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Friday, June 14, 2013

Woman fights stigma attached to mental illness

Jennifer Ayers' MooreAn Indiana newspaper recently featured our own Jennifer Ayers-Moore, Founder and Executive Director of the Nathaniel Anthony Ayers Foundation. The Post-Tribune interviewed Jennifer in connection with her speaking at an event in Hobart, Indiana—the Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living’s sixth annual Northwest Indiana Mental Health Awareness Luncheon and Awards Celebration on May 16.

Under the headline, “Woman fights stigma attached to mental illness,” the article details Jennifer’s efforts as advocate of mental health awareness and provides an update on the status of her brother, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, aka Tony Ocean, who has schizophrenia.

The article begins, “Three years after a movie depicted the friendship between Nathaniel Anthony Ayers and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, Ayers’ sister, Jennifer Ayers-Moore, said the reality of her brother living with schizophrenia goes on with challenges and victories that no film crew documents.”

To read the rest of the article, please visit the Post-Tribune online:
http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/neighbors/20274801-418/woman-fights-stigma-attached-to-mental-illness.html


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