Carol Kivler

Carol Kivler, MS, CSP, is a passionate consumer advocate, speaker, author and the founder of Courageous Recovery. She raises awareness, instills hope and combats stigmas surrounding mental health diagnoses and treatments. Carol shares her journey of recovery from four bouts of medication-resistant depression and her positive experience with the life-saving treatment ECT (Shock Therapy). In addition to her most recent book, The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness, Carol is the author of Will I Ever Be the Same Again? Transforming the Face of ECT, and Blessings: My Journal of Gratitude. Carol is also the founder and president of Kivler Communications, a corporate training and international executive coaching firm. For more information, visit and

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