Maye Jepson

Virginia, United States

Maye Jepson lives in Smithfield, Virginia, and along with her husband Phil, is the caregiver and parent of Jason Jepson who has a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. Maye is happy to come alongside the other members of the Students With Schizophrenia Advocacy Board because she believes in the importance of shedding light on mental health issues. She will not rest until mental health is treated equally with physical health. In the past Maye has volunteered with several international boards including Stonecroft Ministries, Imago Dei Arts, and Global Partners in Hope. In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree, Maye has a Masters degree in Counseling from Marshall University. She has taught hundreds of women to write their personal stories as a legacy to their families and friends. Her perspective on mental health comes as a parent wanting desperately to help a young adult child maneuver the challenges of schizophrenia. Like her son, Maye volunteers with Share Network where she was recently given the opportunity to share motivational thoughts with 1000+ sales reps.