Matt Neil, teacher, offers a hopeful story. Not focusing on mental health per se but on belonging and inclusion in a typically lonely time – high school.
Annie Schneider with Bipolar II, experiencing abrupt and slow simmering transitions from home, hospital, school. Develops agency, control, and trust. Powerful!
#3: Erika Blair, proud of son, Emeka Chima. Found professionals with lived experience, integrated teams, positive support & a sense of hope from other parents.
Episode #2: Emerging Adult living with Schizophrenia, finding help, using a toolbox to cope, giving back as peer specialist, leading with Students with Psychosis
We need our emerging adults healthy in spirit, mind, body. How can we learn more about their exploding mental illness? Start with people with lived experience.
Patient advocates from the Healthe Voices 2022 conference describe how they recognize success in their advocacy.. Snapshots of diverse lived experiences.