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Toni Hoy

Author/Copywriter/Editor

Location icon United States

Toni Hoy has been writing and ghostwriting for nearly 15 years, covering such topics as mental health, adoption, insurance, senior care, and business. With an interest and dedication to addressing in child mental health, especially as it relates to child trauma, Toni hopes to educate and inform others about brain disorders. Toni has also ghostwritten articles on the topic of first responders affected by mental health. As a social service system consultant, Toni helps parents navigate the complexities of social service systems in Illinois through her company, SEAS Consulting.

Toni is the author of the nonfiction work, “Second Time Foster Child,” where she shares her family’s struggles in dealing with state social service systems. She shares related articles in magazines such as Adoption Today and Empirical. USA Today and Trails.com also published articles on other topics written by Toni.

In the business field, Toni managed the website, blog articles, and social media platforms for an insurance agency in the Chicago suburbs for ten years. She also ghostwrote nearly a hundred articles on senior care.

Currently, Toni ghostwrites blog articles for a major corporation that offers software for boards of directors. She also ghostwrites a column for digital marketers for Forbes Communications Council.
As a volunteer, Toni has served on the board of directors for the Community and Residential Services Authority, which is an Illinois state authority. She is also currently on the board of directors for Hope Meadows, an intergenerational community for seniors and foster/adoptive families. As a member of NAMI, Toni is a state trainer for Family Support Groups.

Educational Background
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.

My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness
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.

Portfolio
Usatoday
The Best Sites to Visit in Chicago

Chicago is known as the Windy City. (Photo: sears tower chicago image by Gregory Pilich from Fotolia.com ) Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, is a fascinating place to visit. Getting around is easy by car, bus, train, taxi or even on foot.

Trails.com

Trails
Cruise Packing List for Women

waiting cruise ship image by Pix by Marti from Fotolia.com Whether you are a novice or expert cruise traveler, make a list of what to take. Cruise Incorporated recommends that you consider your destination, climate, trip length and cruise formality when packing. Take all necessary documents and be financially prepared.

Trails
Pros of Cruises

A cruise vacation offers just about anything that travelers would ever want in a vacation in a nice, tidy package. It's a great way to maximize vacation dollars because cruise lines include so much in the price of the ticket including food, entertainment and lodging.

ID Theft

ID Theft Authority
03/14/2016
Teaching Your Child About ID Theft | ID Theft Authority

It seems uncanny that children, especially infants and toddlers, could become victims of identity theft. A 2012 child ID theft study by AllClear ID showed that children were 35 times more likely to be victims of identity theft than adults. Thieves find it less risky to steal from a child's identity than targeting an adult's ...

ID Theft Authority
03/07/2016
Tax Refund Season is ID Theft Season: IRS PIN System Fails | ID Theft Authority

The April 15th tax filing deadline means it's open season for tax refund thieves. Each year, hundreds of thousands-if not millions of taxpayers become victims of tax refund identity theft-many of them for two years' running. Those who file regular tax returns and typically get annual tax refund checks aren't the only people at risk ...

Senior Living

SeniorAdvisor.com Blog
Denver 55+ Communities - SeniorAdvisor.com Blog

Denver 55+ Communities Deciding to move to a 55+ community sets the stage for a new season of life. It's an opportunity to leave some of the responsibilities of homeownership behind and look forward to freedom and leisure. Gaining more hours in the day opens up choices for enjoying activities that you couldn't find time for in the past.

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San Antonio 55+ Communities - SeniorAdvisor.com Blog

San Antonio 55+ Communities As you look forward to life in a senior living community, you will begin to appreciate a lifestyle that offers a greater sense of reward and leisure. In taking steps to experience a new start, you get to leave behind many of the cumbersome duties that accompany homeownership, like maintenance and repairs.

SeniorAdvisor.com Blog
Cincinnati 55+ Communities - SeniorAdvisor.com Blog

Cincinnati 55+ Communities Later in life, many people over the age of 55 begin to focus on the quality of life. For some, this means exploring their options for living in a community that is designed for older people that are ready to slow down a bit and enjoy more of life.

Station House
11/09/2015
How to Help an Alcoholic Firefighter. - Station House

At bars, restaurants and homes across America, many adults enjoy alcoholic beverages responsibly. However, there are those for whom drinking becomes a deadly addiction that sours personal and professional relationships and endangers lives. It's no small number, either - according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, nearly 18 million adults have an alcohol use disorder.

Mental Health

Station House
10/12/2015
Stress As a Corrections Officer - Station House

You might be a corrections officer if... you consider your license plate personalized because you know the inmate who made it or you never count on going home until you have actually made it out of the prison. Jeff Foxworthy poked fun at rednecks, jabbing at nearly every occupation along the way, including stressful occupations like corrections officers.

Firefighter Wife
03/09/2016
Is Alcohol Tearing Your Firefighting Family Apart? - Firefighter Wife

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Station House
12/01/2015
I'm a Corrections Officer, but I Feel Like a Prisoner - Station House

A corrections officer is a first responder occupation in every sense of the words. It's a job that is characterized by the stigma of low status, high stress, and burnout. With high rates of chronic job-related stress, it's easy to see how corrections officers can feel as trapped as the prisoners they guard.

Adoption

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Adoption TODAY June 2014 Page 28

Com To Facilities, I became a foster child when I was 5 months old and was adopted when I was 4 years old, so I don't really remember most of what happened surrounding my early years. So, when I started acting aggressive later in childhood, I wasn't able to connect it to my birth mother neglecting me as a baby.