Speaking Out…Spreading Hope…and Walking In Faith



Through passionate advocacy and sharing her own experience, Beth works to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. After living with mental illness for over 30 years, Beth considers it a calling and an honor to share her personal journey, helping to change how society views these often misunderstood diseases. Beth’s message is powerful, inspiring, informative and honest…and most of all filled with love, faith and never-ending hope.

Since 2001, Beth has spoken to a wide variety of audiences, including churches, schools, colleges, nonprofits and personal forums across the Southeast. Her writing can be found in several publications, including Angels in Our Midst by nationally known artist and author Anne Neilson.  In 2017, Beth was honored as one of five unsung heroes by The Charlotte Observer.  In 2018, her story was featured as one of four in the documentary Compass & Light: A Series on Mental Health, produced by internationally acclaimed Silent Images.

Raised in Raleigh, N.C., Beth attended UNC Chapel Hill, where she graduated in 1991 with a BA in English and a minor in Religion.  Beth lives in Charlotte with her husband, Steve, two golden retrievers and has young adult fraternal twin boys. Beth enjoys spending time with her family and friends, writing, reading, anything sports related, and leading a creative and faith-filled life.

Please contact Beth to share her powerful stories to your churches, schools, civic groups, organizations and any other forum.