8 Lessons Learned Through my Mental Illness

On 28 April 2012, my life changed forever. I lost my companion, was forced to turn my 14-year-old daughter over to a children’s home and lost my job. I spent 16 weeks in rehab in a trauma clinic where doctors told me that I am mentally ill (depression, borderline PTSD, etc.) and disabled for work.

This talk is about the lessons I have learned to change my way from “I am mentally ill, cannot work anymore, and have no options” to “I am mentally ill; despite this, I shape my life and run a business.”