Changing Our Perspective On Mental Illness

Maggie Newcomb

Maggie is a mental health consumer expert, advocate and public speaker. She hopes by sharing her story of recovery she can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

She speaks about a variety of mental health topics drawing from her own experiences.


  • Mental Illness – It’s Not What You Think
  • Acceptance and Recovery is Possible
  • Creating a Mentally Healthy Work Force
  • Mental Illness Recovery For Real Life
  • (For Health Providers) Helping Your Patients Make the Most of Your Therapy
  • Bipolar Disorder

In the Community

Maggie is a member of the STOP STIGMA SACRAMENTO Speakers Bureau. With Stop Stigma, she speaks at local organizations about her own mental health journey.

Organizations Maggie has spoken to with Stop Stigma:

  • Sacramento Law Enforcement
  • CalPERS
  • DMV
  • EDD
  • Elk Grove Unified School District (staff training)