This book came about due to my lifelong journey with a mental health condition and the impact of abuse. I am one of the millions that suffer from these experiences in the United States. This book was inspired by my own lived experience with severe depression, anxiety, physical and emotional abuse, addiction, and trauma.
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About The Author
INTRODUCING THE AUTHOR
He is uniquely qualified to guide others through their journey of healing. After a decades-long career in social work, he is now a Certified Peer Specialist who facilitates a weekly peer support group.
Why The Cover Has A Green Bandana?
Across the United States, nearly one in five adults live with a mental health disorder. Still, stigma remains one of the largest barriers to adults seeking help. The Green Bandana Project project began on university campuses and is now expanding to communities across the United States. For more information and to get your own Bandana go to The Bandana Project.
Supporting and wearing a Green Bandanna will help change the conversation by reducing stigma affiliated with mental illness, addiction, and trauma and nurtures an open exchange about mental health experiences.
Wearing the bandanna, and attaching it to a purse, or backpack in public indicates that you are…
*a safe person to approach with a mental health-related issue
*willingness to listen
* knowledgeable about the resources available in your area and
*able to provide help and support in times of crisis