Author Archives for Comms Team

Strengthening Our Culture of Belonging: Embedding Equity In the Workplace and the Communities We Serve

“We want folks to know that Vibrant is accessible, accountable, intentional, and thoughtful. Those are all the essential components to a sense of belonging.” – Sa’uda Dunlap, Vice President of Equity and Belonging Embedding Equity in Vibrant’s Workplace and the Communities We Serve This past year, Vibrant worked across the organization to further embed belonging… View Article Published on - May 17, 2024 7:16 pm Published by -

Transforming Crisis Response: Revolutionizing Mental Health Access Across the Country

“With Vibrant’s support, you’re never alone. There’s always someone you can reach out to and connect to who can offer validation and emotional health resources.” – Christian Burgess, Disaster Distress Helpline Director The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s first year demonstrated the enormous impact this three-digit number has already had in offering unprecedented access to… View Article Published on - May 17, 2024 7:15 pm Published by -

Guiding Families and Empowering Youth: Through Personalized Emotional Health Support

HJ’s Journey with Staten Island Family & Youth Peer Support (FYPS) Towards Well-being and Empowerment: Before joining Staten Island FYPS, HJ, a 23-year-old mother of five was a survivor of domestic violence with a significant history of trauma. She faced uncertainty about how to ensure the well-being of herself and her children. Literacy challenges added… View Article Published on - May 17, 2024 7:15 pm Published by -

Connecting Lives: Strengthening Families for a Brighter Tomorrow

“Family Link Plus has changed my life. I feel like I have put in the work and know what steps I need to move forward.” – Crystal Willis, Family Link Plus Participant Helping Families Get Back on Track: “Family Link Plus offered the resources and support from trained staff that my family and I needed… View Article Published on - May 17, 2024 7:12 pm Published by -

Empowering Futures: Nurturing Workforce Success and Personal Growth for Youth

“My experience at the Adolescent Skills Center changed my life. Thanks to supportive teachers and counselors, I realized my untapped potential.” – Kevin Molina, 22 years old, Brooklyn Kevin’s Story: At my high school in Brooklyn, I grappled with significant academic challenges, partly due to my diagnoses of Asperger’s, ADHD, and anxiety, and also because… View Article Published on - May 17, 2024 7:07 pm Published by -

Vibrant Emotional Health Hires Wendy Martinez Farmer, LPC, MBA, as Vice President of 988 Strategy, Grants, and Clinical Standards

Media Contact: Divendra Jaffar, [email protected] Photo: Wendy Martinez Farmer, LPC, MBA New York, NY – April 15, 2024 – Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant), the administrator of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, is pleased to announce the hiring of Wendy Martinez Farmer, LPC, MBA, as the new Vice President of 988 Strategy, Grants and Clinical… View Article Published on - April 15, 2024 1:57 pm Published by -

Cigna Awards $100,000 Grant to Vibrant Emotional Health to Further Suicide Prevention Among LGBTQI+ Youth in Queens

Media Contact Divendra Jaffar, [email protected] New York, NY – April 3, 2024 – Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant), one of the nation’s leading mental health organizations, announces a grant of $100,000 from The Cigna Group Foundation to expand suicide prevention initiatives targeting LGBTQI+ youth in Queens, NY. The grant will specifically support the implementation of the… View Article Published on - April 3, 2024 4:09 pm Published by -

Vibrant Emotional Health Hires Lula Haile as Vice President of 988 Operations and Network Engagement and Adam Callahan as Director of Cross-Functional Planning

Media Contact: Divendra Jaffar, [email protected] New York, NY –March 18, 2024 – Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant), the administrator of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, is pleased to announce the addition of two distinguished leaders to its team: Lula Haile, MSW, LCSW, as Vice President of 988 Operations and Network Engagement, and Adam Callahan as… View Article Published on - March 14, 2024 5:36 pm Published by -

The United Federation of Teachers Partners with Vibrant Emotional Health to Launch Groundbreaking Mental Health Helpline for Nearly 200,000 Educators

Media Contact: Divendra Jaffar, [email protected] Supporting the mental health of New York City educators is crucial if they are to be at their best to meet the needs of more than 900,000 public school students every day New York, NY – March 12, 2024—Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant), one of the nation’s leading mental health organizations,… View Article Published on - March 12, 2024 2:17 pm Published by -