Leslie M. Levy is an author, public speaker, and mental health advocate. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and a graduate degree in social work. Leslie became a certified instructor through a program at the Therapeutic Writing Institute and taught creative journaling techniques. She also speaks to diverse audiences as a NAMI In Our Own Voice presenter and shares her mental health recovery story with others. She enjoys playing table tennis, hiking, and spending time with her daughter and pet Schnoodle Milo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.