Our Team.

Our co-founders have experienced first-hand the challenges of raising a child with a mental health condition and the feeling of not knowing where to turn for support. We believe no family should ever suffer with a mental health condition in isolation. Our Parent Support Network gives families the opportunity to learn from and support one another through forward-thinking, candid and informed conversation. We created the Youth Mental Health Project to be a trusted place for all caregivers, mental health providers, educators and other caring adults to turn to for information, tools, and support.


Founder & President

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Founder & Executive Director

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Marketing Director

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Board of Directors

Carina Rush – Board of Directors, Producer, Illness Productions LLC.
Ellen Brezovsky – Board of Directors, Director Community Relations, Silver Hill Hospital
Max Silverman – BOARD OF DIRECTORS, YOUTH COUNCIL, Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Nepal

Advisory Council

Steve Coe – CEO, Community Access
Janine Francolini – Founder, The Flawless Foundation
Alyson Nikulicz Schroeder – ERS Services LLC.
Muffy Walker – MSN, MBA, Founder International Bipolar Foundation
Phyllis Vine – Historian and award winning author; Families in Pain: Children, Siblings, Spouses, and Parents of the Mentally Ill Speak Out

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What We Are Reading

  • Trauma-Proofing Your Kids

    Peter Levine and Maggie Kline

  • Yardsticks

    Chip Wood

  • The Power of Our Words

    Paula Denton

  • Mental Health in Schools

    Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor

  • After 9/11

    Helena Hovitz

  • Parenting a BiPolar Child

    Gianni L. Faedda, MD and Nancy B. Austin, PS.D

  • A Common Struggle

    Patrick J Kennedy and Stephen Fried

  • From the Rearview Mirror

    Bill Milliken

  • The Rainbow Comes and Goes

    Anderson Cooper

  • Rising Strong

    Brene Brown

  • Left To Tell

    Immaculee Ilibagiza

  • Quiet

    Susan Cain

  • Living for Today

    Erin Merryn

  • All the Joy and No Fun - The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

    Jennifer Senior