As I press on towards recovery from my eating disorder and gaining control over my depression, anxiety and panic disorders, opportunities around me have opened up in tremendous ways to do the one thing I’ve wanted to do most all along: advocate. I want to bring awareness to mental illness and do my part to reduce the stigma that goes with it. I want to encourage, help, listen and guide people on the path to recovery.
I have recently become a trained Navigator for the National Eating Disorders Association. I have marketed myself to around 100 schools and mental health professionals in Cincinnati hoping to gain opportunities to be a listening ear, provide information and present/ speak at engagements in about Eating Disorders and specifically NEDA. What is great is that all the services we offer are completely free.
I also have the opportunity to be a part of the Touchdown For Hope Fundraiser for the Lindner Center of Hope. I will soon be doing interviews with both channel 5 and 12 in Cincinnati in hopes of raising funds for scholarships and mental health research at LCOH. I’m excited to share what LCOh has done for me and what people can get out of their services.
Should you want information about either of these, you can get it here and here.