Mental Illness - opening minds and hearts
one step at a time.


About Me

Building Connections


My book, Sentenced to Life - Mental Illness, Tragedy, and Transformation, takes you through our family's journey with a son who has Paranoid Schizophrenia, and the tragedy that resulted. 

Order it here. Available in paperback, Kindle, and audio formats.

You are not alone...


Tragedy does not mean life ends. I choose to use this life experience to open the eyes of our community, our state, our country, and our world to the difficulties of navigating the mental health system. 

Keynote Speaker


Let me bring my message to your event as a keynote speaker. See Events page for a list of venues I've spoken at; reaching thousands of people. 


Are you looking for help with mental illness? 

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

MHA - Mental Health America...Recognizing Warning Signs and How to Cope with Mental Illness