Helga is the director of marketing and publications with Abt Associates, where she leads efforts with HHS, DOJ, Ed, and EPA. Helga has worked in public interest public relations and health communications, providing strategic counsel and communications support over the past 30 years. Helga is an expert on behavioral health issues, social behavior change communication, and trauma-informed care. She received her certification in climate change and health from Yale, trained with former Vice President Al Gore to join the international Climate Reality Leadership Corps, and earned her CC-P certification from the Association of Climate Change Officers.
Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.