Bergen Community College alumnus, Mariagrazia Buttitta, is an author, a motivational speaker, and a mental health & disability advocate who recently graduated with her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from The College of New Jersey. A native Sicilian-Italian speaker, Buttitta authored Now I SEE: How I Battled Blindness, Mental Illness, an Espresso Habit and Lived to Tell the Tale and has been featured in the Huffington Post. She speaks to college students and organizations about her blindness and her long-term battle with depression and anxiety.


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