Arauz Inspirational Enterprises
(SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS-SDVOSB)
An American's Resurrection is a devastating 3 part literary journey: Life, Death and Resurrection. It leads you from nearly fatal child abuse, into a maximum-security psychiatric hospital and finally onto a major Northeast College Campus using the greatest literary works of all-time to create a guide back from a lifelong Hell to finally "Come Alive."
"It was the most powerful and inspiring book I have ever read. I could not put this book down. I cried and cried. This book's impact on me was amazing. Heartbreaking, provoking and simply beautiful."
Eric will be the Kickoff Keynote at the 26th Annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in Las Vegas, NV on September 29, 2013!
A.I.E. is an International Keynote speaking and Behavioral Health Training/Consulting Firm, specializing in Trauma/PTSD, Suicide Assessment and Prevention, Child Abuse issues, Veterans issues, Addiction and Mental Health issues (Co-Occurring disorder) and any other type of Disconnection.
Eric's mission for all his audiences is help them "Come Alive" and to truly "Live this Life!"
Eric is one of the most sought after College speakers in the country. He has spoken to thousands of students about how his Liberal Arts degree saved his Life and launched him towards his Destiny.
In 2013, Eric will be the Team Leader taking 10 disabled veterans to Israel for the Heroes to Heroes organization to aid in the recovery of these Heroes' Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
A.I.E. President, Eric Arauz, overcame devastating child abuse at the hands of a mentally-ill father that attempted to end his life at the age of 12. Eric Arauz was then diagnosed Bipolar 1, PTSD (from trauma occurred in psychiatric hospitalization), Alcoholic and Drug Addicted (Tri-Occurring Disorder) in 1995.
In 1996, Eric was confined in a Veterans Administration Maximum-Security Mental Institution as a disabled Navy veteran from Operation Desert Shield and hospitalized for months on a maximum-security ward, held in restraints for over 24 hours and considered beyond treatment with the same mental disorder that truncated his father's life.
Eric has survived two suicide attempts, one in the VA hospital and one after release.
Miraculously, since his release from the VA Hospital, Eric Arauz has earned a Faculty membership at the UMDNJ/ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, as an Adjunct Instructor; is a Special State Officer on the New Jersey Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; a 2009 SAMHSA/US Dept. of Health and Human Services "Voice Award" recipient; a 2012 SAMHSA "Voice Award" Fellowship winner; a Yale University lecturer; International Trauma Trainer on his own original concepts concerning Trauma Informed Recovery; and New York Times Contributor.
Read Eric quoted in the NY TIMES on the Charlie Sheen situation in 2011: CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE
Eric Arauz is currently a faculty member launching a national pilot on Recovery in in-patient hospitals with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association on a five discipline SAMHSA grant on Recovery. The disciplines are the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), the National Association of Peer Specialists (NAPS) and the Council of Social Work Educaucation (CSWE).
In 2012, Eric travelled the United States going from CA to TX to NC to launch the national pilot on in-patient units to bring Recovery based practices into the hospitals and relay his experience of being restrained for over 24 hours trying to aid in the eventual eradication of the use of Seclusion and Restraint in the hospital setting.