Most of Ashley’s professional life unfolded at hospitals. As a communication specialist, she speaks “healthcare” fluently and enjoys making medical topics less intimidating to patients and their families. Her recently published book, There’s an Elephant in Your Office, does just that by using a simple metaphor to explain the complexities of mental illness in the workplace. Ashley provides workshops to regional businesses about mental health in the workplace, teaches public speaking at the University of Southern Indiana, writes for Deaconess Health System (Evansville, IN), and presented a TEDx talk at TEDx Evansville (11/8/19). She's also a certified youth First Aider.
Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.