“The silence around mental illness can be deafening”
~ Amy White
As a caregiver, Amy White experienced the raw and real challenges of supporting a loved one through a mental health crisis. During the more than 18 months of treatment, hospitalizations and residential care for her son, Amy learned not only how to navigate the mental health services maze but also experienced the reality of the deep rooted stigma that exists around mental illness. What surprised Amy the most was that with emergency rooms and treatment centers brimming with families, there were very few people openly sharing their stories and experiences.
Recognizing a real need for more open dialog, Amy shares her experience and lessons learned with parents and caregivers through her mental health advocacy services. Whether it’s a one-on-one coaching sessions with a caregiver who is looking for support and guidance related to a mental health crisis or accompanying family members during treatment team and action planning meetings, Amy shares her expertise and lessons learned to support families in need.
Amy is dedicated to shattering the stigma and breaking the silence around mental illness and regularly speaks on mental health and wellness.
Amy is dedicated to shattering the stigma and breaking the silence around mental illness and regularly speaks on mental health and wellness. She has been featured on podcast interviews, news radio and panel discussions and has been highlighted as a guest blogger on numerous Mental Health related blogs and websites.