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What we Do?

Creating Healthy Minds offers audiences all over the country an opportunity to connect and engage in conversations about the impacts of mental health through the power of storytelling.


We invite you to connect with us as we take you on a journey of lived experiences in an authentic and powerful way to remind you of how truly amazing you are just by being you.

My Mother is "Crazy"

a story of resilience & hope

Angee Stevens, LCSW, has captivated audiences from all walks of life through the vulnerability of sharing her lived experiences. Angee’s unique ability to merge humor with tragedy takes you on a journey of what it was like growing up with a mother diagnosed with Schizo-Affective Disorder and witnessing her mother’s erratic and unpredictable behaviors. You are invited to hear her story of resilience and strength as she shares how her mother's mental health challenges impacted the way she learned to navigate systems of support, including education, from early childhood until now. You will laugh. You will cry. Heck, you might even cry from laughter. More importantly, you will walk away with simple strategies that inspire confidence in who you are and promote a renewed awareness of the shared humanity connecting us all.


Participating in this training was truly perspective changing for me. Having been in a “helping position” for over 20 years, I thought I had a good grasp on working with persons and families living with mental illness. This training showed me how much I hadn’t considered. Angee describes her experience with such engagement, dropping in humor and practical ways to intervene, interact and rethink. After the core content of the training, the training group I was in had questions and comments for over 30 minutes, demonstrating how much this training also impacted them. I find myself often revisiting the content of this training to help me in various situations. This is a “must do” training for anyone in the human service field or just for others who want to learn more, have families members they want to better support/understand and also our policy makers to see how mental health impacts an entire family.

Thank you Angee!

Camas Holder
Senior Director of Prevention and Early Intervention
Project Harmony

Immensely grateful to have heard Angee's story and bear witness to the power of an accepting and forgiving heart. Much of what she shared will stay with me for a long, long time. I am endlessly reminded of what family and love can mean.


Allyson Horne
Training and Match Support Manager
TeamMates Mentoring Program


This was insightful and helped me to understand my diagnosis better than before. It also made me realize how hard it must have been on my child growing up dealing with his mother living with a serious mental illness. I want to thank you for having the courage to share your story and strength to encourage me and others. 

Benita Tillman
Mental Health Advocate

National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI)



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