Mental Health Hero Alicia Sparks
Known for her no holds barred approach to tackling the universe, Alicia Sparks is a 20something-year-old writer and editor who harbors love for Dave Matthews and Wentworth Miller, advocates for animal rights, scribbles things for which she has yet to be paid, pretends to be a photographer, longs to go to Hogwarts, and drinks coffee. A lot of it.
Alicia became interested in mental health advocacy in early 2007, when she realized her neck of the woods was seriously lacking community mental health services. So, she teamed up with her state’s National Alliance on Mental Illness Community Outreach Coordinator, established a NAMI support group, and acted as the Affiliate Leader for over a year. She also took her mental health advocacy online, creating Mental Health Notes with b5media, Inc., and writing at the blog for over a year and a half.
Now, she’s excited about traveling a completely different and eyebrow-raising avenue of mental health advocacy and stigma busting: celebrities.
Things should get interesting.
In the meantime, learn more about Alicia at WritingSpark.com.