Since he became a mental health advocate almost two decades ago, Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart has spoken to a variety of civic, church, governmental, and mental health groups across the nation. His message has consistently been the promotion of recovery for people with mental illness or substance abuse. By reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness and providing a “face” for the disorder, Stuart has increased public understanding and support.
Last week he made his most recent advocacy appearance when he was the featured speaker at the local Council of Safety Chapter, DAR (Daughter of the American Revolution) last week. In his remarks, Stuart shared the history of Perry Wellness Center and its focus as a peer-led wellness and recovery program for its 77 peers.
“To have the support of the DAR is important in our work,” Stuart noted. He believes in strong relationships and partnerships in the community among a variety of service organizations.
In the above photo with Stuart are DAR members, left to right: Leila Case, vice regent; Nancy Gaston, chaplain; Phyllis Tucker, secretary; Nancy Hayes, regent; and Gay Sheppard, outgoing regent.
Our thanks to the local DAR chapter for its interest and support.