HOPE for PA
On June 14, I had the honor to speak at a press conference in Harrisburg, PA regarding a $100 million proposal to improve mental health care in PA. You will find my speech at the 19 minute mark in the video. I was also quoted in a write up for the event. I’m so proud to be a mental health consumer and advocate!
My mission is to educate, inspire, and empower individuals with mental health conditions and their loved ones. It took me many years to accept that I had a mental illness. I feared the stigma so much I chose to suffer in shame and silence. Now I proudly share my story at hospitals and partial programs, facilitate weekly support groups, and teach mental health classes through The National Alliance on Mental Illness. For information on NAMI-LV peer support group http://www.nami-lv.org/nami-lehigh-valley-support-groups/nami-connections-support-group/
On this site, I share my own journey, the process of my recovery, and strategies I use to stay well and live my best life. You will also find a variety of mental health services and resources available to help those with mental illness and their loved ones. My goal is to give hope to others with mental disorders and help them in their own recovery.
My name is Christina Dunbar and I taught high school English and Theatre Arts for 20 years. Now I am a Professional Speaker and Educator for The National Alliance on Mental Illness, a writing tutor for Northampton Community College, and a PBS Education Facilitator. When I am not writing or tutoring, I enjoy cats, crossword puzzles, Broadway show tunes and karaoke. To learn more about my story click the button to be directed to the My Story page.