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Carol Kivler, Opening Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, June 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Ballroom

Carol Kivler, Mental Health Advocate, Author, Trainer, and Speaker, of Lawrence, NJ, is the founder of Courageous Recovery, President of Kivler Communications, popular professional speaker (CSP), author, international coach/corporate trainer (CMT) and passionate consumer advocate.

First diagnosed with mental illness in 1990, Kivler suffers from periodic acute bouts of medication-resistant depression, which in her case is only responsive to ECT (electro-convulsive therapy). Presently, Carol has been living in recovery for the last 12 years.

After her last acute episode, Carol authored an interactive journal, Blessings: My Journal of Gratitude. Her book, Will I Ever Be the Same Again? Transforming the Face of ECT (Shock Therapy) was released in May 2010 and was a finalist for two book awards.

The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness was recently published and is already an Amazon.com best seller in its category. Carol can be reached directly by calling 609-882-8988 or by emailing her at Carol@CourageousRecovery.com.

To learn more about Carol and her mission in the mental health field, visit her Web sites at www.CourageousRecovery.com and www.CarolKivler.com.