Elizabeth Stevens is a Medical-Surgical Nurse with South Buffalo Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY, where she noticed an alarming increase of diagnosed mental health issues in her patients. She is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Psychology and begins her doctoral work in Clinical Psychology next year. Elizabeth also spent this past year becoming a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for Western New York. She is an advocate for the schizophrenic population of her county and is also employed at a detox and inpatient addiction center. Elizabeth is very excited to share with you the knowledge she has gained concerning the growing population of those diagnosed with a mental disease.