Sunshine Silver Lining
Communications and Mental Health Consulting
Collaboration + Education + Facilitation
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Sunny Noelle Naughton, a Vermont native, is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur leading Sunshine Silver Lining, a Communications and Mental Health Consulting agency in its seventh year. With a background in human services, journalism, and the entertainment business. Through Sunshine Silver Lining, Sunny accesses collaboration, education, and facilitation to support individuals, communities, and organizations to further these conversations.
Sunny is a member of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Stability Network. Sunny is a teen, youth and adult certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, a Umatter Facilitator and National Trainer with the Center for Health and Learning, a certified Communications Support Specialist, and an active Recovery Coach as a friend to those with Substance Use Disorder. Sunny has trained staff members from Better Up, the United Nations, the National Parks Department, and many universities and community organizations across the United States. Sunny also sits on the Communications Committee for the 988 Lifeline in Vermont.
Named one of the top 100 Mental Health First Aid facilitators in America in 2019, Sunny has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and has studied Substance Use Disorder at the Community College of Vermont. Sunny started her educational journey a decade ago (after a dozen years working on Broadway) with a self-designed Media and Journalism degree at The New School’s Eugene Lang in New York City. Sunny is now pursuing a second master’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University, focusing on non-clinical psychology.
Sunny enjoys spending time with her pets, reading, writing, cooking, and staying connected virtually and in-person with her friends and family.