Jeremy Goldstein founded Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates after watching numerous compensation consulting firms break away from their parent corporations. He saw their success and wondered if he could do the same thing with his own firm. Today, he and his firm specialize in executive compensation and corporate governance.
Throughout his career, he learned to see things a different way. While a traditional corporate attorney prefers to stay detached from their clients, Jeremy Goldstein formed long-term relationships with clients to get to know them better. Even outside the office, he cares about developing relationships that could one day pay off in more ways than one.
Last year, he found out just how helpful those relationships could be. For many years, Jeremy Goldstein has worked with a local charity called Fountain House. Fountain House dedicates its many resources to the recovery of people struggling with mental illness.
Mental illness is a big issue these days, but it still hasn’t broken from the political arena and become a real issue. While nearly two billion will experience mental illness in some form at one point in their lives, it’s still not an issue too many people want to talk about in public and that’s the problem.
The stigma surrounding mental illness causes more harm than any other aspect of the issue. People go their entire lives suffering in silence because they’re too afraid or embarrassed to admit they might have a problem. Honestly, mental illness can be as simple as minor depression or an anger problem. Many illnesses and disorders have effective treatments, but people are too afraid to speak up.
That’s why Fountain House was founded over 70 years ago. In 1944, a group called “We Are not Alone” started talking about mental illness publicly. Today, that group called Fountain House, and they have sister-organizations and supporters all over the world. Fountain House is popular in the awareness world because it always goes above and behind for those suffering.
Many organizations don’t have the financial support that Fountain House, so Fountain House capitalizes on its fortune by offering many services to make sufferers’ lives better. They even have a work initiative to help the fully recovered find jobs and get their lives back on track. For Fountain House, it’s about more than treating the issue; it’s about giving those people back their confidence.
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