It has been an amazing journey with my first self-published book. My original collection of poetry “Lyrically Lost In Love” is holding its own and has recently been cataloged into circulation at the Polk County Library Cooperative in Florida. Thank you, to all my readers and supporters. I appreciate each and every one of you. I am currently working on a few new projects. Stay tuned!
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On The Edge
Lashauna D. Hinton
February 15, 2013
“One and four Americans will face mental illness this year.” –National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Mental illness is on the rise; not only in America, but worldwide. Schizophrenia, to be specific, affects 1 out of 100 individuals. It recognizes no racial, religious or economical boundaries. The onset of the disease may appear in men and women between the ages of 18-25.
The suicide rate amongst teenagers is a growing epidemic. Teens with schizophrenia have an attempted suicide rate of approximately 50%.
THE WATER’S EDGE, written and directed by producer David Sauers, is a film dedicated to a man’s life journey with the mental illness of schizophrenia.
“THE WATER’S EDGE is dedicated to my younger brother, MARK SAUERS. He died in Northern California shortly after filming. He was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Mark, a schizophrenic, made the streets his home. This film is for and about him. I had not spoken with Mark prior to his death in over four years.” –David Sauers
There is no known cure for schizophrenia. Psycho-social therapy and anti-psychotic medications have high rates of effectiveness as forms of treatment with an early diagnosis.
For additional information on schizophrenia and mental illness, please visit the following links:
National Institute of Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Child and Adolescent Action Center (CAAC)
The Water’s Edge
*May is mental health awareness month.
Interviewed by Magda Olchawska, Author and Award Winning Filmmaker
*I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to Magda! ♥
Outback Bowl 2013
New Years Day in Tampa, Florida was intense, alive, and full of suspense. Hard hits and flying helmets is one way to describe the scene at the 2013 Outback Bowl between the Michigan Wolverines and the South Carolina Gamecocks. The first half was a seesaw as the score teetered. Michigan’s Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner had great performances after the half to help their Wolverines take the lead. At the end of the 4th, with a few great passes and runs, South Carolina scored on the Wolverines defense with less than 1 minute left in the game. The Wolverines came up short with the final score of 33-28.