Andrea Berryman Childreth is a four-time award-winning author of the book ON THE EDGE: Help and hope for parenting children with mental illness. She has first-hand experience with mental illness. As the mother of a daughter diagnosed with ADHD, a non-verbal learning disorder, anxiety and depression, she has also struggled with anxiety, depression and bulimia as a young woman, which eventually led to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder when she was 34.
Andrea is the founder of The Lemonade Project, a movement dedicated to calling out stigma surrounding mental illness and empowering families and individuals to openly share their stories, while improving access to equitable services and insurance coverage. She also coaches parents caring for mentally ill youth and owns a marketing firm. For more tips or information and parent resources, visit The Lemonade Project.