My name is Leanne and I will be working as a Peer Educator.
The ACT Recovery College provides me with the opportunity to contribute and make a difference in the lives of other mental health consumers. I’d like to continue to give back to a system that saw two mental health professionals give to me in my worst mental health crisis. While they dared to care and dared to believe, these women helped me establish routines and skills. This allowed me to finally manage my out-of-control mental illness and grow as a person. Through the Recovery College, I can add to the lives of other consumers through my experiences. I will also further learn and grow in the management of my, mental illness as a person as I learn from the experiences of the participants.