Connecting mental health with the business side

I had the privilege of presenting to and consulting with Web RTC Ventures, whose headquarters are in Charlottesville, Virginia. They have a HIPAA compliant video communication product that could help us connect patients with read more

Keynote for Wellstone in Cullman, Alabama

keynote speaker mental health

I’d like to say I was the star of the event. Or maybe even the CEO, Jeremy or Chris, the COO. But no, the bread pudding was the real star. A lovely venue to boot.

I got to meet the family whose father was attacked by a man who was lost in psychosis, entered the family home and killed Stephen read more

How to handle me when I am in a ‘roller coaster ride’

by Tammy Ozolins

I have always and still do try to cover up when I am feeling out of sorts.

I put on my mask and get through the day, but what people do not realize is when I am home I let it all out. My friends and family are who I rely on to get through the rough times, but at the same time read more

You are an emotionally naked badass if…

You talk openly (without whispering) on taboo subjects related to mental illness, addiction, suicide or grief

You lost a loved one to suicide and get out of bed every morning

You lost loved one to overdose and manage to brush your teeth daily

You lost a child to any cause of death and you joined read more

Trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid

Because I give so many presentations on the topic of mental illness, addiction and suicide, I have engaged in many training sessions to become more educated on evidence-based practices.

So now I’ve added Youth Mental Health First Aid. Thank you Kathy Harkey at read more

Review for the book, Mothering Addiction


Mothering Addiction: A parent’s story of heartache, healing, and keeping the door open– by Linda Harrison Hatcher (Full disclosure: the above is an affiliate link)

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Yoga as a coping strategy for bipolar disorder

by Pamela James

I was diagnosed in April with Bipolar II. I am 55 years old. Fifty five.

It was a shock, but then again, it explained all my struggles in life: jobs, relationships, moods, parenting, depression, rage. Thanks to a wonderful psychiatrist, I am on a very successful combination of medications. read more