Where Are They Now: Mental Health Hero Kristin Selby Gonzalez
Over the next few posts, I would like to check in on some of our past Mental Health Heros in a “Where Are They Now?” series.
Where Are They Now: 2013 Mental Health Hero – Kristin Selby Gonzalez
Since 2008, I’ve tried to do something every year for May’s Mental Health Month. My readers met Kristin Selby Gonzalez as Mental Health (Autism) Hero. During the May’s Mental Health Month (I Started Observing with cartooning in 2008 for MHH), Mental Health America’s observance of May is Mental Health Month (Established in 1949 by MHA)…When I started it–I was only drawing cartoons and called it the “Cartoon-A-Thon”…which turned into teaching myself how to draw caricatures by drawing “Mental Health Heroes” – thus, honoring mental health advocates began.
Kristin Selby Gonzalez is the mother of a child on the Autism spectrum. In 2008 she began serving as the Director of Autism Education, at a national supplement manufacturer. Since then, she has advised numerous supplement companies on their policies and product formulations for children on the spectrum.
Kristin speaks all over the world, having educated tens of thousands of caregivers throughout the years on different strategies to help children on the Autism spectrum. Since September 2012, Kristin has been leading the Autism Hope Alliance where she serves as President and Chairman.
Stewart, C. (2017). Where Are They Now: Mental Health Hero Kristin Selby Gonzalez. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 24, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2017/05/kristin-selby-gonzalez-2017/