Over a 34 year span, while living with Major Depression and Bipolar II, I started 6 small businesses, and subsequently sold them. Over those years I have spoken to and taught over 85,000 people in person and 12,000 virtually. Now medically retired and living with major depression, bipolar II, PTSD and Agoraphobia, I focus on my physical and mental health, recovery and advocacy.
My goal is to bring personal knowledge of success, hope and recovery to those who need it most.
I do this by speaking to groups and advocating for more, and better, mental health services. I want people to understand the concept of Recovery and to be introduced to a few supplemental therapies that might work for them, their family members or providers as well as they’ve worked for me. I’ve always believed in learning from others, so in this case I’m the person with specialized lived experience to share.
Sometimes a simple, easy and inexpensive technique can change lives for the better. I offer 4 techniques that are viable options for so many people who may never have ever heard of, or experienced, any of them.
I’ve spoken at National, State and Local conferences and conventions to people living with mental illness and their families, Providers, Peers, Peer Networks, Non-Profits, and Schools, Senior Groups and volunteer organizations.
NAMI Programs taught outside of Montana
- October 17 & 18, 2015: NAMI Washington, NAMI’s In Our Own Voice Train the Trainer (TTT), Kirkland, WA
- September 12 & 13, 2015: NAMI Wyoming, NAMI’s In Our Own Voice Train the Trainer (TTT), Casper, WY
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