Becky Fein

Becky Fein

Becky Fein Adversity: Sexual assault victim Advocacy: Co-founder and director of The Powerful Voices Project “Talking about my sexual assault with others, and hearing about theirs, has allowed us to create strength out of an experience that had been deeply...
Clint Malarchuk

Clint Malarchuk

Clint Malarchuk Adversity: Diagnoses of depression and PTSD Advocacy: Working to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. “Speaking honestly about my battles is almost like a nationwide support group for me. It gives me fuel to keep moving forward and to continue...
Stacy Bare

Stacy Bare

Stacy Bare Adversity: Struggled with substance abuse and suicidal thoughts after serving in the U.S. Army Advocacy: Directs Sierra Club Outdoors’ program and works to destigmatize mental illness “Reaching out and helping others really has been the best way...
Gayathri Ramprasad

Gayathri Ramprasad

Gayathri Ramprasad Adversity: Was debilitated by anxiety, panic and depression Advocacy: Started a non-profit to give hope to others with mental illness “What I used to see as a curse I now see as a blessing, because each time I journey through the darkness I...
Leslie Zeitler

Leslie Zeitler

Leslie Zeitler Adversity: Mother died by suicide when Leslie was 15 Advocacy: Writes and speaks about the challenges faced by survivors of loved ones’ suicides “I may not change a whole culture, but I am working on changing my part of the world. And if that makes a...