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The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

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March 29th 2016:From Diagnosis to Advocacy- Finding Empowerment in Mental Health

Mental health is critical to our success in life, love and work. When a person is diagnosed with mental illness, it is the beginning of a journey of uncertainty and questions. People can learn to embrace and understand their own mental illness, and can determine a path to a fulfilling life. This show highlights the amazing story of Karl Shallowhorn and his journey of living with bi-polar and his recovery from addiction. Karl will share his life story, and how he turned the impact of his experience as a mental health consumer into a mission to help others by advocating for the voiceless, workin

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Karl Shallowhorn

Karl Shallowhorn is the Director of Community Advocacy for the Mental Health Association of Erie County and Compeer Buffalo. He is a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor and has worked in both the addictions and mental health fields. Karl is the author of Working on Wellness: A Practical Guide to Mental Health and has written and blogged for BP magazine. Karl is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor for adults, children, veterans, higher education and older adult communities. Karl serves on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association in New York State, the Erie County Mental Hygiene Community Services Board, the United Church of Christ
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