Inspire (http://corp.inspire.com) is a Princeton, NJ-based company that builds online peer-to-peer communities for patients and caregivers, in partnership with national patient advocacy organizations, and helps life science organizations connect with these highly engaged populations. Find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/teaminspire.
Patrick Hendry battled serious mental illness that robbed him of his business, home, marriage, and friends and nearly destroyed his life. He became an advocate and an educator helping others overcome the challenges of poverty, loneliness, exclusion and isolation imposed by mental illness. In 1992, he co-founded the first peer-run organization in Florida to contract directly with the state for the provision of services. Since that time, he has assisted with the development of numerous peer-run programs to help people with mental illness recover through reintegration into the community. Now the Senior Director for Consumer Advocacy at Mental Health America, Hendry will be honored next month by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with a 2014 Voice Award for consumer/peer leadership. http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1407220209.aspx #MentalHealth #MentalIllness #EndTheStigma #MentalHealthSupport #Depression #Bipolar #MentalHealthAwarenss #MentalHealthMatters #DepressionHurts #BipolarDisorder
Erin Gilmer is a patient advocate and health policy attorney in Austin, TX. She blogs at Health as a Human Right http://healthasahumanright.wordpress.com and is on Twitter at @GilmerHealthLaw. #epatient #healthlaw #patientadvocacy #ehealth #hcsm #DisabilityRights #spoonie #invisibleillness
Caitlin Brodnick is a New York-based comedian and writer who developed a docu-series, Screw You Cancer, on video.glamour.com. With a family history of breast cancer and BRCA1 test results that showed she has a higher risk of developing breast cancer, Brodnick underwent a preventative double mastectomy. #BreastCancer #BCSM #Cancer #CancerAwareness #BreastCancerAwareness #BRCA1