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Chantel Garrett leads the National Psychosis Prevention Council (NPPC), a non-profit organization that is accelerating a transformation in the care model for psychosis in the United States by raising awareness and funds for early treatment and prevention-based research.

An experienced marketer and financial services leader, Chantel is translating her business background to advocacy for radical change in the quality, delivery and social embrace of mental health care.

Inspired by her brother’s experience living with schizophrenia, she believes that recovery from serious mental illness is within reach today.

Outside of NPPC, Chantel serves on the board of children's mental health non-profit the Flawless Foundation, and extends her passion for prevention and youth by teaching yoga and mindfulness in under-served communities. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two daughters, cat, and five chickens, and can be found on Twitter @Chantel.

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Gateway to Curing Mental Illness

(5) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 4:16 PM

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Schools are uniquely poised to lead a revolution in prevention-based mental health care, with 50 percent of chronic mental illness beginning by age 14, and 75 percent by age 24.

With this in mind, I arrived at a symposium hosted by...

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Beyond Beds and Meds: Accepting Nothing Less Than Transformational Change

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 4:42 PM

One year ago, the unthinkable tragedy in Newtown inspired me to offer three steps to fix our mental health system as seen through the lens of my own family's struggle with serious mental illness. Since that time, a movement toward solutions has gained ground on three critical fronts:...

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Revolution in Brain Science Offers Optimism Following Latest Mass Shooting

(11) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 1:38 PM

The increasingly familiar cycle of events following this month's Navy Yard shooting are nearly as depressing as the tragedy itself. Amid a media-fueled spectacle, we learn about and mourn the victims; a new wave of calls for gun control erupts; and, in turn, gun advocates shout reform down.

For the...

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Of 'Monsters' and Brothers: Three Steps to Fix Our Mental Health System and Prevent Violence

(181) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 5:44 PM

When I asked my brother Max, now 33 years old and worn wiser from 12 years of living with severe paranoid schizophrenia, his thoughts about the Newtown shooting, he said, "The world would be a better place without mental illness, but that's not the world we live in."

In any...

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