I would like to present my sure-fire self-help method to cure moderate chronic mental illness. It was tested in the field. The consumer with positive motivation who reads my book, "Having a Showdown With Mental Illness" will be encouraged and enabled to hasten his recovery and cure.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Mary's Presentation, entitled "Mental Wellness vs. Mental Illness: How to Accelerate Recovery" features an hour-long speech at the podium. It includes a number of pictures and photos, a short 6-minute video clip, and a beautiful slide show created by Mary Khazak entitled "The Face of Mental Illness" which features a song track, "Gray Walls" composed and lyricized by the British folk artist Richard Thompson. The presentation is engaging, filled with jokes and anecdotes taken from Mary's life and the NAMI website online, and ends with an extended question and answer session with the writer. Following the presentation, Mary's new self-help book, "Having a Showdown With Mental Illness" is available for sale. Free pamphlets, brochures and calendars from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill are distributed free to the audience.
About Mary Khazak Grant, B.A. Psych., M.S. Educ.-Deaf Studies
Mary Khazak Grant, age 61, has been an artist, poet and craftsperson from an early age. She now works as a teacher for the Rochester Public Schools. Before coming to Rochester in 2009, she spent most of her life on Long Island in New York.
Before becoming a teacher, Mary spent over twenty years in the fields of print and publishing, working as a skilled typist, typesetter, commercial paste-up artist, assistant art director and production person. As an independent entrepreneur, she owned and managed Satellite Text Design, a desktop publishing business for over 12 years. After returning to college in middle age, she completed several degrees, and became a special educator of children. These include a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook in 1998, and a Masters of Science degree in Communication Disorders awarded in 2003 from Adelphi University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is a member of the Honorary Education Society Kappa Delta Pi as well as a permanently certified teacher of the deaf registered with the Council of Educators for the Deaf. Her professional career is coupled with hobbies in crochet, stained glass design, painting, and stone sculpture. Mary enjoys volunteering as a tutor for youngsters at the Boys and Girls Club of America. She enjoys kayaking, photography, and health fitness in her free time.
Additional Booking Notes
In order to make her presentation, a pull-down screen hooked up to a laptop or computer running Internet Explorer or Windows 10 is needed. Audio hook up for that computer is required, including sound to the CD port. A portable wireless microphone at the podium will enable Mary Khazak to make her presentation effortlessly and successfully.
pa system with mike
pull down view screen
long table for displayable items
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