The Recognition And Education Of Mental Illness

There are a lot of stereotypes around mental illness. To many, the visualization of this type of disease can be way worse than most cases. Depression and Attention Deficit Disorder are far from other truly severe mental illnesses such as Paranoid Schizophrenia and Psychopathy.


In 1944, several persons suffering from various mental illnesses came together to form a support group for those suffering from similar ailments. They named their support group, “We Are Not Alone”. Purchasing a building in 1948, they renamed their group The Fountain House because of the beautiful, flowing fountain that decorated the entrance.


The WHO, or World Health Organization, states that one quarter of the global population suffers from mental illness at some point in their lives. And that one fifth of adults must deal with some type of mental illness each year and teenagers (13-18) have the same issue. In addition to the statistics listed above one in twenty-five adults actively suffer from a serious mental illness.


Over the past decades the Fountain House has done numerous deeds and held many events in the support for and of mental illness awareness and has many avid supporters. One of these supporters is NYC attorney and member of the Board of Directors of Fountain House, Jeremy Goldstein. On the 21st of May this year Mr. Goldstein held an elegant dinner party at the Fountain House featuring a fantastic selection of wines by E. Guigal.


Jeremy Goldstein earned his law degree from the New Your University School of Law. After graduating he joined a law firm in New York then shortly thereafter opened up a firm of his own, Jeremy Goldstein and Associates, LLC. The law firm specializes in corporate governance, executive compensation, and advising compensation committees, management teams and CEOs. Over the past decade Jeremy Goldstein has personally been a part of a large number of some of the biggest corporate transactions. These corporate transactions included those between Goldman Sachs and TPG/ALLTEL, and South African Breweries plc and Miller Brewing Company.


The Legal 500 and the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business list Jeremy as a top lawyer in his field of executive compensation. Mr. Goldstein currently serves on the American Bar Association Business Section as Chairman of the Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee. Jeremy speaks on matter of corporate governance and executive compensation and has several published works on the same subjects.


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