I have a brother who has been diagnosed with a chronic mental health condition for over two decades now. His journey has become part of my journey.
I am an advocate for mental health awareness and love to speak to middle school and high school students by sharing a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) program called “Ending the Silence”.
Ending the Silence is a powerful presentation that educates students about mental health…the warning signs, positive coping skills, how to be a good friend and information about where to get help if they or a loved one is in trouble.
It’s a message of hope and recovery as a youth presenter shares his/her story of living with a mental health condition.
I am passionate about the need to normalize the conversation about mental illness and end the stigma.