Bio

‘With writing as my siren and my body like a banner, I represent psychological, emotional and spiritual worlds before they became defined and labelled to suit medical frameworks.’

C.C. Myers, The Babyfacedassassin

Charlotte_1C.C. Myers

Mental Health Activist, Artist and Consultant

Charlotte Claire Myers creatively drives change in the world to advocate for more heart and soul in mental health care. She employs her skills as a writer, (and previously as a life model and performer) to illuminate the human condition as it exists, as opposed to psychiatric illness.

Charlotte is disenchanted by the medicalisation of human behaviour, moods, emotions and spiritual awakenings, to the degree whereby people are seeking relief form a scientific model that is designed to treat biological disease.

Charlotte’s artistic activist project, The Babyfacedassassin, engages the global community about mental health issues, while promoting healing arts that transform ‘mental illness’ from suffering to triumph. Over 15 years of optimising her own mental health, she has found the Creative, Embodiment and Sacred Arts to have the most benefit in her recovery from attempted suicide, depression, and diagnosis of bipolar and psychosis.

Her vision for improved mental health care is informed by her lived experiences. Charlotte believes that her mental health challenges have prepared her for life and she now focuses her time on further development and training as a mental health consultant. Due to the many emails received through The Babyfacedassassin website regarding depression and overcoming suicide, Charlotte sees the need for more ‘heart and soul’ in these areas.

Read more about My Story.

Read The Babyfacedassassin Book.

 

Employment

Publications Support Officer – Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

Consumer Reference Group member – NewAccess Program, BeyondBlue

BeyondBlue is an independent not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma.

Previous Employment

Executive and Research Assistant to the Director – The Dax Centre

The Dax Centre promotes mental health and wellbeing by fostering a greater understanding of the mind through art and creativity.

Qualifications

First Class Honours, Professional and Creative Writing, Deakin University

Mental Illness First Aid Certificate 2013

Artistic Career

Writer, life model, dancer, percussionist and cellist