By BEN JAMES • APR 15, 2021
Gretchen Emond and Anna Dellarosa have a relationship forged from years of common experience.
“We are parents with lived experience raising a child with a mental health challenge,” said Emond, a family support therapist and co-director of The Support Network, which assists families in the difficult task of navigating the mental health system.
“I wouldn’t even know where my mind would be if I did not call this woman and say, ‘I’m losing my mind,’” Dellarosa said, nodding toward Emond. “‘Could you give me advice really quickly, so I can just take a deep breath and just go, you know, the next few hours?’”