Episode 32 – Ray Lay, Hall of Famer

Ray Lay is a US Marine and person living with a dual diagnosis and is a member of three statewide boards. NAMI Indiana, Indiana Balance of State and Indiana Mental Illness Advisor Council. He is married and an Indiana Certified Specialist and VA Peer Support Specialist

Ray Lay is the first peer recovery specialist that we have interviewed. He shares a vast depth of lived experience that he utilizes in both one-on-one coaching and many public speaking engagements.

Ray Lay and Tony originally met during an “In Our On Voices” NAMI presentation.

Topics Include:

What is your role with NAMI?

As a Marine veteran, what experience has he had with the VA hospital system?

How did you transition out of homelessness?

What is Whole Health Action Management (WHAM)?

What does healing mean to you?


Martin Luther King Jr Memphis Speech – “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”

Coronavirus Tracker through Johns Hopkins Hospital – Prayers for China and all who are affected

Derek Henderson Obituary – Tony and Eric discuss the local tragedy involving in Columbus, IN.

NAMI Indiana Staff and Board of Directors – Ray Lay is on the Board

Next Episode:

Our wives, Susan Lockwood-Roberts and Jen Riddle, do a podcast takeover!

About the Author
Co-creator of Revealing Voices and resident spiritual poet for the podcast, Eric advocates for the development of better mental health through art and environmental stewardship.