1st place -- Julie Fast
Julie Fast has devoted her life to helping people with mood disorders, with particular focus on advocating for those who, like herself, battle bipolar disorder. Despite the struggles Ms. Fast has faced while managing the illness, she has created a popular Web site for persons with bipolar disorder and their families. In addition, she has written six books addressing mental health issues, and writes a regular column for Bipolar magazine
2nd place (Tied)-- Garreth Fenley
As a Certified Peer Specialist at Medical College of Georgia, Garreth Fenley draws on her own experience as a consumer in order to help others. Ms. Fenley educates psychiatrists and psychologists in the recovery approach and provides peer services to inpatients and outpatients. She also is president of the Augusta affiliate of NAMI, and this past August she presented her work at the International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care.
2nd place (Tied)-- Una Dixon
Bismarck, North Dakota
Una Dixon graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in general
studies, and summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in classical studies.
As a result of Ms. Dixon's desire to continue her educational career, she
became an Occupational Therapist. She seeks to encourage others to reach
their goals and to know that their diagnosis of schizophrenia does not have
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