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Power Station

Nov 21, 2022

How is your mental health? Schroeder Stribling, President and CEO of Mental Health America, believes we should all live in the open about our stories and support one another when we are challenged. She is inspired by Clifford Beers who founded Mental Health America in 1909 to dismantle the system of institutionalization of those, like him, who suffered from mental illness. MHA embraced Clifford’s vision for a reform movement, fundamentally changing America’s approach to mental health. MHA is a crucial resource in this moment. A global pandemic, deep civil divisions and social isolation have been disorienting and deadly with communities of color, immigrants and LGBTQ youth bearing its disproportionate impacts. In this time, MHA’s Prevention and Screening platform has been used by 15,000 people per day, providing real time data about those most at risk: those between the ages of 11-17, primarily LGBTQ and youth of color. MHA advocates in state legislatures and on Capitol Hill and partners with community-based affiliates that equip kids with the interpersonal skills, self-agency and resilience needed to make prevention of mental challenges possible. Listen and share this important episode.