Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, is an award-winning recovery advocate and a leading humorous inspirational keynote speaker on addiction and recovery. Her nationally award-winning, addiction memoir, Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom, is an Amazon bestseller in two categories: Memoirs of Women and Feminist Theory. Ms. MacGibbon is an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. In her own life, Marti overcame being trafficked to Tokyo and held prisoner by Japanese organized crime, domestic violence, severe PTSD, homelessness, and hard-core drug addiction.
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22, Jan, 2016
Marti MacGibbon Speaks to Re-entry Population in Cass-Pulaski County
Humorous inspirational speaker Marti MacGibbon delivered a high energy, informative, and entertaining presentation on addiction recovery, resilience, and self-empowerment to clients in re-entry from the Cass-Pulaski County Community Corrections. Marti is a survivor of hard-core drug addiction, adolescent sexual assault/abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence, PTSD and homelessness who turned her life around using simple and effective strategies that anyone can employ to create positive change.
The event was held at IVY Tech Community College in Logansport, Indiana. After her talk, Ms.
3, Nov, 2015
Marti MacGibbon Keynotes National Recovery Month Events in Minnesota
Marti MacGibbon overcame human trafficking, trauma, addiction and domestic violence to thrive in a happy, successful life.
Humorous inspirational speaker and nationally award-winning author Marti MacGibbon delivered a high-energy and uplifting speech on addiction recovery on Sept. 8th, as part of Riverview Health’s National Recovery Month program. This year’s events included Ms. MacGibbon, and Darryl Strawberry. Last year, William Cope Moyers spoke.
Marti gave her evening talk at the Kiehle Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus in Crookston, MN. Marti’s keynote speech rocked the house because she provided plenty of humor.
15, Nov, 2014
Marti MacGibbon Receives Standing Ovation at NYSOTA Conference
Humorous inspirational speaker and nationally award-winning author Marti MacGibbon delivered the keynote speech at the New York State Occupational Therapists Association (NYSOTA) Annual Conference in Albany, NY. These outstanding health professionals help people to adapt, bounce back, and discover new strengths within themselves. Ms. MacGibbon is a survivor of human trafficking, PTSD, and homelessness who is a certified mental health professional and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. She spoke on the topics of resilience and connectedness. The capacity audience honored Marti with a standing ovation.
23, Feb, 2014
Mental Health Resources for College Students
As a response to recent study showing a high number of college students suffer from anxiety and depression, onlinecolleges.net has published a resource that should prove both valuable and helpful. The onlinecolleges.net mental health guide discusses mental health issues facing students, links to each state’s social and health services site, links to recognized national organizations that sponsor support groups, general online resources, and tips on stress reduction and stress management. In my opinion, it is an excellent resource: