Catching a train to Boston today, then a drive to Marlborough,Massachusetts to participate in the
Parent / Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) 2nd Annual Conference & Celebration as keynote speaker, then a car to Logan Intl airport and a plane to Los Angeles for a US Psych Congress regional event. Presenting about partnering for best recovery outcomes in mental illness by sharing our story as told in the book – and in the year since its publication.
After a book-signing, it’s back on the plane home to Ben and the rest of the family. After one day together, I drive back to the Boston area to speak with pharmaceutical reps about how more medication options can keep hope alive. Then home, then back to the airport Wednesday – this time to Seattle, to present with Susan Inman, author of After Her Brain Broke, at the NAMI National Convention.
So many are working so hard to increase understanding, reduce stigma, foster respect, advocate for the right to mental illness treatment and better research in the field. I am so grateful for the opportunities to be one of them. And grateful that the rest of my family is here for Ben, as I travel to hopefully inspire others to become part of recovery in any way they can.