Public SpeakerElizabeth AndersonInspiring People Affected by Mental Illness With My Message Of Hope

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!

Speaking Options & Topics

Being Mentally Healthy

Being Mentally Healthy is Elizabeth’s story about the events leading up to the diagnosis and the ongoing recovery process. Easily focused and tailored to your event, this presentation can be timed to suit your needs (can be combined with Option 2 below).

Seven Things You Must Know About Being Mentally Healthy

This presentation is the recipe for success that is outlined in Elizabeth’s book Being Mentally Healthy (in spite of a mental illness). The recipe includes: timely intervention, the right medication, supportive people, a reason to hope, a reason to be well and something important to do, with the seventh ingredient revealed at the event.

Words Have Power

In the speech "Words Have Power", Elizabeth’s Story is told in a creative format. Words have an impact on our lives an I reflect on their power on my journey of recovery. This reflective piece will inspire hope and impart knowledge about what the illness is and the impact it has on one’s life.

Recipe for Success for Clinicians

This talk is for medical professionals. Elizabeth shares how to understand the illness experience from the patient’s perspective. With the strategies outlined, clinicians can increase their awareness and empathy, and gain tools which can result in better outcomes for patients. This talk will be published as part of a university edition of the book.

Three Christmas (or New Year’s) Angels seasonal message.

This presentation contains a great message of hope to help people manage the stress of Christmas. The three Christmas angels of graciousness, loving kindness and thankfulness can help you manage Christmas instead of Christmas managing you!

Question and Answer Sessions are an option following any of these presentations.