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I am overcoming schizophrenia, and I believe others can too. Here is how I am managing my condition...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sunlight Village Mental Health Conference


Thank you, Sunlight Village Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers! I had a great experience at your mental health conference: Our Children, Our Future, on Saturday, June 18, 2011. I appreciate all your warm welcomes and support. It is nice to know I have friends in Dayton, Ohio. I would love to work with Sunlight Village again in the future! (The picture to the left, shows myself and Founder and Executive Director of Sunlight Village, Robbie Brandon)

At the conference, I delivered the speech, The Gift of Recovery: A Consumer's Perspective. I shared my personal recovery story from the diagnosis of Schizophrenia until the present. I went into detail about my recovery process because I wanted others to understand that recovery is a life-long journey that takes work, persistence, and support. I enjoyed the interaction with the audience.


5 comments:

Plastic Surgeons Atlanta said...

That is a very good sharing which will help others overcome the disease.The fighters need inspiration from such stories surely.

Terry Garahan said...

Ashley, This is very interesting. You may want to take a look at my blog. It is a mix of policy, treatment and stories. Thanks, Terry Garahan
http://mentalhealthresolution.blogspot.com

Darren Mac an Phríora said...

Hi Ashley, I just watched the documentary! Well done! D

Anonymous said...

Your blog is amazing. Thank you. I have a better understanding of people with schizophrenia now and I am amazed at what you have overcome.

Anonymous said...

your story is inspirational it gives me hope