About Dan

Dan’s Recent TEDxTalk:
How to Talk About Mental Health Without Offending Everyone 

Dan Berstein, MHS is a mediator and conflict resolution trainer living with bipolar disorder.  Dan founded of MH Mediate to help people resolve conflicts, talk about mental health, become accessible, and address challenging behaviors.

A sought-after speaker and trainer, Dan has presented 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.


Selected Recent Presentations

  • Ready for Challenging Behaviors and Accessible to All
    Keynote Remarks at New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (2017)
  • Conflict Resolution Roles for Peer Specialists
    Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion Summer Institute (2017)
  • Let’s Work It Out! Constructive Approaches to Conflict
    Supportive Housing Network of New York (2017)
  • How to Talk About Mental Health Without Offending Everyone
    TEDxCooperUnion (2017)
  • A Toolkit for the Reflective Mediation Practitioner
    American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution (2017)
  • Conflict Resolution to Overcome Mental Health Stigma
    Keynote Remarks at Columbia Teachers College Stigma Conference (2016)
  • Making Sense of Mental Health Using Conflict Resolution
    Keynote Remarks at All Ivy League Mental Health Conference (2016)
  • Before It Escalates: Infusing Organizations With Conflict Resolution Norms
    Association for Conflict Resolution (2016)

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 is the Vice Chair of the Diversity Committee of the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution, and formerly sat on the Mediator Advisory Board of the NY Peace Institute.

Dan 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.

Contact Dan at dan@mhmediate.com