Video of the formal program portion of the 2018 Prince William County Mental Health Awareness Event.
Emcee: Steven Liga, Chief Executive of ACTS
Steve has over twenty years experience in the non-profit human services arena, sixteen of which were as CEO of a New Jersey affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. His passion is working with those who society too often considers invisible, including those who are hungry, homeless, or suffering from hidden conditions such as mental illness, addiction, and trauma.
Keynote Speaker: Kelly Davis, Director of Peer Advocacy, Support, and Services Mental Health America
Kelly’s lived experience with mental health diagnoses and trauma are at the center of her passion for helping individuals who are struggling to receive a full spectrum of supports and services. She currently works in Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services, where she is involved in promoting peer support, programs, certification, and college mental health.
She is passionate about trauma-informed care, peer support, person-centered care, and civil rights. This drives her outside work in writing about her experiences, teaching yoga and fitness
classes, and facilitating peer support groups. She has spoken at many events around college mental health and her lived experience, including The White House, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA) Collegiate Recovery Summit, and her alma mater, American University.
Voice Of Recovery Award: presented to Vicki Hutman of New Horizons by Cynthia Dudley
See the Voice of Recovery past winners page for the write-up on Vicki Hutman.
Prince William County's Mental Health Awareness Event mission is to bring together the mental health community with the community at large to educate, inspire and dispel myths about mental illness.
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