The fact that you can be mentally healthy (in spite of a mental illness) is the untold story. Only since 1990’s have the medications worked well and given us the opportunity to get back to what we were doing before we were so rudely interrupted by the illness or reinvent ourselves.
After many years of recovery I knew I was regaining my trust in my own potential so I reinvented myself and started my own speaking company. I speak candidly about what happened to me so that audiences can be inspired and perhaps change their perception about mental illness.
As a public speaker, I give a voice to the lived experience of mental illness and impart accurate knowledge about what it means to have a diagnosis. I do not accept the label of being a “schizophrenic”. I am more than my diagnosis. I am a whole person living with schizophrenia, a treatable brain disorder. My recovery is ongoing.
One can recover, even flourish and have a full and meaningful life; one can be mentally healthy even though they have a diagnosed mental illness.
Inspiring audiences with my message of hope is my main goal.
Let me speak to inspire your group!