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Please Join Us, October 28 for An Evening with Stephen Propst: Writer, Speaker, Consultant

Learn from Steve as he shares his personal experience with Bi-Polar Disorder and his ultimate recovery. This is a rare experience! You don’t want to miss it!

Stephen Propst is the president of Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Metro Atlanta. DBSA Metro Atlanta facilitates support groups for persons with mood disorders as well as for their family/friends. Stephen publishes DBSA Metro Atlanta News and is a contributing editor to bp Magazine in which his Mind Over Mood column appears regularly.

On a national level, he is past Chair of the Board of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Chicago, IL. He also previously served on the board of NAMI Georgia.

Stephen has an MBA from Michigan State University and formerly worked as a consultant in the hotel/restaurant industry. Stephen has also volunteered for several organizations, including Hands On Atlanta, a 25,000-member agency serving the community with over 200 projects each month. Twice, Stephen served as Chair of Hands On Atlanta Day, the largest volunteer service day in the nation.

Stephen uses his own personal experience with bipolar disorder and his ultimate recovery to impact audiences and change lives. Stephen has presented at conferences, trained pharmaceutical representatives and addressed medical school classes. He has spoken to corporate managers, civic groups and family/consumer groups. Whether speaking to a large conference or a small support group, he impacts audiences with his open, honest style—and he does so with a sense of humor!

Past comments speak to Stephen’s appeal to audiences: Made a huge impact. Clients still talk about him. He was the star of the [police academy] training.  All of the sales representatives commented on how much they appreciated his openness. He really makes a positive impact on patients, families, and physicians.  Steve is a dynamic, fun speaker. Very inspiring. Bring him back! Extremely effective presenter. Made me change my perspective for the better. Steve was a huge success. What an inspiring message! A lively, professionally done presentation. Best speaker! Please have him back next year.

Stephen is also a personal consultant to persons confronted by mental illness. He helps families better understand these illnesses and patients move toward recovery. Stephen’s attitude and approach to dealing with mental illness has made a profound change in his own life.

Now, as a writer, speaker, and consultant, Stephen shares his experience with others. Stephen’s premise is simple and an integral part of his own recovery: Perspective matters! How you see a situation determines your ability to successfully manage it.

Dunwoody United Methodist Church
1548 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Room #258
Refreshments served: 7:00 – 7:30
Program: 7:30 – 8:30

 We had a great turnout at our NAMIWalk – thank you for your support and still not too late to donate!

A New Family-to-Family class will be scheduled soon! Check back for details.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

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NAMI Northside Atlanta Mission Statement
NAMI Northside Atlanta is dedicated to eradicating the stigma of mental illness, enhancing the hope of recovery, and improving the quality of life for children and adults who have been diagnosed with a brain disorder through:
Advocacy, Education, Research and Support

NAMI Northside Atlanta is one of over 1,500 affiliates in communities across the country made up of individuals living with a mental illness and their families and friends. We are a grassroots, self-help, support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of all those affected by serious mental illness. Our mission is to eradicate the stigma associated with these illnesses and to promote research into the causes of and treatments for mental illness. We offer an array of free educational and support programs for individuals and their families.

NAMI Northside Atlanta
We’ve been there, we understand and we can help!

Mental Illness can affect persons of any age, race, religion or socioeconomic status. One in five American adults lives with mental illness. Individuals both diagnosed and undiagnosed with mental illness are those around us – our neighbors, our friends, family and co-workers. Four million children and adolescents in this country suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes significant functional impairments at home, at school and with peers. Mental health disorders account for more disability that any other illness, including cancer and heart disease reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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