Dr. Susan Noonan is an engaging speaker with a message that is both powerful and hopeful. She has spoken to groups of those living with depression, their families and friends, and healthcare professionals about her recovery journey. In her presentations she shares the essential lesson of maintaining a healthy mental health lifestyle. Her emphasis is on working in collaboration with your health care provider and focusing on the basics of mental health – maintaining a sound diet, sleep, and exercise regimen, having a regular routine and structure, a daily purpose, and avoiding isolation. Included in her talks is discussion of her recent book, Managing Your Depression: What you can do to feel better, a peer-reviewed manuscript published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in June 2013. She has also delivered presentations on the role of the certified Peer Specialist in the healthcare system to facilitate the Recovery process.