When most people hear my name, they often connect it with one of the most highly publicized court cases in US history, the case that involved the murder of my sister Nicole Brown Simpson. What people do not know is that I suffered a mental breakdown TEN years after that experience. The breakdown caused me to be placed me in an in-patient and out-patient program for many months.
Using my personal experiences and professional education, I help others to understand how critical self-care is through my speaking and coaching programs. I have created dynamic programs that not only share a personal story, but also offer effective coping skills necessary to manage stress, anxiety and depression.
In addition to being a professional speaker, I am a certified life coach who provides my clients with heightened clarity, awareness, and focus to overcome life’s challenges. I empower others to remain disciplined and focused so they will reach their ultimate goal of optimum mental health.
My goal is to guide individuals to acknowledge their despair and turn their obstacles into opportunities. I emphasize the significance of proper self-care in achieving and sustaining an optimal quality of life.
I have been recognized for speaking out on domestic violence and have been seen on Larry King, CNN, The Dr. Drew Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America and other syndicated programs. I have spoken at the 6th Annual World Conference to Promote Mental Health and Prevent Mental Illness in Washington D.C. and I have appeared on local news as well as Dr. Drew.
Currently, I work for the Chief of Psychiatry at Laguna Mission Hospital at his newly established recovery home, A Mission For Michael www.amissionformichael.com, which treats the whole body to heal from co-occurring disorders.
I have completed my academic career in Counseling Psychology and will be enrolled in my practicum starting in Fall of 2012.
I occasionally volunteer my time at the partial hospitalization program where I was a patient and would like to be an advocate for other organizations that may need more awareness and fundraising.
I have dedicated my life to domestic violence awareness and to help destigmatize mental illness in the U.S. and on a global level. I hope that with my family’s recognition and the notoriety of my sister’s case, the doors of communication will open. I encourage everyone to face their stuff as it happens so they do not experience what I have in the past.