Our Mental Wellness episode will profile organizations who aid those suffering from Autism, Alzheimer’s, Post Traumatic Stress, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and other challenging illnesses.
Featuring an interview with Founder/CEO Thorkil Sonne
In May 2013, Specialisterne entered a partnership with SAP AG to provide employment opportunities for people with autism as software testers, programmers and data quality assurance specialists. Like, the Specialist People Foundation, and Specialisterne operations around the globe, SAP sees a potential competitive advantage to leveraging the unique talents of people with autism, while also helping them to secure meaningful employment. This collaboration supports SAP’s mission to help the world run better and improve people’s lives, and our mission to enable jobs for people with autism, while strengthening SAP and SPF as global leaders in innovation. http://usa.specialisterne.com/sap-partnership/
Featuring interviews with Executive Director Ken Dudek and author Jessie Close (Bipolar Depression)
Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support.
Hope For Depression
Featuring an interview with Founder/CEO Audrey Gruss
The mission of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) is to fund cutting-edge, scientific research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and its related mood and other emotional disorders – bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, anxiety disorder and suicide.
Alzheimers Drug Discovery
Featuring an interview with President/CEO DR. Howard Fillit as well as with a physician/researcher and a board member
The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is committed to investing in a diverse portfolio of research programs and strengthening our network of partnerships until we discover an effective treatment, and a cure, for this dreadful disease. The ADDF focuses its funding entirely on preclinical research and early-stage clinical trials involving new drug targets that hold great promise but may not be far enough along in the drug development pipeline to receive financial support from the pharmaceutical industry or other major partners. The ADDF bridges this critical gap in funding between basic research and drug development, enabling the scientific pursuit of many innovative and novel therapies that might otherwise go unexplored.
Veterans Mental Health Coalition
Featuring an interview with Scott Thompson, MS, MDiv, LMHC, Director of the Veterans Mental Health Coalition
MHA-NYC has a strong voice in creating a better future for veterans, but when that voice is combined with the nearly 1,000 stakeholders who make up the Veterans’ Mental Health Coalition of NYC (VMHC), the chorus for change is powerful. That’s why the Center founded the VMHC to highlight the mental health needs of veterans, service members and their families. Before the VMHC, the community as a whole was unprepared to meet the needs of veterans. Now, the the Coalition works diligently to identify unmet needs, promote policy and practice changes, and educate members on state-of-the-art practices to serve veterans and their families.