Kim Ausburn candidly shares her lived experiences with mental illness, highlighting her resilience over the last 30 years with her diagnosis of schizo-affective disorder. She discusses hospitalization, the mental health system, family support, community stigma, medication side-effects, and the management of her illness. Kim has spoken with Dr. Turner’s students over the years and feels her story provides a face to an often shamed and silenced community. She hopes that students gain practice skills, enhance their insight for more client-centered support and most importantly see …genuinely SEE people living with mental illness as people deserving of respect.
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