Join South African Josh on the Mental Health Adventure of a Lifetime
South African Josh transmutes the mess of his bipolar 1 into a message of metamorphosis and hope.
His extensive personal lived experience with mental health (6 involuntary hospitalizations, 2 arrests, blowing $86k) has given him a unique and powerful emic perspective of the terrain of the mind.
With education that fuses the worlds of psyche and spirit (BA in Psychology from the University of South Africa and an MA in Theology from Fuller Seminary in California), Josh advocates for the healing power of meaning, purpose, and connection, creating a synergy between the inner and outer worlds.
A certified Peer Support Specialist, public speaker, and multi-modal facilitator, he works with the National Empowerment Center, NAMI, Interfaith, and his own company Inspired Mind Mental Health in providing fresh inspiration to the mental health field through the paradigm of Neurodiversity Gifts.
He and a team of peers created the latest version of the State-wide Peer Support Specialist exam, and he is funded by the County of San Diego to train mental health professionals in the power of faith, and faith leaders in the power of mental health.
He lives with his wife and two young daughters in San Diego, California, shining lucid light on our collective American Dream.