Welcome. My name is Alicia Smith and I am a mental health advocate and speaker. Each topic that I cover is personal to me, in that these are practices that have added to my recovery from living with a life limiting mental illness. I have been diagnosed with major depression, bipolar II, PTSD and agoraphobia. Retired due to my mental illness, I work to maintain my recovery and to help other realize that there is hope, even when they are unable to see it clearly.
In my 34 year career I started 6 businesses and over time, sold them all. When needing to make the decision to step down from the rigors of running a business full time I realized that to do so safely I would need a plan. In September of 2011 I walked, journaled, meditated and thought about what would be next in my life. Since working was no longer an option I decided to become a mental health advocate. On my bad days I hope to be able to advocate for myself and on good days I advocate for others.
Removing the pressure and stress of a full time career I have chosen to volunteer my time as able. Since most of my career had me in front of adults in business for themselves or corporate executives working their way up the ladder, I am able to use my voice to educate and advocate through limited engagements.
My goal is to speak to NAMI conferences and other mental health groups. This site has been created to be easy and straight forward. There are 4 topics I speak on at this time, and I am able to offer 1 or 2 at your next conference or meeting. There is no charge for my presentation(s) but expenses are requested.
Please let me know how I can help you and your constituents learn more about these amazing programs, each having had a profound impact on my own recovery. By sharing my experience, strength and hope my goal is to open worlds untested to others living with mental illness, their families and providers.
I welcome the opportunity to speak to you about your needs.
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