Chaim Wolfish, LCPC, is a native of Long Island, NY.After working in public accounting for a couple of years, he decided to pursue his long-time interest in psychology.He and his wife moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he is working towards his PsyD in clinical psychology. Currently, Chaim works as a therapist at an outpatient mental health facility, where his focus is on child therapy and parenting issues. When he is not at work, Chaim spends time reading and taking his family on fun outings.
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Everyone can learn to improve their communication, whether with spouses, bosses, neighbors, or children. With everyone’s different personalities, wants and needs, it is hard to get along with everyone all of the time. Probably the most popular book on talking to children is How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids will Read More …
Shanee Markovitz was born in Israel and grew up Southern Florida. She is currently in the honors program at Stern College for Women. Shanee is a big proponent of destigmatizing mental health and being open about it. Her own experiences, including her mother's suicide, have led her to get involved, speak out, and make a difference. She has written popular articles on numerous sites including the Forward and is in the process of writing a book about various mental health topics. She speaks in public forums about the effect mental illness has had on her life and the wisdom she has attained from her struggles, as well as the impact mental health has on individuals and communities. She is devoted to seeing the stigma of mental illness disappear during her lifetime. She would love for you to join with her on the quest to destigmatize mental illness and support those in need.
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A huge part of the stigma surrounding mental illnesses involves the notion that a person living with a mental illness will be unsuccessful. This claim is simply not true, and I chose eight accomplished and/or famous people who live with a mental illness and also fight the stigma and #breakthesilence to prove it.