Shelton, CT, November 07, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Recovery Network of Programs, a private non-profit behavioral health organization is pleased to announce a visiting guest author, Terrie M. Williams.
Terrie M. Williams, one of Ebony magazine's "Power150" for Activism and Woman's Day magazine "50 Women On A Mission To Change The World," is an advocate for change and empowerment. For more then 30 years, she has used her influence and communications expertise to educate and engage audiences in causes. Ms. Williams founded The Stay Strong Foundation, a national non-profit for youth, building on her book Stay Strong: Simple Life Lessons For Teens. Her latest book entitled "Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting," recounts her personal struggles with depression and the impact the stigma of mental illnesses have particularly in the African-American community. Her Foundation's creation of a mental health advocacy campaign led to collaboration with the Ad Council's and SAMHSA'S Campaign of Mental Health Recovery. The Foundation encourages corporate and individual responsibility; develops educational resources for youth and youth organizations; provides and coordinates internships; sets up mentoring opportunities; and facilitates visits by prominent individuals and business professionals to schools, libraries, youth organizations and group homes. She also launched The Terrie Williams Agency in 1988 with superstar Eddie Murphy and the late jazz legend Miles Davis as her first clients and has continued to represent some of the biggest personalities and businesses in entertainment, sports, business and politics.
The event will be held on December 6th, 1:00-4:3 at 3 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT. The cost of admission is $15. Her book will be available for purchase for $15.