Addressing the Mental Health Crisis
BPI Partners with Project Healthy Minds
96% of Americans aged 18 to 34 report experiencing anxiety in their lives today.
This astounding fact is just one reason Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is looking forward to our partnership with Project Healthy Minds, a new nonprofit startup driven by millennial and Gen Z leaders that is focused on tackling the growing mental health crisis.
BPI will support Project Healthy Minds in a pro-bono capacity by providing strategic counsel, creating original content, and conducting research. Together, we hope to de-stigmatize mental health and demonstrate how much this intersectional issue matters to Americans on both sides of the aisle.
Dan Hoffmann, BPI Senior Director and Head of Marketing for Project Healthy Minds said:
“As the country navigates the pandemic and our recovery from it, we have an opportunity to turn this critical moment into a turning point for the mental health crisis. Mental health is a truly intersectional issue that impacts every community in ways both seen and unseen. Project Healthy Minds exists to find interdisciplinary solutions to this massive challenge by bringing together leaders in business, health care and science, media and entertainment, sports, arts, and civics. I’m thrilled that BPI is joining Team Project Healthy Minds.”
Project Healthy Minds has three programmatic focus areas: (1) anti-stigma and educational campaigns that empower more people to seek care, (2) a free digital mental health marketplace that makes it easier for people to discover mental health services, and (3) corporate and public policy advocacy efforts to increase access to and affordability of mental health services.
BPI is excited to support this important mission during Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond.
Project Healthy Minds’ Board of Directors includes:
- Carson Daly, 4-time Emmy Award winner and Host of NBC’s “The Voice”
- Tera Hanks, President of Westbrook Inc., Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s media company, and formerly Head of Global Client Strategy at CAA
- Lisa Pritzker, noted philanthropist and Chair of the Lisa Stone Pritzker Family Foundation
- Aaron Dworkin, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, President Obama’s first appointee to the National Council on the Arts and Founder of The Sphinx Organization.
- Brian Offutt, Chief Workforce Innovation & Operations Officer at Weber Shandwick, former COO of Combs Enterprises (P. Diddy’s portfolio of businesses and investments including Ciroc, Sean John, Revolt TV, and Bad Boy Entertainment), and former long-time Viacom exec. Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the LGBTQ Center of NYC.
- Stan Galanski, President & CEO of G58 Capital and formerly long-time CEO of Navigators Insurance (NASDAQ: NAVG)
- Chris Zarou, Founder & CEO of Visionary Music Group and Visionary Records/Sony (manager to Logic, Jon Bellion, Quinn XCII, Jeremy Zucker, Chelsea Cutler), and Forbes “30 Under 30”
- Michael Laskoff, Founder & CEO of AbleTo (acquired by UnitedHealth Group) and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Weill Cornell Medicine.
- Dr. Suku Nagendran, Former Chief Medical Officer of AveXis Inc. (which Novartis bought for $8.7B), and currently on the Board of Directors of Solid Biosciences (NASDAQ: SLDB), Taysha and SalioGen. Currently, Chief Medical Officer of Jaguar Gene Therapy.
- Paul Dalio, noted filmmaker (his first film was executive produced by Spike Lee, debuted at SXSW, and was a NYTimes Critic’s Pick) and Director of Dalio Philanthropies
- Susie Sarlo, President of the Susie Sarlo Family Fund
Project Healthy Minds’s Advisory Council includes:
- Sally Yates, Former Deputy Attorney General and Partner at King & Spalding
- Dr. Tom Insel, Former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for 13 years, Former Mental Health Czar for California Governor Newsom, Former Head of Mental Health at Verily/Google, and Currently Co-Founder & Chair of Humanest Health
- Dr. John Greden, long-time Executive Director of the University of Michigan Depression Center and Founding Chairman of the National Network of Depression Centers
- Dr. Ray DePaulo, Chairman of the National Network of Depression Centers and Co-Director of the Mood Disorder Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Dr. Bernice Pescosolido, Founding Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research (ICMHSR) and elected member of the National Academy of Medicine
- Dr. Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and Contributing Writer at The Atlantic
- Among others
Learn more and get involved at ProjectHealthyMinds.com