Award-winning author Amanda LaPera is a mental health advocate, family member and consumer, and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Orange County Affiliate (NAMI-OC).
Her creative works, including short stories and poetry, which often address mental illness, have been published in a variety of anthologies and websites.
She lives in California where she teaches English, enjoys spending time with her children and dogs, and continues to write.
Amanda LaPera is available for professional speaking engagements on a variety of topics, including mental illness and laws related to severe mental illness, mental health care from the perspective of a family member, individual, and advocate, as well as mental health in high schools.
Adamo Press is proud to present her debut book, LOSING DAD, Paranoid Schizophrenia: A Family's Search for Hope.
July 25-27, 2019
Adamo Press Book Signing
California State Fair, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815
May 30, 2018
"Meeting of the Minds" Mental Health Conference
Anaheim Marriott Hotel, 700 W. Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Author Amanda LaPera will be presenting the workshop "Together is Better," regarding Individual-Family-Provider Care Coordination, along with two other NAMI Board Members. Inquire about purchasing a signed copy of Losing Dad.
February 1, 2018
Cal State Fullerton
Children's Mental Health Forum
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