China Darrington joins Jenna and Dillon today to share a powerful story of recovery that turned into a passion for advocacy. China is the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at Thrive Peer Recovery Services in Ohio, where she uses her knowledge, voice and passion to impact the larger systems that influence how behavioral healthcare is delivered. Her story delves into some sensitive topics that we want listeners to be aware of, including sexual trafficking. It’s incredibly important to have these conversations so that we can improve our responses and prevention efforts. China’s story also beautifully illustrates the impact of asking what happened instead of what’s wrong with you? She weaves in powerful metaphors that bring her experiences to life and offers her thoughtful views on how we can do better as a nation to respond to those with behavioral health challenges.
Here’s where you can find out more about Thrive Peer Recovery Services and some helpful resources:
Thrive Peer Recovery Services: https://thrivepeersupport.org
Human Trafficking Help and Resources: https://ovc.ojp.gov/program/human-trafficking/overview
Find out more about MHA here: www.mhawestchester.org