Speaking

My passion for identity and “stigma busting” stems from my own struggle with mental illness.  After starting my website in June of 2015 I began speaking out about the struggles of mental illness at Crisis Intervention Trainings (CIT).

Throughout the course of my illness I struggled with my identity and who God made me.  I hated this disease that seemed to strip me of my dignity and self worth.  However, after almost a decade of enduring, I realized my symptoms were not me. Much like that of someone with any other physical disease my symptoms could be controlled with medication.

I now enjoy speaking about my illness, educating those who interact with people with mental health challenges, and encouraging everyone to embrace their true identities in Christ.  Feel free to contact me if you are interested in having me speak at your organization.

SPEAKING TOPICS

  • Mental Illness
  • Identity in Christ
  • Stigma
  • Relationships with those with Mental Illness

AUDIENCES

  • Correctional Officers (Crisis Training Workshops)
  • Medical Personnel
  • Churches and Faith-based Organizations
  • Prison Inmates and Peers of Mental Illness

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

Aimee, I wanted to reach out to say thank you again for your telling your story at the gala.  You did a wonderful job, and I know your story touched many people.  It takes a lot of courage to stand in front of a crowd like that and bare your soul. You touched a lot of people with your story and made your NAMI friends very proud.” Ann Akland, NAMI-Wake County