Lecture: “My Recovery: A Story of Hope and Inspiration”
International Bipolar Foundation Presents: “My Recovery: A Story of Hope and Inspiration”
Maricela Estrada is the author of Bipolar Girl: My Psychotic Self. Estrada received her Associates of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton. She works for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health as a Peer Advocate. A Peer Advocate is a trained professional with life experience that is now able to reach out to others by providing peer support. Estrada believes that Bipolar Disorder is a gift of challenge that has made her stronger, resilient, loving, compassionate and caring. She does not see it is a disability but as a strength. Through this gift she has become a motivational speaker on recovery from
mental illness. After years thirteen years of being in and out of mental hospitals, she has found the ultimate strength to persevere and shine. Estrada’s mission is to reach out and share my story spreading a message of hope all over the world. Her next book, Beautiful Bipolar Bisexual, continues her story.
Please join us January 12, 2012 5:30-6:00PM- SOCIAL 6:00-7:00PM-LECTURE
Directions to the venue: Coming from the 5- North Exit Genesse Avenue and turn right. Continue onto North Torrey Pines Road and turn right at Science Park Road. Take the 1st left onto Torreyana Road and then the 1st right onto Road to the Cure