The MOST Dynamic Family Advocate – Barbara Huff

Barbara Huff is the first board president and the founding Executive Director of the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (NFFCMH). Barbara was the co-recipient of the Blanche F. Ittleson Award in 2013. This prestigious award is given by the American Orthopsychiatric Association to individuals with outstanding achievements in the delivery of children’s services and the promotion of children’s mental health. 

In this episode, Barbara Huff talks about her journey as an iconic family advocate. We go down the memory lane from where she started her advocacy work up to the present day. Barbara also shares some valuable lessons related to mental health out of her personal experience and expertise. 

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About the author, Scott

Hello, I’m Scott Bryant-Comstock, CEO and founder of the Children’s Mental Health Network. For the past 40 years, my journey as a mental health advocate has traveled from volunteering at a suicide and crisis center, professional roles as a therapist in an outpatient clinic, in-home family therapist, state mental health official, Board Chair for a county mental health program, and national reviewer of children’s mental health systems reform efforts. As the founder of the Children’s Mental Health Network (2009), I lead the Network’s efforts to grow a national online forum to exchange ideas on how to improve children’s mental health research, policy, and practice.

In 2019, I had a full-blown Kundalini awakening. That experience has clarified many of the questions about purpose, focus, and mission that I have had my entire life. And heck, I want to share those learnings with you!

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I encourage you to listen to the Optimistic Advocate podcast to learn about amazing advocates who are committed to improving the human condition.

In addition, I encourage you to listen to the Kundalini Chronicles podcast to learn more about my awakening and the practical tips for self improvement that I share on each episode of the podcast. Always a bit of poetry, and inspiring homework for you, as we move together on this beautiful journey of creating harmony with the universe.

Remember to stay optimistic and listen to the universe. It’s speaking through you, I promise.

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