By: Diane Keefe, Geriatric Care Manager
Terri Karch, Mrs Illinois International 2012, joins Mary Louise Walker to talk about depression and how it impacted their lives. Barrett Criswell talks about New Lifestyles publication and its benefits to the senior community.
June 27th on IWatchRadio.com
Terri Karch is the founder and Director of the Sharing from the Heart program, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing immediate assistance to those in need. She is an advocate for mental health awareness and volunteers with the National Alliance on Mental Illness participating in Awareness Walks and as a Recovery Speaker. Her journey and triumph over depression are chronicled on her website, www.changingthefaceofdepression.com and her blog provides positive support for individuals dealing with mental illness. Her family profile is listed on the National Website for Families for Depression Awareness and her story has been featured on local TV networks and in National Newsletters.
Barrett Criswell is an advertising consultant with over 15 years of professional sales in print and online advertising with eight years focused in the health care and senior living industry. Barrett is the Regional Sales Director for New LifeStyles Media Solutions, a print and online resource guide for seniors and adult caregivers.
Mary Louise Walker is a registered nurse. She has a personal understanding of mental illness having suffered from depression and post-partum depression. She also has a son with Schizo Effective Disorder. She and her husband, Dar, have served with this organization for 20 years. Her husband is now Director of NAMI St. Louis.