Author: Etan Neiman, CPA

It deeply hurts. Time and time after time again, politicians, newscasters and everyday people associate violence with mental illness. This is both degrading and harmful. It perpetuates the stigmatic myth that those with mental illnesses are to be feared. For those like me, who have moved to manage mental illness to the point where it Read More …

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Chester Bennington, and Robin Williams. Sharon Markovitz, Batsheva Stadlan, Chazz Petrella and recently Channing Smith. All of these wonderful people – the last three of which just teenagers – have sadly been lost to suicide. Those survived by them all made a decision that can almost be described as puzzling. They Read More …

What is your time worth to you? I ask because it is my unfortunate position to be the one to inform many of you that you are getting about ten cents on the dollar for your time. I am speaking to those of you who in looking to be a difference maker got involved with Read More …

It surpasses ironic.   The Connor Project: A fictitious movement based on a fictitious story conceived by the minds behind the fictitious Broadway play Dear Evan Hansen. For many, however, this project enabled the most real feelings they have experienced in a long time. Children, teens, and adults alike – who have felt overlooked for Read More …

People often ask me why. Why do I put myself out there, on the frontlines of mental health advocacy, disregarding the perceptions many will form about me? Some cut more to the point: “Etan, you have got to clean up your presence on social media and the Web. You cannot have a potential employer or Read More …

At the recent VMAs (Video Music Awards), rapper Logic took the stage armed with more than lyrics and a compelling voice. Joining the rising star on stage was a host of suicide survivors. Rather than taking the stage to sing, their task was vigorously clapping as Logic looked the audience in the eye and declared Read More …