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Changing Minds About Mental Health (Feat. Kyleigh Leddy)
8th May 2023 • Motivational Mondays: Conversations with Leaders • National Society of Leadership and Success
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Kyleigh Leddy is a Boston College graduate with her master’s in social work from Columbia University. In 2019, she took a writing class for enjoyment while studying clinical psychology and won The New York Times Modern Love College Essay Contest after writing about grieving her sister.

Her essay caught the eye of multiple publishers who took an interest in her story. After signing a book deal, she was initially concerned about her family situation becoming public, but she knew that her sister’s story needed to be told. Her book is entitled, “The Perfect Other: A Memoir of My Sister.” (

In this episode you’ll learn why Kyleigh wrote her book, how it helped her family heal, and about her sister’s personality.


>> Visit Kyleigh’s website (

>> Follow her on Instagram (

>> Read her book, “The Perfect Other: A Memoir of My Sister” (


>> Listen to the member-only bonus episode to learn why it’s important to reject stigmas associated with mental health and how Kyleigh approaches her advocacy work from a place of love. (

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