Valerie Canady knows the mental health field inside and out. She uncovers the essential stories and gets the scoop directly from leaders and advocates in the field.
She received her Master's of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and has been honored with many awards, including:
- The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services' Public Education/Media Award
- The New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies Inc. Truth in Media Award
- APEX Awards for Health and Medical Writing, Editorial and Advocacy Writing, and for News Writing
- The Mental Health in Media Award from the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS).
Ms Canady has been writing for Mental Health Weekly since 2002. She also has contributed to Essence Magazine
, an educational newspaper; New Haven County Kids
; and Rhode Island Parent.
She has appeared on Good Morning America and Connecticut Public Television.