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Breaking into My Life

Breaking Into My Life chronicles the impact that growing up with a mentally-ill mother had on author Michelle Dickinson-Moravek, and how she finally reclaimed herself and the life she deserved.

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The “Remarkable” Girl Thing

The “Remarkable” Girl Thing

This past Friday evening, I was asked to speak and support a mental well-being program for high school girls at my high school in Westfield. The program is called “It’s a Girl Thing”. What a real privilege to get to contribute to this event. Now, this program is entirely voluntary. As the girls showed up… Continue Reading


Recently, one of my favorite artists from my youth,  Mariah Carey, revealed her battle with bipolar disorder. In her interview with People, she said: “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she says. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do… Continue Reading

Meeting my CEO

A few weeks ago I was fortunate to meet our CEO of Johnson and Johnson, Alex Gorsky. When I did, I gave him a copy of my book. His response really amazed me. He said, “When one member of the family  has a mental illness, the entire family is impacted.” He really does get it!… Continue Reading

What is a DMAX Club?

  You are Not Alone Imagine, you are headed off to college and packed in your suitcase is your prescription. A bottle and a secret that you don’t want anyone to know about. Tucked in the side pocket of your bag is a pouch of anxiety wrapped in fear sprinkled with shame. Your loving support… Continue Reading

Make room for ‘ugliness’

My little book has afforded me to meet the most amazing and loving people. Danni Michaeli is one of those people. I feel so fortunate to have met him through a mutual friend. Danni is just love personified. He is also one of the many amazing mental health professionals out there helping people. He is… Continue Reading

Appearances & Book Signings

  I am very excited to share these: Thursday, March 29th  – Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ Saturday, April 7th – Towne Bookstore, Westfield, NJ – 11:00 – 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 10th – Westfield Rotary Club, Westfield, NJ – 12:15pm Saturday, April 14th – Barnes and Noble, Clark NJ – 1:00-3:00 pm… Continue Reading