Erin Callinan is the Founder of Peace of My Mind LLC, a consulting business through which she authored and published her autobiography, “Beautifully Bipolar: An Inspiring Look into Mental Illness.” Through stigma reduction, advocating for healthy help-seeking behaviors, and opening up conversations about mental health, Erin seeks to provide messages of hope, resilience, and recovery. Erin graduated with honors from Arizona State University with a Masters in Social Work and received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona.
In 2017, Erin received the Emerging Leader of the Year Award from the National Association of Social Workers for her work in behavioral health advocacy and the anti-violence movement. Erin began consulting full time in early 2018 and is now the Associate Director of Mental
Health America of Arizona, where she provides training, awareness and education about mental health, access to services, and civic engagement for peers. Erin serves on the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Advisory Council through the Arizona Center for Disability Law, as well as on the Arizona Peer and Family Coalition.
Since 2014, Erin has been director on the board of MIKID (Mentally Ill Kids in Distress) and has spent the last 6 years volunteering as a youth mentor at New Pathways for Youth. Erin began her social work career in 2008 as the Manager of a domestic violence crisis shelter in her hometown of Flagstaff. She moved to Phoenix in 2011, and spent the next 7 years as the Director of Domestic Violence Response Initiatives at the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.