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Andrea Schmook: A leading voice in mental health recoveryGrowing through mental illness to recovery

A Holistic View of Mental Health

There has been a lot written about a holistic connection to physical health. Written material on the holistic connection between mental illness and mental health is not readily available.

Faith and Recovery

We have all heard the phrase "you have to have faith". When I heard that, I didn't understand what it meant or how it applied to my desire to recover from a mental illness. Thus, began my search to understand "faith".

30 years ago, Andrea was a client at ACMHS

In 2005, she became their Director of Consumer Driven Services at Anchorage Community Mental Health (ACMHS) and in 2009 she became Executive Director of Consumer Driven Services, LLC, an affiliate of ACMHS.