Using conflict resolution tools to prevent mental illness stigma.
Dan is a mediator and mental health expert living with bipolar disorder
Dan Berstein, MHS has spent over fifteen years studying mental health and dispute resolution, and developing tools to help all sorts of mental health stakeholders address concerns about challenging behaviors and accessibility without inadvertently becoming discriminatory. His company, MH Mediate, has helped thousands of people, organizations, and government agencies improve how they talk about mental health, become accessible, and address challenging behaviors.
As Featured In:
Mental Health and Conflicts: A Handbook for Empowerment
Dan wrote this 2022 book published by the American Bar Association to help people have empowering interactions about mental health.
The Mental Health Safe Project
Dan founded the Mental Health Safe Project as part of MH Mediate, to provide free resources to help people respond to everyday instances of mental illness discrimination.
The Talking Mental Health Dashboard
Dan created MH Mediate’s Talking Mental Health Dashboard to help organizations have tools to have important mental health conversations without risking inadvertent discrimination.
Dan’s TEDxTalk, “How to Talk About Mental Health Without Offending Everyone,” has ben used in classrooms around the country to each ways to use conflict resolution skills to overcome assumptions, paternalism, and stigma.