There are many unsung heroes among us — dedicated to bettering the mental health of their fellow Californians. Each May during Mental Health Awareness Month we announce our Mental Health Champions and share their stories, with the hopes of honoring them and inspiring others whose selfless work inspires us all.
“A crucial part of our mission is to inspire leadership,” said Steinberg Institute CEO Karen Larsen. “Our Mental Health Champions are clear examples of demonstrated leadership in many areas of mental health. From providing life-saving crisis care to ensuring that California’s youth learn about the importance of mental health, our 2022 champions are truly inspiring.”
This year the Steinberg Institute is partnering with Sacramento-based Mission Minded Media to share the stories of each of our four champions. Each Tuesday this month on our website we’ll publish videos and stories highlighting their work and personal journey that led them to have an outsized impact on mental health for their fellow Californians.
Our first 2022 Mental Health Champion (announced today) is high school teacher Chris Miller. Thanks to his tireless efforts, students across the state will receive mental health education as part of required curriculum. Learn more about Chris and watch his powerful personal story here.