Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Where The Crayon Speaks


Bridging The Gap Between Orphans and
The Well-Fed Priesthood

Connie Walcott

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Connie discovered art as therapy when she was hospitalized for chronic and severe emotional symptoms that led to her diagnoses of bipolar, PTSD, and DID. (Dissociative Identity Disorder. 

Connie eventually became homeless due to the severity of her symtoms and has spent many years in recovery.

Connie is now publicly debriefing her story in order to bring hope, comfort, and behind the scenes education to support others who are still struggling with the stigma associated with asking for behavioral health care.

Connie shares the recovery strategies that helped turn her personal living space into an ACEs Recovery Zone, and her goal for the content she creates is to inspire and encourage others to learn to do the same.

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"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans for hope and a crafty, bright future!"

Jeremiah 29:11 ~Loosely Translated~

"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will remove the yoke of suffering from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of my presence in yourl ife." 

Isaiah 10:27  ~Also Loosely Translated~

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Publicly Debriefing My ACEs Recovery Journey

It took many years of working with therapists, mental health care professionls, and engaging in health care services that served as the working platform for Connie's recovery.

The introduction to art as therapy became Connie's most powerful recovery tool, as it allowed her the freedom to express her sorely wounded spirituality and shattered identity.

Connie now uses her art as a teaching tool to share the lessons she learned during the time she spent in psychiatric hospitals, crisis stabilization units, homeless shelters, and years of outpatient mental health services. 

She now lives in Oklahoma, where she devotes her time to her family, pets, and laser-focused committment to the needs of her ongoing personal recovery.

Connie has high hopes for her vision to help others who are entering into the world of psychiatric health care, and are seeking answers to the same questions she faced during the season of her intial breakdown. 

Connie's dream is to help facilitate the development of new national protocols for the process of homeless recovery in America, with special emphasis on the needs of those who become homeless due to mental illness. 

Her recovery art projects and training materials are rooted in her faith in the God of the Bible, who she credits as the facilitator of her own successful recovery.

The hallmnark of Connie's life is the constant presence of the unseen God who has rescued her; and who she now calls "Papa."

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But I trust in You, O LORD; I say, “You are my God."

My times are in Your hands; deliver me from my enemies

and from those who pursue me, 

Make Your face shine on Your servant; save me by Your loving devotion." 

Psalm 31:14-16

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