Episode 17 | April 26

A Happify Health Original Simulcast 


Mental Health America CEO Schroeder Stribling joins Brendon and Murray in a lively conversation about the 2022 report on Mental Health in America in 2021. 

There’s no question that the pandemic brought our collective mental health crisis into sharp relief, but what can be done about it now? Stribling discusses with Brendon and Murray what can be done, proactively, at a policy level, to start getting more Americans the help they need, in the ways they need it. 

That fact is that three-quarters of the people seeking help for mental health now have never sought help before. Many of these people are multiracial and LGBTQ youth. In a world where almost everyone needs a some level of care, Mental Health America aims to answer some of the most immediate questions, like: How can community, and peers play a role in helping alongside leadership? How can the new 988 mental health crisis phone number rolling out in July be a valuable resource for everyone? What role do Mental Health America’s local affiliate partners play? How will this take the pressure off of 911 responders? How can we assist broad populations without missing the cultural nuances that set them apart? 

All of these questions and more are addressed in this new episode. 


Listen to Charting a New Course


Featured Guest


Shroeder Stribling

CEO & President, Mental Health America

Schroeder Stribling is the President and CEO of Mental Health America, the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. She is a lifelong social justice advocate with over 20 years of experience managing organizations focused on mental health, homelessness, poverty, and racial justice. 

Hosted By


Murray Zucker, MD

CMO, Happify Health

Murray Zucker, MD, is the chief medical officer at Happify Health. Dr. Zucker has worked as a healthcare consultant and psychiatrist for more than 20 years. He's had senior leadership roles as a medical executive in the health insurance and managed care industries. He has consulted for large hospital systems and Fortune 500 companies, as well as for large provider groups. As a healthcare expert, Dr. Zucker has appeared on the “Today” show, “Good Morning America”, “20/20”, CNN, and the LA evening news. He has also been a featured guest host on radio programs and a quoted expert in prominent media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and People magazine.


Brendon Kelly

VP of Partnerships, Happify Health

Brendon is vice president of Customer Success at Happify Health. Throughout his career Brendon has  had the unique opportunity to work across teams, functions, and industries, with sales being the consistent through-line. For Brendon, being of service  by understanding and solving complex problems for others  is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding endeavors one can embark upon. It's that sense of purpose and drive that gets him out of bed in the morning and keeps him moving forward (that and trying to keep his two children, ages 5 and 3, from burning the house down).