Testimonials

Jeff Zinn’s story of mental illness and his path to Recovery has helped many throughout the mental health community


Jeff Zinn doesn’t talk about mental illness from an academic standpoint. He discusses ─ and through his documentary ─ shows his personal battle with bipolar 1 disorder. But it is Jeff’s story of hope, through his path to Recovery, that truly impacts audience members.

Workshop participants rave!
“The tools that Jeff shares can be life changing. His presentations teach you how to apply his Recovery tools to everyday life.”

“After participating in Jeff’s workshop, I have started to see my choices differently. Before, when something happened, I felt that my reactions just happened. Now I see my reactions as choices.”

“Jeff gave us simple tools to use every day. He presents with great compassion and real-life examples.”

“Jeff, you do an amazing job, and you’re a wonderful addition to the Aurora Strong Resilience Center program. Thank you for all that you do.”

Praise for Jeff Zinn’s work with mental health organizations

Jeff Zinn is on the cusp of the Evolving Nature of the Self-Developing Man. This is a new concept, and is having profound results by transforming the individual into A Caretaker For The Self: This opens doors to new potential and a New and Powerful Perspective on Self-Creation through Responsibility. He is a trusted Friend and Mentor.

David H. Relkin, ESQ,

Jeff displays remarkable courage by showing his documentary, and his openness about his bipolar disorder. Jeff Zinn’s documentary is a window into the pain and devastation that many people go through in mania and depression – a window that many have never seen. While it can be painful to watch, the documentary humanizes what it is like to have bipolar disorder. It also illustrates the devastating effect it has on families and those close to the sufferer. And it also shows the hopefulness of Recovery and the contentment that Jeff has found. The simplicity of contentment is a true gift.

’Nita Brown, Former Vice President, NAMI Colorado Board, NAMI Colorado,

Jeff Zinn’s engaging style immediately puts people at ease as he invites them to join him in learning more about what makes us all human. He has been an amazing resource here at CHARG Resource Center, helping both our consumers who live with major mental illnesses as well as our professional staff, with the goal of developing mindfulness in our self-care. Jeff communicates the excitement of discovery in a group setting, not so much providing answers as setting in motion a process whereby people find their own answers in interactions with each other. Jeff’s personal experience coping with mental illness demonstrates how any of us can be successful, not just in spite of our challenges but because of them. Jeff’s powerful documentary tells the story of his own experience with bipolar illness. The film began as a profile of him as an entrepreneur, and serendipitously changes into a chronicle of his mental illness from its beginning. The film is a frank yet compassionate presentation of Jeff’s experiences and how mental illness impacted his family and friends. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone seeking a genuine, in-depth presentation of the impact of mental illness, along with his own inspiring example of how he has learned from his experiences and found his calling to help others in their quest for mental wellness. He has much wisdom to share, and we are all the better for it.

David D. Burgess, LCSW Executive Director, CHARG Resource Center,

Jeff Zinn has volunteered for NAMI Colorado, serving in a number of capacities. As a presenter in the Our Own Voice program he has helped reduce the stigma in the community. Jeff is also a Peer-to-Peer mentor, one of the first in Colorado, and a State Trainer for the program. NAMI Colorado is committed to growing our programs, and Jeff has been an instrumental part of the team that is making it a reality. Jeff tells a compelling story in both formal presentations and informal discussions.

Scott Glaser, Executive Director,