In this collection of poignant true stories young people tell how illegal drugs impacted their lives. They openly discuss opioids, marijuana and other drugs, addiction, and the benefits of making healthy choices. Leading mental health experts offer insight, strategies and the actual words to help young people and families start and continue potentially lifesaving conversations about drug use. Jeanne Blake, is a leadership communications coach and an award-winning medical journalist and communication specialist. She is an affiliated faculty member at the Division on Addiction at Harvard Medical School and an honorary trustee at McLean Hospital, Harvard’s largest mental health facility. Recommended for young people, parents and other caregivers. Learn more at www.BlakeWorks.com
About the Author
Jeanne Blake is an executive coach, author, award-winning medical television journalist/news anchor, founder of Blake Works Inc. and the creator of Words Can Work. She has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, CNN, and been featured on NPR and Bloomberg Radio.
Jeanne provides executive leadership coaching, presentation coaching and media training. She is a trusted advisor to senior level executives seeking to enhance their leadership communication skills.
Facilitator and Moderator
As a result of the breadth of her experience as a medical journalist, and her successful track record in coaching leaders and emerging leaders, Jeanne is a featured keynote speaker and facilitator at events globally.
As one of the first reporters in the country to report on HIV/AIDS, Jeanne earned the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Journalism Award. Americans for Democratic Action honored Jeanne for her "outstanding leadership in the field of healthcare."
Jeanne is a trustee of McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School's largest psychiatric facility and she is an affiliated faculty member at Harvard Medical School's Division on Addiction. Jeanne served as a member of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls and was a Kaiser Media Fellow in Health.
Jeanne was facilitator for a series of National Football League-sponsored Town Hall meetings on concussions. These events were held across America and co-sponsored by The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, founded by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D.
Jeanne's first book, Risky Times: How to be AIDS-Smart and Stay Healthy (Workman), was featured on Oprah and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. A quarter million copies are in print in English, Spanish and Japanese. Jeanne contributed to AIDS: Prevention Through Education: A World View (Oxford Press).