Survive to Thrive
As bipolar disorder nearly destroyed Amy's life, she fought back. For many years she simply tried to survive and learn how to live with a disability. After 10 years of receiving disability payments, Amy became part of the 6% of people who return to work after becoming disabled. She learned how to thrive despite a disability. Her insights and experiences will inspire any audience to find the courage to thrive.
Bipolar Disorder, My Biggest Competitor
The journey from first diagnosis through the maze of hospitalizations, incarceration and finally recovery.
Spread a little Hope
An inspiring and motivational talk for young people focusing on how to overcome adversity and never give up hope.
StayING Healthy in a Crazy World
Amy discusses 10 ways to stay healthy in a crazy world. She inspires and motivates her audience with stories. It's a call to action talk.
Time to Talk Mental Illness
This is a talk for audiences of all ages. It's educational and inspirational talk designed to teach people more about the ten most common signs and symptoms of mental illness, the warning signs of suicide and what you can do to help someone. The talk is tailored to the age of the audience.
Shining the Light, Ending the Stigma
Designed for audiences to shed light on the ways stigma for mental illness and addictions are entrenched in our culture and what we can do to help change the stigma. The talk sheds light on how stigma is effecting research, treatment and prevention dollars. Amy also shares how self-stigma effected her and her journey with bipolar disorder. The talk is educational.
amy has spoken at...
West Liberty University, TE Church, Wheeling University, Ohio Eastern University, Ohio University, WVU Institute of Technology, WVU School of Counseling, Washington County PA, Mountain East Conference, NAMI Cody Wyoming, NAMI Athens, NAMI Kentucky, Bethany College, Wheeling Park High School, John Marshall High School, Bellaire High School, Monroe Central High School, Parkersburg Correctional Facility, River High School, Beallsville High School, Cameron High School, Sherrard Middle School, Wheeling Country Day, WV Health & PE Teacher's Association Conference, Governor's Summit Morgantown, WV, Peer Conference Flatwoods, WV, Shedding Light on Mental Health Conference, Northern Community College, Belmont College, Jefferson County Superintendents, Belco Works, Barnesville High School, Principals Regional Institute.
Also Seen on...
WTRF, WTOV9, USA TODAY, & Tucson Magazine