Eric Fergerson

Certified Peer Supporter

Accepting New Connections

Hi, my name is Eric and I live with negative ruminating thoughts of past traumatic experiences. Let me help you manage your symptoms.

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About Eric Fergerson

Biography

I am a Certified Peer Specialist in the state of Georgia as well as a State Trainer for The National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI) Peer to Peer Psychoeducation Program and Connections Support Group Program. At various times I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression with Psychotic Features, Mild Depression, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia and Complex PTSD. Every time I sit under a psychiatrist it seems I get a different diagnosis. I believe I had a nervous breakdown from too much stress and because of my family history and since that term is no longer in vogue anymore psychiatrists must give you a "diagnosis" for insurance purposes. I also have never seen images or heard voices outside my head. My mother and brother developed Schizophrenia. She at the age of 27. He after having a very successful career as a college professor. Because of my family's history of mental illness I developed an interest in mental health and received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and my Masters of Science in Educational Psychology. I have been working on my recovery for the last 20 years. I have been employed in the field of mental health for the past 10 years. I have a lot of personal experience with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders. The disease does not scare me. It is a very misunderstood disease. Let me help you understand the disorder, work on a recovery plan or just support you or your family in your journey with this complex disease.

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Recovery Story

I have been in recovery for the past 20 years. It has not been easy and there have been setbacks, however, I am committed to winning. Life is not perfect for anyone but I believe it can get better for all of us.

My Motivation To Help

My family has suffered from mental illness in the form of Schizophrenia Spectrum disorders and I have seen the effects of non-medication compliance, unwillingness to accept there is a problem and the beauty of recovery. Let me listen and support you in your journey.

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Upcoming meetings

Wednesday, April 21
Thursday, April 22