How do systemic challenges impact mental healthcare?
18 May 2021
How do systemic challenges impact mental healthcare?

While COVID-19 caused the overall rate of mental illness in the US to skyrocket, systemic factors mean that racial minorities have been especially hard-hit. So, how can healthcare providers and brands address the impact of racism on mental health in their marketing and outreach efforts?

Andrea Garcia

Andrea Garcia is the CEO of COMMS/NATION, a PR + Design agency in New Jersey that focuses on mental health marketing for a diverse population.

Angela Robinson

Angela Robinson is a licensed professional counselor of mental health for the State of Delaware and a nationally certified counselor with over 12 years of experience. Her focus is addiction treatment and recovery, crisis intervention, and co-occurring disorders.

Dr. Andrew Mendonsa

Dr. Andrew Mendonsa is a nationally recognized forensic and clinical psychologist and has previously served as a psychologist and chief psychologist for the State of California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and has worked in state hospitals, jails, and juvenile detention facilities.

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Gonzalez is a writer and consultant who has written for activist empowerment sites like Supermajority as well as D&I marketing insight companies like Bold Culture, whose parent company is Streamlined Media. With years of experience in research, community service, and advocacy, she knows to highlight all the good that an organization or company does.