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Laurie has spoken to a variety of community groups. Many of these talks have been for the National Alliance of Mental illness. She has also shared her story at the collegiate level for the University Of Minnesota Occupational Therapy program.
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  • Do you frequently hear people talk about being depressed and wonder how this feeling is different from  “sadness” or  “feeling down”?

  • Are you the head of an organization for which you would like the members to have a better understanding of mental illness?

  • Are you part of a group that would benefit from hearing Laurie’s story?

  • Are you and educator for a program in which the students need to learn more about depression?

  • Are you a professor in a program that could benefit from hearing Laurie’s story?

  • Would you like to know why Laurie thought it was important to write her story?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you can contact Laurie to ask her to speak to your group. She can also talk about such topics as:


  • Common treatments used in recovery of depression

  • The Importance of thought changing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Different ways family and friends can help

  • Stigma reduction

  • The importance of maintaining self-esteem.

  • Tools and skills she learned over the years to live with her chronic illness.

  • How journaling helped Laurie over the years.

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“Thank you for sharing your story with us. Stories are so important and I have heard much appreciation from the students” University of Minnesota

Director, occupational therapy program

“Thank You for sharing your story. It is very empowering to hear a personal account of trials, hope and persistence” Karla, NAMI Family to Family group participant.

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