Felicia Johnson
Felicia Johnson

Georgia, United States

Felicia Johnson

Georgia, United States

"A child abuse survivor who turned into an amazing life thriver! Best selling author, international speaker, mental health and youth advocate. "

Expert On

  • Mental Health
  • Writing/Publishing
  • Domestic Violence
  • Tough Times
  • Empowerment
  • Image/Self-Esteem

Experience In

  • Psychology
  • Publishing
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About Felicia Johnson

Author and mental health advocate, Felicia Johnson, joins us to discuss her own experience in dealing with a loved one suffering from child abuse, depression and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Inspired by her own life story and the journey of her childhood friend, Felicia has authored the novel, Her, which is the story of a young girl dealing with BPD. Through her book, Felicia helps to bring understanding of BPD within reach of many young people and families afflicted by it and continues to help many come to terms with mental health issues they face. Johnson brings remarkable insight and understanding to an illness that affects 1 -2 % of the population and wreaks havoc on the lives and relationships of young men and women.

As a survivor of child abuse and teen homelessness and one who deals with mental illness in her personal and work life, Felicia is very involved in efforts to end the stigma of mental illness. She has worked for nearly 10 years in the mental health field. She works in Atlanta with the Highlands Institute and volunteers with Youth Villages Inner Harbour as a youth mentor and Personality Disorders Awareness Network. Johnson was an honoree at the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me Awards of 2014 and "Her" was nominated for Georgia Writer's Association Author of the Year Award. In addition, Felicia was honored and awarded for speaking and organizing the Women's Empowerment Event 2015 for National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Augusta, GA.

Felicia readily engages her audiences with the moving story of her survival from child abuse, homelessness as a teenager, and past self harm and depression.
She uses her knowledge, educational background in Psychology, and over ten years of work in the mental health field to empower, encourage, educate and enlighten her audiences.


Presents keynote address, speaking engagements, trainings and presentation on:

Advocacy
Suicide (education and prevention)
Personality Disorders (BPD)
Childhood Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Trauma (emotional and psychological)
Mental health awareness
Survivors
Self harm and abuse (cutting, etc.)
Teenage homelessness
Depression
Writing & Journaling



Program Information

Turn Journaling Into Writing A Novel

Are you an avid journal writer? Have you ever wanted to turn your journals into a novel? Is it even possible?

The answer is YES! 

When I was in the 2nd grade, I wrote my first novel starting with a school assignment. One paragraph turned into 100 pages! I continued to journal write throughout my life. Eventually, turned some of my journals into my debut novel and it became a best seller.

In my workshop, I will show you how to turn your journals into a novel, whether you plan to write a poetry book, non-fiction, memoir, or fiction. All things are possible! 

Educational Objectives:

*Define journal writing and novelization.
*How to outline your novel from your journals.
*Define the different types of genres for writing.
*Sample Journaling/Reading

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing

HER From Survivor to Life Thriver

Best-selling author, international speaker and mental health advocate, Felicia Johnson, joins us to discuss her own experience in dealing with a loved one suffering from child abuse, depression and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Inspired by her own life story and the journey of her childhood friend, Felicia has authored the novel, Her, which is the story of a young girl dealing with BPD. Through her book, Felicia helps to bring understanding of BPD within reach of many young people and families afflicted by it and continues to help many come to terms with mental health issues they face. Johnson brings remarkable insight and understanding to an illness that affects 1 -2 % of the population and wreaks havoc on the lives and relationships of young men and women.

As a survivor of child abuse and one who deals with mental illness in her personal and work life, Felicia is very involved in efforts to end the stigma of mental illness. She has worked for nearly 10 years in the mental health field.

This presentation is for all levels, ages 15 and up. Target audiences: parents, teens, families and professionals. Please allow 45-60 minutes for presentation and Q&A. Book reading/signing will require an additional 15-30 minutes.

Educational Objectives:

• Define BPD, Bi-Polar Disorder, Major Depression and explain the effects it has on the lives of those who suffer as well as their loved ones.

• Identify the signs to look out for when someone we care about show warning signs of suicide ideation.

• Discuss what we can do to help those who are struggling with mental illness and how we can encourage others to talk about it.

• Presentation of "HER" (www.herthebook.com) by Felicia Johnson short films/trailers, discussion and Q&A.

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing

Programs

Turn Journaling Into Writing A Novel

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing
Are you an avid journal writer? Have you ever wanted to turn your journals into a novel? Is it even possible?

The answer is YES! 

When I was in the 2nd grade, I wrote my first novel starting with a school assignment. One paragraph turned into 100 pages! I continued to journal write throughout my life. Eventually, turned some of my journals into my debut novel and it became a best seller.

In my workshop, I will show you how to turn your journals into a novel, whether you plan to write a poetry book, non-fiction, memoir, or fiction. All things are possible! 

Educational Objectives:

*Define journal writing and novelization.
*How to outline your novel from your journals.
*Define the different types of genres for writing.
*Sample Journaling/Reading

HER From Survivor to Life Thriver

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing
Best-selling author, international speaker and mental health advocate, Felicia Johnson, joins us to discuss her own experience in dealing with a loved one suffering from child abuse, depression and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Inspired by her own life story and the journey of her childhood friend, Felicia has authored the novel, Her, which is the story of a young girl dealing with BPD. Through her book, Felicia helps to bring understanding of BPD within reach of many young people and families afflicted by it and continues to help many come to terms with mental health issues they face. Johnson brings remarkable insight and understanding to an illness that affects 1 -2 % of the population and wreaks havoc on the lives and relationships of young men and women.

As a survivor of child abuse and one who deals with mental illness in her personal and work life, Felicia is very involved in efforts to end the stigma of mental illness. She has worked for nearly 10 years in the mental health field.

This presentation is for all levels, ages 15 and up. Target audiences: parents, teens, families and professionals. Please allow 45-60 minutes for presentation and Q&A. Book reading/signing will require an additional 15-30 minutes.

Educational Objectives:

• Define BPD, Bi-Polar Disorder, Major Depression and explain the effects it has on the lives of those who suffer as well as their loved ones.

• Identify the signs to look out for when someone we care about show warning signs of suicide ideation.

• Discuss what we can do to help those who are struggling with mental illness and how we can encourage others to talk about it.

• Presentation of "HER" (www.herthebook.com) by Felicia Johnson short films/trailers, discussion and Q&A.

PRICE RANGE Contact for fees
CAREER Speaking 5 yrs

Last year
34
events
LANGUAGES English
ASSOCIATIONS
member of WSA - Women Speakers Association