The topic of mental health is very close to JJ Winston's heart. She is a strong advocate in the state of Ohio and the city of Cleveland for mental health and addiction awareness. During her 19 years as a Client Rights Officer for the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County, she made it her priority to make each interaction count. Her novel and supplementary workbook, The Anniversary and The Anniversary Guide to Behavioral Health Workbook were created to raise awareness and eradicate stigmas regarding mental health and addiction. This was a vital mission for her because society's stigmas often deter people from seeking the treatment they need.