Jason DeShaw is a national award-winning mental health advocate and country singer.For over a decade he has performed across the United States, Canada, and Europe. DeShaw has released five albums and shared the stage with national country music acts including the Oakridge Boys and Little Big Town. In 2010, he suffered a severe mania while on tour in Canada. Doctors diagnosed him as having bipolar I disorder and alcoholism. As he began to recover, DeShaw became an advocate for mental health and recovery by combining his story and songs into a presentation entitled Serenity in the Storm. Since 2013, he has brought hope to people at schools, performance halls, and psychiatric lockdown units across North America. In 2014 he received the Champions Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).