M.R Johnson

Meet Rhonda M/R Johnson

Born and raised in the Nation’s Capital Washington, DC, she is an entrepreneur and CEO of  Memoirs of 2165, LLC,  a peer educator, certified peer specialist, motivational speaker, and the author of the combined book and workbook Memoirs Of An Addict: Fact or Fiction, the [E.S.E] Education, Support and Empowerment  curriculum, and as of 7/17/2017 Mary/Pumpkin Recovery Girl activity book. All which address the stigma, shame and alienations  of co-occurring disorders of addiction, mental health, dual personalities, and suicidal ideation that are affecting our youth, returning citizens, veterans, senior citizens, homeless, LGBTQ, and others that are crying in silence looking for solutions of hope, without being judged because of their behavioral health disorders.  

Motivated by her pain and triumphs living life with co-occurring disorders from suicide, depression and addictions, Author M/R Johnson, offers insight of hope and survival from 3 dynamic perspectives with reference to her  lived, education and work experiences.  

 Rhonda, affirms it is time to educate and advocate for change  in wellness, recovery, harm reduction and resiliency. “Truth be told Hope is all I have”.

Validation in  reference of  Rhonda M/R’s co-occurring  disorders education and her continued education include the:  

  • Washington, , DC Department of Behavioral Health [DBH] Training Institute for Co-Occurring Disorders Competence Course

  • [DBH]–Office of Consumer and Family Affairs, Certified Peer Specialists Certification Program

  • The National Council of Behavioral Health, Mental Health First-Aid USA Certification

  • [SAMHSA] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Trauma-Informed Peer Support

  • [OSSE] Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Introduction to Secondary Transition for Middle Schools

  • The Washington School of Psychiatry, Forensic Evaluation and Writing Beyond the Basic for all Clinicians

  •  [NASW] National Association of Social Workers Ethics: Contemporary Issues and Challenges-Continue Education

  • Doors to Wellbeing, West VA, Community Inclusion Peer Specialist Training


 As a result of her fortitude and perseverance as a Self-Published Author, Peer Educator and Advocate she is proving that no matter what your story may be–NEVER GIVE UP!  There is always HOPE.

Travel Rhonda M/R Johnson’s  journey of hope  here