MH Mediate provides resources
to improve your mental health communication
and manage conflicts



We help people talk about mental health, prevent conflicts, resolve conflicts, address challenging behaviors, make empowered choices, and become accessible to disabilities and other needs.



It’s hard to talk about mental health

There are no easy answers.  People form their own points of view based on their beliefs about what causes a mental health problem and how to address it.  They join different communities who use their own terms for mental health problems and often don’t see them as problems at all.  


With so many viewpoints, people get stuck in conflicts and poor communication patterns

They get afraid to share information and needs, causing problems to fester.  Conflicts arise about communication, living, sensitivities, and more.  


MH Mediate was founded by a mediator with bipolar disorder to address these challenges

Dan Berstein came to dispute resolution after his academic mental health expertise and his personal lived experience showed him the need for improved mental health communication.  He realized conflict resolution principles could empower all sorts of stakeholders to engage in productive conversations related to mental health.  


MH Mediate was also founded to develop and spread best practices for resolving conflicts

We have created research, tools, and resources that help organizations, families, and individuals incorporate conflict resolution skills into their regular practices.  We also lead efforts to evolve best practices within the dispute resolution field.



We serve:



Empower managers and employees to be proactive about addressing mental health issues to reduce costs



Improve your outreach to students accessing mental health resources


Mental Health Organizations

Engage diverse stakeholders, prevent problems from arising, and address conflicts that occur


Conflict Resolution Practitioners

Become accessible to parties with mental health needs and improve your general practices



Reach agreements about communication, living arrangements, and sensitivities


People Exploring Mental Health

Navigate the landscape of mental health to make your best choices and learn skills for conflict resolution


Supportive Housing

Develop a culture to reduce and address conflicts






As Featured In:


The Huffington Post

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cwThe Conquer Worry Podcast

The Common People Podcast

The National Coalition for
Dialogue and Deliberation

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Conflict Resolution

BlogTalkRadio Show





Some Past Clients:

NYC_HealthNYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Wyoming Department of Agriculture


Columbia University Teachers College


US Department of Interior


Community Access

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Centre for Urban Community Services


Nebraska Mediation Association


Community Mediation Service


Massachusetts Institute of Technology