Over the past ten years, Randi Silverman has led community-based awareness campaigns and support groups on the issue of child and adolescent mental health. As the mother of a child with a mental health disorder, she has experienced first-hand what it is to raise a family of three children through this challenge.
Randi is a frequent speaker on child and adolescent mental health, and takes every opportunity to foster community conversations in an effort to fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness. In service of this mission, Randi is the Associate Producer of the award-winning short film ILLNESS and a Producer and Co-Screenwriter of the feature film NO LETTING GO. As a member of the creative team for both films, Randi drew from her direct experience and deep knowledge of child mental health disorders to develop realistic and powerful films.
Randi is the co-founder of the Westchester Parent-to-Parent Support Group, a support network for parents raising children with issues of anxiety, depression and/or mood disorder. Westchester Parent-to-Parent has served over 400 families in the New York Tri-State area since 2011. Earlier community work includes serving as Vice-Chair and Chair of Byram Hills C.H.I.L.D., a committee of the local Parent Teacher Association supporting families with children of various abilities, and serving on the Board of Directors for the Rosenthal JCC (Pleasantville, NY) as Chair of their Special Needs Department.
A former practicing attorney, Randi helps parents advocate for the educational needs of children of all abilities. She is available to guest speak and promote awareness on behalf of child and adolescent mental health disorders across the country.