Speakers

Ysabel Garcia

Founder

Estoy Aqui LLC

https://www.estoy-aqui.org

My name is Ysabel Garcia and I am a first-generation Dominican immigrant with a bold and ambitious mission to dive heart first into raw and honest conversations about mental health, equity, and suicide prevention. I am a social justice educator, skilled dialogue facilitator, wounded healer, and disruptor of systems of oppression.

As a psychiatric system survivor, I have witnessed the harmful effects of mainstream mental health practices, which often ignore the social and cultural factors underlying mental health issues. Still, I show an endearing sense of humor during typically dark discussions and have the ability to talk openly about my experiences of pain to inspire others to do the same.

I embody my messaging and personality through Estoy Aqui training spaces where I offer clarity, compassion, and culturally responsive support to organizations and institutions serving the Latino/x and Black community.

I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Child Psychology and a Master's Degree in Public Health from Bay Path University.