Elliott Phillip Niblack
Certified Peer Supporter
Accepting New Connections
I am an imperfect human named Elliott who does his best to guide others in living a life that is self-directed, healthy and happy.
About Elliott Phillip Niblack
With lived experience in Bipolar II, ADHD and opioid addiction Elliott is a certified Mental Health and Recovery Peer Specialist (MHPS, RSPS) and Empathetic Communication Systems Specialist (ECSS). His work as a mentor, educator, and creator of peer support programs for Historically Black Colleges and Universities have won awards from the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. His specialties include 1-to-1 coaching, support group facilitation, Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and Culturally Responsive Empathetic Communication training.
My Recovery Story
By approaching my days as a partnership with my mental health diagnoses I now lead a life that is self-directed, happy and healthy. I own a successful business, lived and traveled over the world and spend my days watching those who trust my guidance evolve into the people they want to be.
My Motivation To Help
As a youth I lost all of my memories after a traumatic event triggered an episode of dissociative amnesia. I felt alone in (re)learning the world, people, and communication. The voices in my head, overmedication and sadness led to suicide attempts and a life burdened with the belief I could never be happy and successful. Years with therapists, doctors, and my success with the diagnosis of Bipolar II, ADHD and an opioid addiction let me become a public school teacher. There I realized everyone is hurting in some way and all of us deserve support. Now I guide others in how to help themselves.