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Healthy Minds Matter Mental Health Forum- Saturday, May 5th

I will share my story and book at "Healthy Minds Matter" Mental Health Forum May 5, 2018! Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Psi Alpha Omega Chapter and Hearts To Nourish Hope


“HEALTHY MINDS MATTER” COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH FORUM & DISCUSSION SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 8:30 AM - NOON THE HEARTS TO NOURISH HOPE FACILITY 640 GA-138 RIVERDALE, GA 30296
Register for FREE Today! https://paohealthyminds.eventbrite.com


After the Show- Spoken Sounds of Soul

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and what better way to recognize this month than with an open candid discussion on mental illness! I had an AWESOME experience on Spoken Sounds of Soul show with T Love, Dr. Angela Harris, and Zovon Lee, and Shanbin. Here are some pictures of us after the Show:





- THANK YOU

Watch Spoken Sounds of Soul with T Love

Ashley Smith will be featured on Spoken Sounds of Soul  LIVE Tonight Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6 pm Eastern Time





Shout Out to My Blog Readers & EMM Facebook Page Fans

Recently, I established EMM Enterprise, LLC, which is primarily about me encouraging and motivating individuals to write. Moreover, the EMM Enterprise, LLC Facebook page shows me as the writer, speaker, and book-writing coach, which I am, offline.

However, you all, including my Overcoming Schizophrenia blog readers will always, and forever hold a great part of my vibrant recovery spirit! You've seen me grow over the years in my recovery since 2008, and my journey to focus on my mental health related career as a writer and speaker, which is my livelihood- I thank you! Embracing My Mind, Inc. Facebook fans, and Overcoming Schizophrenia blog readers you've helped me grow in so many ways as an advocate, writer, and into the person I am today- Ashley! -who also lives in recovery with mental health challenges. I love y'all!

Lastly, I want you to glance at my EMM Enterprise LLC Facebook page, and "like" the site.  -Ashley

I Am Happy Today Because...

I am 31 years old. I am a single-parent. I am a writer, an advocate and peer counselor for mental wellness. I also have schizoaffective disorder; schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder (mania), and anxiety. And today, I am happy...

I have a beautiful son that I am thankful to have and to love on every second of my life! I am working on a book with two great friends on recovery, Angela B. Franklin and Charlene Flagg. Our book, Out of the Darkness: Faces of Mental Illness and Recovery REVEALED, is for release this year (2018).

Because of my condition I am more aware of mental illness. I am passionate for the cause to fight the ongoing beast of widespread stigma, and negativity on persons living with mental health conditions. I aim to encourage mental wellness for myself, peers, and EVERYBODY. Living with my diagnoses enables me to be conscious of my self care needs, demand to engage in self-love activities, and to strive for overall wellness with my many goals, and attempts to get…