N. Daniel currently resides in Downtown Minneapolis and works as a live-in caregiver for a quadriplegic individual. When he isn’t writing or caring for his client you can find him wandering the city’s skyways, music blasting in his headphones, or walking along the Mississippi river with family and friends. He frequently volunteers at outreach organizations in the Twin Cities community. His beliefs center strongly around charity, service to others and supporting causes that protect personal freedoms, especially for the disabled, the poor, those unfairly stigmatized by mental illness, and anyone who suffers. He is inspired by redemption stories, especially the character arc of Jean Valjean in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.
Sometimes it can be hard to talk to a loved one about mental illness.
If you are the friend or relative of someone struggling with their mental health and need advice on how to help, contact:
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
HELPLINE: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
If you feel you are struggling or are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, call:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 – Available 24 Hours a Day
or visit your nearest emergency room.
Trust me, it will help.