

Read Cathleen’s Story here.