Toni Hoy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Thomas Edison State University. She was the recipient of the Arnold Fletcher Award. She is also a licensed property and casualty insurance agent in Illinois.
Toni says, "My interest in mental health stems from many people close to me living with mental health disorders. Brain disorders can be a debilitating issue without the proper treatment. Researchers have strongly contributed to discoveries that have helped people with brain disorders to stabilize and lead healthy, happy, productive lives. With the help of technology, I believe that the near future will bring innovative, helpful treatments. As Patrick Kennedy says, 'Everyone needs a checkup from the neck up.' I believe in using non-stigmatizing language when talking about mental health disorders. We all have mental health just as we all have physical health."