About Dan



Dan Berstein is a mediator living with bipolar disorder and the founder of MH Mediate.

He has spent the past decade working to improve how people communicate about mental health.



A sought-after speaker and trainer in mental health communication and conflict resolution, Dan has presented workshops at many national conferences and led MH Mediate trainings in over a dozen states.  Past clients include government agencies, universities, mental health service providers, conflict resolution centers, and other businesses and organizations.

Dan holds a master’s degree in Mental Health with a certificate in Health Communication from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He has been a support group facilitator and operations committee member with the Mood Disorder Support Group of NYC, a speaker with the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the originator of their “Let’s Talk Mental Illness” assembly program, and a Mental Health First Aid instructor with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Dan studied mediation at the NY Peace Institute, where he sat on their Mediator Advisory Board and mediated criminal court, youth-involved, school, community, and coaching cases.  He convened the first New York City event for the National Dialogue on Mental Health – the White House initiative to host community mental health conversations around the country.  His inclusive dialogue event was the first of its kind, becoming a model for future organizers throughout the nation.

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universities, workplaces, conflict resolution professionals, mental health providers, families, and individuals exploring mental health


E-mail Dan at dan@mhmediate.com