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Alum Shares Personal Mental Health Journey in April 17 Talk

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Transforming Our Approach to Mental Health
Cohen Miles-Rath ’19 MSW
Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 pm
Health Sciences, Level 2, Room 2-310

Cohen miles rathAfter incarceration due to an unintentional attack on his dad, Miles-Rath embarked on a mental health journey to understand what went so wrong. Now, he shares his story, advocating for an improved mental health approach within systems of care, awareness and education, community support and more. His memoir, Mending Reality: An Advocate’s Existential Journey with Mental Health — revealing the terror of untreated psychosis and outlining the help that could have prevented this crisis — is being considered for publication.

This talk is part of the School of Social Welfare class, “The Art of Storytelling for Social Justice.”

Miles-Rath is an author, speaker and mental health advocate. He holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Communication from SUNY Geneseo and a Master’s in Social Work with a focus on Community, Policy and Political Social Action from Stony Brook’s School of Social Welfare. He works for the Mental Health Association in New York State.

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