Let’s Stand Up: Why the World Needs More Mental Health Advocates

Our founder, Katherine Switz shares her mental health journey and the impetus for building a global community of mental health advocates.

A 5-Step Strategy to Mental Health Challenges: Recommendations for my Younger Self

Jason Park shares five recommendations for his younger self with the hope that his strategies will be helpful to others managing their own mental health challenges.

Does Everyone Get a Chance, or a Few Chances, to Succeed?

Does everyone have an equal chance to succeed by society’s standards after recovering from a mental health episode? Peter Varnum uses the example of his own life – and his connection with someone he met in the hospital – to address mental health and vital conditions.

8 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

In the hopes of helping others along their mental health journeys, Kyle Elliott shares eight things he would tell his younger self, if he could.

Food and Mood: A Fireside Chat With Emmanuel Lopez

We sat down with Emmanuel Lopez to learn about how he is using food to help manage his clinical depression and seasonal affective disorder. Here’s what he shared.

Peer Support in Early Intervention Services for Psychosis: A Fireside Chat With Jason Grant

In this first Fireside Chat, Jason shares about his own experience with psychosis, what he has seen through his work as a peer support worker, how Covid-19 has changed early intervention services and more.

“Let’s Do Something Different and Make Things Better”—Interview With Ted Weiss, Stability Leader, Lawyer and Mental Health Advocate

At 75, Ted Weiss is considered to be in the “high risk” group if he were to be infected with the coronavirus. Despite this, Ted shares how the pandemic has revealed to him all the ways in which he is fortunate.

Unveiling Privilege in Mental Health Recovery

When I first became a public mental health advocate, I was solely focused on the message that it’s possible to bounce back from a mental health crisis and manage — thrive, even — with a diagnosis such as Bipolar 1. My ambition was relatively modest, thinking that perhaps I would reach someone else who received an intimidating diagnosis and felt ostracized and “doomed.”

The Worst Is Just a New Beginning In Disguise

A diagnosis could, in fact, be the beginning of a more sustainable life. I, like hundreds of The Stability Network Leaders, are living proof that recovery is possible and that a diagnosis does not need to be an anvil that sinks the whole ship. Actually, it can be the thread that patches your sails so you can navigate new horizons.

Nurturing Your Mental Wellness

The vast majority of people who listen to my journey tell me I’m brave, and that my story has given them the courage to tell theirs. It never ceases to amaze me how many people have stories to tell. Be a storyteller. You have no idea whom or in what ways you will help. But you will.