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Holly Claire Werstein

CEO & Founder
Journal To Save Your Life

Family Mental Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner + Founder & CEO of Journal To Save Your Life

Mental health is a Human Right.

"Forming a treatment alliance with those who have psychiatric illness(es) characterize my most rewarding vocational moments; the more demanding a case, the more present, capable, and compassionate I become. This trait, expressed in the hospital, and my advocacy, business, and writing ventures, compel me to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner provider for inpatient populations. I have seven years of experience in Seton Shoal Creek psychiatric hospital with acute pediatric patients, severely mentally ill adults, and substance abuse treatment and am now a PNP at Cedar Springs.

Holly Claire Werstein is the founder & Executive Director of, and online, 1-52 week program committed to transforming the lives of those with depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidal thoughts, & self harm. Journal To Save Your Life is a 501(c)3, and our online mental health program has was piloted in 10 countries and 22 states from 2015-16.

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It is the life, mission, duty, and purpose of Journal To Save Your Life (J2SYL) to help address our world's dearth of mental health resources. Through education, research, and a free mental health program, we aim to alleviate the devastating intra and interpersonal effects experienced as a result of anxiety and depression. In terms of dissemination of our intervention program, an online & new 2016 APP approach is necessary to make the biggest impact for those who need us most. Doing so allows J2SYL to be infinitely scalable – a high priority for a nonprofit organization seeking to make an essential impact in lives around the world. J2SYL has come to fruition via astute social media, a cutting edge web design, and the 26 generous professionals who all volunteer their time to make J2SYL happen.

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Events featuring Holly Claire Werstein
Events featuring Holly Claire Werstein