Emergency Phone Numbers24-hr Crisis Lines: 855.278.4204 (Santa Clara) | 650.579.0350 (San Mateo) | 415.781.0500 (San Francisco) | 800.273.8255 or Text BAY to 741-741 (National)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resource Center for Families & Educators

LEARN MORE

Michael Phelps Named PRWeek’s 2020 Communicator of the Year

Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps is being honored as PRWeek’s Communicator of the Year in recognition of his work to reduce stigma around depression and mental health issues.

Phelps, who personally struggled with depression during his career, embarked on a mission to raise awareness of mental health issues and encouraged others to seek help and not suffer in silence.

In May 2018, Phelps used his global platform to publicly admit that “it’s OK to not be OK.” Partnering with online therapy platform Talkspace, he shared his personal experiences in TV ads and YouTube videos, encouraging people to speak openly about mental health and demonstrating the benefits of Talkspace.

Phelps will accept his award at PRWeek’s gala ceremony in New York City on the evening of March 19. Learn more about PRWeek’s Awards.

In 2019, the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation awarded Phelps its fifth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion to recognize his advocacy for people with disabilities and “his own journey with mental health.”

Source: PRWeek | Michael Phelps Named PRWeek’s 2020 Communicator of the Year, https://www.prweek.com/article/1675133/michael-phelps-named-prweeks-2020-communicator-year | © 2020 Haymarket Media Group Ltd.

A screening can help you determine if you or someone you care about should contact a mental health professional. Clinical Services Coordinators can arrange a free 30 minute Care Consultation so you can explore options with an expert. Call or email our Clinical Services Coordinators at 650.688.3625 or careteam@chconline.org to set up an initial Consultation appointment.

Tags: , , , , ,