Valarie Ward is a mental health writer and advocate specializing in articles and grant proposals. She is a regular contributor to The Official Mental Health Awareness Project and Absolute Advocacy, as well as other mental health publications.

During her 4.5 years working with McGraw-Hill Education, she developed technical documents including a proposal for collaboration in AP Education initiatives with the NYC DOE, as well as training materials for K-12 Math and Science program consultants in the United Arab Emirates.

Her supervisor at MHE said, “Valarie is a creative and strategic thinker, and is highly organized. She excels at timely and effective communication and displays excellent judgement. I recommend her wholeheartedly.”

Valarie has her BA in English from the University of Illinois at Springfield, where she interned with Dress for Success and earned the Marilyn Ostrowski award for best undergraduate essay. She also has her Grant Writing Certification from Western Carolina University.

This Site

I started this site in 2019. Turns out I have a lot to say about mental illness, and I’m constantly writing and brainstorming new ideas.

I am not currently accepting guest posts on my blog, but if you’re looking for writers to guest post for you, please contact me. I’ll share a link to the post on my portfolio, so you’ll earn a backlink in the process. Win-win!

If you’re struggling with mental illness, you can get better – I promise. Be kind to yourself, but you don’t have to let your mental illness control you.


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