You Raise Me Up


Glenn went missing on July 20, 2011, and was found following Hurricane Irene, I last saw Glenn a few months earlier, at a training, we went out for lunch together, and Glenn was as full of life as he usually was.

This one seems to be the one that affects me in more than one way. Glenn was a friend, and mentor. When I was just getting started in this work, he was someone that I could look to for inspiration. He was what I wanted to be when I grew up, in this work. He had the impact that drew me to do everything that I’ve done in the past decade. Glenn was someone who had the ability to raise up everyone who had the honor to meet him.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been six years, since you’ve been gone. When I go to trainings and conferences that Glenn would normally be at, I still expect to see him come around the next corner.

You can help keep Glenn’s memory alive by donating to the scholarship in his honor which is provided by the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association and the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania.

About Joseph Alex Martin

Joseph Alex Martin is a Copeland Center-certified Mental Health Recovery including Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Advanced Level Facilitator. Joseph began utilizing his own WRAP in 2008 following his certification as a Peer Support Specialist. Joseph was a Certified Peer Support Specialist in Pennsylvania for 9 1/2 years, and is now living in New Jersey and working in New York. In his role as a Certified Peer Support Specialist, Joseph supports the recovery of his peers in their plans to take action to recover wellness in their lives.
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