Farmington Hills, MI | 17
2019 AWARD RECIPIENT
"As a sibling, I found no resources that met my needs. I hit a breaking point, and instead of continuing my search for a safe space, I decided to create one.”
It was her own personal experience that led Jessica Goldberg to create Sib4Sib. As a sibling of someone dealing with mental health issues, she understood all too well what happens when those in supportive roles need support themselves. One failed internet search after another led Jessica to realize that peer-to-peer support groups and other resources don’t exist for the siblings of individuals with mental illness or disabilities. So she created one. Sib4Sib connects people ages 6-18 with the resources they need for their own mental health while actively helping a brother and sister deal with theirs. All support groups are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and give families the information and support they need. Sib4Sib uses workshops, community events, ad-campaigns, and public presentations to raise mental health awareness and support for the supporters.