Joel Slack


Joel Slack is a leader in the national and international mental health consumer advocacy movement. He uses his lived experience with mental illness, treatment and recovery to develop innovative programs that create opportunities for his peers and advance the issues of respect and recovery at all levels of the mental health system.
Over his 30-year career, Joel transformed mental health systems by spearheading the creation of senior management positions for Peers, reformed the culture of mental health organizations by sharing his RESPECT Seminar to over 400,000 participants in 42 countries and most recently, he developed the RESPECT Institute, a program that helps participants to heal and prepares them to confidently articulate and share their stories of recovery to audiences across the state of Missouri and Georgia.
Joel is a graduate of Allegheny College and resides in Montgomery, Alabama.