Too cool…

I’m sorry, Mr. President, I just emailed you earlier this afternoon to thank you and your family for your service, and for your support of the 21st Century Cares Act, bringing some real beginning steps to Mental Health Reform. (Not including that entire letter again here, lol.)

I cannot imagine you just sitting there, you know, chillin’, maybe catchin’ some games, kickin’ back with Uncle Joe… and all of a sudden, oh, another email from Kathy. What’s up girl?   Then, just tapping a quick message back…

Be that the case…. or not … I am honored, Sir, from the bottom of my heart.

Kathleen Surline, NYCPS
Founder, WisdomWithin: Encouraging Mental Health Awareness, Wellness, Self-Advocacy and HOPE



The White House, Washington

Dear Kathleen:

Thank you for writing. Serving as President has been the greatest privilege of my life, and messages like yours have motivated and informed me along the way. We should be proud of what we have accomplished together.

Through trial and triumph, America has always overcome challenges and emerged stronger because we’ve come together as one people. And our progress depends on folks like you who speak out on issues that matter to them. I look forward to standing alongside you as a private citizen, working to ensure our Nation lives up to our highest ideals as a beacon of hope and opportunity.


Barack Obama

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