Help me win a Voice Award

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Do you feel that I’m doing a good job advocating for those with mental illness?  If so, I’d be honored if you’d nominate me for a Voice Award!!      So, what is a Voice Award, and why is it so important?  Well, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “the Substance Abuse and Mental […]

The Value of Peer Support

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Why hire a peer specialist to help you or someone close to you?  I’m so glad that you asked.  Here are the top  reasons why peers are so wonderful: 1.  They’ve been through it, so they understand.2.  They are less likely to be judgmental.3.  They are more skilled at being an advocate because they’ve actually […]

I will only be happy when…

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So many times, I hear my clients and friends place their happiness on some event of thing that hasn’t happened yet.  For example, “I’ll finally be happy when I’m married,” or “I’ll finally be happy when I get my dream job.”      I hate to drop a bomb on this theory, but the plain fact is, if you’re […]

Mentioned in The Bergen Record

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Hi there.  I got a nice mention in The Bergen Record today.  The article was called “Personal accounts combat prejudice against mental illnesses.”Here was the content:  “Emily Grossman, 34, of Montclair participated in the In Our Own Voice program for six years until she stopped in 2010 because she was too busy with work. The […]