JAY NEUGEBOREN is the author of 20 books, including two prize-winning novels, two prize-winning books of non-fiction, and four collections of award-winning stories. He has been keynote speaker nationally and internationally for numerous mental health organizations, including the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization. His most recent book is The American Sun & Wind Moving Picture Company.
MICHAEL B. FRIEDMAN, M.S.W., a former Regional Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health, is a founder of The Center for Policy and Advocacy of the Mental Health Association of New York City, the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance, and the Veterans' Mental Health Coalition of New York City. He teaches health and mental health policy at Columbia University's Schools of Social Work and of Public Health, and publishes regularly in The Huffington Post, Mental Health News, and other periodicals.
LLOYD I. SEDERER, M.D. is Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health, and Medical Editor for Mental Health for The Huffington Post. He has served as Mental Health Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and as Medical Director of McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. He received the 2013 Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents by the American Psychiatric Association, which also recognized him as the 2009 Psychiatric Administrator of the Year. His most recent book is The Family Guide to Mental Health Care.