Writing to Heal From Sexual Trauma | Mental Health Monday
With award-winning victim’s rights expert, advocate, and best-selling author Jennifer Storm
Monday, November 22 @ 11:00 am PST
Writing to Heal From Sexual Trauma
In this session of #MentalHealthMonday, join award-winning victim’s rights expert, advocate, and best-selling author Jennifer Storm for a mini writing workshop to explore the healing potential of sharing your story through guided writing exercises.
Participants will also receive full information on the submission process for Hazelden Publishing’s upcoming crowdsourced meditation anthology ‘How We Heal: Meditations for Reclaiming Our Voices from Addiction and Sexual Trauma’.
Join us LIVE for a Q & A session following the presentation.
ABOUT JENNIFER STORM
When she was first assaulted at age twelve, Jennifer turned to alcohol to dull the emotional pain. After a string of childhood traumas, she fell into crack use and self-harm. Once Jennifer finally found treatment after surviving the last of multiple suicide attempts, she discovered that it was possible to heal her shame.
Jennifer Storm now has over twenty years of experience in non-profit management and governmental relations; combined with a powerful personal story of survival from victimization and addiction. Today with over twenty-three years of active recovery, she has spent her life advocating for victims of crime having worked many high-profile cases including helping victims/survivors of, Jerry Sandusky, Bill Cosby, Catholic Clergy victims, and thousands of other cases in her twenty-year-long career as a victim advocate.
The author of several books, including Blackout Girl by Hazelden Publishing, Ms. Storm has received numerous awards for her writing. She has traveled the country giving keynotes, lectures, workshops, and panel discussions regarding victims’ rights, LGBT rights, addiction and recovery, and civil rights.
ABOUT HAZELDEN BETTY-FORD FOUNDATION
For more than 70 years, Hazelden Betty Ford treatment centers have been at the forefront of providing lifesaving, compassionate care and specialized services to help people from all walks of life find freedom from addiction. Along with inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers the field’s most innovative recovery support services and resources including virtual and phone-based coaching, web tools, mobile apps, Hazelden Publishing self-help books, and more. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has 15 alcohol and drug treatment centers throughout the United States, with locations in Minnesota, California, Oregon, Illinois, Florida, Washington, and New York.
We believe that when women heal, families heal, and communities do too.
The SHE RECOVERS Foundation Weekly #MentalHealthMonday Educational Series is composed of hour-long, live, recovery-focused educational sessions featuring today’s leaders in women’s wellness, mental health, and addiction recovery.
With Great Thanks
This series is made possible by Alkermes.
The SHE RECOVERS Foundation was awarded funding in 2021 as part of the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program to re-launch #MentalHealthMonday in the fall of 2021. This critical grant support will help us to continue delivering our innovative #MentalHealthMonday Educational series and better meet the increasingly diverse needs of our growing community. We are humbled, grateful, and invigorated by this honor.