Monarch’s director of peer services appointed to N.C. State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee

As Monarch’s director of peer services and an advocate for people with disabilities who often shares his inspiring journey following his traumatic brain injury, Tankersley will also serve as a keynote speaker at the 2014 National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) N.C. Annual Conference in Raleigh in October. He will share his personal experience and the potential and power that peer support has and can play in recovery.

Established in 1958, Monarch is a non-profit organization that provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and certified by The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA). Monarch operates The Arc of Stanly County, which is a chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States.              

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