My name is John Daniel Marangiello and I have suffered from mental illness. I have seen the ugly side our minds can invoke. Awkward communication. A poor processing of emotions. Life at face value being a drag. I have also recovered from that mental illness though. I saw the beauty our minds can acquire. Feelings of peace pumping through the veins. A sharp intellect ready to discover solutions. That is my story and that is why I am here.
I am back this year to talk to guests, 1-mile at a time. I figured what better way to break through the stigmas of mental health then to talk about it. Since we all have a brain, everyone should be a part of the discussion. I found the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation on charitynavigator.org to be one of the highest scoring charities for its transparency and financial handling. 100% of your money goes into funding scientists to discover and solve problems associated with mental illness. I feel that all of us are affected in some way by this topic. This is a great investment; an investment for our brain! I will make an effort. I hope you will join me!