Lucinda Jewell, Ed.M., is a former director and Board Chair of the national Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, as well as a former board member and President of DBSA Boston. Previously, she was co-founder of the Boston Book Review, a bi-partisan political and literary review modeled on the Times Literary Supplement. She earned her Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard and A.B. from Middlebury College. Since 1995, she has been a tireless educator and advocate for transforming the conversation for mental health from danger and drain to one of contribution. Consider what would be possible for those of us who have experienced mental health issues if we lived like we make a difference no matter how we feel? And, consider that there would be a missing in what it means to be human if we were not here to express it. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.