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PSAN Recovery Speaker Series – Yale Hicks
June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Yale will talk about his recovery story including an in-depth description of the different communities he has been a part of that have been so helpful. These communities include Gould Farm, the Twelve Step Program, and where he works today which is Waverley Place affiliated with McLean Hospital. Yale has worked at Waverley Place for over 17 years. He will cover his evolvement as a person mentally, emotionally, professionally, and spiritually on his recovery journey.
I grew up in Dallas, Tx and spent my first 18 years there. Life was not easy, and I found solace with friends and sports. I attended Tulane University after graduating high school. While studying abroad, I had my first spiritual emergency which started my recovery journey. I then battled labels including a diagnosis and a great deal of discrimination. After bouncing around and having no meaning in life or purpose, I found Gould Farm which was a life saver. From there my journey was on an upward trajectory with setbacks along the way. Each step back led to more learning and evolvement. Now I work at Waverley Place in Belmont, MA as the Program Coordinator which is affiliated with Mclean Hospital. This community has provided me with a place of acceptance, non-judgement, a place to be myself, and inspirational work. Some of the achievements I have achieved along the way were things at times I never thought were possible. Realizing that I needed support was a realization that helped me tremendously.
Join us to learn more about Yale Hicks personal journey.