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Congratulations To Our Non-Profit Of The Week

SeizingPsych

This week we are proud to feature SeizingPsych as our Non-Profit of the Week. 

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From the website of SeizingPsych:

Will was a gifted student and athlete, not to mention a social butterfly throughout his high school career. He held titles as the varsity team captain of lacrosse and cross country, student representative on the Harford County Board of Education, and National Honor Society President, as well as having maintained positions in up to six offices. A graduate of Harford Technical High School, he looked foward to a full 4 year scholarship to John’s Hopkins University to pursue politics. A brother and son, he was an active member of our family with a bright future ahead of him, he hoped to one day run for president. 

Unfortunately, Will only attended one year at Hopkins. Not long after he started at the university, he began with many strange accusations and beliefs. He blamed our father for poisoning our dog, and claimed that someone was injecting meth into his lizard. He believed he had both gangrene and AIDS and refused to drive above 10 mph. His grades fell to failing and the dean of the university called home expressing concerns. We thought he was trying to be funny, but we could not understand why he would jeopardize his future and relationships with family and friends in the process. Then, one morning, we got a phone call at 5 AM. Will was standing in front of his car, more frightened than we had ever heard before: He was sure someone had stolen his car then brought it back, parked it in exactly the same spot he had, flattened his tires, put sugar in his gas tank and run off, only to return at that moment, watching and stalking him, out for him. His paranoia and delusions lead him to legitimately fear for his life. We told him to go to the counselor’s office where he was later referred to the emergency room. At the hospital we received the first of over 45 diagnoses of schizophrenia. It was obvious that the voices in his head insulted and aggravated his every waking moment. Unable to fill out a job application or even cook a grilled cheese sandwich, he was dependent entirely on his family. Living with a single mother there was little to no income as his safety became among a top concerns for our family. Will was treatment resistant and most of his prescriptions provided only limited relief from his symptoms, if any at all.

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Location

Joppa, MD 21085

Website

Mental Health Advocacy | SeizingPsych

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/SeizingPsych/

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About our Features of the Week:

One of our goals is to help raise awareness for several different causes, diseases, and more. Each week we feature a Non-Profit of the Week for you, so please visit these organizations and share their information. Your organization may be the Harford County Living Non-Profit of the Week in the future.

Organizations love free advertising, and this is one way to get it. We have over 20,000 Social Media Followers and millions of hits to our website, so why not take advantage and reach them. Several of them also come on the podcast to talk about their charity, and why wouldn’t they? It’s free to come on and has over 500,000 downloads.

If you would like to be featured or nominate an organization as the Non-Profit of the Week, please email rbennett@harfordcountyliving.com and a questionnaire will be sent to you.

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