A Flawless Hero Who Leads By Example

Last month at Mental Health America’s Clifford Beers Awards Dinner — the event where individuals who’ve made a significant contribution in the area of brain health advocacy are honored — Brandon Staglin received a congressional citation of recognition. It was a poignant moment as leaders from all corners of the mental health movement stood to […]

Film As Advocacy: That Way Madness Lies

We’ve been writing a lot recently about the importance of collaboration in the mental health advocacy community. Real change, in both our culture and our systems, will require the power of our combined voices, across a wide variety of media and channels. One way we can do this is by leveraging the unifying effect of […]

Celebrating Big for Mental Health Month

When I started my non profit, the Flawless Foundation, one of the first organizations I got to know was the One Mind Institute. In particular, One Mind’s founders, the Staglin family, went out of their way to help us get off the ground by introducing us to Patrick Kennedy and working with us on our […]

PeaceLove Storytellers: Finding Our Unique Journeys

“Today I choose happiness; I’ve made it my choice.” – Latonia Francois, Let’s Write Life Last week, we attended one of our favorite events of the year, PeaceLove’s Peace of Mind Storytellers event in Rhode Island. It’s a celebration of creativity, perseverance, and the uniqueness of every individual, with speakers sharing their personal stories of […]

Honoring Chris Cornell: Let’s Use Our Voices to Save Lives

We were so sorry to hear of the death of the talented musician Chris Cornell yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends, and all the many fans around the world who also mourn this loss. We hope that the openness with which his death is being discussed continues — shining […]

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” – Resources & Commentary for You

As we’ve seen in the debate around the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, mental health and wellness is a difficult and controversial topic, but we believe shining the light on this public health crisis is an important first step. We’ve put together a list of resources with commentary from both sides, and hope you’ll join […]

A Presidential Legacy of Collaboration

This piece originally appeared on The Huffington Post In honor of President’s’ Day, as part of the Flawless Foundation’s month of spotlighting champions of love and peace, we’re sharing some of the most inspiring models for collaboration across political lines. Lately, there’s been a lot of attention on all that we disagree on, but if […]

Flawless Top 10

10. Flawless Videos It was the year for video production at Flawless with over 20 videos produced and shared worldwide! We were grateful to work with revolutionary leaders in mental health like Patrick Kennedy, Ross Szabo, Elyn Saks, and more! 9. Good Deeds Day We were invited to share our #YouAreFlawless message at Good Deeds […]