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Rebecca Phillips

Rebecca Phillips

Rebecca Lyn Phillips is a published author, speaker and mental health advocate. Several years ago, she was filmed in a national documentary about mental illness. The national premiere was in Washington, D.C., and she has traveled nationwide to share her story. Five years ago, she was also published in Guideposts magazine, which reaches 2 million readers each month. For nine years, she has shared at the Topeka Police Department for the annual Crisis Intervention Team training. Rebecca is a firm believer in recovery.

OPINION
Mental illness can happen to anyone, writes Rebecca Phillips, but too often we hear about it exclusively when something bad happens. (Getty Images)

Kansans with disabilities face too many barriers. Help is available, but more needs to be done.

By: - September 27, 2022

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Rebecca Lyn Phillips is a published author, speaker and mental health advocate. I didn’t know much about disabilities or advocacy groups like the Disability Rights Center of […]

OPINION
Mental illness can happen to anyone, writes Rebecca Phillips, but too often we hear about it exclusively when something bad happens. (Getty Images)

In my story and those of others, opportunities to demystify mental illness

By: - May 27, 2022

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Rebecca Lyn Phillips is a published author, speaker and mental health advocate. I was an overachiever big-time growing up. I attended a private, Christian school in Topeka, […]