Inspiring recovery story of Anthony Sgarlato. “When he was in his 40s, he started volunteering as a peer counselor at Baltic Street A.E.H., a nonprofit group in Brooklyn that provides services to clients with mental illness. It was a perfect match: He helped men and women whose battles he knew well to get benefits or to find housing. He embraced the role of advocate, traveling several times to Albany to lobby lawmakers for greater benefits for mentally ill people. Mr. Sgarlato worked his way up, and now is the director of self-help and advocacy at the center.”