Bill Stewart

William S. (Bill) Stewart, MA Clinical Psychology

Bill Stewart has worked with people with disabilities and mental health diagnoses for over 30 years.

I worked as a legal advocate for the Kentucky Protection and Advocacy Division, the last 14 as the supervisor of the Protection and Advocacy Program for Individuals with Mental Illness. After retirement, I taught in the University of Kentucky's College of Social Work, specializing in Mental Health Policy. My brother has significant cognitive and physical disabilities and I have three relatives with psychiatric diagnoses, two of whom have died from suicide. One of my core beliefs is that people with psychiatric labels should have the right to self-determination in services, housing and other life choices.

Bill is a past president of NARPA; he served on NARPA's Board of Directors for many years.