- From Jail to Joy
- Crisis Intervention
Carol Renee Ray, Ph.D., a mental health advocate, Behavior Therapist, works with autistic individuals on communication skills and behavior modification.
“Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)” for law enforcement, to social and civic organizations, church congregations and mental health patients organizations.
Dr. Ray has worked as an Executive Director of an agency that focused on the dis-aggregation of data for minority groups.
She has educated Congressional and Senatorial staff regarding the importance of funding for minority groups in order to improve health issues.
Dr. Ray was awarded the Bradley D. Ambrose Advocacy Award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Dr. Ray has contributed to several publications that has focused on mental health: “Ph.D.’s Have Bipolar Too: My Story.” As a result of coming into contact with the criminal justice system, not having access to her medicine and subsequently falling into a mental crisis.
She is the author of, “Poems Inspired by Mother” and “A Celebration of Life”.
She served on the Board of Directors, for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Dr. Ray desires to tell her story to address the problem of the criminalization of the mentally ill.
She has been certified, as an In “Our Own Voice Speaker”, through the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Dr. Ray is a mental health advocate for those who have mental health conditions, as Dr. Ray herself has bipolar disorder.