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Addiction & Mental Health

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Janet Berkowitz
Janet Berkowitz is the Co-founder of Creative Crisis Care and a certified peer specialist who relies on the creative arts to transform mental health challenges, particularly suicide, addictions and bullying.  Her lived experience with suicidal ideation and addictions allows her to reach struggling individuals in an authentic and empathetic way. She travels throughout NJ serving wellness centers, hospitals and day programs.  She produces and performs in a play called “The Wizard of Iz”, which address suicide and bullying in a whimsical and poignant fashion. She also works with a team called ‘The Bridge’, whose primary purpose is to bridge the gap between consumers and providers, students and staff or any two parties dealing with mental health. She is a member of the  NJ Suicide Prevention Committee and the NJ 988 Committee.
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