Messages for Mona

On Sunday, August 20th, Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. She has remained hospitalized in critical condition. Her family has been with her every hour of the day and shared that Mona has the best team of neurologists and doctors in the world.

Mona is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She is one of the kindest, most compassionate, and genuine people on the planet. Her work is changing not only her field but is being felt around the world.

Mona and her family need your thoughts and prayers during this challenging time. I know her family has seen and felt the outpouring of love and concern for Mona. It might help if we all had a way to share our hope, encouragement, and kind words with Mona and her family.

Please use the comment form below to send a message to Mona and her family. I will share your message with Mona’s family.

Send a Message for Mona

Please use the comment form below to send a message to Mona and her family. We will share your message with Mona’s family and may share your message on this page.


  • 9/8: Sent over 150 “Messages to Mona” to her family
  • 9/10: Sent over 50 “Messages to Mona” to her family
  • 9/15: Sent eight pages of “Messages to Mona” to her family
  • 9/24: Sent nine pages of “Messages to Mona” to her family

Recent Messages for Mona

Mona, my admiration, love , inspiration is always validated by your unparalleled passion for the children parents and educators in this world! You are so loved always! You’ve got this Mona! Rest and rejuvenate from the inside out! So much healing energy is right here for you! All my love! 

Lori Desautels

Dear Scott and family, I had the wonderful fortune to meet Mona when we were both presenting at a virtual ATN conference. She was gracious, supportive, and inspirational as we discussed my work and the field of trauma-informed practice in general. Sometimes you get to meet a professional hero and it is a very special moment. With Mona it was beyond that – her warmth wrapped around her knowledge. Now, may our collective warm appreciation and thoughts wrap Mona, you, and your family in much love, and may it translate to healing and hope. With great regard,

Dyane Carrere

I have not stop thinking about you. As you can see, there are hundreds or thousands who are sending you their love.

I keep reading the blurb that you wrote for my book, How to Talk to Kids about Anything, and I’m so appreciative of you and your constant encouragement. You have been so supportive of me during my research process, my writing process, and the editing process. You have been a friend to me when I have been nervous, and when I have had questions. 

But as you know, our relationship goes beyond the professional. I have told you many times, and I have talked about you to others in the same way, that you are like a warm blanket on a cold day. It’s who you are! I have always regarded you as a friend and we’ve never met in person. I admire you, and I truly adore you. And I would venture to say that most people who interact with you would consider themselves very lucky for being known by you. You see people. You hear people. You value people. And you make people feel valued. You have been such a gift to many and I want you to know how loved you are.

I will continue to think of you and hold you in my heart. I will take you with me on my book tour when it starts on October 10! Please know that I hope to talk to you before then. Hugging you from here. Please get better soon, sweet friend. We are all rooting for you.

Dr. Robyn Silverman

Sending much love and prayers for healing to you, Mona! All of us who know your work and know you personally are so incredibly grateful for what you have done and continue to do for families and children world-wide. We are sharing your words and ideas with others on your behalf while you rest and recuperate, so please know that the work continues while you focus on yourself and your own brain-body healing journey! Sending much love to your family as well. My mom had the same injury when I was very young, and she recuperated and went on to live a long and happy life! Medical treatment has come so far over the years, so there is a lot of hope. Just take it one tiny step at a time, and keep hope in your heart. (((HUGS)))

Sandi Lerman

I have felt so fortunate to have Mona as a friend and colleague. Honestly, she is one of my favorite people in the world. Since I started the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR), Mona has supported our work and has always been generous with her time. I always look forward to our conversations. My heart has been with you and your family. I know you have seen and heard of the outpouring of support across many communities Mona has touched. Our community at AASR sends our love and keeps you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Guy Stephens

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Let’s brighten the for day for the Delahooke family with some art. Please email your art to, and we will add them to the art gallery.

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