Authors

  • Meet Angeline Gormley

    Author

    Angeline Gormley is a professional freelance writer for Sunshine Behavioral Health since 2018. With a background in speech language pathology, Angeline uses her knowledge in communication and allied health to create informative posts about substance abuse, mental health, and other related topics. Her work has been featured in several online publications, such as Autism Parenting Magazine, as well as in motherhood lifestyle blogs. Angeline also holds a master’s degree in education from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Also a proud military spouse, she volunteers as a coordinator to help her chaplain husband fulfill the spiritual and wellness needs of the Air Force community where they are currently assigned.

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  • Meet Heidi Bitsoli

    Author

    Heidi Bitsoli has been a content writer with Sunshine Behavioral Health since 2019, where she researches and writes articles, guides, and blog posts on mental health and addiction. Prior to that, she wrote extensively on health, medicine, business, and human interest topics for a variety of clients. Her writings have appeared in numerous university publications, magazines, newspapers, and websites. She has a degree in English from Lake Superior State University in northern Michigan. A lifelong lover of learning, she enjoys researching and writing about the complexities of mental health.

  • Meet Melissa Knight

    Author

    Melissa Knight has been freelance writing and editing for 13 years. In that time, she’s helped clients across the globe meet their written communication needs. Now, through her writing and editing, she uses her personal experience with substance abuse, and her love of all things healing and helping to give people a better understanding of addiction, treatment, and recovery so anyone who wants it can begin a healthy new life. When she’s not working, Melissa can be found hiking, gardening, exploring all her curiosities, and hanging out with her kids and one of her four pets.

  • Meet Pamela Zuber

    Author

    Pamela Zuber has been a writer and editor at Sunshine Behavioral Health since 2016. Her writing has appeared on several websites as well as in numerous reference books and databases. After earning a degree in English and communication from the University of Michigan and a history degree from Oakland University, she continues to learn and apply her newfound knowledge to her writing. She hopes her work can inform readers, help them find assistance, and eliminate stigmas about addiction and mental health conditions.

  • Meet Stephen Bitsoli

    Author

    Stephen Bitsoli received his degree in English from Wayne State University in Detroit. The Michigan native is a professional writer and guest blogger and was a journalist for more than 20 years. Since 2016, he’s used that experience and passion in writing well-organized, comprehensive, and comprehensible articles on the complex and changing world of substance abuse and treatment. He’s won awards for his newspaper articles and was the top-ranked blogger at an international website in 2018. A lifelong reader, he enjoys learning and sharing what he’s learned.

Medical Reviewers

  • Andres Maldonado

  • Dr. Ahmad Alsayes

    Licensed Physician

    Ahmad Alsayes, MD, is a general internist practicing at the University Hospitals of Alexandria Medical School, and based clinically at few private hospitals in Alexandria (Egypt) since 2011. He has over nine years of experience working in clinical and research settings, he worked on teams in a wide range of research; including emergency medicine, public health, digital therapeutics, and alternative medicine. Recently expanded his knowledge and pack of skills with 2 years of work in medical informatics and data analysis fields.

  • Dr. Neil Shah

    Licensed Physician

    Dr. Neil Shah is a licensed physician practicing in California. Dr. Shah grew up in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles and went to the University of Chicago for undergraduate education. He completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI and returned to California for his training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

  • Dr. Pranav Balakrishnan

    Licensed Physician

    A doctor by training, graduated from Kasturba Medical College, a large hospital, in the south of India. During the first peak of COVID-19, he worked as the COVID Coordinator at a quaternary care hospital. He has worked on a number of research projects in the fields of surgery, COVID, and emergency medicine. He is preparing to start his General Surgery Residency training in America

Medical disclaimer:

Sunshine Behavioral Health strives to help people who are facing substance abuse, addiction, mental health disorders, or a combination of these conditions. It does this by providing compassionate care and evidence-based content that addresses health, treatment, and recovery.

Licensed medical professionals review material we publish on our site. The material is not a substitute for qualified medical diagnoses, treatment, or advice. It should not be used to replace the suggestions of your personal physician or other health care professionals.

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