Community Outreach

In order to reduce stigma and promote wellness and recovery throughout our community, it’s necessary to provide education and insight into what it’s like to live well with a mental illness. In many of our presentations, one or several people with lived experience of mental illness will share their personal stories with the audience, discussing their struggles and their journey to recovery. Through these powerful stories, the audience is able to see beyond the diagnosis and recognize the presenters for who they are – strong, resilient, competent members of our community.

These presentations can be tailored to fit any audience, and we routinely speak to local schools, colleges and universities, law enforcement agencies, healthcare providers, community groups, civic organizations, and faith communities.

To schedule a presentation or to discuss potential options, please contact Elissa Feld at 805-550-7692 or by email at

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