Ben Ramsey Discarded America

Ben Ramsey is a gay man living with mental illness. He has personal lived experience in the areas of LGBTQ+ harassment and discrimination, as well as childhood and religious trauma. He has been a supporter, activist, and advocate for the LGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities for more than 20 years.

 Ben graduated Suma Cum Laude earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a minor in Organizational Psychology, and his MBA with a concentration in Learning and Development, both from Gardner-Webb University.   Ben was the owner of a Training and Development Consulting firm in NC and MN for several years, until suffering a personal tragedy in 2010.

After years in recovery, Ben decided to become a Peer Support Specialist and Counselor to use his skills and talents toward helping others. He works with the LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities who are struggling with Mental Health and Traumatic childhood and adulthood situations through volunteering, public speaking, training, and being a voice-over talent. He is currently certified in eCPR, WRAP, QPR, MH First Aid, and DBT.