William H. “Bill” Compton, Jr. was a mental health advocate in California who attained national stature. After suffering a mental health crisis in 1989, he became heavily involved in self-help and patients’ rights advocacy issues. Between 1994 and 2007 he was the head of a large network of peer support groups.
About Bill Compton
An American mental health activist who coordinated self-help and peer support networks in California.
He studied theater at the University of Akron. He later worked as a professional actor and director in New York and Los Angeles.
He was diagnosed with schizophrenia of the late-onset variety when he was in his forties.
His family lived in Rockford, Illinois at the time of his birth and later sent him to boarding school in West Virginia.
Psychology columnist Darcy Sterling was also involved in the mental health field.
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- University of Akron alumni
- Personal development
- American health activists
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