Sam Langstein is the Helpline Manager at the National Alliance on Mental Illness in New York City, where he oversees a team of responders and manages their peer-led call line from head to tail. In 2020, Sam graduated from the University of Michigan's Jewish Communal Leadership Program through the School of Social Work where he was a Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidson Scholar. In graduate school, Sam interned at Beit T'Shuvah and at Jewish Family Services of Metro Detroit. In 2015, Sam became a corps member of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps. For the next three years, he worked at Footsteps, an organization that supports and affirms those transitioning out of the ultra-Orthodox world. Before that, Sam received his BA in psychology from CUNY Hunter College. He's also been a freelance graphic designer, assisted in psycholinguistic research at Yale University, and has been fired from a job at a falafel shop.