Which came first? My mental illness or addiction? Was I drinking to medicate the mental illness or did the drugs make me mentally ill? For me the answer is not as important as the message. These two things are part of me, part of my story and parts of what make me who I am. I would not be me without my bouts of depression, without my alcoholism and without my recovery. I am honored to work with the CA Dept of Mental Health & NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to help advocate for those still suffering.
I have been extremely blessed to be able to share my journey with others. Speaking with students, family members, law enforcement and many other community groups to promote awareness and end stigma surrounding mental health issues. If you would like more information or would like me to speak to your church, school, office or group please feel free to email via the contact form page!